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    How Hills Tamed HUD

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— When Carla Hills took over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1975, nobody expected her to be a hero for housing.

     
  • Eden Park Illumination Announces Management Team

    Eden Park Illumination has announced the appointment of its new management team.

     
  • PEOPLE

    Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan has been hired as the chief operating officer for the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF).

     
  • Sandler Sales Training: Is It Worth the Cost?

    For small contractors in today’s competitive market, sales skills can make the difference between struggling and prospering. Yet many contractors turn up their noses at formal sales training, viewing it as a waste of time and money. Are they right? Or is enrolling in a training program an effective...

     
  • Using Checklists to Eliminate the Punch List

    In 2001 my Atlanta remodeling company, SawHorse, launched a “zero punch” program, which sought to eliminate the final punch list on all jobs. Since we had five or six project managers on the payroll at any given time, as well as working relationships with a couple of dozen subcontractors, the...

     
  • PEOPLE

    The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) has filled three management posts.

     
  • Businesses Feel the Housing Pinch

    A lack of affordable housing is making it difficult for companies to hire and retain entry- and mid-level workers.

     
  • Working the High-Rise Niche

    Our company has provided remodeling and handyman services to Chicago homeowners for the past 10 years. We started out working in single-family homes, but early on an architect hired us for a large job in a high-rise apartment building. Today, high-rise work accounts for half our volume. We work in...

     
  • Building With Logs

    Q: A design we're bidding on has several peeled cedar logs that function as both architectural and structural elements. Are there any rules of thumb for determining their strength so that they can be safely used without redundant grade-stamp framing - and so they meet the approval of a building...

     
  • Lessons From the Corporate World

    Imagine two builders. Builder No. 1 is an experienced project manager who decides to start his own business. His technical skills are finely honed, he knows how to manage a crew and schedule, and he builds homes that customers love. But a few years after hanging out his shingle he is still...

     
  • Picking Up the Pieces

    Greater Miami Neighborhoods (GMN), a wellknown nonprofit developer of affordable housing in Miami-Dade County, had been in business since 1985.

     
  • Industry Bids Fond Farewell to a Leader

    It’s been a busy few months for Bart Harvey. Housing and community development organizations all across the country have been throwing banquets, luncheons, and other events to honor him for his long service as chairman of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., and its for-profit subsidiary...

     
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    Getting Paid for Your Time

    If you and your project manager spend 13 hours preparing an estimate for a remodeling job, how much money have you invested in the project? Would you have been better off spending those 13 hours getting things done on one of your current projects?

     
  • Quality, Schedule, Price: Pick Two

    All clients come to the table with a set of unspoken expectations, some of which they may not even be aware of. Because these assumptions will inform every decision they make, it's important to bring them into the open and prioritize them early on. This will help you decide whether you and the...

     
  • Letters

    Air-sealing diagnostics; proposal to document illegal immigrants; preventing accidents; more

     
  • Another Side of Aimco

    DENVER -- Best known for its substantial market-rate property portfolio, Apartment Investment and Management Co. (Aimco) has also claimed a big stake in affordable housing.

     
  • Fannie, Freddie Post Record Years, On Pace for Another

    Fueled by a torrential second half, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both announced that their multifamily volume in 2007 hit record highs, at $60 billion and $44.7 billion respectively.

     
  • PEOPLE

    Craig A. Maraschky has been named the new executive director of the Aurora Housing Authority in Aurora, Colo.

     
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    Putting a Purchase-Order System in Place

    As a financial consultant to small construction companies, I've seen lots of cases where a builder finished a job and the bookkeeper closed the books on it — only to have a late subcontractor bill for that job show up months later.

     
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    The True Cost of Labor

    The true cost of labor

     
 
 
 
 
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