If you didn’t get a chance to pick up the first quarter issue of BUILDER at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, no need to fret. See below for the latest edition’s table of contents that features stories on GDP dynamics, spring selling, new products, design trends, and more.

  • The Pulse section highlights some big industry news, including Sekisui House buying M.D.C. Holdings, Smith Douglas Homes making its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Digs raising $7 million in seed financing, and OSHA announcing higher penalties for 2024 safety violations;
  • Zonda chief economist Ali Wolf gives an analysis on GDP dynamics, looking more deeply into growth by state and metro;
  • Associate editor Vincent Salandro explores Tri Pointe Homes’ new app that provides buyers with streamlined communication from contract signing to closing;
  • Associate editor Symone Strong sums up 12 master plan trends from Zonda’s Mollie Carmichael and also identifies nine residential design trends that are poised to redefine living spaces this year;
  • The Projects section delves into the design of a single-family build-to-rent product by KTGY in Texas;
  • Salandro found demographics, pent-up demand, and cycle time normalization have builders feeling good about the 2024 spring selling season in one of the issue’s features;
  • Ahead of IBS, the BUILDER staff put together a complete product guide with 34 new products across five different building product categories; and
  • Last, the parting plan of the quarter showcases a farmhouse layout with impressive storage and flexibility.

See the full table of contents here, and check out the digital edition of the Q1 2024 issue here.