Housing & Construction

The housing starts report released this morning showed starts were down 8.2% in December compared to November, and starts were down 6.0% year-over-year compared to December 2016. 

Sales of newly built homes have had a slow, steady recovery during the last several years, and the final quarter of 2017 was on pace to have the highest number of sales in a decade.

DuPont FlexWrap EZ was designed specifically to help create an air- and water-tight seal when installed around penetrations of all different shapes and sizes.

OSHA’s silica rule has weathered its court challenge and remains in effect, with a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Dec. 22 rejecting all five objections raised by industry groups.

Snow is no joking matter. With recent record snowfalls in Pennsylvania and Western New York, frigid temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest and another winter storm expected to impact the east coast, OSHA is urging all those involved in snow removal and cleanup to take precautions and focus on safety.

CFS is essential to keeping the construction timeline on pace throughout the cold weather. Here are five reasons why CFS is ideal for building during winter.

If you live in an area that’s prone to flooding—or will be soon—getting off the ground is the best way to avoid recurring, expensive, and heart-rending damage to your house. That’s why Harris County, TX overhauled its flood rules after Hurricane Harvey.

Entekra is a company you likely haven’t heard of before, but their approach to componentized framing may change that quickly. Based in Ireland, they opened operations in Ripon, California this past July.

Simpson Strong-Tie will showcase new construction planning technologies and innovative time-saving structural engineering products at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 9–11 in Orlando, FL.

A family team known for launching and selling home-construction companies is rolling out its newest venture, Hanover Family Builders, with nine communities in Osceola and Lake counties.