This Week's Segments
SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini reveals the top three things about March and introduces this week's segments: How remodelers are managing lumber price spikes and the built world according to industry disrupter Katerra.
Massive increases in lumber prices are causing project estimates and costs to go up exponentially.
Dan Bawden, the president of Legal Eagle Contractors, reveals how he's managing the issue.
For better or worse, Katerra has created a brand of disruption through prop-tech that either fascinates progressives or frightens the status quo in our industry.
But, you might be surprised at what Katerra actually does, and how it looks at housing. Janet Stephenson, the company's Head of Building Platform Sales, offers great insight into what Katerra is ... and where it's going.
Jm Nostedt, president of Seefar Building Analytics, lays out a formula that shows how total cost of ownership makes high-performance housing affordable to buyers ... and benefits builders who want to provide better-quality housing.
SGC Horizon Group Director - Principal Tony Mancini previews the lineup of segments for The Weekly, including a lively discussion about transparent estimates, smart tech for older homeowners, and a new product that just might alter production housing as we know it.
How transparent do you need to be when estimating remodeling jobs? Some say totally, some not so much.
Aging in place and smart technology expert Ryan Herd discusses what smart technologies are best suited for homeowners wanting to age in place, along with gaining a deeper understanding of what older adults want and need from a home.
The Haciendas, an experimental production home project by Oaxaca Interests LLC, in Dallas, Tex., uses modern design and unconventional materials for its efficient, single-level floor plans, among other features generally foreign to most production builders.
SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini introduces this week's segments:
- Re-thinking your homebuilding marker
- Rethinking your bigging strategy
- and a quick peek at some products you won't see at 2021 IBS
Managing editor James McClister walks us through a rapid-fire look at some of the products that will be unveiled at the not-in-person 2021 International Builders Show.
Rod Cullum, co-founder and CEO of Cullum Homes in Scottsdale, Ariz., talks about how unitized pricing changed his company's business model and its relationship with trade partners and clients.
Sublime Homes CEO Mike Graniczny discusses how his company benefitted from moving its focus from Illinois to Indiana, and how other builders can follow its lead.
SGC Horizon Group Publisher Tony Mancini introduces the three segments for the latest episode of The Weekly
- The eight pillars of success in home building (miss one and you're sunk)
- Do people pay more for good design? Do they even know it when they see it in a house or in their hand? Can you charge more for good home design?
- The world seems to finally be catching up to off-site construction. How to position your business for it.
Editorial Director Denise Dersin talks with industry sage Scott Sedam about the "fragility of good things," and the metrics he advises home builders to use to determine and sustain business success.
Editor-in-Chief Rich Binsacca has a pint with Dennis Steigerwalt, president of the Housing Innovation Alliance to talk about why builders don't embrace off-site construction
... and what they're going to do about it.