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Well, Well, Well: Big Cities Top Small Ones
What’s Behind America’s Historic Sports Venues
Architectural Firms: It’s a Man’s World (Still)
What Home Buyers Really Want
Demand for Wooden Structures Is Building
Beats Money Under the Mattress: Seniors Have Substantial Home Equity
Wall In: How to Design and Order Perforated Metal
Old Is New Again: How to Plan an Old-House Addition
Codes Supporting Resilient Design Slow to Catch On
Emerging ‘Big’ Cities Are Smaller Than Ever
Underground Swell: Cities with the Best Infrastructure
How to Button Up an Old House Against the Cold
Churches in Pittsburgh: From Praying to Playing
Boomers Finding Big Old Houses Harder to Deal
Sands of Time Starting to Run Out?
LEED Is Working for Buildings; Will SITES Do the Same for Landscapes?
Boomers and Their Mortgages
‘House Has Good Bones’: What’s the Meaning of This?
Can You Afford Not to Comply with OSHA’s New Rule on Silica?
The Real Impact of Residential Remodeling
Home Depot: In Roiling Seas, Retailing’s Safe Harbor?
Bringing the Outdoors In (While Keeping the Water Outside)
Spectral Signs on Buildings Spring Back to Life
Interested in Making Money? Don’t Get into Construction
Design Tactics to Combat the Aggressions of Extreme Weather
Better Zoning Would Benefit Everybody
Are Land Use Regulations Throttling the Economy?
Do Cities Need a Survival Guide?
No Coverup: Hoods Exit the Modern Kitcehn
Homeownership: Will These Kids Be All Right, Too?
Are Green Builders Really That Important?
Can ‘Made to Last’ Be a Bad Thing?
Fire and Fury: Wood-Based Apartments Are More Vulnerable
Who’s Liable When Building Products Fail?
Sea Change: How Engineers Are Preparing for Rising Waters
Mural, Mural on the Wall: Fab Facelist for Detroit’s Fisher Building
All in the Family: Builders Cater to Multi-Gen Households
Walk This Way: How Developers Are Responding to New Pedestrian Push
Old Fixtures Key to New Kitchen and Bath Designs
The One Percent Would Really Make a Difference Here
Lost in Space? Parking Writ Large!
The Fintech Revolution Gathers Steam
Some Solar Contractors Aren’t Rising to the Occasion
Atlanta Is Greening the Way
Welcome to the Neighborhood: Affordable Housing Can Increase Property Values
Don’t Hold Your Breath on This One
Remodelers: Should You Be a Franchise Player? Maybe, Maybe Not
What the Healthy: Active Design Is Next Big Thing
Unaffordable Housing and the Rise of Supercommuting
Nothing but Net-Zero? Not Yet, but It’s Growing Stronger
At Their Service: Why Buyers Love Butler’s Pantries
The Upper Middle Class Gets All the Breaks–and Won’t Admit It
The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!
Is Historic Preservation the Best Route to Affordable Housing?
Mod Squad Making More Friends Than Ever
Capitol Gain: Colorado’s Restored Statehouse Is a Site to Behold
Playing-It-Smart Bathroom Products
Riding a Wave, New Development Tags Along
Stuck: Millennials’ Missing Mobility a Downer for Housing
Sprawl In: Most Metro Areas Are Still Suburbanizing
How Flipped-Out Buyers Helped Produce the Housing Crisis
Really Smart Buildings Are on the Way; What to Do Until Then?
Smartest Cities Take People into Account
The Smart Home Hub Should Take a Hike
The Investigative Power of Forensic Architecture
Why Should Consumers Care About Housing Starts?
Neither a Digital Lender Nor a Borrower Be
What’s Upsetting First Timers? Down Payments Are Too High!
Price Pressure: What Factors Drive Appreciation?
Making Your House Picture Perfect
Old Is New Again: Houzz’s Most Popular Housing Styles
Despite Conventional Wisdom, Home Is Where Their Heart Is, Too
History in the Making: Terra Cotta’s Tantalizing Appeal
Training Day: Online Simulations May Have a Future
Making Renewables a High-Energy Business
Numbers Don’t Lie: In Praise of the Standard Appraisal
Kahn: Artist Reappraised
Lights, Camera, Inaction No Longer! Historical Theaters Revived
Going to Pot? Contractors Take the Legal High Road
Whither OSHA in the New Republican Age?
Are Smart Locks Really Such a Wise Idea?
BIM: On Its Way to Being SOP
The Shrinking Value of McMansions
Helping Homeowners Age in Place Is Good for Business
New Old Thinking: Transportation Hubs Come of Age (Again)
High Fives for the Foursquare, an American House
Big Design Ideas to Take from Tiny Houses
It’ll Take Your Breath Away
Training Can Keep Industry on Track
Is Historic Preservation Key to Urban Growth?
Tiny Houses Can Be Big Trouble
If We Don’t Have World’s Largest Houses, Who Does?
Tanks or No Tanks?
Smart Moves: Buildings That Predict When They’ll Fail
Is the Urban Tide Beginning to Recede?
And the World’s Most Expensive Housing Market Is?
Live Larger with Good Ideas from Tiny Houses
Hey, Bungalow Thrill!
Restoring Historic Preservation
How to Make a Healthy House
Where Bird Last Flew
Whither Residential Design?
Biking and Walking Are Really Good for the Economy
Offices No Longer Feel Like Home
How to Space Out an Historic Kitchen
Missing in Action: Accessible Design for Those Coming of Age
Contractors Using Hot Stuff to Beat Cold Temps
The Greenest of the Green: 25 Most Sustainable Cities
Alert: OSHA Clears Things Up!
Old Gold: Historic Preservation Can Stymie Overt Gentrification
Are Closed-Off Kitchens Really Making a Comeback?
