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Owner’s Role as Project Leader

Homebuilding has changed significantly over the last hundred years, especially since the 1950s, when the housing industry boomed after World War II. Building a home in a classic, hands-on way is far from standard practice these days, as home construction…

The Eco-Benefits of Deconstruction

Here’s a new word for your “green construction” vocabulary. Deconstruction, a noun, means the sorting of materials from a demolition site into four categories. Any particular item might be reused, recycled, salvaged, or discarded. The result of this sorting process…

Home Pre-Planning Before Groundbreaking

On time, on budget, and exceeding customer expectations starts with a thorough preconstruction plan. To finish a complex project on time and on budget, the Professional Builder must have a thoughtful, thorough and well-developed preconstruction planning process. It can feel…

Avoiding Costly Construction Mistakes

How professional builders avoid some of the most common and costly construction mistakes. Most homeowners judge a home by the obvious: a floor plan that’s a joy to live in, a streetscape that wows passers-by, great natural lighting, and lots…

The High Performance Home

Many of our buyers are less interested in “green” construction than they are in homes that offer health, comfort, and low ownership costs. “Green” construction hasn’t been as big a hit among homebuyers as some builders hoped it would be.…