Building Tech & Products

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

Building Tech & Products 05.21.21

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

The capability challenge, our Dream Team posits, can only be solved through the embrace of data, technology, process and a pivot to collaboration in a dog-eat-dog culture.

Kitchens Stir the Pot: Post-Covid Consumer Desires Revealed

Architecture 06.14.21

Kitchens Stir the Pot: Post-Covid Consumer Desires Revealed

The New Home Trends Institute, the new consumer-insights unit of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, shares what people want in 2021 kitchens in a TBD exclusive.

Lose the Battle, Lose the War: Solutions to the Labor Crisis

Building Tech & Products 05.18.21

Lose the Battle, Lose the War: Solutions to the Labor Crisis

In Part 2 of Capability and Culture, our Dream Team measures the ramifications of construction's labor crisis, and how the consequences of this seemingly insurmountable challenge may be the catalyst needed to embrace innovation.

Construction Isn't Just the Most Dangerous Occupation, It May Be the Most Infectious, Too

Building Tech & Products 05.06.21

Construction Isn't Just the Most Dangerous Occupation, It May Be the Most Infectious, Too

No industry's workers are more hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccinations than in construction. As a result, the pandemic may be a concern for the housing industry far longer than other sectors.

TBD Partners With The Building Talent Foundation On Capability And Action

Building Tech & Products 06.11.21

TBD Partners With The Building Talent Foundation On Capability And Action

The partnership will work to create a field guide for builders, partners, community colleges, and local officials to turn the tide on building's ability to attract, retain, and grow people into tomorrow construction talent force.

Material Crisis Can Pivot Into Material Opportunity: Here's How

Building Tech & Products 06.03.21

Material Crisis Can Pivot Into Material Opportunity: Here's How

Choked off supply – like now, where at every turn, fatal-error bottlenecks, with temporary but indefinite timelines for restoration of normalized channel volume, clog visibility – can and will quell demand. Where's the opportunity?

RIP Katerra: A Bold Play That Failed To Get A Real-World Footing

Building Tech & Products 06.02.21

RIP Katerra: A Bold Play That Failed To Get A Real-World Footing

A TBD exclusive analysis: here are three why's of Katerra's fail, and three critical take-aways that builders need for their own survival in the future of housing.

Ground Game: If Builders Want To Dig Out Of Their Lumber Woes, Slabs Count

Building Tech & Products 04.21.21

Ground Game: If Builders Want To Dig Out Of Their Lumber Woes, Slabs Count

The lowly slab is a critical path issue to homes that build straight, square, and level, which is the only way they’ll build faster, on budget, and at a high quality standard. Slabs, according to NAHB analysis of Survey of Construction data, account for 63% of new home foundations.

Building Tech & Products 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.

Building Tech & Products 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.