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For builders, 2023 likely will bring declining demand, rising costs, and continued mental health struggles. But builders also will benefit from lessons learned.
A New York startup called Automatic Construction pumps air into plastic fabric, then fills it with concrete—creating a house’s structure at 20% of the cost.
Tennessee-based Branch Technology 3D prints material that solidifies in midair as it’s being printed—resulting in lightweight structures and custom designs.
South Carolina’s Eclipse Cottages builds compact units that help homeowners live “more abundant” lives—instead of maintaining, and paying for, square footage they don’t use.
In Rochester, Minn., Well Living Lab, in collaboration with Marvin, is developing a smart, connected test home to research the impacts of indoor environments on health and well-being.
Since 2013, the Department of Energy has honored innovative builders constructing zero energy ready homes. This year’s winners include 26 homes in 18 states.
Mississippi-based Modern Mill uses discarded rice husks to create a wood-alternative building material called Acre.
Outside Seattle, Sunnyside Village plans to build 32 cottages with shared outdoor and indoor areas—including a common house that serves as a coworking space and a second living room.
California-based Azure Printed Homes 3D prints accessory dwelling units using recycled plastic.
An Arizona company has devised a homebuilding system that creates an entire structure out of lightweight foam covered with a cement composite.
After surveying hundreds of home shoppers to find out what they most want in their homes, Tri Pointe Homes announced several new standard offerings.
Studio One Eleven finds that modular construction can be a more cost-effective, efficient way to deliver affordable housing.
For the six-floor condo building, MESH Architectures deployed mass timber for its aesthetic and environmental benefits.
On3 engages builders, manufacturers, and trades in the creation of learning and development videos that meet their people’s needs.
By taking on the entire design, construction, and installation process, the Philadelphia-based manufacturer produces modules more efficiently, says CEO Vaughan Buckley.
Habitat for Humanity studied the financial and environmental benefits for homeowners who received thousands of Whirlpool fridges and ranges.
One way to provide more housing? Construct accessory dwelling units in people’s yards and then rent them out, says an Atlanta architect.
NCCER’s CareerStarter platform wants to be the place where employers, educators, and job seekers all come together.
Our home designs are inefficient, but they don't have to be. BSB Design’s Dan Swift applies ergonomics to residential interiors, and lists five spaces that designers should focus on to increase efficiency for homeowners.
After 3D printing its first two homes, and partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build more, Alquist is just getting started.
Thinking of downsizing? This Georgia project shows that micro living can deliver major benefits.
The Aurora Highlands executive learns from her developer dad and other women mentors.
The DOE funds 10 projects to test innovations in efficiency.
When residents lived with smart windows, their nights and days got better.
The Utah builder took a leap of faith with zero energy ready homes—and has been rewarded for it.
Los Angeles-based Haven Realty Capital has seen rapid growth with single-family rental developments.
New homes are getting bigger and more flexible, according to recent data and surveys.
Building science expert CR Herro outlines the most crucial factors to building—and marketing—healthy homes.
Through startup Arrived Homes, anyone can own shares of rental homes.
Among the biggest unmet needs in the housing market are designs and features that enhance sleep, recuperation, and relaxation, according to a new survey led by Da Vinci Consulting and the Housing Innovation Alliance.
But it first has to address myriad homeowner concerns—especially security and privacy.
The burgeoning build-for-rent market delivers benefits to both builders and consumers. Now updated with the November 2021 infographic.
South Carolina’s Addison Homes has found that high-performance construction isn’t all that complicated.
Multifamily developer MultiGreen aims to fill the nation’s housing gap by using digital tools.
A California housing development benefits from hybrid modular-panel construction by Plant Prefab.
At an innovation incubator funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and supported by NREL, early-stage housing industry firms get their ideas ready for the marketplace.
Williams Robotics has created a robot that builds walls. And that’s just the start.
Delaware builder Insight Homes uses a wide array of innovative techniques to achieve zero-energy-ready certification for some 250 homes since mid-2019.
The annual Ivory Prize aims to promote innovation in an industry that has long resisted it.