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This is where we dig in. The Alliance is focused on the future of housing. We look for – and push – the tipping points. Taking snapshots in time, we […]
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Expert speakers are great, but the real magic happens when you allow for planned and unplanned dialogue between ALL of the smart people in a room. Learn how you’ll not only meet, but engage with every person who attends this year’s Alliance Innovation Summit, June 8-10 in Chicago.
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Here are some high-level takeaways from this year's show.
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In October, we spent two days in Austin, the live music capital of the world, getting down to the Business of Performance. Take a look at photos from the event and download presentations, a consumer research report and other resources.
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During our October webinar, we highlighted the industry need and shared a potential framework, components and development process for a Comfort Rating Method in housing. Download slides, watch the archive and provide feedback.
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Access presentation slides and an online archive of our August webinar.
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Download slides and view the archive of our June webinar.
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In late May, Alliance builders and sponsors got together for our first annual Technical Summit. While there were a lot of innovation focused presentations, one of the primary goals of the event was to spur discussion and identify emerging challenges in the industry that could be further addressed through Alliance programming and, potentially, Building America research.
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Builders, Sales and Marketing All Share InfoThe third annual Builder Benchmark on home quality and performance is out. This in-depth study identifies trends, barriers to advancement, and information and resource needs that we can help address through Alliance programming.
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Odds are that you’re already looking at several key business metrics with intent – and so are your counterparts at other building organizations. But when it comes to construction quality, most builders find it difficult to quantify—and even harder to understand exactly how it impacts your bottom line. 
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From the increasing interest in activity trackers (like Jawbone Up and FitBit) and health apps on smartphones (Runtastic, MapMyFitness), to the continuing obsession with heathy food and supplements/vitamins/antioxidants, to growing concern about environmental contaminants (BPA, fire retardants), health is clearly a trending consumer concern.
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