Summer2011 Issue


KB Home Sets Standard for Energy Savings

With an increasing focus on green building practices industry-wide, many homebuyers are now seeking houses with energy-efficient features. A number of builders are working to provide their customers with affordable options to help them achieve the lifestyles they desire.


K&K Industries – Distributor Spotlight

When it comes to constructing a unique project or home, builders need someone to turn to for affordable, customized trusses. Many builders have come to trust K&K Industries because of its reputation for offering quality trusses that are dependable, strong, and easy to use.


The Fire Wall

Grimm + Parker Architects, based in Calverton, Maryland, is one of the region’s leaders in community-based architecture. Since 1972, the


Facts & Figures

133,000 new multifamily residences have been forecasted by the NAHB for 2012.* 21% is the projected increase for multifamily housing


What’s New

Check out these websites.* New products can shape new directions in the building industry. ColorTouch by Venstar Venstar Inc. manufactures


Go For The Silver

Crosland Contractors is one of the Southeast’s leading builders and diversified real estate companies, with a portfolio valued at more than $1 billion. The company’s roots go back to the 1930s when John Crosland, Sr., began building houses in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a commitment to affordable housing, community-oriented development, and responsible stewardship, Crosland’s mission of sustainability is at work at Trinity Commons, one of their current projects.


Shelter From The Storms

It’s been more than a year and a half since a massive earthquake shook Haiti in January 2010, and the


Blown Away

Along the coast and in hurricane zones, homebuilders have unique concerns about the quality of their building materials, such as


Multifamily Moves the Market Forward

As the housing market and the economy slowly recover from the fallout of an extraordinarily harsh recession, bright spots in the residential building sector have been disappointingly few and far between. Yet one market segment has shown continued growth recently, leading the way toward a better future: multifamily.


Builder News & Trends

New Homes in 2015 Will Be Smaller, Greener According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the recent housing


The Little Problem Solver

Squeaky floors haunt many builders for one simple reason: They lead to callbacks, which eat into time and profit. Officials