Action vs. Talk
HIVE dean of design Sarah Susanka reveals two secrets about how the woman who...
One on one with Cradle-to-Cradle crusader, Bill McDonough, on why...
Four Alternatives to the Competitive Bidding Process
A recent experience got me thinking about the competitive bid process.
Specifying Drywall Finishes
A Level 5 finish may prevent callbacks in areas of high visibility, but it's not...
Building a SIPs Roof
Complex roofs with hips and dormers can be assembled quickly using these...
In this article I'll share some of the lessons we've learned over the last seven years of design-build work. We still have much to master — if only I live that long.
It's not every day that a world-famous artist asks you to design and build a...
No More Bids: Switching to Negotiated Contracts
I used to run my business the way most contractors do: I'd visit potential clients...
When designs don't meet code; New Jersey reality check; gutter detail; sprinklers;...
Who Pays When the Design Doesn't Meet Code?
Let's suppose you're hired by a local restaurant to build a deck off the dining...