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Click to view:  Vol.41, No.8 August 2018
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On The Cover:

The Square Foot Pricing Mystery: How Home Builders answer-or-don't-the question of how much a house will cost to build.


Click to view:  Vol.41, No.7 July 2018
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ON THE COVER
Summer Classics: 5 Award-winning projects that elevate the design of homes and communities.


Click to view:  Vol.41, No.6 June 2018
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ON THE COVER
In Trucks We Trust: A roundup of the latest hardworking Pickups that are at home on and off the job site.


Click to view:  Vol.41, No.5 May 2018
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On The Cover:
POWER PLAY: Coming off the biggest deal in home building history, Stuart Miller and his team position Lennar for future success


Click to view:  Vol.41, No.4 April 2018
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On The Cover:
Brass is Back: MORE WARM AND SUBTLE, NEW BRASS FINISHES PLAY NICE WITH OTHER METALS


Click to view:  Vol.41, No.3 March 2018
Vol.41, No.3  57.75 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Best-Laid Plans: How builders, architects and designers find balance between tried-and-true floor plans and those that push the envelope.


Click to view:  Vol.41, No.2 February 2018
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On The Cover:
IN THE BALANCE: Creative lending, labor, and land strategies to help not-so-big builders keep pace with the publics


Click to view:  Vol.41, No.1 January 2018
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On The Cover:
Housing's Renewal: Meritage Homes takes healthy, multigenerational living to a new level with our 2018 concept home


Click to view:  Vol.40, No.12 December 2017
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On The Cover:
HIVE: THE BEST IDEAS AND INNOVATORS IMPACTING EVERY ASPECT OF HOUSING


Click to view:  Vol.40, No.11 November 2017
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On The Cover:
GREEN MACHINES: Three prefab houses that use off-site building techniques to their advantage


October 2017
Vol.40, No.10  60.21 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Career BUILDERS: INDUSTRY LEADERS RALLY TO ATTRACT LABOR AND CULTIVATE PRIDE IN THE FIELD OF CONSTRUCTION


September 2017
Vol.40, No.9  29.62 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
BEST IN CLASS: 19 Winning Projects from The Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards


August 2017
Vol.40, No.8  25.69 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
THE CRISIS HITS HOME: IT'S NOT WHETHER OPIOID ADDICTION PLAGUES U.S. JOBSITES. IT'S WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.


July 2017
Vol.40, No.7  24.10 MB  Uploaded: June 10th, 2018

On The Cover:
Gold Standards: Three projects that push the envelope on production, custom, and multifamily housing.


June 2017
Vol.40, No.6  34.74 MB  Uploaded: June 14th, 2017

On The Cover:
Local Leaders: How Builders Leverage Scale in Markets Across the U.S.

Also:
Outer Limits: Design pushes the edges of livability well beyond the box


May 2017
Vol.40, No.5  45.07 MB  Uploaded: June 14th, 2017

On The Cover:
Builder 100

Builder of the Year: D.R. Horton: Why America's Largest Builder Ranks Second to None

Also:
The Builder 100's Most Productive Firms


April 2017
Vol.40, No.4  38.46 MB  Uploaded: May 8th, 2017

On the Cover:
Products We Love -- 75+ Editor-picked products to help Builders construct better homes.

Also:
Sales: The shift from 'upsetting' to 'up serving' and why it matters.


March 2017
Vol.40, No.3  27.92 MB  Uploaded: May 8th, 2017

On The Cover:

The Punch List: 17 Industry Trends Builders Can Use Today To Improve Tomorrow

Also:
Un-Common Spaces: What's New in Amenity Design


February 2017
Vol.40, No.2  27.45 MB  Uploaded: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
Common Callbacks: Preventative measures, avoidable defects


January 2017
Vol.40, No.1  40.11 MB  Uploaded: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
The NEXT Adventure Home: Clermont, FL

Tough Enough? State-of-the-art techniques can help new homes stand up to flood, wind, and fire.

The Hub: How kitchens can radiate warmth, congeniality, and comfort


December 2016
Vol.39, No.12  27.59 MB  Uploaded: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
The Healthy Home: The Next Big Thing in Home Improvement


November 2016
Vol.39, No.11  37.97 MB  Uploaded: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

Delta Blues

Louisiana builders dig out in the wake of the flood


October 2016
Vol.39, No.10  88.30 MB  Uploaded: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

2016 Hanley Award Winners

Path to the Future:
KB Home's Goal: Make Sustainable More Attainable


September 2016
Vol.39, No.9  79.12 MB  Uploaded: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

Jury Duty: Our own Builders Choice & Custom Home Design Awards gallery


August 2016
Vol.39, No.8  55.87 MB  Uploaded: August 15th, 2016

On The Cover:
Sea Worthy: Gorgeous Waterfront Houses Showcase Resilient Design

Roots Rock: As the climate gets warmer, landscaping needs to get smarter


July 2016
Vol.39, No.7  48.64 MB  Uploaded: August 15th, 2016

On The Cover:
Nowhere to Hide: How to beat the job site heat as the mercury rises

Living Spaces: Great indoor/outdoor ideas from the Gold Nugget Awards

Broad Appeal: Boomers are moving in on millennial housing stock


June 2016
Vol.39, No.6  54.15 MB  Uploaded: June 7th, 2016

Local Leaders Issue

This is why the Standouts STAND OUT!


