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The Innovator's Journal: The Journey Of A Housing Start-Up

Building Tech & Products

The Innovator's Journal: The Journey Of A Housing Start-Up

This is the first in five-part series from award-winning engineer Candice Delamarre, who with four Stanford University colleagues, created Kit Switch, a novel idea to convert unused offices into homes. Here's how.

Notes On A Fall Weekend For Homebuilders In 21's Home Stretch

Marketing & Sales

Notes On A Fall Weekend For Homebuilders In 21's Home Stretch

What do the 'dynamics' of housing, the economy, policy, the pandemic, and social upheaval challenge building's leaders to do as 2021 leads to next year?

BRIEFS

07.22.21

Will Three Out Of Five Would-Be Homebuyers Spark Change?

As the gaps between would-be homebuyers and prevailing prices widen, how might innovative solutions figure into, one-day, closing them and expanding the buyer pool?

06.29.21

Katerra Post-Mortems Raise Risk Of Missing The Point Of The Fail

Here are two utterly simple, common-sense insights few mention as they delve into what led to the untimely demise of construction's late, great Unicorn.

06.21.21

Hot Market Optics: The Triple-Threat Of Sizzling-Sales

The moment's alignment of stars – economic, social, and environmental – give the positive tidings of order-volume, deep demand, especially for lower-price-tiered new homes, and profitability, a darker side.

06.14.21

Mill Work: As Supply Kicks Up; Lumber Futures Go Down

Sawmills pick up their pace of output, rewarding those who can sit out immediate-term scrums for lumber supply, and wait to see where pricing settles in the medium-term.

06.09.21

Builder Job Quits And The Retention Rate Challenge Ahead

One in three entrants into the field of construction bolts to another occupation within 24 months. A culture pivot is essential.

06.08.21

When Strategy Backfires: Producers' Role In Supply Shock

The time to de-risk forecasts for inflation impacts is now, given that the commodities crunch can pivot into consumer price stresses in the months ahead.

Tap The Power Of Unit-Pricing, The Better Path To Cost Control

Building Tech & Products

Tap The Power Of Unit-Pricing, The Better Path To Cost Control

Here's how 'you can only manage what you can measure" applies in the highly complex, disruption-riddled world of 400 SKUs, 30 different processes, and 18,000 or so separate pieces in a 2,200 square-foot new home.

Sticker Shock Has Brought Down Titans Before ... It Can Do So Again

Capital

Sticker Shock Has Brought Down Titans Before ... It Can Do So Again

Builders -- whether they want to or not -- are testing price elasticity limits of customers. Those customers have a known history of changing their behavior when costs exceed their tolerance point. Here's how.

'Living With' The Supply Chain Crisis May Be A Last Best Option

Building Tech & Products

'Living With' The Supply Chain Crisis May Be A Last Best Option

For construction supply woes, sellers and buyers choose to go-it-alone and keep close-to-the-vest at their own peril. Transparency and trust work as tools to learn to 'live with' supply disruption.

The Risk Of Labor Shortages Vs. The Opportunity To Diversify

Building Tech & Products

The Risk Of Labor Shortages Vs. The Opportunity To Diversify

The rapidly-shrinking construction workforce exposes both a glaring threat and an enormous potential for transformative growth. Can the data drive action?

A Spectre Of Back-Charges Challenges Builder Performance

Building Tech & Products

A Spectre Of Back-Charges Challenges Builder Performance

Who will pay for all the variations to original purchase order agreements and deliveries amidst supply chain chaos? Where field challenges roll up to business risks.

How The Tiniest Details In A New Home Could Change Real Estate

Building Tech & Products

How The Tiniest Details In A New Home Could Change Real Estate

Digibilt, a software as a solution platform, could be the missing link to precisely measuring a home's carbon impact. The economic implications range far and wide.

Relinking The Chain: Here's A Key To Restoring The Channel

Building Tech & Products

Relinking The Chain: Here's A Key To Restoring The Channel

Introducing our Dream Teamer Ken Pinto, with a solutions-focused Supply Chain MasterClass, aimed at helping builders and partners work through homebuilding's biggest risk factor in late 2021 and beyond.