Virtual Reality Is Real Deal in Staid World of Construction Management
Securing the Insecure Internet of Things
The Solid Comeback of Traditional Plaster
Warm-Ups: the Basics of Home Heating Systems
Where Should People Be Quaking in Their Boots?
Strip Ease: How to Install Prefinished Strip Flooring
LEEDing the Way: Construction Contracts Lag Behind
Preservation Goes to the Movies!
Pumped! Heat Pump Water Heaters Save Energy, Dollars
The New Business of Managing Risk
Does IOT Really Mean ‘Internet of Trust’?
Stone Free: Concrete Example in Brooklyn
Island Hopping: Hawaii’s Modernist Jewels
At Your Surface: How to Protect It on the Job
How to Find Historic Places
Fundamental Decision: Poured Concrete or Block Foundation?
How to Actually Live, Comfortably, in an Historic Interior
Really New Materials–Velcro Metal?
Will Home Monitors End Up Monitoring You?
Tall Timber Buildings Rise to the Occasion
Fright Light: Hackers Can Get to Smart Bulbs
What Interior Designers Do Before They Get to Work
California Dreamin’: Thoroughly Mid-Century Modern
Big Government Can Be Beautiful
Don’t Go to War Over Cost-Plus
States, Right: Home Buyer Programs in All 50
Tanks for This: How to Replace a Tank Water Heater
How to Prepare Construction Sites for Winter
Stay in Your Lane! Four Great Old Bowling Alleys
The Last Word on Construction Contracts
What’s In Store for Retail Construction?
Buying Guide: What American Homeowners Want
More Dangerous to Sell Than to Build? Just Maybe
Black Ink from Green Office Buildings
New Life: Chicago Landmark Is Now a Luxurious Hotel
Q&A with Traditional Architect Peter Pennoyer
Dodge’s Crystal Ball for 2017: Institutional, Industrial, Public Works
In D.C., an Historic Building Hosts a Hot, Hot Retailer
Commercial, Residential Forecasts from Dodge for 2017
Flash! How to Install Window Flashing Correctly
Dreaming of Being a Renter?
Chicago Versus L.A.: Which Has Better Architecture, Public Art, Parks?
Yellow Not Mellow: Taj Mahal to Become White House Again
How to Specify Architectural Ironwork
Opportunity Knocks: Boomers Unprepared to Age in Place
Quiz: Should You Buy a Fixer Upper?
New Coolants for Appliances Will Heat Up Prices
In Old Houses, Interior Storms Can Be Good Fits
Legal Ins and Outs of Design-Build
Reurbanism: the Shapely Art of Remaking Old into New
This Building Eats Dirty Air, Cleans It, and Pushes It Back Out
Why Doesn’t the Sunshine State Like Solar?
When ‘Demolition’ Really Means ‘Construction’
Stained Glass Moves From Old to New
Cuban Architecture: Old Gold in Peril
Something to Living in Glass Houses?
Homeownership Isn’t a Matter of Degrees
Frisco in 100 Years? Maybe Minus $77 Billion in Property
Yes, Words Can Sometimes Hurt You
Timber! All-Wood Apartment Building Has Wicker Baskets for Balconies
For Grid’s Sake: Net-Zero Buildings Help Modernize the System
Are Starter Homes Now the Finish Line?
Contain Yourself! This Housing Trend Is Here to Stay
Green Streak: Six New Eco-Friendly Products
Passive Is Still Active: Tips for Lowering Energy Bills
The Digitization of Commercial Construction; Yes, Really
Does Complying with Code Ensure Safe Materials?
Water, Water Everywhere: Keeping Student Housing Afloat
Twists and Turns of Spiral Staircases
Sprawl Out? Other Paths to Affordable Housing
Hidden Value: New Wall Systems Are Energy Savers
Warm Down: Geo-Thermal Goes to College
Bridges to Nowhere? Balancing Spending on Infrastructure
As Space Tightens, Dumbwaiters Rise to the Occasion Again
Summer’s Nearly Over, but Let’s Dive in Once More!
Wright’s Famous Hollyhock House Is a Doozy–Especially on Video
Could PoMo Be Go-Go Again?
Despite the Hype, Density Is Not on the Rise
Passive Design and Affordable Housing Do Indeed Go Together
Bay Area Battle: Small Iconic Houses Against Big New Ones
Construction Bidding: How to Deal with Contracts
Sash, Hey: Repairing Historic Wood Windows
Energy-Efficient Design: From the DOE to You
Laying Down the Law for Real Estate Investors
Knocking McMansions Down to Size
Sue What? How to Stay Out of Legal Trouble
Green to Go? The Evolution of Green Building Products
Is Modular Building Finally Coming of Age?
How One Company Is Scaling the Solar Mountain
Quiz Master: Do You Really Know Architecture?
Designing Doorways the Old-Fashioned Way
Will 3-D Ever Be a Grade-A Choice for Housing?
The Strange Power of New Jersey’s Beachfront Hotels
Twisted, Sister: New Tower Design Rises to the Occasion
Dollars and Sense: Good Words Can Add Up
Not Every Green Move Saves Greenbacks
Matching Window Design to Housing Style
Disasters Beat Insufficient Building Codes Every Time
McMansions Are Ugly, Sure, but They’re Often Bad Investments, Too
Gatekeeping: The 25 at Harvard Have Many Stories to Tell
Student Housing Stair-Steps Upward
Keeping PACE? Housing Groups Want FHA to Reconsider New Rules
Wright’s Touch No Longer a Sustainable Suburban Model
Densely Populated Cities Can Be Green Machines
Legal Eagle: Watch Out for Fine Print in Performance Deals
Testing Its Metal
House Is a Real Balancing Act
New Rules Would Make Manufactured Housing Way Greener
Baby, Please Don’t Drive My Car
When Will Start Homes Stop Lagging Behind?
What’s Your Story? Depends on Where You Live
Why Do Old Country Houses Hug the Road?
