Fall2011 Issue


International Focus: Crossing the Atlantic

As you would expect, every country has its own building codes and industry standards. That’s why even the best-selling American


Classic Construction

If you ever want to start a heated discussion among homebuilders that will rage for weeks if not months, just


Why Engineered Wood?

Builders across the Southeast are discovering why many people in their industry are turning to engineered wood for their construction


Builder News & Trends

2012 International Builders’ Show, February 8–11 The 2012 International Builders’ Show (IBS) will be held Feb. 8–11 in Orlando, Fla.


Surviving the Recession

It’s been a little over two years since single-family housing starts and average home prices bottomed in 2009. With the


What’s New – Trends & Technology

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. The Lutron HomeWorks QS The HomeWorks


Alabama Aftermath

A cloud of debris half a mile wide spun toward the small town of Hanceville, Alabama, on the morning of


Builder Spotlight – Miso Building Pty. Ltd.

H eadquartered in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Miso Building has been providing building services for new home construction for


What’s Up With Attics Today?

In an effort to obtain efficiency and sustainability, some builders are sealing attics with spray foam. Turning the attic into


Facts & Figures

According to a recent study* by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the recent housing downturn has changed what


Stuck on Wood

With a history reaching back centuries, stucco has been considered a premium exterior wall coating in the United States for