PB September 2011

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Fypon's Stone & Timber collection features either a realistic stone or woodgrain texture on all exposed surfaces.

Lenova’s Entertainer Sink can be used as a prep sink before guests arrive and a drink station during the party.

Tile Redi now offers a multi-curb Tile Ready shower base in three new categories.

Penguin Toilets’ Model 524 unit features a patented secondary drain system built within the bowl that adds protection against overflows.

Penguin Toilets’ Model 524 unit features a patented secondary drain system built within the bowl that adds protection against overflows.

Professional Builder sat down with Meritage Homes CEO Steven J. Hilton to discuss the builder's net-zero offering, selling green homes, hot markets, and more.

The iPad changed mobile computing forever, but is it the best tool for field and office construction professionals? New tablets on the market offer more security, less glare, and serious business applications for builders, designers, and construction users alike.

WCI Communities, Sivage Homes, and William Lyon Homes are among the builders that are connecting with buyers in new ways through the use of tablet computers.

Architects, designers, and builders are turning to tablets for a variety of

design-related tasks, including in-the-field design reviews and client presentations.

From jobsite inspections to product installation to weather tracking, builders are finding a host of uses for the iPad and other tablets on the jobsite.

Builders across the country are turning to tablet technology at a growing rate — and for a host of business applications.

In this issue of Professional Builder (as well as in our sister publication Professional Remodeler) we argue that during the course of the past 18 months — a period of time dating to the release of Apple Corp.’s iPad — the building industry is on the cusp of huge productivity gains via the use of tablet PCs. Small, light, portable, easy to use, quick to boot-up, with great graphics — tablets have a wide array of applications in the building business.

From the lack of meaningful savings to the overwhelming time commitment, Lean operations guru Scott Sedam refutes the most common misconceptions about implementing Lean process in home building.

Professional Builder's House Review design team presents three innovative ideas for re-thinking the traditional duplex project.

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