The Past Perfection of Mid-Century Modern
Are Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing Incompatible?
History of Drywall Isn’t So Dry, Really
What Other Notable Buildings Were Constructed with Slave Labor?
Foam Home? Why, Yes!
App-lied Knowledge: Calculate the Odds of a Project Getting Built
What Was He Thinking? The Making of Philip Johnson’s Glass House
Mail Call: the Wonder of Art Deco Mailboxes
The Luxury Bathroom Has Become the Luxury Bedroom
Watch Out! Greenwashing Can Take You to the Cleaners
NAHB to Trump, Clinton: How About Housing?
Sizing Water Heaters Is a Hot Topic (Really)
Prevailing Wages: Planning for That Call from the DOL
Green Pays Off, Study Shows: More Tenants, Higher Rents
Enlightening: Analyzing the Cost of Solar Systems
Where Is Country’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array? Where Else? Vegas
Panel Discussion: How to Build a Fireplace Wall
Tasty! New Restaurants in Old Spaces
Joseph Eichler and His Magical Homes
What Features Most Affect Residential Reconstruction Costs?
Running to Daylighting
Restoring an Old, Old, Old House
Reality Check: What Are Construction Documents, Really?
New App for, of All Things, Sustainable Roofing
Can Buildings Be Truly Sustainable if They’re Not Beauties, Too?
Mulling Multi? Some Numbers Are in Your Favor
How to Rebuild Without Regentrifying
Rio, Bravo: the Fantastic Architecture in Brazil’s Leading City
How to Tell Green Cleaning from Greenwashing
Beauty Contest: Stucco? EIFs? Why Not?
How to Prep Shower Walls for Tile
Inexpensive Upgrades That Really Add Up
How to Insulate Old Houses
Did the Housing Crisis Really End? Many Don’t Think So
Cuts Above: How Builders Can Trim Expenses
Yes, Even Building Materials Are Changing
New Video About Old Stuff: Architectural Salvage
Hugh Hefner: Popularizer of Modernism?
Architects’ Take on Creating ‘Equitable’ Restrooms
Cold Comfort: How to Cool Off a Hot Spot
Iron, Man: How to Specify Traditional Architectural Ironwork
Paneful Truth About Energy-Efficient Windows
Insure Thing: Coverage Must Come Up to Costs of Rebuilding
Best Practices Construction Law
Capterra Construction Management Blog
Construction Contract Advisor
Construction Finance Journal
Construction Management Pro
A Daily Dose of Architecture
Green Building Law Update
Industrial Construction Strategies
PC Construction Blog
Project Leadership Guru
Sage Construction and Real Estate
Saluting the Best Rental Markets for Military Families
Underwater Homes Still Top-Shelf Problem
Rem Koolhaas Talks About Architecture’s ‘Serious Problem’
Zero Sum Game: Modernizing the Grid with Net-Zero Buildings
Cool Development: Big Building Doesn’t Need AC!
Green Building: Worldwide Trends and Data
No Small Matter: How to Size Mini-Split Systems
Basic Training: Internet of Things FAQ, Smart Home Glossary
Slice of Nice: New Kitchen and Bath Products
As New York and London Cool, the Rich Head for Homes in Other Cities
Latest Hard Stuff for Concrete Connoisseurs
Frank Gehry on the Air!
Inside Info: At the Beginning of Modern Design, What Were Interiors Like?
Numbers Game: Top 100 Builders for 2016
Detroit’s Old Buildings Have a Real Future
Nine Hot Technologies That Are Really Cool
Regs Price Out How Many Would-Be Home Buyers?
As Home Prices Rise, Landlords’ Wallets Fatten Up
Watered Down: Bringing Historic Properties Back from a Flood
Portland’s Mid-Century Moderns Are Still Up to Date
The Eternal Elegance of the Eichler Home
At Ease: Banks Continue to Lighten Up on Lending Standards
Five Troubling Things About Reverse Mortgages
What’s in a Name? Calling a House Part a House Part
African-American Architects Who Left Their Mark
That’ll Be the Day: Buddy Holly Hall Taking Shape
Short-Term Rentals: Ins and Outs of a New Marketplace
What the Health? Rankings by U.S. Counties
Sweet ’16: Year’s Most Sustainable Buildings
How to Get the LED In
Yet Another Report on the Future of Clean Energy
Eight Tips to Writing a Winning Construction Bid
Five Most Common Plumbing Code Violations
Trends in Commercial Lending
Future of Home Design–in Houston Anyway
How Do Americans Really View Environmental Issues?
Timber! Plan Unveiled for Wooden Skyscraper in London
View Way Uptown: Design-y Kitchens and Baths
PBS Goes on a Magical History Tour
Bedroom Eyes: How to Light Up the Space
Peter Principle: the Classical Touch of Peter Pennoyer
Making Historic Preservation Part of Disaster Planning
States’ Own Standards Are Driving Boom in Clean Energy
Interesting: Rates Will Rise; Yes, They Will
Front and Center: Porches Are Making a Comeback
Woodwork and Finishes for the Craftsman-Style Home
Think Millennials Are Speeding into the City? Not So Fast
Upscale Millennials Moving Down on the Farm
Is Precast Concrete the Way to Go?
To Build Sustainably, Material Changes Are in Order
New Life for Old Buildings
Getting Prefab Products to the Site Can Be a Long, Winding Road
New Guide to Picking Products for a ‘Healthy’ Home
Data, Data Everywhere: New Database Defines Placemaking
Big Idea: Tiny Homes Get a Resort of Their Own
Real Estate Agents: Who Are These People?
What If You’re a Modernist in a Trad Town?
