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More stories about Development

  • They Want It Their Way

    Every day, volume builders look for ways to cut costs and still create an attractive community. But when it comes to building active adult communities, the prevailing wisdom these days dictates: Don't hold back on the amenities.

  • Strictly Business: Building on Spec

    Building on spec

  • Backfill: Sucking Up Prairie Dogs

    Wanted: new homes for prairie dogs

  • Notebook

    The fight against sprawl; new labor-saving copper fittings; borate-treated lumber wards off termites; L-shaped headers for steel framing; more

  • Backfill: The Last One to Let You Down

    Making way for development means moving everything — even graveyards

  • Notebook

    Portland, Ore., growth restrictions; Minnesota energy code takes on backdrafting; new concrete reinforcing; top ten building markets

  • Backfill: Notes From the Underground

    The underground man

  • Notebook

    The best low-flow toilets, easing the labor shortage with the welfare-to-work program, new shear wall design, the Cadillac of scaffolding systems, support for women in construction

  • Notebook

    Growth controls affecting builders, promoting green building, working with inspectors, tax deductions for business start-up

  • Notebook

    Contractor develops college construction technology program, new asbestos study confirms health hazards