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Building a home is complicated business: there are dozens people involved, hundreds of decisions that need to be made, deadlines to meet and budgets to maintain. In this article, Andy Stauffer writes about one of the most important tasks a home builder has: making sure the home is buildable.

…the majority of my daily exchanges are with the design and production team rather than the client. I endeavor, with the help of my architect, to please our team of tradesmen to the greatest extent possible, by offering designs that are sensitive to the real world “buildability” of a structure. The importance of planning and designing buildable structures cannot be overemphasized. At its heart, buildability is as much about process as it is about final product. To illustrate, I need only ask readers to recall a project in their own careers that came together in the end in spite of innumerable hurdles, RFIs, ASIs, change orders, cost overruns, and pain and gnashing of teeth. All of these small negatives add up, ultimately, to one big negative – lost profits.

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About Ron Stauffer

Ron Stauffer has been building websites and marketing businesses on the web for over twelve years. He has certifications from Apple, Google, Rackspace, and Hubspot, and content he has written for clients has been featured in NBC National News, US News & World Report, Realtor.com, Builder Magazine, AmEx Open Forum, and other national publications. His professional motto is: "data wins arguments," and he uses data-driven marketing efforts to grow businesses online with proven ROI. He lives in the Boulder area in Colorado, with his wife and five children. Learn more about Ron Stauffer here.