Material Question: Older Versus Newer Building Products
Everything New Is Wood Again
Why Brownstones Are All the White-Hot Rage
Want to Establish an Historic District? Here’s How
Prosperity? Distress? Location, Location, Location
Tech Starting to Mingle Design and Construction
Unless You’re Off the Grid, Solar Panels Are Not a Panacea–or Close to It
Look to the Future–in Pittsburgh
Money Talks–or Doesn’t: Underwriting Stays Tight
Lighting the Way Home: the Allure of Traditional Lantern Design
Test Your Metal? In Many Ways, Metallic Houses Are Better
Even Green Houses Can Give Off Airs
Time Well Spent?
When Tin Ceilings Were at the Top of Their Game
LEEDing the Way for a Change: D.C. Is First LEED-Platinum City
Water Works: How to Keep It Out of Stucco Walls
Remodeling Should Be a Marginal Business: How to Boost Profit
Glass Block Heads Toward the Sunny Side
Construction Jobs Aren’t Wasted on the Young
The Trouble with Framing
The United States of Interior Design
Legal Eagles Get Trademark Protection
Can TreeHouse Be a Green Retailer in More Ways Than One?
Designing Fab Spaces for Cool Brands
Coded Language: New App Makes Navigating Regs Much Easier
Radiant Heating? Yawn; Radiant Cooling? Yeah!
Keepin’ It Real: Consumers Still Prefer Investing in Houses
Millennials Really Are Starting to Change the Housing Market
Barking Up the Right Tree? Could a Wood Tower Rise in Chicago?
Past Perfect: Ancient Romans Made Best Concrete Ever
IoT: Real Deal on the Jobsite
Down with It: Hot Flooring Materials
How to Design the Great Outdoor Kitchen
Busy City Blocks Can Be Very Lonely Places
More Buyers Than Ever Are Grabbing Homes Site Unseen
Where They Pay Up–and Where They Don’t
For Small Contractors, How to Manage Cash on Hand
Age Worthy? Get Set for Suits Alleging Discrimination Against Oldsters
Why Bathroom Remodelings Are Pricier Than Ever
Same Old Story: Retirees Want to Stay Home
More Seniors Want to Mortgage Their Future
Ceiling Fans More Whirr-thy Than Ever
Harder to Sue, Easier to Build?
Warming Up to Cool, Tall, Wooden Skyscrapers
Easy Does It: Renovating for Extreme Energy Efficiency Isn’t So Hard
Kitchen Aid: What Consumers Want in Appliances, Finishes, Flooring
New Recipe for Concrete Makes for Tougher Stuff
The Birth of the Cool: How AC Changed Everything
Counter Culture: Materials, Cost, Workability
Prefab’s Benefits Are Still More Promises Than Anything Else
For One Maker, Alexa Is Now a Homebody
Old Suburbs Are Slip Sliding Away
Today, the House of Tomorrow Is Still Relevant
New Look at Old Paints: They Really Are Different
Safe at Home: Protecting Consumers on the Jobsite
No Sale: Boomers’ Senior Moment Has Yet to Arrive
House So? What a Cool Mil Gets You in 25 Cities
Kitchen Aids: How to Think Outside the Usual Thinking
Making Your Outdoors Great Again
See-Through Wood Windows? Really?
Off the Record: OSHA Pulls Back on Documenting Injuries
Apartment Buildings: Thinking Small Would Be a Big Deal
Common Sense Comes to Office Design
Same Old Story: March from Snow Belt to Sunbelt Continues
Lenders Need to Be More Mobile
Google: Now Up on Roofs in All 50 States
On Sites: Protecting Workers from Construction’s Real Dangers
What’s New in Residential Green Products? Same Old Things
Five Designs That Rule the World
Code Words: How to Push Resilient Design Forward
Some Things Never Change: Builders Still Can’t Build Efficiently
Sea Change: Eco Battery Runs on Seawater
California’s Love Affair with A&C Houses
During Construction Projects, High Tech Keeps Planes Flying High
Catching a Break: Tax Credit Saves Three Historic Buildings
Old Gold: Save, Repair, or Replace?
Five Ways to Stop Construction Fraud
Green Buildings Healthy for Businesses, Too
Hot Topic: How Long Do Water Heaters Last?
Minimalist Fixtures Can Be a Big Help in Residential Design
In New York, Old Skyscrapers Are Often Hard to See
Office Construction Is on the Rise
The Softer Side of Infrastructure
Design That Works: Tips You Can Bank On
How Long Do Warranties Endure?
Memory Boosters: Laser Scanning Aids Complicated Renovations
Rockin’ Plans from the Roaring ’20s
Architecture on Ice
For Many in Cities, Housing Is Stuck in the Middle Class
Documenting Historic Details
Trending: Architecture’s Hot Stuff
Has LEED Proved a Healthy Choice for Health-Care Sector?
Pick ‘Em: 13 Must-Reads About Historic Preservation
Trending: New Hotels in Old Buildings
Calling All (Good) Architects!
Rebuilding Infrastructure the Right Way
Adaptive Reuse Proving to Be Useful
Shingle File: How Shingles Can Create an Artful Exterior
Where Have LEDs Led the Market?
Six Entryways That Say, ‘Welcome Home’
Gentrification Is a Genuinely Hard Problem
Quick Look at Energy Storage in These United States
Where Are the Homeowners with Equity in Their Pockets?
Past Perfect: Another Old-House Style Guide
Opening Doors to Victorian-Era Hardware
Virtual Reality Is Becoming a Real Planning Tool
How Good Is Climate Change for Contractors?
Tiny Homes and Green Building: Big Deal?
OSHA Weighs In, Again, on Safety and Health Programs
Keeping Track of Equipment on Site–Telematically
Cookin’: How the Kitchen Became the Hottest Room in the House
Well Schooled: Historic Building Teaches Many Lessons
Game of Drones: Five Trends to Watch
Millennial Home Buyers Are Coming–Just Wait!
