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Articles from Builder (September 1, 2006)

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A happy ending: for once, a builder and a developer are the good guys in what could have been a Washington NIMBY battle of epic proportions. Stanley, Kathleen 1277
A week of giving: thanks to the efforts of many, Habitat for Humanity's Home Builders Blitz 2006 was a great success. Pressly, David, Jr. 500
America's immigrant workforce. Matosky, Paul; Stephen Letter to the editor 898
Boulder, Colo. Dersin, Denise Brief article 173
Build ESL skills. Brief article 153
Builder plans: featuring new plans from the nations leading designers. 603
Calendar. Calendar 981
Energy savers: important HVAC changes that affect you and your buyers. Maynard, Nigel F. 640
Fast track 2006: experience has never been more valued than right now, as builders deal with the double whammy of robust competition and weakening sales. In our eighth annual Fast Track list, we examine the secrets of fast-growing builders' success--and what they're doing to keep the pace. Mariani, Michele Industry overview 12377
Fed up with the feds: employers are targeted as states and municipalities pass their own laws to address illegal immigration. Curry, Pat 335
Fiberglass menagerie: the industry's most basic insulation gets an update. Maynard, Nigel F. Brief article 297
Grande standard: a condo developer in Philadelphia offers a full home-technology package as standard. Zurier, Steve Brief article 275
History repeats: responses to an NAHB survey on affordability issues echo those of the early '90s, suggesting that builders need to pull out all the stops. Seiders, David F. 561
Home safe: a new Web site offers practical advice on building healthier homes. Maynard, Nigel F. Website overview 198
Hot sellers: sold out! Fast-moving communities. Stanley, Kathleen 596
Impact fee relief: two important impact fee decisions give builders more ammo to fight similar cases nationwide. Zurier, Steve 751
It's laundry time: a new Internet Home Alliance pilot program looks to use technology to ease the pain of doing laundry. Zurier, Steve 591
Keep 'em happy: it will take some tough measures to prevent cancellations. Thompson, Boyce Editorial 659
Key resource. Brief article 118
Kitchen confidential: Consumer Reports puts the spotlight on kitchen design and appliances. Maynard, Nigel F. Brief article 303
Long road home: a year after Katrina's devastating hit, Gulf Coast builders and communities are still in the early stages of a tough struggle to remake their region. Cushman, Ted 988
New horizons: the Research Center begins construction of a new specialized material and structural testing laboratory. Agnese, Braulio 320
Nowhere to go but up: EH Building Group transforms a run-down neighborhood. Curry, Pat 1047
Pricey parks. Mariani, Michelle Brief article 118
Property wars: a copyright case with far-reaching implications for big builders is back on the docket. Sullivan, Jenny 377
Safe at work. 127
Saving a safety net: Florida's insurance crisis hits home builders. Mariani, Michele 317
Scholarly appraisal. Sullivan, Jenny Brief article 117
Stalled job engine: Builders' rose-colored view of the economy gets blurry after unemployment rises in July. Caulfield, John Statistical data 681
Stay on track: new project management software is geared for small and midsize builders. Zurier, Steve Brief article 240
The big picture: a new version of QuickBooks gives builders a better view of their business. Zurier, Steve Brief article 287
Uncharted territory: starts and sales in many previously hot markets are way down, and the situation probably will get worse before it gets better. Here's how some local markets are faring. Caulfield, John; Mariani, Michele Cover story 12734
Urgent care: with sales slowing, cancellations need to be avoided at all costs. Here's how to keep the deal alive. Curry, Pat 1942
Waiting game: Builders say sweeter sales incentives add value to their products. But buyers are still holding out for better deals. Caulfield, John 2623
What's new on Builder Online: blogs away! Brief article 293
Will the new deal fly? The U.S. and Canada settle their lumber quarrel--or do they? Cushman, Ted Brief article 311

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