Housing & Construction

This recall involves WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, model number 2224 LED.   The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight.  TOnly 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall

The growing number of developers seeking to cash out rather than risk losing money on building is fueling concerns that residential production will start to decline even as the Bay Area’s housing crisis worsens.

Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI) released their second quarter earnings recently during a teleconference with investors. UFPI’s CEO Matthew Missad made the following observations.

Wood is being considered for an ever-growing type and size of building. Great news for component manufacturers (CMs), of course. However, competitors are not taking their loss of market share lying down.

BlueTarp Financials' Building Supply Index was just released. The Q2 2018 12-month trailing average, which accounts for seasonality, hit an all-time high at 132.48, up from 130.92 in Q1 2018.  The unadjusted view also remained high at 139.16.

The Journal of Light Construction has created an online test of your knowledge.  As they point out, this isn’t a test of everything there is to know about framing carpentry. However, it will give you a sense for your grasp of the key facts underlying framing skills.

Graphic Products recently released a guide with the following infographic to preventing slips, trips and falls.

Rich Reeser of Blue Valley Carpentry and Chris Tatge of Dynamic Construction, shared what they think are effective strategies for ensuring their framers are using PPE.

Oregon has become the first state to approve the use of science-based building code requirements for tall mass timber buildings under their statewide alternate method (SAM). The SAM program is unique to Oregon, allowing early technical consideration and approval on a statewide basis.

Over the first six months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 444,600. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 6.3% increase over the June 2017 level of 418,128.