Actual IS Different Than Virtual; Watch
Architects Move to Make VR SOP
Bungalow Bill: Directory of Leading A&C Neighborhoods
Solar Really Is a Growth Business
Americans Are No Longer Migratory Birds
Safety First: Fine, Fine, Fine
Milwaukee’s Magnificent Soldiers Home Soldiers On
Kitchens Where Less Design Is More
Bathrooms Where Less Design Is More
Therapeutic Design: Sense and Sensitivity
Chicago: City of Catalogs?
Steel the One: These Lustron Houses Are Still Great Homes
Five Ways That Smart Buildings Are Getting Even Smarter
The Human Touch in Workplace Design
How Big Is the World’s Infrastructure Problem? Try $49 Trillion Big
Origin of a Species: New Framing Lumber Hits the Market
The Future of Residential Remodeling
Auto Zone: U.S. Building More Three-Car Garages Than One-Bedroom Apartments
Farnsworth House: Modern Meets Mother Nature
Streetwise: 10 Streets That Say ‘America’
Soon, Getting a Mortgage Will Be an Online Experience
Lambeau Leap: Bad Building, Great Place
Container Homes: Should You Contain Yourself?
Not a New Problem, but Labor Shortages Now Acute
Curb Appealing: Seven Ways to Make a Good First Impression
Suburbia About to Break Out Again
Just What Makes a McMansion So Nasty? Details, Details
Sweet Tweets: Ten of Twitter’s Best Accounts on Construction
Five Trends Fuel a New Appetite for Food Halls
The Brutal Truth: How D.C. Became a Hot Spot for Brutalist Architecture
Need Soap for the Dishwasher? Just Push a Button
More and More, OLEDs are O.K.
Looking for a Really Old Home? Ponder This
Building Materials That Repair Themselves?
Data Dive: Using It to Create Workable Strategies
New York’s Skyscrapers: Not All They’re Built Up to Be
Need a House? Wait a Second; I’m Printing It Out Now
Boom Time for Boomers: Still the Richest Demographic
At Notre Dame, Everything New Is Old Again
Old-Hat Mid-Century Modern Isn’t Going Away
Inside Knowledge: Avoid These Interior Design Flubs
Hey, Mr. Robot, Can You Hand Me That Hammer?
Lumberyard Rises to Greet a TV Reporter
Is Peel-and-Stick Housewrap About to Surround the Market?
Up a Tree–and Then Some!
Real Turn-Ons: How Lighting Designs Have Changed
Toward Healthier Building Materials
Republicans Are More into Remodeling Than Democrats; How Come?
Heavenly Staircases Are in the Details
Deep Dive on HVAC Makers
Is Your Home Legal?
Light Up Your Life!
Reduced to Rubble? Just the Opposite in This House!
Hot Stuff on Convection Ovens
Designing for One, Big, Happy Family
So You Think You Know Old Houses?
Big Quiz About Tiny Houses
Hard Facts About Foundations
Multi-Family’s Modern, Up-in-the-Air Edge
How to Pick Kitchen Cabinets Correctly
Balancing Act: The Financial Ups and Downs of Renovating an Old Building
Food for Thought: How Kitchens Have Changed
Concrete That Bends? Hard to Believe, but Yes
Well, Sure? Can Good Design Promote Good Health?
Green Neighborhoods Are Golden
Preservation Might Be an Answer to Urban Housing Crises
Big Builders Get Bigger in Big Markets
Bamboo You: Five Places Where the Wood Works Well
What Is Airbnb Doing to Rents in Big Markets?
Construction’s Digital Deficit: Is It Really an Age-Old Question?
Are Smart Homes a Dumb Move?
Out of Water; What Would That Be Like?
England’s Carbuncle Cup Is a Real Eye Opener
Which Architectural Style Matches Your Personality?
Arts & Crafts Had It Covered
Is Recycled Concrete Heading for a Heyday?
Lean on These: Six Principles for Planning a Successful Construction Project
New Gains in Heating Efficiency Will Come from Thinking Systematically
The Greening of Water Conservation
There’s Airtight, and Then There’s Airtight
Are Oldsters a Better Market for the IOT? Maybe
City Scape: Rising Up Against Centralized Urban Planning
Color Blind: These Hues Won’t Sell Houses
Old Gold: Historic Preservation Is a Wise Way to Go
Old Way to New Development
Six Simple Ways to Save Money on a Big-Time Remodeling Project
Pony Up: Tips on Paying for Solar
Transparent Wood (Know What That Is?) Cooler Than Glass
Treehouses You Can Come Home to
Heating Up: Thermally Modified Wood Gains a Toehold
Fiber Cement Can Be Tough to Install; Avoid These Errors
Subway Sandwich: Always a Good Look in the Bathroom
Faux Good at Mount Vernon? What Siding Are You On?
Smart States: Building Intelligent Cities from Ground Up
Were They All Made Out of Ticky-Tacky?
Green Stuff! Green Products Market to Hit $255 Billion by 2020
Talking About Color in the Kitchen
Concrete Trade Association Gives Cross-Laminated Timber a Hard Time
Same Old Story: Building Homes with Oldsters in Mind
More Automation Will Hit the Jobsite (but Not a Lot)
Six Great Hotels Made Even Better by Their Interior Design
How Much Do Bathroom Remodelings Really Cost?
Are These Four New Technologies for You?
Code Words: How One Fire Created Building Regs
Sweet Home, Chicago? Yes–and No
Forget the Panels–Passive Solar Design Can Save Big Bucks, Too
Many Boomerang Back, but Many Never Make It
Surge in Multifamily Is Starting to Recede–in Some Places
Automated Building on Mars: Company’s Software Is First Step
Wall of Fame? Stud-Free Building Systems
Fifty Top Developers of Affordable Housing
Yet Another Plan to Improve Energy Efficiency of Buildings
Sears Tower: No, Not That One
Going Dutch? House About This Design?
Put on Hard Hat on That Drone!
