February 2017 Table of Contents

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Technology and Investment BUILDER Technology and Investment

As off-site builders learn from onsite builders, and the other way around, where's the endgame on the role of technology, automation, and data? Read more

Up Front
Construction Begins At 500-Home Community in N.C. Builder Construction Begins At 500-Home Community in N.C.

Green Street Cottages has broken ground at The Villages at Cramerton Mills. Read more

Fibaro Launches First Apple HomeKit-Enabled Water Leak and Flood Sensor Builder Fibaro Launches First Apple HomeKit-Enabled Water Leak and Flood Sensor

The new line of three smart home products will include a series of connected sensors for the home that monitor windows, doors, motion, and water leakage. Read more

Five Housing Trends Shaping 2017 Window Design Builder Five Housing Trends Shaping 2017 Window Design

These consumer trends will impact this year’s most in-demand window products. Read more

FourPlans: Layouts with Wet Bars FourPlans: Layouts with Wet Bars

Shake it up with these convivial designs, which feature designated areas for stirring and mixing. Read more

Features
Why Sell to Clayton? Builder Why Sell to Clayton?

Berkshire Hathaway's Clayton has purchased three site-built companies to date. Read more

Preventing the 11 Most Common Callbacks BUILDER Preventing the 11 Most Common Callbacks

Industry pros across the U.S. chime in on the construction mistakes they see most often. Take note and embrace the opportunity to avoid these problems from the get-go. Read more

Case Studies
Canadian Builder Talks U.S. Expansion Builder Canadian Builder Talks U.S. Expansion

Empire Communities opens its first U.S. division in Houston. Read more

Housing's Hall of Fame Builder Housing's Hall of Fame

Jay Carlson’s leadership leaves a lasting impact on the recovery of the Florida home building community. Read more

Projects
Net Zero in a Mountain Modern Package BUILDER Net Zero in a Mountain Modern Package

A diminutive Sierra Nevada retreat focuses on comfort, efficiency, and healthy indoor air. Read more

L.A. Mixed-Use Goes For Green BUILDER L.A. Mixed-Use Goes For Green

Tucked into a luxe development, these 20 net zero units are L.A.’s first fully self-sufficient rentals. Read more

Efficient Home's Passive Details Add Up to (Net) Zero BUILDER Efficient Home's Passive Details Add Up to (Net) Zero

A San Francisco rowhouse takes a super-tight approach to energy efficiency. Read more

NAHB Notes
How Changes in Policy Can Expand the Economy Going Forward BUILDER How Changes in Policy Can Expand the Economy Going Forward

The NAHB's chief economist outlines a few economic debates for the coming year. Read more

NGBS 2018 Update is Underway BUILDER NGBS 2018 Update is Underway

Home Innovation is accepting proposed changes to the 2015 version of the NGBS until March 1st. Read more

NAHB's 2017 Housing Agenda BUIlDER NAHB's 2017 Housing Agenda

The incoming 2017 chairman shares what's on the association's plate for the coming year. Read more

Frank Talk
Frank Talk: Proceed with Caution BUILDER Frank Talk: Proceed with Caution

While builders are confident in the housing recovery, there remain areas of uncertainty. Read more

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