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PCBC's 20 Most Innovative Products

PCBC's 20 Most Innovative Products

The winners of PCBC's Parade of Products Award illustrate the originality and inventiveness of building industry manufacturers, say the judges. read more >

LGI Opens Two Communities in Washington

LGI Opens Two Communities in Washington

The entry-level builder dives into the Puget Sound area. read more >

Beyond Sturdy

Beyond Sturdy

Building More Resilient Homes With Propane... read more >

Brought to you by Propane Education & Research Council

Why California Impact Fees Are So High

Why California Impact Fees Are So High

One need not look much further than Prop 13 for the answers. read more >

FourPlans: Light-Filled Master Bathrooms

FourPlans: Light-Filled Master Bathrooms

How do you create a spa-like experience in the master bathroom? Start... read more >

World's Wealthy Seek Alternative Luxury Markets

World's Wealthy Seek Alternative Luxury Markets

Luxury home sales in New York and London are down as wealthy home buyers look for up-and-coming markets. read more >

April Single-Family Starts, Permits Rise Modestly

April Single-Family Starts, Permits Rise Modestly

Single-family starts and permits go up in April, signaling growth in future construction. read more >

Babcock Ranch Is Back on Track

Babcock Ranch Is Back on Track

Currently under construction in Florida, the country’s largest development will also be the first to be powered primarily... 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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Single-Family For-Rent's Next Steps
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Single-Family For-Rent's Next Steps

Simple Man questions--from housing sage George Casey--on how single-family... Read more

Space Efficiency Advice from the NEXTadventure Home
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Space Efficiency Advice from the NEXTadventure Home

Lita Dirks & Co. show that convenience, not compromise, is critical to the 55-plus... Read more

Defining the NEXTAdventure with Casual Lifestyle Living
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Defining the NEXTAdventure with Casual Lifestyle Living

Housing Design Matters explores the need for informal floor plans Read more

Roadblocks and How to Get Past Them
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Roadblocks and How to Get Past Them

CEOs who want to get their company growing may need to take a hard look in the... Read more

Mudroom Design Tip from the NEXTadventure Home
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Mudroom Design Tip from the NEXTadventure Home

Create a functional owner's entry with interest Read more

Turnaround Artist
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Turnaround Artist

Roger Cregg leads AV on a rebound path of smart growth. Read more

The Big Dig: Four Builders Trying to Shed Debt
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The Big Dig: Four Builders Trying to Shed Debt

How the ability to draw down debt at four home builders is likely to determine... Read more

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