Let There Be Light! Research and Reports About Solar Energy
Relighting the Lamp After the Darkness of Foreclosure
Material Whirl: Old Stuff Is Getting a New Day
Surprise, Surprise: Good Design Is ‘Comfortable’
Is Swanky Housing for Urbanites About to Be Clobbered?
Move Out! Where Americans Are Going in 2016
What’s the Meaning of This? The Paris Climate Agreement
Remodeling Projects: Apps That Can Help
Gaining Traction? CPSC Urged to Label Flooring
World’s Best Buildings?
Now, Wouldn’t You Like to Build These Cities?
How to Size Mini-Split Systems
Green Machine? If You’re Selling, What Changes Should You Make?
Tech Tools for Home Builders; Yes, Really
Transparent Wood? Really?
Quick Fixes to Make an Old House Seem New
Immigrants Boost the Housing Industry. Period.
Modern Architecture in Need of a ‘Trump Moment’
Cutting Emissions: New Report Cuts to the Chase
Calling All (or Many) Residential Architects! A Directory
Pat-on-the-Back Patios: Three Trends
The Dao of Living in a Tiny, Tiny Space
PV Panels: Will Prices Keep Plummeting?
Agile Management Blog
Building Design + Construction: Building Team Blog
Carol’s Construction Technology Blog
Construction Cost Estimating
Construction Marketing Association Blog
Interactive Architecture Lab
Places and Spaces
Science Daily’s Construction News
Tiny House Blog
Quiz, Kid: Is a Fixer-Upper Right for You?
Many Suburbs Go to Sleep on Affordable Housing
Home on the Arrange: Where to Put Furniture in Your House
Windows of Opportunity: Opening Up to New Products
Eichler House Updated, with Its Past Present
Now Hear This! Sound Principles for Better Acoustics
Sweet Info: Products for BIM-Designed Projects
What’s the Best Big City for First-Time Home Buyers?
High-Powered Paints Battle the Usual Villains
Regged System: New Regulations for Stormwater Discharge
Roots and All: Kitchen Comes Alive Again
Purposeful Prepping: How to Prepare for Homeownership
Seven Out-of-This-World Bathrooms
Winning Ways of Good Architects and Designers
High and Mighty: World’s Top Luxury Housing Markets
Matter of Degree? Maybe Not as Educated Millennials Still Not Buying Homes
View from the Top: Political Battles Over Solar
Rural Housing: Growth Market?
Ten Most Common Building Code Violations
D.C.’s Union Station: Glorious Past, Greater Future
What Might New York City Look Like in 2030?
Concrete Knowledge: How to Order the Stuff
You’ll Root for These Light-Filled Canal Palaces in Amsterdam
Cool Rules About Hot Water
House Is on the Rocks
Steel Yourself: Industry Issues First EPDs
Dream, On! Residents Save Mid-Century Apartments in LA
Zaha: Critics Weigh In
Commercial Properties: Deal Flow to Slow
Digital Disruption Comes–Slowly–to Real Estate Business
Lumbering Along: What’s Green and What Isn’t?
Americans Using Less Energy but More Renewables
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Not Really a Moving Experience
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Managing Knowledge Efficiently Is a Wise Way to Work
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Timber! The Way of All Wood
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Mapping Out the Great Julia Morgan’s Designs
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Robots Can Now Print Houses; Check This Out
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Will Homes Soon Run on Batteries?
Study Halls: Historic Preservation Goes to College
Concrete: New Look at an Old Material
Concrete Conclusions About New York City
Aussie-Some: World’s First Building Code for Modular Construction
Building a New York That Was Meant to Be
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Code Words: Hurricane’s Wrath Less Damaging to More Strictly Built Houses
Inside and Out, Sliding Doors Are Moving Back In
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To Teach Them Tech, You Have to Be on Site
Walkabout Is More Than a Fair Play
Why Style and Design Matter
Repairing and Restoring Old Leaded and Stained Glass
Brush Up on Paint Jobs: How to Manage Contractors Correctly
Some Things Never Change: Building Is an Unproductive Business
Old Is New Again: the Rise of Reclaimed Building Materials
How Hackers Could Hit the Grids Via Solar Panels
Why, Oh Why, Do Americans Now Want to Be Homeowners?
Tobacco Roads Are Good Ways to Go
Is Prefab Finally Becoming Fab?
Should a Doc Be on the Team?
New Vision for Managing Labor on Construction Sites
Are Appliances Cultural Phenomena?
What Will It Take to Make Timber Structures a Commonplace?
Ductless HVAC: Run with It?
Builder Tech: New Ways to Run a Jobsite
Concrete Is Environmentally Friendly? Who Knew?
Will Drones Help to Elevate Landscape Architecture?
Is the Latest Mania for Mod Likely to Be the Big One?
Bots to Like: Robotic Tasks Coming to Jobsites Soon?
Eight of 10 Retirees Stay in Their States
Gentrification Isn’t All Black and White
Tall Timber Building Reaches for New Heights
Something in the Air: Solar Paint Could Be Energy Source
Marketers Should Ease Off the Millennial Mania
Six Front Doors That Make Stepping In Stepping Up
Appraising Appraisals: Why Is the Process So Sluggish?
Milky Ways: New Uses for Old Paint
Will Demand for Single-Family Homes Ever Recover?
At the End of His Life, Wright Was a Mile High
Historic Preservation Can Be Kids’ Stuff
Turned On! Grow Lighting Is a Growth Market
Unmovable Feast: Americans Just Aren’t Going for It
Who Uses Wall Sheathing and Where? Some Surprising Answers
Lessons for Stick Builders from the Factory Floor
Ins and Outs, Ups and Downs of Working on Public Projects
Is Green Always More Costly to Design and Build? Nope
Tall Order: Using Data to Let the Sun Shine Around Big Buildings
Where to Source Retro Exterior Millwork
Should You Push ‘Pull Planning’?
Is the Big Bamboo About to Happen?
Money, Man: Which Commercial Projects Get Funded?
