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Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That

Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That

Here at KWA, we stay deep in the trenches of building multifamily housing projects, but we still find the time to stop and smell the roses; well in this case it’s pretty genius craftsmanship that we appreciate. “Wow, Why Didn’t I Think of That?” is our selection of unique buildings,...

December 18, 2013


Concern about the skilled labor shortage grows as construction industry rebounds

Concern about the skilled labor shortage grows as construction industry rebounds

While the U.S. economy is on an upswing, and our multifamily housing industry experiences an influx of new construction projects, builders have a newer challenge to hammer out: labor shortages. I see it with all of my Texas construction peers, plenty of jobs, yet not not enough skilled laborers to...

December 13, 2013


How to Choose a Certification Program

How to Choose a Certification Program

Will your next build be a certified green development? Sustainable building practices are an indicator of leadership and commitment to the environment. They are also quickly becoming the standard in the construction industry. Before your building can be green certified, you must select which green certification program you will use....

December 5, 2013


Improving Construction Efficiency and Productivity with Technology

Improving Construction Efficiency and Productivity with Technology

A look back over the course of time will show that advancements in technology have improved productivity in various manners and industries. Government industry data indicates an increase in productivity between 1976 and 2004 related to investments in equipment and material technology available at the time. However, one could argue...

November 24, 2013


Three Major Trends in Student Housing

Three Major Trends in Student Housing

In many ways, student housing has been on the leading edge of construction trends, paving the way for trends to be adopted in multifamily construction. The trends that were popular several years ago in student housing are becoming popular today in traditional multifamily housing. In January of this year, Bill...

November 15, 2013


What is Green Construction?

What is Green Construction?

Green construction or green building refers to building construction and design that is environmentally responsible — using good stewardship of our natural resources — and sustainable. Construction companies using green technology and green building strive to lessen the impact of construction on the environment, leaving a smaller carbon footprint. Green...

May 13, 2013


Building Sustainability: LEED Certification & KWA’s Commitment to the Environment

Building Sustainability: LEED Certification & KWA’s Commitment to the Environment

Sustainable building practices aren’t just a trend; they are an indicator of leadership and commitment to the environment, and they are quickly becoming the standard in the construction industry. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building program. Through the LEED program, builders and building...

May 13, 2013


NAHB 2013 Takeaways with KWA President Keller Webster

NAHB 2013 Takeaways with KWA President Keller Webster

I started off 2013 by attending the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show in Las Vegas, where I was humbled and grateful to sit amongst a notable group of multifamily industry pioneers that have helped build, and continue to shape, our space within the construction market. Below...

March 5, 2013



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