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It’s inevitable: The time will come when a product specified in the plans is not available or is out of stock, and you need to substitute a lesser-known product
Between new codes and new employees, your crews likely will have code questions.
A recent report issued by an Orange County, Calif. Grand Jury overwhelmingly supports residential fire sprinklers. The study evaluated the use of fire sprinklers in the county in order to make...
Builders on Cape Cod are waging a fight over quick action moratoriums.
Despite the good economic times of recent years, it’s estimated that more than 5 million renter households nationwide have critical housing needs, meaning they spend more than half of their income...
NAHB Opinion: We didn’t hire a marching band this spring when the National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Counties agreed to work more closely to create sustainable...
Colorado-based land planner predicts an epidemic of anti-growth ballot initiatives unless the housing industry changes its ways.
Designing a community with the input of homeowners, planners and government agencies helps ensure a smooth approval process.
Memphis planners permit code revisions to create a traditional neighborhood around an old farming village but backtrack a bit as market issues arise.
Developers listen and learn, and so does Douglas County. The result: a master plan with open space, clusters and a wide diversity of lot sizes.
Land-use, zoning and subdivision guidelines that alter the pattern of home building as we know it.
Planning officials in Issaquah, Wash., changed the rules so that a neotraditional community could be included within its growth boundary.
Aside from being costly to the point that most TNDs become uneconomic, the realities of current comprehensive planning laws have the practical effect of limiting TND as a widespread planning...
If recent trends are any indication of things to come, local planners and officials may increasingly be accountable to state and federal priorities, but actually do more of the planning work
The Braemar Group's unique new mixed-use community puts 98 single family detached homes on top of retail shops and a parking structure.
Finding and acquiring land has always been key for a successful home builder. But increasingly, the skills that help builders and developers become more profitable than their competitors are those...
How a development team educated the first town in America about Smart Growth and landed a 3000-acre master plan approval in the process.