Accurately Tracking and Reducing Costs to Housing Associations

Over the years, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has periodically *conducted “construction cost surveys” that collect information from builders on the various components that go into the price of a typical single-family home. In 2009 they sent out 1000 questionnaires to a representative sample of homebuilders, and received just “54 usable responses”.

Bridging the Gap

The term “digital divide” is often used to describe the gap between the level of sophistication in IT and e-business adoption and usage in rural compared with urban areas and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) compared with large companies. The ‘divide’ appears for a number of fundamental reasons ranging from resistance to change through lack of understanding to simply believing what they believe is required is unaffordable.