January-February 2022 Table of Contents

Pulse
2022 IBS Preview: Sessions to Attend BUILDER 2022 IBS Preview: Sessions to Attend

Here's our BUILDER Editors' Choice selections for sessions you should check out at the upcoming IBS and KBIS shows. Read more

Top Entry-Level Housing Markets for 2022 BUILDER Top Entry-Level Housing Markets for 2022

Zonda ranks Richmond, Virginia, first for entry-level buyer opportunity. Read more

Going Green: Color Experts Predict the Natural Hue Will Be Prominent in 2022 BUILDER Going Green: Color Experts Predict the Natural Hue Will Be Prominent in 2022

See why several paint manufacturers and color forecasters selected green shades to represent the new year. Read more

Up Front
Zonda’s New Metric Offers A Better Way to Calculate Housing Affordability BUILDER Zonda’s New Metric Offers A Better Way to Calculate Housing Affordability

The Zonda Affordability Ratio will provide a comprehensive update on this key housing benchmark. Read more

Industry Experts Weigh In on Spring Selling Season BUILDER Industry Experts Weigh In on Spring Selling Season

Last spring was marked by record-breaking home buyer demand, but will spring 2022 compare? Read more

10 Single-Family Trends That Likely Will Influence Home Design in 2022 BUILDER 10 Single-Family Trends That Likely Will Influence Home Design in 2022

To see what’s in store for the coming year, BUILDER compiled predictions from Zillow, Houzz, and the NKBA. Read more

What Home Buyers Want—and Don't Want—from the Buy Online Process BUILDER What Home Buyers Want—and Don't Want—from the Buy Online Process

While new-home buyers want an improved shopping experience, there’s more to the story. Read more

Will Construction Insurance Costs Continue Their Upward Climb? BUILDER Will Construction Insurance Costs Continue Their Upward Climb?

According to most experts, insurance costs will continue to increase, but there are many ways to minimize premiums. Read more

Today’s Newest Flooring Products Offer an Eclectic Mix of Styles BUILDER Today’s Newest Flooring Products Offer an Eclectic Mix of Styles

Find new and noteworthy products by Armstrong Flooring, Pergo Defense, Anderson Tuftex, and more. Read more

Strategies for Navigating Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather BUILDER Strategies for Navigating Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather

With adverse weather events increasing, builder preparedness is more important than ever. Read more

Projects
German Architect Combines Sustainability with Agricultural Influences in Utah BUILDER German Architect Combines Sustainability with Agricultural Influences in Utah

The Barn Haus by Atelier Jörg Rügemer aims to show that resilient, sustainable buildings can be developed within market-rate budgets. Read more

Features
The Keys to Employee Engagement and Retention BUILDER The Keys to Employee Engagement and Retention

How to create an impactful employee experience is about seeing the bigger picture of what employees need to be productive, engage, and successful—and how your culture can support this vision. Read more

How 6 Progressive Builders Are Navigating Today's Market Challenges BUILDER How 6 Progressive Builders Are Navigating Today's Market Challenges

As supply challenges roil and affordability teeters, demand for housing remains at all-time highs. Can specialization offer insulation from broader market WOEs? Read more

Last Detail
Project Gallery: Colorado Custom Home Embraces Year-Round Gardening BUILDER Project Gallery: Colorado Custom Home Embraces Year-Round Gardening

In addition to the 8,500-square-foot home, Rowland+Broughton designed a separate greenhouse. Read more

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