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Katerra Won't Soon Be Forgotten ... Nexii Will Be Remembered

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Katerra Won't Soon Be Forgotten ... Nexii Will Be Remembered

What Coca-Cola did for cane sugar, Nexii plans to do with sand, which makes up 50% of its Nexiite cement-alternative 'secret recipe,' and a network of licensed manufacturing partners.

Why Factories Produce Only 3% Of New Homes In The US

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Why Factories Produce Only 3% Of New Homes In The US

Now -- when start-to-completion cycles are stretching to 6 months and beyond -- might be an opportune time for big players to huddle and solve for the future role of factories.

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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.

Pulte Accepts Invitation To The Built-To-Rent Dance Party

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Pulte Accepts Invitation To The Built-To-Rent Dance Party

Here are key takeaways of the five-year deal for homebuilding's No. 3 builder by volume to produce 7,500 homes for the single-family rental sector's No. 1 player.

Plug-And-Play Ducts Deliver Airflow To Building's Digital Age

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Plug-And-Play Ducts Deliver Airflow To Building's Digital Age

Eight public homebuilder investors have backed the go-to-market adoption of an innovative HVAC distribution platform that checks multiple boxes as a solution.

Impresa Modular Intros Its Housing-As-A-Service To SE Market With New Plant

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Impresa Modular Intros Its Housing-As-A-Service To SE Market With New Plant

Impresa Modular CEO Ken Semler envisions 12 to 15 modular units per day rolling off its new Southeastern market facility's production lines at full-capacity.

The Elon Musk Watch: An Austin 'Solar Neighborhood' By Design

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The Elon Musk Watch: An Austin 'Solar Neighborhood' By Design

Brookfield, Tesla, Dacra team up to launch a scale-able sustainable and attainable home and community development and construction model. Now comes the hard part. Doing it as promised.

Here's A Robot That Solves For Prefab Wall Panel Spray Foam Insulation

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Here's A Robot That Solves For Prefab Wall Panel Spray Foam Insulation

Spray-R, a spin off from Chemovator, provides the solution which repeatably, safely, and swiftly applies spray foam insulation in offsite panel facility environments.

Wood And Fire Risk: Where Fallacy And Facts Meet Homebuilding

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Wood And Fire Risk: Where Fallacy And Facts Meet Homebuilding

Here, from Construction Physics' Brian Potter, is an evidence-based look at one of new-home construction's more combustible debates.

299K Job Openings Are Builders' Vicious-Circle Challenge

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299K Job Openings Are Builders' Vicious-Circle Challenge

Hiring two people per minute every 8-hour-weekday for the next 300 days may sound like a pipedream, but it could be a strategy. Here's how to start.