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Volume: 42    Issue: 5    

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A 2020 VISION
Inside Kevin Clayton's bold bid for his firm to crash the rising barriers to homeownership

Volume: 42    Issue: 4    

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NATURE INSPIRED
Wood, stone, and natural-looking engineered products are dominating the new-home construction market

Volume: 42    Issue: 3    

On The Cover: HAS GOLF RUN ITS COURSE?
As interest in the sport wanes, some golf-centric projects are thriving while others are being reimagined

Volume: 42    Issue: 2    

Build Well, Live Well
The Builder KB home Projekt's True Beauty Is In its function as a healthy, flexible, and connected Residence

Volume: 42    Issue: 1    

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Smart Moves In
Widespread adoption of home technology has made connectivity an affordable, expected standard in new-home construction
By Joe Bousquin

Volume: 41    Issue: 12    

ON THE COVER: Driven by Science: Five young building scientists bring new ideas and fresh ways of thinking to the industry's biggest challenges.

Volume: 41    Issue: 11    

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Pushing Boundaries
BUILDER recognizes people and organizations on the cutting edge of residential construction.
By Joe Bousquin, Edward Keegan, and Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Volume: 41    Issue: 10    

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Vote for Housing: Keeping the American Dream Alive

Volume: 41    Issue: 9    

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Next Level: Eleven award-winning projects that elevate residential design

Volume: 41    Issue: 8    

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

Volume: 41    Issue: 7    

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Summer Classics: 5 Award-winning projects that elevate the design of homes and communities.

Volume: 41    Issue: 6    

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In Trucks We Trust: A roundup of the latest hardworking Pickups that are at home on and off the job site.

Volume: 41    Issue: 5    

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POWER PLAY: Coming off the biggest deal in home building history, Stuart Miller and his team position Lennar for future success

Volume: 41    Issue: 4    

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Brass is Back: MORE WARM AND SUBTLE, NEW BRASS FINISHES PLAY NICE WITH OTHER METALS

Volume: 41    Issue: 3    

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

Volume: 41    Issue: 2    

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IN THE BALANCE: Creative lending, labor, and land strategies to help not-so-big builders keep pace with the publics

Volume: 41    Issue: 1    

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Housing's Renewal: Meritage Homes takes healthy, multigenerational living to a new level with our 2018 concept home

Volume: 40    Issue: 12    

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HIVE: THE BEST IDEAS AND INNOVATORS IMPACTING EVERY ASPECT OF HOUSING

Volume: 40    Issue: 11    

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GREEN MACHINES: Three prefab houses that use off-site building techniques to their advantage

Volume: 40    Issue: 10    

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

Volume: 40    Issue: 9    

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

Volume: 40    Issue: 8    

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

Volume: 40    Issue: 7    

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

Volume: 40    Issue: 6    

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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

Volume: 40    Issue: 5    

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

Volume: 40    Issue: 4    

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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.

Volume: 40    Issue: 3    

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

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

Volume: 40    Issue: 2    

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Common Callbacks: Preventative measures, avoidable defects

Volume: 40    Issue: 1    

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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

Volume: 39    Issue: 12    

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The Healthy Home: The Next Big Thing in Home Improvement

Volume: 39    Issue: 11    

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Delta Blues

Louisiana builders dig out in the wake of the flood

Volume: 39    Issue: 10    

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2016 Hanley Award Winners

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

Volume: 39    Issue: 9    

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

Volume: 39    Issue: 8    

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Sea Worthy: Gorgeous Waterfront Houses Showcase Resilient Design

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

Volume: 39    Issue: 7    

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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

Volume: 39    Issue: 6    

Local Leaders Issue

This is why the Standouts STAND OUT!

Volume: 39    Issue: 5    

100th Issue

Celebrating Excellence in Home Building

Volume: 39    Issue: 4    

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

Volume: 39    Issue: 3    

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Strong Roots: Reimagining the Farmhouse

Volume: 39    Issue: 2    

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

Volume: 39    Issue: 1    

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

Volume: 38    Issue: 12    

Giving Back

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

Volume: 38    Issue: 11    

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

Volume: 38    Issue: 10    

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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.

Volume: 38    Issue: 9    

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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.

Volume: 38    Issue: 8    

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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.

Volume: 38    Issue: 7    

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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.

Volume: 38    Issue: 6    

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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.

Volume: 38    Issue: 5    

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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.

Volume: 38    Issue: 4    

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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

Volume: 38    Issue: 3    

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?

Volume: 38    Issue: 2    

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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.

Volume: 38    Issue: 1    

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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.