Business Management

Home Building's Version of Insanity

Most sources of waste in home building are repeat offenders, causing incredible losses in time and money for builders, suppliers, and trades alike—and it continues unabated 

Lean Building

Advanced Framing for High Performance and Low Waste

On the path to increased efficiency, a builder learns new techniques

Business Management

Process Failure: Product Waste in Home Building

The desire to deny it is strong, but it's time to admit: Most product waste in home building has its roots in bad process. Let's look at what to do about it

Framing + Building Envelope

4 Strategies to Reduce Jobsite Framing Waste

Excess or unused wood accounts for up to 40% of jobsite waste, according to estimates from the NAHB.

Engineered Wood

How to Boost Framing Efficiencies, Reduce Callbacks With Laminated Strand Lumber

Laminated strand lumber (LSL) is more than just engineered wood; it’s a veritable jack-of-all-trades suitable for a diverse range of framing applications

Lean Building

5 Proven Ways to Optimize Construction Framing

Advanced framing can save materials and time while boosting your homes’ efficiencies. Here are five techniques that can be adopted independently

Construction Quality

Rework—What It Is and Ways to Avoid It

Rework is a common cause of schedule creep and cost overruns. Here's how to know what failures trigger rework so you can avoid them 

Lean Building

PO vs. VPO—Another ‘Voice of the Process’

Your processes can teach you so much and save you a lot of cash. But you need metrics 

Lean Building

Top 10 Lean Building Myths Busted

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

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