Home Construction

Emily Badger of The Atlantic Cities explores the economic and environmental advantages of refurbishing old buildings over constructing new ones.
Nov 8, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
While most homebuilders take measures to control cost, such as modifying the plan layouts or building more energy-efficient homes, few revamp their business strategies by creating specialized division for distressed markets.
Jul 26, 2011   The Economist
Joe Peach explains the technology behind five materials that will dramatically increase sustainability in the building industry. Among the list are wool bricks which are stronger, greater insulators and don't require firing to set.
Nov 15, 2010   This Big City
New housing and apartment construction was up 2.8 percent in January, according to the Commerce Department. That's 591,000 new units.
Feb 18, 2010   NPR
Avi Friedman has some ideas of how to make housing more affordable. He says that the focus is too much on the mortgage and subsidies side and not enough on lower building costs.
Oct 10, 2009   Northwest Hub
Builder Magazine presents six lessons for builders to learn from the housing bust, including 'limit your land holdings', 'build smarter', and 'diversify beyond new-home construction'.
May 11, 2009   Builder Magazine
Engineers at USC have developed a new technique for '3-D printing' houses.
Sep 4, 2008   Boing Boing
<p>A new AIA report shows that new homes under construction are getting smaller in response to market forces.</p>
Jun 19, 2008   AIArchitect
<p>Despite the housing downturn, houses in excess of 20,000 square feet are still being built by the very wealthy — with no sign of a slowdown.</p>
Jun 15, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>An old-fashioned community barn-raising in Masonville, Texas could in fact be a glimpse of the future.</p>
Jun 7, 2008   Fort Collins Now
<p>High gas prices and slowing construction rates in exurban areas may mean that the era of "driving until you qualify" for affordable housing may be over soon.</p>
May 23, 2008   California Planning & Development Report