Housing & Construction

Unlike previous housing start cycles, the correction after the housing "bubble" from 2003 to 2006 was NOT caused by tight monetary policy or high interest rates. All of the previous housing cycles were driven by monetary policy actions.

Kott, owner of Magnolia-based Structural Wood Components, supplies many local builders with heavy timber trusses used in custom home and commercial construction.

More than a dozen skilled and semi-skilled carpenters gathered on one of the hottest days of the year at Pacific Wall and Truss Systems to prepare components for ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

This article demonstrates how wood-framing is an effective way to meet all of the competing objectives facing school construction.

National Nature Centrein Helsinki to be the first Finnish public building constructed of cross-laminated timber.

The multifamily housing market continued to show improvement in the second quarter of 2011, as the Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased for the fourth consecutive quarter.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued the most comprehensive look yet at the built environment’s role in economic recovery, highlighting six specific policy steps that will generate jobs and help grow the American economy.

Vert House’s inverted truss roof brings volume and light to an otherwise small house. Inverting the roof truss was the ’aha’ moment for us," said lead designer Yonatan Pressman

The National Association of Home Builders has released a new monthly index that examines metropolitan areas that have shown sustained economic improvement. 

Total construction spending fell 1.3 percent in July, which was well below expectations. Previous months’ data were revised upward, however. Residential spending fell 1.6 percent and nonresidential fell 1.1 percent.