Housing & Construction

Lamco Forest Products Inc. of St Felicien, Quebec entered into an agreement with Intelligent Wood Systems Ltd. of Perth, Scotland to bring the UK firm's wood construction fire mitigation system to North America.

A shuttered Goose Island lumberyard could soon become home to a type of construction not seen in Chicago since the 1800s: a wood-structured office building.

Despite the impact of the hurricane, Houston remains the second highest volume new home market in the country, with just Dallas/ Fort Worth achieving a greater number of starts over the 3Q17 trailing twelve months.

The cost of attic trusses is minimal, usually less than $400, which includes the cost of truss design, the materials and can include the cost of the attic stairway depending on its placement within the home.

We think of a housing bubble as house price growth that isn’t sustainable because it isn’t consistent with underlying fundamentals, like income and job growth. To determine whether a bubble exists, we must look at both factors.

Using data from the country’s 3,142 counties (and county equivalents), these five maps show the extreme variance in U.S. population distribution.

Researchers from the university of British Columbia have developed a new fiber-reinforced concrete treatment that can “dramatically [enhance] the earthquake resistance of seismically vulnerable [structures].”

Research tells us that worker perceptions of how well safety policies, procedures and practices are implemented on the job site, also called Safety Climate, is key to improving safety outcomes.

The Center for Construction Research and Training recently released a report of their findings regarding 2015 data on electrocutions in the workplace.

Single-family construction spending inched up 0.2%, while multifamily spending rebounded by 0.6% in September.