Housing & Construction

To save money, Oden Hughes said it plans to build the complex using primarily light-gauge steel instead of lumber, with BlackSwan Steel fabricating about 80 percent of the framing for the four-story apartment buildings at its Houston facility and then trucking it to Austin.

A new hinged roof connector by Simpson Strong-Tie makes it easier for modular builders to construct stick-frame roofs in the factory that will fold flat during shipping. Accompanying the launch of this new product, Simpson Strong-Tie has also released its new Connectors & Fasteners for Modular Building catalog.

Atlas Engineered Products Ltd., a leading supplier of trusses and engineered wood products, yesterday reported its financial results for the second quarter ended November 30, 2017 (all amounts in are in Canadian dollars).

HUD announced on Thursday that it is launching a “wholesale review” of its manufactured housing rules as part of a “broader effort to identify regulations that may be ineffective, overly burdensome, or excessively costly given the critical need for affordable housing.”

Home Technology’s 200,000-square-foot facility doesn't show the chaos of a typical building site, and that's by design. Its owners, the residential developers and builders Great Gulf, believe that tech will transform the construction industry – a process that's been imagined by architects and builders for a century.

A working category of the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), 'timber roof truss designer' has been registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as a professional designation on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

MiTek USA just announced that its SAPPHIRE Supply software solution has added new features and functionality for its lumber and building material “ProDealer” users.

Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, announced today an $865 million Series D funding round led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. The financing will be used to fund Katerra’s continued manufacturing expansion and for further investment in its R&D efforts.

The AdvanTech Subfloor Assembly combines subfloor panels known as the flat out best for a quiet, stiff floor with the polyurethane bond of new AdvanTech subfloor adhesive.

DAP DynaGrip Heavy Duty Max features new cutting edge hybrid technology, which delivers up to 5X faster bond strength than competitive polyurethane heavy duty adhesives for tough applications where bond strength and speed are critical.