House About That? Robots Helped Build This Wall
Landscaping Buyers Really Loathe
Big Deal: Tiny-House Ideas Make Sense for Larger Houses, Too
Automating Safety on the Jobsite
‘Brutalist Beauty of 10 Floors of Basement?’
Four Bookstores with History on Their Side
The Internet of Things Comes Home
Finding Old Appliances for a New Kitchen
Baby Boomers Set to Weigh In–Again
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Trad Wood Windows Really Were Meant to Last a Long, Long Time
Help! How to Find It When It’s in Short Supply
Eight Great Trends Homeowners Are Hot For
Appraisals: Will Tech Take Over from Humans?
What’s Behind the Persistent Scarcity of Housing for Sale?
Rolling Out the First Recyclable Carpeting
Details, Details: Wise Up About Homeowners’ Insurance
Let There Be (LED) Lighting? When Will Price Be Right?
New Digital Tools Transforming Even the Humble Jobsite Trailer
Can’t Make It There: Why Design-Build Isn’t Working in New York City
Carried Away: Transit Systems Never More Important to Developers
Can You Bank on Tiny Homes?
Where Will the Geezers Go?
Luxury Housing: Are Desirables About to Become Deplorables?
From Canada with Love: Seven Steps to More Energy-Efficient Homes
For Efficiency’s Sake: Energy Costs Beat Codes
Citation Notation: OSHA’s Top 10 for 2016
Coverups: Paneling and Wainscoting for Period Homes
Deisgners, Builders Vie for Owners’ Attention–and Pocketbook
Cities with the Oldest–and Newest–Homes
Shedding Light on LEDs
Light, More Light: How to Bring Fixtures Up to Date
Material Whirl: Managing Online Product Info
A Small City Tries to Keep Up with Modernist Times
Study Says Green Buildings Mean Better Thinking, Sounder Sleeping
Making an Old Place Live Like New
The Delectable Delights of Decorative Painting
A New Report Dissects Why Architects Choose Certain Materials
The Refreshing Art of Painting Frescoes
BIM Isn’t Quite SOP Yet, but It’s Coming on Strong
Is Modular Construction Finally Building Momentum?
Designed the Great Outdoor Kitchen
Saving Graces: the Many Uses of Architectural Salvage
Are Biofuels a Big Mistake?
Building a House: Time Well Spent?
House Call: How to Give Your Place an Energy Check-Up
Housing for Seniors Still a Growth Market
How Pros Are Opening Up to High-Tech Closeouts
Whither Suburbia? Five Trends Are Shaping Things to Come
Five Fundamentals About Building a Home to Stand the Test of Time
Real Turn-Ons: Pro-Style Faucets for the Home
These Water Heaters Pump Up Dollar and Energy Savings
To Boost Energy Efficiency, Big Tenants Need to Belly Up
Turning a Tiny House into a Big Deal
Tiny Homes; Now Tiny Neighborhoods
Get the Lead Out? You Need to Find It First
Wright Is Might: A Compendium of Articles on FLW and His Work
Strawberry Fields Forever?
Is Mars a Development Opportunity, Bar None?
Rest Easy: Eye-Catching Mid-Century Road Stops
HVAC? Security? Really?
The Simple Beauty of Geothermal Systems
Housing Affordability Not Just an Urban Problem
America’s Sweetest Streets
Moving 140-Year-Old Is Not So Easy
Mortgage Lending Ain’t What It Used to Be; Sigh
Surprise, Surprise: Architecture and Money Go Hand in Hand
Can You Make Buildings That Won’t Kill Birds?
North to Alaska? Check Out These Classic Roadhouses
In Santa Monica, Net-Zero New Housing Is Now the Law
If You’re Young and Kid Free, Architecture Is for You!
The Unexpected Joys of Japanese Contemporary Architecture
Whither Real Estate in 2017?
Smokin’ Hot? What Marijuana Means for the Construction Biz
Details, Details: Five Ideas for Adding on to an Old House
Talking Up Management Tech
Does Modular Construction Stand Up?
A Mall for All Time: the Providence Arcade
Roofs Can, Should Be Colorful Topics of Conversation
Addition by Subtraction: When Bad Remodels Need to Go
Surprise, Surprise: Curbed Growth Means Less Affordability
With These Tools, You Must Take Care
Urban Paradise Found: Preservation’s Role
Red-Hot Data: the Future of Green Building
City Slickers: Boomers Want to Walk into Retirement
Can Infrastructure Really Be ‘Permanent’?
Follow the PaperBrick Road?
Falling Water: A Library That Almost Destroyed Its Architect
The Real-World Origins of Today’s Haunted House
Tiny House, Big Price; Guess Where?
What Are the Top 10 OSHA Violations?
Study: Developers Need to Be Concerned About Climate Change
Through the Years: Making the White House a Home
Aging in Places: Making Houses and Towns Better for Oldsters
Affordable Housing: Preserve to Conserve
Just the Facts: Digging for Data About Green Building
Thinking Small: Downsizing of Health-Care Facilities Is Big Trend
Figuring Out the Homeownership Gap
Window Makers: Design Tips for Contemporary Houses
Signs of the Times: Celebrating Great Old Street Signs
The Country’s Biggest Building Material Dealers
Can You Patent a Lighting Design?
Concrete’s Environmental Impact Is Set in Cement
Really, What IS a Rainscreen?
Home Sweet Mobile Home
Getting Paid: How to Collect Construction AR
Great Eight: Factors That Affect Housing Values
The Confusing World of Roofing Warranties
Increasingly, Size Matters Once More
Tips and Techniques for Greening a House
Women Pay on Mortgages More Reliably but Have More Trouble Getting Them
Arts Projects Jumping Off the Drawing Board
Managing Risk When You Use a Staffing Firm
And the Wood Towers Just Keep Getting Taller
Bungalow Nation: Americans’ Easy-to-Love Style
Seven Simple Tips for Finding Salvaged Products for Your Project
Game of Drones: Construction Industry Could Save Billions
Green Scene: Building Materials Might Matter More Than We Think
Is the Iot DOA?
