10% Jump in Construction Starts for September

According to McGraw Hill Construction, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of $604.1 billion amounts to a 10% increase nationwide in September. This welcome increase follows a the disappointing yo-yo pattern of July and August, and marks the highest level in … Continue reading

Officially Released: the Reorganized ACI 318-14 Concrete Construction Guide

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), has finally released the updated and reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The 2015 International Building Code will reference 318-14. While the American Concrete Institute’s mission has always been to create and … Continue reading

Mixing It Up in Suburbia- Mixed Use Property Skyrockets in Dallas Submarkets

The suburbs of Richardson and Plano are upping the ante in the Dallas real estate market. In an effort to anticipate the demands of an increasing population density in the region, both cities are raising height limits for office towers … Continue reading

Aubuchon Homes Expands into Southwest Florida

HBW subscribers know that Southwest Florida is a boom market for residential construction. The boom has grown so strong that Cape Coral builder Aubuchon Homes is expanding deeper into the region. Aubuchon Homes is accomplishing this goal by taking its … Continue reading

Quality May Falter During Construction Industry Boom

The enormous growth in residential and commercial construction might suffer from quality issues, according to Quality Built, LLC, a firm that offers quality assurance and risk management support to the construction industry.  Quality Built’s construction defect data bank is the … Continue reading

KB Home Moves in to Converse

HBW subscribers looking for residential construction job leads and home building permit activity information have their eyes on KB Homes’ new Converse, Texas development. KB Homes welcomes all to Windfield, their expansive new planned community in Converse, Texas. Homebuyers will … Continue reading

USGBC Announces 3 LEED Courses to Grow Your Business

LEED certification has become a highly-sought-after credential for developers and builders alike. But initial LEED certification is only the first step in a career-length journey into mastery of LEED principles. Continuing education units are integral to the LEED certification system, … Continue reading

Build Faster, Cheaper, and Greener With 3D Modeling

3D modeling technology is gaining ground as a means to drive efficient, green construction efforts. Use of 3D modeling as a design tool improves the quality of technical information that builders can get from tech specs. Higher-quality information will help … Continue reading

Lennar Hiring Builders & Subcontractors

The huge shortfall in the national construction labor industry has hampered expansion and growth in the construction industry, and Lennar plans to do something about it. Lennar’s expansion across of South Florida has been stymied by the lack of builders … Continue reading

Meritage Moves from Mega-Communities to Micro-Neighborhoods in Austin

HBW subscribers eyeing Austin residential construction job leads already know that Meritage Homes, renowned for its grandly scaled housing developments, is downsizing to meet the demands of Austin home buyers. Their latest project, South Austin’s Solavera, is part of the … Continue reading