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BUILDER Online provides home builders with home building news, home plans, home design ideas, and building product information, helping them manage their home building operations efficiently and profitably.

June 2017

Volume: 40 Issue: 6 34.74 MB (PDF) Updated: June 14th, 2017

On The Cover:
Local Leaders: How Builders Leverage Scale in Markets Across the U.S.

Outer Limits: Design pushes the edges of livability well beyond the box

May 2017

Volume: 40 Issue: 5 45.07 MB (PDF) Updated: June 14th, 2017

On The Cover:
Builder 100

Builder of the Year: D.R. Horton: Why America's Largest Builder Ranks Second to None

The Builder 100's Most Productive Firms

April 2017

Volume: 40 Issue: 4 38.46 MB (PDF) Updated: May 8th, 2017

On the Cover:
Products We Love -- 75+ Editor-picked products to help Builders construct better homes.

Sales: The shift from 'upsetting' to 'up serving' and why it matters.

March 2017

Volume: 40 Issue: 3 27.92 MB (PDF) Updated: May 8th, 2017

On The Cover:

The Punch List: 17 Industry Trends Builders Can Use Today To Improve Tomorrow

Un-Common Spaces: What's New in Amenity Design

February 2017

Volume: 40 Issue: 2 27.45 MB (PDF) Updated: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
Common Callbacks: Preventative measures, avoidable defects

January 2017

Volume: 40 Issue: 1 40.11 MB (PDF) Updated: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
The NEXT Adventure Home: Clermont, FL

Tough Enough? State-of-the-art techniques can help new homes stand up to flood, wind, and fire.

The Hub: How kitchens can radiate warmth, congeniality, and comfort

December 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 12 27.59 MB (PDF) Updated: March 6th, 2017

On The Cover:
The Healthy Home: The Next Big Thing in Home Improvement

November 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 11 37.97 MB (PDF) Updated: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

Delta Blues

Louisiana builders dig out in the wake of the flood

October 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 10 88.30 MB (PDF) Updated: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

2016 Hanley Award Winners

Path to the Future:
KB Home's Goal: Make Sustainable More Attainable

September 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 9 79.12 MB (PDF) Updated: November 22nd, 2016

On The Cover:

Jury Duty: Our own Builders Choice & Custom Home Design Awards gallery

August 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 8 55.87 MB (PDF) Updated: August 15th, 2016

On The Cover:
Sea Worthy: Gorgeous Waterfront Houses Showcase Resilient Design

Roots Rock: As the climate gets warmer, landscaping needs to get smarter

July 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 7 48.64 MB (PDF) Updated: August 15th, 2016

On The Cover:
Nowhere to Hide: How to beat the job site heat as the mercury rises

Living Spaces: Great indoor/outdoor ideas from the Gold Nugget Awards

Broad Appeal: Boomers are moving in on millennial housing stock

June 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 6 54.15 MB (PDF) Updated: June 7th, 2016

Local Leaders Issue

This is why the Standouts STAND OUT!

May 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 5 53.53 MB (PDF) Updated: June 7th, 2016

100th Issue

Celebrating Excellence in Home Building

April 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 4 53.53 MB (PDF) Updated: June 7th, 2016

The Product Issue // Plus: The 2016 Brand Use Study

March 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 3 53.71 MB (PDF) Updated: March 13th, 2016

On The Cover:
Strong Roots: Reimagining the Farmhouse

February 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 2 50.07 MB (PDF) Updated: February 9th, 2016

Modular Mojo
How factory design and engineering give traditional builders a run for their money.

January 2016

Volume: 39 Issue: 1 0.98 MB (PDF) Updated: February 9th, 2016

Show Time!
We asked and Millennials have spoken. Here are their responsive homes.

December 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 12 32.39 MB (PDF) Updated: December 10th, 2015

Giving Back

Here's how home builders across the country pay it forward

November 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 11 58.85 MB (PDF) Updated: December 10th, 2015

The Unity Home: The Inside Story

How our Greenbuild show home came to be, and how it could serve as a model of a better way to build

October 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 10 71.19 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015


The new generation of post-recession buyers value connectivity. Find out how three master plans meet those needs.

Housing's recovery is in sight. But local fees, rules, and NIMBYs threaten to halt any momentum -- specifically at the lower price bands -- before the market can fully return.

September 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 9 80.16 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015


2015 Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards:
A focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail won over this year's jury, and it shows in the thoughtful designs of this year's winners, which range from a multifamily hipster paradise in San diego to a traditional artist's studio in rhode island.

Lean In:
This year's Wm S. marvin Hall of Fame for design excellence award honorees share the rare ability to translate home buyers' wants into beautiful homes and communities.

August 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 8 52.59 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015


As the homeownership rate creeps lower, a number of builders are testing rentals.

Five winners of this year's Gold Nugget Awards show off the best in vacation home design.

July 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 37.84 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015


As the recovery plays out, labor has become the No. 1 pain point in the building industry. BUILDER's special report explains what needs to happen before things can really get better.

June 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 6 55.36 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015


BUILDER takes a deep dive into 12 key housing markets to see how 2015's new-home offerings compare to the past few years.

Visiting a model or design center typically is the first chance for a buyer to see all of the layouts and products that a builder has to offer. These five strategies will help boost home sales.

As Standard Pacific marks its 50th year in business, timeless value and new resolve propel it forward.

May 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 5 79.79 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015


Meritage Homes and Oakwood Homes use innovative, data-based solutions to scale the BUILDER 100 list.

TRI Pointe Group -- our builder of the year -- sees itself as home building's "next generation."

2015 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award recipient Dan Ryan improves lives in the U.S. and abroad.

April 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 4 54.78 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015


Known Quantity:
Our annual roundup of what product brands builders know best and use most.

Time-Saving Products:
If you'd like to shorten your construction timelines, consider using these products to save time on the jobsite.

AD Index

March 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 3 45.73 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015

Are New Starter Homes History?
For the past decade, the number of new-home sales under $200,000 has shrunk each year. Will this home ultimately become extinct?

Where Supply Meets Demand:
Exclusive BUILDEr research indicates that these five up-and- coming cities will be some of the most lucrative areas in the country for home builders in the next few years.

Fringe Benefits:
Home buyers can find an urban lifestyle in the 'burbs, outside of "the city," but how far out is too far out for builders in need of lots?

February 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 2 49.47 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015


Sweet Dreams are Made of This:
Just in time for the spring selling season, check out these innovative marketing strategies from large and small builders across the country.

Chain of Demand:
As home buyers return at the lower levels, all segments of new housing should improve this spring.

January 2015

Volume: 38 Issue: 1 87.41 MB (PDF) Updated: November 9th, 2015

Outside the Box:
This year's new american Home is focused on providing takeaways for production builders at every price point.

Millennial Fact or Fiction:
Builder evaluates some of the most prevalent contentions about millennial behavior and their implications on housing.

Core Curriculum:
Amid rising construction costs, builders are trying to construct affordable homes for debt-strapped entry-level buyers.

Target Practice:
Scaling down the home to fit an entry-level budget is difficult, but builders can find savings with smart planning.