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Building Technology

Home Building's Technology Problem

Scott Sedam gives his reasons why home builders and technology generally don't get along ... and why that dynamic is hindering progress and profitability.


Read Sedam's columns on builders and technology here.

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Energy Efficiency

What's Inside a LEED Platinum Home?

Home builder Kevin Kittilsen of DJK Custom Homes walks us through his flagship, LEED Platinum-rated model home, including an overview of the construction process, details on material sourcing, and touring an array of innovative spaces he designed into the home.


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Off-Site Versus On-Site Construction

Advocates for factory-built homes and traditional on-site builder True Homes present their cases for why their respective approaches are best for driving out production inefficiencies and sustaining profitability. 


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2021 Design Trends from the National Kitchen & Bath Association

Tricia Zach from NKBA reveals the hottest kitchen and bath trends residential pros should know for 2021.


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How to Design More Privacy Into New Homes

A recent survey by John Burns Real Estate Consulting revealed that many homeowners are concerned about a lack of privacy, both inside and outside of their homes. Mikaela Sharp and Jenni Lantz of the New Home Trends Institute point out some of the biggest privacy pain points for homeowners and how new homes can address them. 


Watch more of The Weekly here.

Business Management

This Builder Transformed His Business by Switching Markets

Sublime Homes CEO Mike Graniczny discusses how his company benefitted from moving its focus from Illinois to Indiana, and how other builders can follow its lead.


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Design Highlights and Trends from the 2020 Best in American Living Awards

David H. O'Sullivan, AIA, president of O'Sullivan Architects and the chair of the 2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), reveals the design trends that stood out from this year's entries ... and how they might apply to your new and remodeled homes going forward.


Watch more from The Weekly here.

Business Management

Risky Business: Builder Liability Insurance Tips

Home builder liability insurance guru Katie Beck provides the low-down on the changing landscape and how best to work with insurance carriers to help ensure coverage you can count on.


Read the Q+A here.

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Time Machine: Lessons for Your Rookie Self-Vol. 2

If you could go back to your rookie self in home building, what would you tell yourself to do differently? Jacklyn Graniczny, partner/design director for Sublime Homes in St. John, Ind., and Ashley Kent, president of Kent Homes in Wilmington, N.C. take us on a journey back in time.

Watch more of The Weekly here.

New-Construction Projects

The Haciendas: Future of Production Building?

The Haciendas, an experimental production home project by Oaxaca Interests LLC, in Dallas, Tex., uses modern design and unconventional materials for its efficient, single-level floor plans, among other features generally foreign to most production builders.


Watch more of The Weekly here.

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