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Features
April 01, 2013

Of all the quality management tools available to builders, process mapping has the potential to deliver the greatest impact on improving a builder’s operations by eliminating redundancies and saving time and money.

Features
April 01, 2013

Scott Sedam wraps up his six-part series on quality management with 10 techniques for building efficient processes and ensuring a better product.

News
April 01, 2013

During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders is showing home buyers why they can afford a higher-priced home—if it's new construction.

Features
March 28, 2013

An Olympic-caliber rower, former professional boxer, award-winning chili cook, and cat trainer are among home building’s young superstars to be named 40 Under 40 winners for 2013 by the editors of Professional Builder magazine.

News
March 20, 2013

A new study shows the risk of mortgage default is one-third lower for energy-efficient, Energy Star-rated homes—a factor lenders and Congress should consider when making mortgage loans and policy.

News
March 08, 2013

Toll Brothers, Inc., has contracted to acquire 387 lots at Anthem Ranch, the premier active-adult community in the metro Denver market, the company announced.

Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research

Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environ

Features
November 02, 2012

Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environmental groups met recently at the White House to discuss ways to promote green infrastructure solutions for addressing stormwater issues.

Shuttered Florida development gets new life as mega-green rental community

Shuttered Florida development gets new life as mega-green rental community

News
July 27, 2012

Seabourn Cove in Boynton Beach, Fla., is on pace to become the largest NGBS gold-level multi-family community in the nation.

new home construction, housing market, home building, homebuilding, new homes

new home construction, housing market, home building, homebuilding, new homes

News
August 09, 2011

A Bozeman, Mont., builder is constructing a home that is nearly 100-percent American-made — even its plastic sewer caps and underground copper connectors are made in the U.S.

News
December 03, 2010

Beazer Homes has agreed today to pay a $925,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites in 21 states, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. As part of the settlement, Beazer will also implement a company-wide stormwater program to improve compliance with stormwater runoff requirements at current and future construction sites around the country.

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