Residential Construction

The Brick House: the Glass House's Companion
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The Brick House: the Glass House's Companion

A comparative analysis of architect Philip Johnson's famed residence and SANAA’s... More

Texas College Offering Degree in Construction Management to Respond to Building Boom
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Texas College Offering Degree in Construction Management to Respond to Building Boom

Texas is experiencing a building boom, and builders there need labor more than... More

Group Urges Chimney Inspections after Earthquake
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Group Urges Chimney Inspections after Earthquake

Areas that can be damaged are mortar joints inside and out, bricks, stones, flue... More

Chicago Bungalow? Baltimore Row House? L.A. Ranch? The ‘Typical’ Home Varies by City
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Chicago Bungalow? Baltimore Row House? L.A. Ranch? The ‘Typical’ Home Varies by City

Depending on where you grew up or where you live your view of the typical house... More

Speakers for HIVE 2016 Housing Conference
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Speakers for HIVE 2016 Housing Conference

Attendees will be inspired to put ideas into action by some of the nation’s... More

HBI Training Leader Steps Down After 30 Years
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HBI Training Leader Steps Down After 30 Years

He wasn’t a CEO, land acquisition expert, or supplier, but Dennis Torbett’s... More

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Data Shows Construction Spending is on the Rise

New spending figures underscore the need for measures to increase the supply of qualified construction workers. More

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Hunter: News is Good on Lot Deliveries, Housing Starts

Metrostudy's chief economist Brad Hunter shared his take on lot deliveries and housing starts recently, and 2015 is looking positive. More

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Homecoming 2015

So as we enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow, hopefully sharing family time around a masonry fireplace, let’s make a commitment. Let’s work as an industry to improve the perception of masonry construction in the residential market, so in 2015 buyers will invest in resilent structures, and ask for brick on all fours sides of the home. More

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Concrete is Ideal for Resilient Residential Construction

Hanley Wood research has shown that the vast majority of homes in the U.S. are built in areas that are classified as needing resilient construction. Concrete is the ideal material for that application. More

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