Building Tech & Products

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.

Root Causes: Future-Fit Building Firms Reset Who's A Customer

Leadership 11.23.21

Root Causes: Future-Fit Building Firms Reset Who's A Customer

In this first-of-a-series of beyond-the-budget housing analyses, we'd challenge business leaders to now consider reframing customer-centricity as a strategic foundation to secure and sustain capability.

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.

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

Marketing & Sales 10.08.21

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?

Volumetric Building Cos. Clinches A Global Foothold With Merger

Technology 01.12.22

Volumetric Building Cos. Clinches A Global Foothold With Merger

Here's why the VBC-Polcom merger, announced today, signals the emergence of a new power player in the coming industrialization of residential construction, design, engineering, and value creation.

Lennar's LenX Taps Veev In NoCal Modular Pre-Fab Project

Technology 11.19.21

Lennar's LenX Taps Veev In NoCal Modular Pre-Fab Project

Lennar's second foray in as many months into industrialized, precision-based, vertically-integrated home construction signifies its acceleration as a consumer-obsessed home and community developer.

Lennar, ICON Plan 100 3D-Printed Homes, Co-Designed By BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Building Tech & Products 10.26.21

Lennar, ICON Plan 100 3D-Printed Homes, Co-Designed By BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Lennar's move to team with ICON's 3-D construction technology in 2022 marks an inflection point for homebuilding's rapidly-consolidating business and investment model. Here's how this is a consumer strategy in disguise.

Reg Burden's A Bane, But Fixing Rules Alone Doesn't Mean Gain

Policy 06.25.21

Reg Burden's A Bane, But Fixing Rules Alone Doesn't Mean Gain

For those whose livelihoods stem from work producing homes in the housing crisis, each area of expertise looks through his or her own lens, and each assigns a different weight of importance to forces that impact that cost curve.

Fire Wall: Cali Regulator Inflames Developers With Calls For Curbs

Building Tech & Products 06.07.21

Fire Wall: Cali Regulator Inflames Developers With Calls For Curbs

What happens in California, doesn't stay in California -- especially when it applies to new policies that can impact residential real estate development.

As The Prices Crisis Intensifies, Here's An Opportunity Not To Miss

Capital 05.20.21

As The Prices Crisis Intensifies, Here's An Opportunity Not To Miss

In its perfect form – where perimeter identically measures its area – a triangle sets a precise scope and magnitude of challenge people in the complex community of housing investment, development, design, construction, and delivery find toughest to solve.