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David Barista, UTOPIA Content Director

David Barista

David Barista has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than 20 years, including editorial leadership roles with Pro Builder and Building Design+Construction. He currently serves as the Content Director for Utopia and the Group Editorial Director – Digital and Social with SGC Horizon, which publishes multiple market-leading media brands focused on residential and commercial construction.

Dave is a six-time Jesse H. Neal Award winner, and a seven-time finalist. He’s also won numerous editorial awards from the Construction Media Alliance and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Articles by David Barista

Multifamily

Top 10 Outdoor Amenities at Multifamily Housing Developments for 2021

Fire pits, lounge areas, and covered parking are the most common outdoor amenities at multifamily housing developments, according to new research from UTOPIA's sister media brand, Multifamily Design+Construction.

Cozy Lounge Outdoor Amenities at Multifamily Housing Developments in 2021

Multifamily

Top 10 Indoor Amenities at Multifamily Housing Developments for 2021

In-unit washer/dryer, lounges, and coffee bars/cafés top the rankings of the most popular indoor amenities at multifamily housing developments, according to research from UTOPIA's sister media brand, Multifamily Design+Construction.

Indoor Cozy Lounge Amenities at Multifamily Housing Developments in 2021

Builders

Endowment Sponsored Career Events Pay Off in October

The National Housing Endowment provided grants to three local home builder associations to organize October events introducing high school students to opportunities in residential construction.

Endowment Sponsored Career Events Pay Off in October

Utopia Webinars

The Healthy Home Boom: How Builders Are Meeting Demand for Healthy and Clean Homes [WEBINAR]

Watch on-demand: Four healthy home experts offer actionable advice for building and selling healthy and clean homes. 

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Builders

These 50 Builders Rule Social Media

Lennar, Toll Brothers, and David Weekley Homes are among the most active and successful homebuilders on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, according to a report by building industry agency Draper DNA

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Research Report

Healthy Homes Research: 3 Great Resources For Builders and Remodelers

The UTOPIA editorial team and our content partners conducted three heathy homes research projects in 2021. Download all three on demand. 

Healthy Homes Research: 3 Great Resources For Builders and Remodelers

Research Report

Download UTOPIA's Virtual Sales Center Startup Guide

UTOPIA spoke with several early adopters and industry experts on the startup process for establishing a successful virtual sales and design center. Their advice is presented in the UTOPIA Virtual Sales Center Startup Guide.

The Grove, Austin, Texas - Roomored with M Signature Homes Download UTOPIA Virtual Sales Center Startup Guide, ConstructUtopia 2021

Biophilic

New Homes Invite Nature Inside With Biophilic Design

Big windows, natural materials, and outdoor connections create spaces that blend the best of indoor and outdoor living.

High Desert Butterfly, a two-level custom biophilic home

Research Report

64 Future Housing Leaders Reveal What They Would Change About Homebuilding

A new Utopia research report sheds light on the top 7 obstacles homebuilders face in today’s market.

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