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PB March 2010


Why is Warren Buffett on the Cover of PB?

Buffett is sold on building information modeling (BIM) technology and wants home builders to believe in it too.

Transcendent Decks

According to Trex, the trick to the Transcend line’s durability is its thick integrated shell. Each board is protected on three sides for superior defense against severe weather, heavy foot traffic and everyday wear

Making Room in Your Budget for Green

Home builders can offset cost premiums for going green by following these best practices from the NAHB Research Center.

Deck the Halls

Universal Consumer Products’ Deckorators now offers a fully integrated railing kit compatible with all the company’s baluster styles

New System Could Change the Way Homes are Built

The American Sustainability Initiative aims to cut the waste out of the construction process and deliver homes that are both affordable and green.

Lean Building Saves Big Bucks for Houston Builder

Scott Sedam interviews Mike Funk, Sr. and Jennifer Heitmann from David Weekley Homes, which saved $10 million by implementing Lean building principles.

Infill Housing

Infill Development: a Win-Win for Communities, Builders, and Buyers

Infill sites are a viable way to deliver new homes in great locations where the infrastructure is already in place.

Building Software

BIM for Home Builders

Proponents of building information modeling software, like Warren Buffett, say now's the time for home builders to adopt the technology

Nationals Winners Share Strategies for Sales and Marketing Success

Take a lesson or two from these award-winning Nationals entries.

Education + Training

New-Home Salespeople Need Training to Close Today's Buyers

Selling new homes in a downturn takes a certain set of skills and a particular mindset. That's why training is so essential

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Home builders can maximize efficiencies gained through simplification and standardization by automating both on-site and back-office operations 

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

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