Lumber and building materials

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.

Builders FirstSource Antes $450M In Paradigm Power Play

Building Tech & Products 06.29.21

Builders FirstSource Antes $450M In Paradigm Power Play

In the LBM giant's technology integration, a transformative alignment capability emerges, with Paradigm solutions powering Builders FirstSource's enormous solutions infrastructure.

Public Builders' Dilemma: How Big A Miss To Guide To For 2021

Capital 09.15.21

Public Builders' Dilemma: How Big A Miss To Guide To For 2021

As 2021 Q4 approaches, public homebuilder face a harrowing prospect: How to level-set to reality on delivery misses without jeopardizing 2022 forecasts or penalizing operators in the field.

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

Building Tech & Products 09.17.21

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 09.15.21

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.

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

Building Tech & Products 07.30.21

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.

The Great Lumber Lag Of 2021: Here's Why High Prices Stick

Building Tech & Products 07.07.21

The Great Lumber Lag Of 2021: Here's Why High Prices Stick

A master-class in price stickiness applies not just to dimensional lumber, but to a number of materials and product categories with complex distribution channels.

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?

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.