Welcome to Building Forward, a new initiative analyzing the disruptive labor and productivity changes transforming construction.
In a world with threats ranging from terrorism to cybercrime, including a security consultant early avoids delays and costly changes later.
High-quality, factory-built homes are changing construction, for a price.
The founder of the Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability shares what he’s learned about the innovative solutions to housing’s complex challenges.
Piloting new tools with a small test group can help design and construction firms spot potential issues—before they grind a project to a halt.
Blocks made with recycled construction waste face challenges with labor—and industry inertia.
Environmentally friendly buildings still send a ton of waste to the landfill, but deconstruction and reclaiming building materials are on the rise.
These technologies allow for a more efficient relationship between builders, suppliers, and manufacturers.
Fully utilizing staff resources is the key to long-term success.
The vice president of innovation at Meritage Homes chats about resetting the rules to reimagine the way we build homes.
Firms in the emerging field of proptech believe tools driven by data and artificial intelligence could make these processes more efficient.
Housing industry expert Margaret Whelan discusses why prefabrication is at the center of attention—and why some builders aren’t yet embracing it.
Affordable technology allows contractors to accurately measure color, so your projects evoke inspiration rather than aggravation.
The project is an example of why more cities and designers might embrace modular techniques in the future.
Your next home could be constructed—or at least designed and engineered—half a world away.
Contractors are beginning to incorporate nanosensors into their safety programs.
The co-founder of IBACOS chats about innovations in comfort and the thermal enclosure, setting performance standards, and the evolving training needs of the construction workforce.
It may be sooner than you think, though code hurdles remain.
Whether we enact more-stringent building codes or focus on upgrading old homes, resilient design is a key strategy for builders adapting to severe weather.
Adding these strategies to the building industry’s toolbox can help alleviate the risks and challenges associated with the shortage in skilled trades.
Virtual and augmented reality are changing the way designers communicate their vision to both clients and contractors.