PROBuilder: Vol. 77, № 5 (May 2012)

 Volume: 77 |  Issue: 5 |  Download

For more than 40 years, Professional Builder has tracked the business results of the nation's largest home builders with its annual Housing Giants report. The 2012 report includes a special pull-out map with state-by-state building activity by Giant firms, as well as market data for the top 100 metros.

Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 49, № 1 (Flooring: Merchantability for Service and Fitness for Intended Purpose of Use)

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Merchantability for service and fitness for intended purpose of use is a promise, arising by operation of law, that something that is sold will be merchantable and fit for the purpose for which it is sold. An item is deemed merchantable if it is reasonably fit for the ordinary purposes for which such products are manufactured and sold. This is relative in this case to flooring material. The biggest problem in the flooring industry is the wrong product specified or sold for use in the wrong place. All flooring material will not perform satisfactorily in all applications for any number of reasons. Manufacturers and reps don't always know enough about the products and particularly their installation because they don't always know the specific use it is going to be subjected to.