Dallas-Fort Worth Building Savvy – December 2020

Finish Strong in a Tough Year Borrowing the headline from this month’s Focus Section, we commend our local industry for its remarkable comeback.  We have pressed on and capitalized on pent-up demand to


2018 I-Codes Now Ratified Across Texas as 2021 Code Hearings Begin Builders understand that change and advancement in minimal standards for residential construction are needed and necessary,  but industry advocates also work hard

Focus Section: Home Technology

Control Your Future… by Putting Your Customers in Control of Their Homes The stats say that homes with smart tech features providing comfort, control, connectivity, and securitysell faster than homes without and that

Focus Section: Outdoor Living

A Home’s Outdoor Spaces Determine Its Entertainment Potential MoistureShield’s Elevate capped composite decking features the Solid Core Difference™, a proprietary manufacturing process offering protection against moisture absorption, warping, rotting, and damage from insects.


New Buyers Challenge Yesterday’s Norms Who the buyers are, where they are buying homes, and what they’re looking to find in their homes and are the real changes resulting from the fall-out of

  • tatement-making design in baths is open concept and brings the outdoors in. Curbless showers with infinity drains, the ability to customize faucet and spray selections, and the inclusion of a tub in the master suite are all selling points.

Top Priorities in 2020 Bath Design

By Beverly Smirnis Wellness  Homebuyers are looking for their master bath to provide an escape.  A spa-like experience with a feeling of the outdoors is at the top of their list. Showers are

Stats on Safety Remain Sobering for the Construction Industry | Building Savvy Special Report

Building Savvy Special Report | September 2020 Stats on Safety Remain Sobering for the Construction Industry Out of work-related deaths in the private-industry, one of every five is construction-related.

Construction Marketing 101

By Terry Wegner, CM, PMP Many people confuse sales and marketing.  They are not the same.  While sales is an “in-house” process, marketing can and should usually be outsourced so

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