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Builders across the country are turning to tablet technology at a growing rate —

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

Features
September 21, 2011

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

Publisher's Letter: Tabula rasa - A blank slate for builders

Publisher's Letter: Tabula rasa - A blank slate for builders

Features
September 21, 2011

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.

home builders, market, housing market, builders

home builders, market, housing market, builders

News
September 15, 2011

David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest privately held home builder, has acquired luxury home builder T.W. Lewis and its Phoenix market assets.

Lean building, scott sedam, home construction, home building, home building tech

Scott Sedam refutes the most common misconceptions about implementing Lean process in home building.

Features
September 12, 2011

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.

Taylor Morrison, Sheryl Palmer, acquisition, home building, new homes, builder,

Taylor Morrison President and CEO Sheryl Palmer discusses the firm's acquisition, growth opportunities, road to profitability,

Features
August 20, 2011

Professional Builder recently sat down with Taylor Morrison President and CEO Sheryl Palmer to discuss the firm's acquisition, growth opportunities, road to profitability, and land strategy. Here's a recap of the conversation.

toll brothers, builders, home builders

toll brothers, builders, home builders

News
August 18, 2011

Luxury builder Toll Bros. is one of several developers looking into the redevelopment of a historic tennis stadium just outside of Manhattan.

foreclosures, housing market, delinquent homes, foreclosure filings

foreclosures, housing market, delinquent homes, foreclosure filings

News
August 11, 2011

The housing industry gave mixed reviews to the Obama administration's proposal to sell tens of thousands of foreclosed properties owned by government-backed entities and then convert them to rentals, reported the Wall Street Journal.

real estate, housing market, white house, real estate business management

real estate, housing market, white house, real estate business management

News
August 08, 2011

The head of a major U.S. real-estate company is calling on the White House to hold a “housing summit” to address some of the major hurdles holding back the housing market.

Scott Sedam, purchasing, home building, builder purchasing, lean design, lean bu

Measuring the lowest total cost of operations and counting every dollar, no matter who it goes to initially, are among the key t

Features
July 19, 2011

Measuring the lowest total cost of operations and counting every dollar, no matter who it goes to initially, are among the key tenets of purchasing, according to operations expert Scott Sedam. He presents nine basic tenets of purchasing that a builder must practice and internalize that enable lowest total cost.

homebuilding, home building, purchasing, labor purchasing, material purchasing

Home builders that adopt the total cost model to purchasing and operations are guaranteed to save in the long run. Here’s a road

Features
June 11, 2011

Home builders that adopt the total cost model to purchasing and operations are guaranteed to save in the long run. Here’s a roadmap for getting started.

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