Time Machine: Lessons for Your Rookie Self-Vol. 2 [VIDEO]
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.
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.
The Fragility of Good Things [VIDEO]
Editorial Director Denise Dersin talks with industry sage Scott Sedam about the "fragility of good things," and the metrics he advises home builders to use to determine and sustain business success.
Women at WIRC
The House That SHE Built
Home builder Kristi Allen talks about The House That SHE Built, a project built by an all-women skilled-labor team from the Utah Chapter of the NAHB Professional Women in Building, and slated to be shown in the 2021 Utah Valley Parade of Homes.
Can High Performance Be Cheaper Than Code? [VIDEO]
Jim Nostedt, president or Seefar Building Analytics, lays out a formula that shows how total cost of ownership makes high-performance housing affordable to buyers ... and benefits builders who want to provide better-quality housing.
Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Construction Labor
Senior Editor Mike Beirne talks to workforce development pros about how they overcome resistance from school guidance counselors and parents, and the misperceptions young people have about trade schools and working in the construction industry.
Comfort + Health
Builders Add Health-Focused Tech to New Homes
In response to the growing buyer demand for healthy homes, several large builders are offering advanced water and air filtration systems and antimicrobial products. One home builder in South Florida took a different route and began offering digital health monitoring kits. By partnering with a local health organization, the builder now provides its residents with free telemedicine technology that allows them to conduct a doctor's appointment right from their home.
Sales + Marketing
Is Facebook Still Relevant for Builder Marketing?
Should builders continue to market homes for sale on Facebook? And, if we are nearly sold out of inventory and lots for 2020, what should we talk about to maintain a presence until we can find more land and start new inventory homes?
Solving Truss Uplift [VIDEO]
Tim Kampert from IBACOS-PERFORM presents the causes of truss uplift, its impact on quality and customer satisfaction, and best practices to mitigate it in your projects.
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The 860 Condominiums: Mixed-Use at its Best
Adele Chang, president of the architecture firm LCRA in Pasadena, California, presents the Eight Sixty Condominiums, an "on the boards" mixed-use multifamily project for a busy corner in San Gabriel that elegantly and efficiently combines housing, retail, commercial, and parking.