Ups and Downs of Housing Costs per Square Foot
New, Old, and New-Old Choices for Period Roofs
Solar Water Heaters Are Cooling Off Fast
Urban Paradise, Sure, but Burbs Are Poppin’, Too
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Empty Nesters Go Home to Google
Clean Energy Is Hot in Traditionally Conservative States
Renewables Able to Supply a Third of Eastern Grid–Right Now
Upward Bound: Designing and Building Comfortable Stairs
Present Perfect: How to Preserve Places That Aren’t So Old
Is Taking on Skyscrapers a Tall Order?
Setting the Record Straight About Energy Modeling
The States of Solar: What’s the Policy in All 50 (and D.C.)?
Could Solid-State Lighting Be Unhealthy?
Interior Design: Living Rich Without Digging Deep
Now That’s Storage!
Didn’t Think Roofing Could Be Sustainable? Think Again
Pride of Place: ‘Typical’ Houses Depend on Where You Call Home
Must a New Building Be Aesthetically Pleasing to Be Sustainable?
Bamboo You! Remarkably Strong Material Is Back in Vogue
Build It, and They Will Rent!
Bird’s-Eye View of Repairing and Restoring Historic Wood Windows
Will Mortgage Process Go Digital? Not So Fast
Coming Soon: Zero Net Energy Houses
The Liberating Global Reach of Solar Power
Sweets: Last Word on Makers of Finishes
Plumbing’s Top 10 Urban Legends
New Homes Should Come with a Warranty
Grade-A Info: Owning in a Good School District Adds Up
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EPA to Composite Wood Makers: Toughen Up
Hue Knew? A History of Paint
Robot Builds a House in Two Days! Watch!
Are Buyer Co-ops a Good Deal for Home Builders?
Wood Doors Pass Their Screen Test
Sunny Sides: Know This Before Getting Solar Panels
Feds Say, Architects Deserve Overtime Pay
So Beadboard Is Popular Again? Really?
Period Roofing: Can Faux Be a Friend?
Future Stock: Print Out a House for Me, Please
Will Tenants Pay Higher Commercial Rents for Green Features?
Solar Powering Low-Income Housing
Are These Markets Once More About to Bubble Over?
On the Record: OSHA’s Final Word
Are New and Greener Refrigerators Finally on the Way? Maybe
Smart Attack: Cities Welcome the IOT
Leaker! Detecting Water Leaks in Commercial Buildings
Hot but Not Bothered: the Joys of Induction Stoves
Boston Light: Illuminating the Way Home
What Exactly Is a ‘Bungalow’?
Is Vegas Trending to Minimalist and Modern?
Airing It Out: Ventilation’s Role in Preventing Fires
Warming Up to Radiant Cooling
Mortgage Rates by State
Budget-Minded Bath Renovations
Schooled! Ten Design Ideas for College Buildings
Where in the World Is the Tallest Wood Building?
To Re-Make a Market, Home Builders Need to Build
HUD-ling: Former Secretaries Make Case for More Senior Housing
Dryers’ Stuff: New Sustainability Standards for Old Machines
Green Streak: Next-Gen Office Design
Products Catalogs Galore!
Got a Brand-New House? How to Landscape It?
What’s Cookin’? Kitchens Come of Age
How to Use Color in the Kitchen
Ups and Downs of a Five-Year Housing Forecast
House About That? Can This Be All Aluminum?
Everything Old Is New Again
Could a Do-Over Penn Station Actually Happen? Maybe!
Instagramers Every Designer Should Follow
What Any Consumer Should Ask Any Contractor
The Greening of Period Greenhouse Design
Working Life: How Well Does a 30-Year-Old PV Panel Work?
OSHA Rules: What You Need to Know About the Silica Edict
Aronson Construction & Real Estate Report
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Construction Marketing Ideas
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Hard Hat Chat
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Safety & Health in Construction
Shiel Sexton Blog
Stonemark Construction Management
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Solar-Powered Container Home Seizes the Light
NAR Scolding Builders More Than Ever
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Boomers Want to Stick with Brick
Water, Boy: ‘Intelligent’ Technologies in the Making
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How to Get the So-Good Look of Cedar Siding
What Does $950 in Rent Get You?
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Home Automation Is Still an Amazing Maze
The Sublime Power of HHR, Architect Supreme
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How Do You Like This Marriage of Old and New?
Door Ways–Eight Great Entry Points
Why Are Colonial-Style Lighting Fixtures Still So Cool?
Leakers: How to Test Air Loss in Multifamily Buildings
NAHB: Rules and Regs Account for Nearly Quarter of New Home’s Cost
The Metrics of the Foreclosure Industry
Well-Aged Bathrooms–a Gallery of Pix
Tiny Houses Are Too Big a Deal
Spokane: Bungalow Haven
The State of Solar, State by State
Should We Save Affordable Housing?
In Reality, Are House Flippers Only Playing a Part?
Underwater Skyscrapers? Maybe!
Millennials Do Want to Be Homeowners, but Disappointment Looms
One Reason Why Preservation Districts Are a Good Idea
House Kits Add Up to a Net-Zero Sum Game
What Else Is New? Home Builders See Boom Ahead
Seer Buffet Doesn’t See a Housing Bubble
Automation Nation: Great Growth Ahead?
Honey, I Shrunk the Office
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Not All Sweetness and Light for Solar
City or Burbs: Where’s the Best Return on a Rental Dollar?
Bye-Bye Birdie? Golf Course Communities on Way Out
Fighting Mad: Builders Vs. Architects–Same Old Stories
How About Changing the Architecture on Our Currency, Too?
Who Are the Greenest Architects in the U.S.?
Worshipful: Beautiful Historic Synagogues
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