Housing & Construction

Fires, unfortunately, take place every day across our country.

With summer’s official start less than a month away, the prevention of heat illnesses on the jobsite is an important training topic to cover with your employees. The bottom line in heat safety is simple: Water. Rest. Shade.

OSHA has cited Desouza Framing Inc. for exposing employees to dangerous falls at two northwest Florida worksites. The Jacksonville-based residential framing contractor faces proposed penalties of $199,178.

A new robot, developed by Perth-based company Fastbrick Robotics, may be the speediest homebuilding machine yet.

Over the first quarter of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 199,861. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 6.0% increase. Year-to-date, ending in March 2018, the total number of multifamily permits issued nationwide reached 105,562. This is 8.5% ahead of its level over the third month of 2017.

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in May after a downwardly revised April reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Component Manufacturers with multi-family housing jobs can rest easier knowing that while the number of projects declined last month, the need for apartment buildings is not going away.

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector increased in March and approached the post-Great Recession high level.

Katerra is a company whose founders are using the fundamentals they’ve learned in the manufacturing industry to try to turn the construction industry on its head.

Trusses in residential construction provide ample opportunity for home owners to revamp what the interior of their homes look like.