Texas Top Home Builders – February 2016

D.R. Horton led new residential construction in Texas last month, with nearly 700 new permits added to the HBW database. Earlier this month, we reviewed the top counties and areas in Texas that were booming in new residential construction last … Continue reading

Planning for the National Safety Stand-Down

As a construction professional, you already know that safety is of the utmost importance in the industry.  From the onboarding process with new crew members to safety guidelines and policies, keeping crews and clients safe on the job should be … Continue reading

Florida’s Top Counties for Commercial Construction – February 2016

Spring Break is here, and with Florida being home of the Spring Break capital of the U.S., it is the perfect time to look at commercial construction in the Sunshine State.  Earlier this week, our review of residential construction in … Continue reading

Florida New Residential Construction Report – February 2016

New residential construction in Florida had a boost last month with a 19% increase in activity in comparison to January. Florida has gained some forward momentum since the start of the year.  With nearly 4,800 housing starts on file with HBW … Continue reading

Texas Commercial Construction – February 2016

Using the HBW database, we discovered approximately 1,400 new commercial construction projects in Texas.  Here’s the scoop on the top counties for February… When it comes to commercial construction, Texas is a state to watch.  According to Site Selection magazine, Texas … Continue reading

HBW Report: Texas Residential Construction – February 2016

Permit totals from February have been tallied, and housing starts in Texas increased by 18% in comparison to January. Late last month, Realtor.com revealed its top 20 hottest U.S. real estate markets for February 2016, and Dallas, Texas was in … Continue reading

Industry Update: AIA Reports Top Nonresidential Design Trends

AIA surveyed leading architects, and the results revealed that efficiency and sustainability are at the top of the list for the construction process and lifespan of buildings. According to its most recent Semi-Annual Consensus Construction Forecast, AIA (American Institute of Architects) reports a … Continue reading

Drone Use for Home Builders

Aerial photos are a great way to showcase your latest project, but if you are going to use drones, be aware of the potential liability. Drone use is becoming increasingly more popular, and according to the FAA, the number of … Continue reading