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I subscribe to the print editions of several publications, including Architectural Digest. Go ahead and call me old school — I know I’m not the only one who prefers to flip through the pages of a glossy magazine when there’s a big story beckoning.

 

Pop quiz!

 

Since we know you didn’t study, we’ll keep it brief. Only two questions, graded on the curve.

 

The market bottom is clearly behind us, and this is validated by three very reliable indicators.  First, annualized home starts have more than doubled from the Spring of 2009.  Second, consumer confidence (and therefore builder confidence) continues an upward trend, and for regular readers, you k

One of the world’s most influential architects, Barry Berkus, passed away at the end of November. While I didn’t know Barry well, I admired and respected him greatly.

The Six Sigma methodology DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) is used to improve an existing process.  

Design for Six Sigma is used to design a new product or service.

“You Can Buy More Land in an Afternoon…  

Than You Can Get Rid of in a Lifetime.”

 

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(MOP-fee)

 

 

 

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My December column just came out on HousingZone.com and you can read it here: http://www.housingzone.com/scott-sedam-how-do-you-lead-leader or in the Professional Builder magazine.

It is critical to know what our customers think of living in the homes we build for them and what it was like to be involved in the design and construction process with us.

 

1.   Metal 

2.   Material

3.   Plan

4.   Base

5.   Idea

6.   Hospital

7.   Doctor

 

1.  Twitter

2.  Gangnam Style

3.  Like

4.  Gronkowski

5.  Angry Birds

6.  Linsanity

7.  Kardashian

A recent research study on quality in construction projects established the following Quality Problem Factors as the sources of quality defects.

Quality Problem Factors

Managerial/Stakeholder

 

Do you know what the Spanish term for Profitability is?

 

It’s Rentabilidad.

 

RENTABILIDAD

Remember the DeLorean?

 

If the name doesn’t conjure up an immediate mental image, this will: Remember the car from Back to the Future?  

 

It is clear that a housing recovery ground swell is underway. In 2013 we will be looking past survival and finally able to focus on business growth. That is why IBS 2013 is going to be phenomenal!

Come January 2013, we’re taking HousingZone’s already stellar coverage of residential design to a new level. Look for weekly blog posts from yours truly … a new monthly e-newsletter, “Design Innovation” … contributed articles from the best in the business … and much more.

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SUMMER 2018

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

The Dorrance collection of bath accessories includes a wall-mounted faucet, tub fillers, and bidet and shower sets

Features

Custom home builders share how managing client expectations can eliminate drama and create a better customer experience

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