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Net Zero and Beyond

Different roads to energy and resource independence




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Best Practices

Resilient Design: Ready for Natural Disasters

Resilient design creates homes that can survive natural disasters and stay functional in the aftermath

Building Materials

Door Hardware

Nostalgic Warehouse takes crystal door knobs to the next level with a bright infusion of color…

Leadership

Why you should embrace the Hispanic conflict

 

Shawn Coyne is a writing partner to Steven Pressfield. Mr. Pressfield wrote…

Leadership

Rosetta Stone, relevance, and retention

 

Living in a small sliver of the language pie Rosetta Stone enlarged, we owe a debt of gratitude to the public company. Rosetta has been…

Leadership

“We’ve done this a lot. You...as a group…are stupid.”


 

 

Last week I went to the Chicago filming of “America’s Got Talent”, the NBC show that accepts all comers who don’t make it on…

Leadership

10 steps to mastering field quality – A positive indicator for a recovering industry

The 5th article in my series on Quality Management was just published by Professional Builder Magazine and appears concurrently on www.HousingZone…

Best Practices

Lean Building Blog: What Lean isn’t

During an orientation recently with a room full of suppliers and trades for one of our “LeanPlan Workout” implementations, I was interrupted by a…

Building Materials

Canadian study says wood could be good building material for tall structures

A new study examines the potential of wood — typically used only in low-rise building — as an option in taller structures.

Structural Systems

Lean and Green Builder: Stick vs. panels - a greener way to frame

Looking at this topic, I am reminded of my days as a security system salesperson.  The sales pitch for a door-to-door salesperson is safety and…

Business

PulteGroup partners with Fiberweb to use TYPAR Weather Protection Sysetm exclusively

Fiberweb announced the signing of an exclusive multi-year contract with PulteGroup Inc., one of the top home builders in the United States.

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