There are stories behind every community member, program and insight we uncover, and here is where you’ll find them. Read on to learn more about how we think, what we’re up to and what drives us.
IBS 2020 - Key Takeaways
The Alliance team recently met with one of our Transformation Partners, IBACOS, to discuss our impressions and key takeaways from #IBS2020. After a few Star Trek and Jetson references we got down to business...
The ships are pointed in the right direction but no one knows how long, how fast, or what obstacles to expect on the way...
The general feeling from the floor was much more optimistic than in previous years – there shouldn't be a sharp drop in the economy and if there is, it is very unlikely that it will be driven by housing
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) were all the rage – with some using them as an entry point for a broader play in the off-site construction space
Build to Rent - Our sense? If you're not in it, you're moving towards it!
We were happy to see a strong presence of "Next Gen" housing leaders – 84 Lumber's trades workforce development initiative, the NAHB young professionals, and networks like Builders of Insta who organized a meet up for those of us trying to shine a better light on the industry and Hammr who is empowering the "badass professionals of construction" to build their reputation & connect
One of our Transformation Partners, GE Appliances had five products nominated for KBIS Best in Show, including a smart wall oven which we’ve dubbed the InstaPot of ovens – 30 cooking options, a built in camera, intelligent settings by food type, a linked thermometer, auto adjustments and other features that make cooking fool proof
The variety of training programs that have emerged to combat the labor shortage
The number of smaller technology companies creating solutions for specialized jobs: hyper focused, single use applications – like the apps you can’t live without on your phone