May 2016
Vol.39, No.5  53.53 MB  Uploaded: June 7th, 2016

100th Issue

Celebrating Excellence in Home Building


April 2016
Vol.39, No.4  53.53 MB  Uploaded: June 7th, 2016

The Product Issue // Plus: The 2016 Brand Use Study


March 2016
Vol.39, No.3  53.71 MB  Uploaded: March 13th, 2016

On The Cover:
Strong Roots: Reimagining the Farmhouse


February 2016
Vol.39, No.2  50.07 MB  Uploaded: February 9th, 2016

Modular Mojo
How factory design and engineering give traditional builders a run for their money.


January 2016
Vol.39, No.1  0.98 MB  Uploaded: February 9th, 2016

Show Time!
We asked and Millennials have spoken. Here are their responsive homes.


December 2015
Vol.38, No.12  32.39 MB  Uploaded: December 10th, 2015

Giving Back

Here's how home builders across the country pay it forward


November 2015
Vol.38, No.11  58.85 MB  Uploaded: December 10th, 2015

The Unity Home: The Inside Story

How our Greenbuild show home came to be, and how it could serve as a model of a better way to build


October 2015
Vol.38, No.10  71.19 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:

NETWORK EFFECT
The new generation of post-recession buyers value connectivity. Find out how three master plans meet those needs.

BOARD STIFF
Housing's recovery is in sight. But local fees, rules, and NIMBYs threaten to halt any momentum -- specifically at the lower price bands -- before the market can fully return.


September 2015
Vol.38, No.9  80.16 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:

2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards:
A focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail won over this year's jury, and it shows in the thoughtful designs of this year's winners, which range from a multifamily hipster paradise in San diego to a traditional artist's studio in rhode island.

Lean In:
This year's Wm S. marvin Hall of Fame for design excellence award honorees share the rare ability to translate home buyers' wants into beautiful homes and communities.


August 2015
Vol.38, No.8  52.59 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:

LOOK WHO'S RENTING
As the homeownership rate creeps lower, a number of builders are testing rentals.

ESCAPE ARTISTS
Five winners of this year's Gold Nugget Awards show off the best in vacation home design.


July 2015
Vol.38, No.7  37.84 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:

TRADE WARS
As the recovery plays out, labor has become the No. 1 pain point in the building industry. BUILDER's special report explains what needs to happen before things can really get better.


June 2015
Vol.38, No.6  55.36 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:

LOCAL LEADERS
BUILDER takes a deep dive into 12 key housing markets to see how 2015's new-home offerings compare to the past few years.

MODEL OF SUCCESS
Visiting a model or design center typically is the first chance for a buyer to see all of the layouts and products that a builder has to offer. These five strategies will help boost home sales.

ONLY THE BEGINNING
As Standard Pacific marks its 50th year in business, timeless value and new resolve propel it forward.


May 2015
Vol.38, No.5  79.79 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:

INDUSTRY TRAILBLAZERS
Meritage Homes and Oakwood Homes use innovative, data-based solutions to scale the BUILDER 100 list.

ALL FOR ONE
TRI Pointe Group -- our builder of the year -- sees itself as home building's "next generation."

PERSONAL TOUCH
2015 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award recipient Dan Ryan improves lives in the U.S. and abroad.


April 2015
Vol.38, No.4  54.78 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:

Known Quantity:
Our annual roundup of what product brands builders know best and use most.

Time-Saving Products:
If you'd like to shorten your construction timelines, consider using these products to save time on the jobsite.

AD Index


March 2015
Vol.38, No.3  45.73 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:
Are New Starter Homes History?
For the past decade, the number of new-home sales under $200,000 has shrunk each year. Will this home ultimately become extinct?

Where Supply Meets Demand:
Exclusive BUILDEr research indicates that these five up-and- coming cities will be some of the most lucrative areas in the country for home builders in the next few years.

Fringe Benefits:
Home buyers can find an urban lifestyle in the 'burbs, outside of "the city," but how far out is too far out for builders in need of lots?


February 2015
Vol.38, No.2  49.47 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:

Sweet Dreams are Made of This:
Just in time for the spring selling season, check out these innovative marketing strategies from large and small builders across the country.

Chain of Demand:
As home buyers return at the lower levels, all segments of new housing should improve this spring.


January 2015
Vol.38, No.1  87.41 MB  Uploaded: November 9th, 2015

Features:
Outside the Box:
This year's new american Home is focused on providing takeaways for production builders at every price point.

Millennial Fact or Fiction:
Builder evaluates some of the most prevalent contentions about millennial behavior and their implications on housing.

Core Curriculum:
Amid rising construction costs, builders are trying to construct affordable homes for debt-strapped entry-level buyers.

Target Practice:
Scaling down the home to fit an entry-level budget is difficult, but builders can find savings with smart planning.