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When John Madden of Tulsa, Oklahoma, initially began looking into the Artisan Masonry Veneers® line, his company J. Madden Homes, LLC, was looking for lightweight veneers that would qualify for credits under the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™. What he found was a product that not only qualified under multiple sections, it offered so much more than he expected.
Wright’s Landing is an 85-acre community development in Spring, Texas, near the Grand Parkway and the Exxon Mobil headquarters in north Houston. Named after architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Wright’s Landing showcases architecturally detailed home designs, with Craftsman, bungalow and prairie-style elevations creating a diverse, charming streetscape.
Modern Masonry, the e-magazine from Echelon Masonry, will be available biannually and include practical applications, category updates, and forward-thinking ideas from the Echelon Masonry team of experts, along with insights from designers, architects and more. The latest issue is available now.
According to a recent survey conducted by the NAHB, homebuilders continue to see rising shortages of skilled labor. Shortages seem to be particularly severe relative to housing starts, which still have only partially recovered from the 2007-2009 downturn.