While such events are thought to be rare, concerns in Massachusetts about several recent structure fires involving spray foam has brought the issue of heat caused by exothermic chemical reactions during the application process into the spotlight.
Although the notion of “Renter Nation” might seem far-fetched, one thing is for sure: The apartment industry is at the starting point of a great run. This article covers highlights from the 2011 Multifamily Executive Conference, held Oct. 3-5.
Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data for August from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that the national economy, while sluggish, continues to trend better with respect to job openings.
For the second release, 23 markets are currently classified as improving under a conservative examination of local economic and housing market conditions. Among these areas is the Fayetteville, NC metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Recent economic news has been better than expected, but expectations were decidedly low following several months of a spluttering economic recovery, and the latest news from overseas is less than encouraging.
The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) and the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) recently announced a potential reduction of grade-marked Southern pine lumber design values for all structural end uses. For component manufacturers, there is value in immediately communicating with your customers how the potential changes may directly affect each business transaction, now and in the future.
In the past week, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) and the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) have published notices regarding a potential reduction of grade-marked Southern Pine Lumber design values for all structural end uses.
A definitive bottom for home prices is within sight. Real home prices could certainly break through their long-run trend in the coming months, but any further price depreciation from current price levels will likely be relatively modest.
The ISM non-manufacturing survey held up better than expected in September, with the headline index falling 0.3 points to 53.0. The employment series fell more sharply, however, sliding 2.9 points to 48.7.