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We’re celebrating the Ivory Prize finalists!

We’re excited to be partnering with Ivory Innovations to help promote the 6th annual Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability.   The Ivory Prize is an annual award recognizing ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability. The Prize is designed to award innovators in three different categories: construction & design, finance, and policy & regulatory reform. … Read more

Houston, TX Road Trip: Innovation in Homebuilding + Placemaking

Right-sized housing unlocks new value! Our first road trip of 2024 took us to Houston, Texas.  Co-hosted in partnership with the Urban Land Institute Houston District Council, we curated this experience targeting the intersection of attainability, innovation, and sustainability.   Houston provided the perfect backdrop to explore these concepts, with several teams and projects we showcased … Read more

On the road with … Housing Innovation Alliance 

With the holidays just around the corner, the travel season will soon be in high gear. Well, we couldn’t wait for the holidays to get on the road (clearly!) This fall, we met up with peers, openly discussed challenges, and took part in learning sessions. For us, it was all about the people – connecting … Read more

Why it Matters: A Modular Factory Tour + Concept Home in Pittsburgh

You may have heard that the Housing Innovation Alliance is part of a nationwide, kickass team building a Concept Home. And it happens to be in our own backyard – strategically located in Garfield – one of Pittsburgh’s unique 90 neighborhoods.  ABOUT THE CONCEPT HOME  As the development partner for The Picket Fence Concept Home, … Read more

Let’s collaborate on filling the construction talent gap

Earlier in the year an Associated Builders and Contractors study found that the construction industry will need to attract an estimated 546,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2023 to meet the demand for labor.  Now that we’re heading into 2024, the question still remains: Where will this building and construction … Read more

Doing work that matters will drive innovation 

Without your people or their ‘spark,’ innovation doesn’t mean anything  We talk about innovation. A lot.  But, here’s the thing: There is no innovation without your people and their passion. The ones you hire because they’re qualified. The ones that will work hard, be productive. You can load them up with all of the technology … Read more

Three builders, three solutions, triple the success

Innovation and new solutions driving these three builders Three builders, three ways they’re leading  Why do you innovate? When we asked some of our builder members that question, the answer was clear: to stay competitive and build better and smarter. True, innovation can improve the process and efficiency, but it’s also a business-wide necessity to … Read more

Innovation + Next Gen Builders… Live and On Tour

The Summit’s Innovation In Action Tours illustrated in person and up-close how innovation will drive our industry and who next will be behind the wheel. Sometimes it helps to close your laptop (but not quite yet!), step away and get outside for fresh air. In that spirit, we were thrilled to offer Summit attendees the … Read more

Before Leaving A Legacy, Find Your Own Voice

Your X factor, knowledge, and passion will get you on that path … and more  What do you want to be remembered for? And how will you move forward in your career?  These were some of the many gems that Margaret Whelan spoke about during her Leaving a Legacy keynote at our Housing Innovation Summit last month. She should … Read more