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California Prefab Doesn't Skimp on Style

California Prefab Doesn't Skimp on Style

Blu Homes is changing consumers' perception of what a factory-built house looks like. read more >

Four Steps to Great Service

Four Steps to Great Service

Builders can learn a lot from retailers read more >

Easy Grocery Unloading from Don Gardner

Easy Grocery Unloading from Don Gardner

When you're walking into the house with an armful of groceries, every step can feel arduous. These plans from Donald A.... read more >

Making Sense of Modular Construction

Making Sense of Modular Construction

Developer Noah Ornstein and architect Chris Krager reveal the advantages... read more >

New Product Eliminates Leaky Sidewalls

New Product Eliminates Leaky Sidewalls

GAF's ThermaCal panels prevent thermal bridging and increase a home's... read more >

Three Winter-Ready Mudrooms

Three Winter-Ready Mudrooms

In snowy locales, a hard-working mudroom is a must have for keeping salt, slush, and wet gear at bay. read more >

Enter the 2016 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards

Enter the 2016 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards

The annual awards program that honors outstanding residential design will accept entries until April 29. read more >

Reinventing the Lot

Reinventing the Lot

What 2016 and its selling season ahead may clarify is which builders can thrive on lots acquired at back-to-norm prices,... read more >

The Builder Business

All Eyes on Where Boomers Will Retire: The 10 Top-Ranked States Retire and then recline, America's top 10 states to retire.

MarketWatch taps into WalletHub data on the 50-state rankings of best-to-worst places in the United States to retire. Here's the run-down.

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Building Material Chemical Is Contributing to Honeybee Crisis

A closer look at the implications of imidacloprid's use in building materials is long overdue, says Healthy Building Network blogger Jim Vallette.

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The Nation's Top 100 Companies for Work From Home Live Ops ranks No. 1 among places that encourage workers to work from home.

Forbes' third annual top 100 list of companies whose employees enjoy flexible schedules, telecommuting, part-time, and freelance work opportunities, is based on an analysis of more than 40,000 companies and the jobs posted on FlexJobs in 2015.

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Point of Contract: Will Owners, Builders, Contractors & Designers Change? Client, architect, and general contractor all on one team?

A new delivery method--an alternative to design-bid-build and design-build means of contracting and running projects--is getting traction: Integrated Project Delivery. Everybody's accountable, has skin in the game, and works together. Go figure.

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Big Builder

Stop The Hidden Productivity Killer: Hurry Up and Waste
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Stop The Hidden Productivity Killer: Hurry Up and Waste

Decisions made in February determine whether the year ends in panic or profit. Read more

How to Be a Firm of Endearment
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How to Be a Firm of Endearment

And, no one is more endearing than this custom home builder ... Read more

The Coach Effect
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The Coach Effect

Three tips to drive your team beyond managed outcomes to greater ambitions and goals. Read more

Relentless Systems Thinking
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Relentless Systems Thinking

Structures referred to in the logical thinking processes are known as logic trees.... Read more

That Was It (.) (!) (?)……(#)
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That Was It (.) (!) (?)……(#)

Professor Casey punctuates the just-ended year of 2015 with the facts, some... Read more

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Putting on the Ritz

What builders can learn from customer service powerhouses like the Ritz-Carlton Read more

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Reducing Anxiety for Home Buyers

Three ways to improve customers’ experience and comfort during the sales process Read more

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