Land Development



News
December 01, 2004

A hybrid eucalyptus tree, Lyptus is quickly becoming one of the world's most important hardwood lumbers, says manufacturer Weyerhaeuser, primarily because it represents a sustainable and renewable resource. In density, strength and technical properties, it compares favorably with hardwood maple, and it rivals cherry and mahogany in appearance.

News
December 01, 2004

An employee leaving a company is like a stone thrown in a still pond: ripples of disruption spread through the organization, creating unbalance. In any business, this unbalance can be expensive. Turnover can cost a builder in recruiting and administrative fees, lack of attention to quality from employees on their way out, and slower productivity until new employees are up to speed.

News
December 01, 2004

Clever Homes, a San Francisco construction-systems company that develops pre-fabricated homes partnered with Affordable Green Development and CNet Networks to unveil the "Now House," a 2,400-square-foot-house that cost a little over $100,000 to build and includes the latest electronic gadgetry. On display in the parking lot at SBC Park in San Francisco, the project demonstrates that affordable ...

Features
November 01, 2004

Contemporary architecture returns to production-built housing, when a GIANT models an entire village in Orange County, Calif., after the shacks of an old mining town.

Features
October 01, 2004

Boise had no urban growth boundry restrictions, but David Hale was drawn to an underutilized residential zone that encouraged infill and higher-density development.

Features
October 01, 2004

A builder wins unanimous city council approval by meeting the city's demand for environmentally sensitive development.

Features
October 01, 2004

A local builder uses piers to keep his 15 custom homes at Gifford Park high and dry as well as rock solid.

Features
September 01, 2004

Residential Homes of America (RHA), located in Lake Bluff, Ill., has a knack for finding land.

Features
September 01, 2004

Boston's Channel Center is helping to transform the historic Fort Point warehouse district with 14 renovations and four infill sites on 7.1 acres.

Features
September 01, 2004

The International Erosion Control Association administers two education and certification programs that can help reduce builders' environmental, entitlement and regulatory headaches.

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