BUILDER 2011 Archive

January 2011

Welcome to the Future - A Production Home Goes All the Way to Net Zero; The New American Home; The State of the Industry Survey; The Future of Housing and more.


February 2011

Unconventional Wisdom - Four projects open up new territory by taking the road less traveled; 2011 Hearthstone Builder Humanitarain Awards; Innovation in less than 1,600 square feet; Electric radiant flooring and more.


March 2011

Comfort Zone - The Passive House uses 83% less energy than the average home; America's Best Builders 2011; Getting buyers to commit; Energy monitoring devices and more.


April 2011

The annual Buyer's Guide - over 8,800 product listings in 238 categories; 50 most popular building products; Shopping with an architect; 2011 BUILDER brand use study and more.


May 2011

BUILDER 100 - Big builders see the light at the end of the tunnel; 2011 Watermark Awards; Products: A new feel for tile; Desnity done right and more.


June 2011

Best Selling Communities - Unexpected touches turn buyers' heads in today's market; Local Leaders; iPads help buyers stay in touch; Rethinking lot dimensions and more.


July 2011

Targets of Opportunity - How to zero in on diffcult, yet promising locations; Special green section; Tighter plan offers more space; Is social media necessary and more.


August 2011

Gold Nugget Awards 2011 - Award-winning design showcases clean lines and natural materials; Redline: An exterior facelift; 15 tips for selling in today's market; Will U.S. investment in housing end? and more.



BUILDER/American Lives home shoppers' survey - A survey of home shoppers offers insight into their thoughts on buying a home; Design Detail: a chemical treatment transforms steel into art; Prefab, modular homes adopt a green identity, and more.



2011 Builder's Choice Awards - The 2011 winners are announced; Inductees into the Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence; Why private equity hasn't replaced bank financing, and more.



Builders in hard hit markets share secrets for success; Some buyers are bucking the smaller house trend and going for big-box homes; How the largets builder in Utah has stayed on top, and more.



Updating traditional forms with contemporary designs; Ten housing innovators put their ideas on the line; A sneak peek at BUILDER's 2012 Concept Home, and more.