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Green Design

7 Best Practices for Building Affordable Green Homes

Going green doesn’t have to cost more. Experts have identified design and construction tactics that builders can use to minimize the cost premium for green

House Review

4 Infill Housing Solutions for Today's Market

Four infill housing solutions that address a number of issues builders face in infill applications with compact building sites

Brick / Masonry / Concrete

CalStar Sustainable Pavers

CalStar Products debuts a new collection of pavers for residential applications

Breez Ventilation Fan

Delta Group, one of the world’s largest providers of switching power supplies and DC brushless fans for the electronics industries, has adapted its ultra-quiet DC brushless motor design for its new collection of Breez Ventilation Fans.

9 innovations from the Greenbuild show

EcoTouch with PureFiber

Owens Corning is taking its tried-and-true…


Design Trends in Multigenerational Housing

Architects and builders are getting a jump on the coming wave of household consolidation. We take a look at the most significant design trends in multigenerational homes

Lean Building

Measurement Techniques for Lean Building

Lean implementation requires a new mindset for home builders when it comes to measurement of the design and building process


Editorial: Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well

Despite difficult circumstances, some builders are accomplishing great things

Publisher's letter: Here's to the Next 75 years

When this magazine was launched as Practical Builder in the spring of 1936, the outlook for Americans and the rest of the world was far bleaker than what we face today

Best Practices

35 Moneymaking Ideas for Home Builders

Despite tough times, there are plenty of builders and developers planning for growth this year by doing anything but the status quo

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Delaware-based Schell Brothers, our 2023 Builder of the Year, brings a refreshing approach to delivering homes and measuring success with an overriding mission of happiness

NAHB Chairman's Message: In a challenging business environment for home builders, and with higher housing costs for families, the National Association of Home Builders is working to help home builders better meet the nation's housing needs

Sure there are challenges, but overall, Pro Builder's annual Housing Forecast Survey finds home builders are optimistic about the coming year

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