Housing & Construction

MiTek USA’s Hardy Frame® brand now offers the CFS Moment Frame, the industry’s first cold-formed steel (CFS) moment frame.

House prices are soaring and, despite warnings from some analysts, most Americans believe they will continue to soar. 

A majority of U.S. adults (64%) continue to believe home prices in their local area will increase over the next year, a recent survey released by polling firm Gallup concluded. That’s up nine percentage points over the past two years and is the highest percentage since before the housing market crash and Great Recession in the mid-2000s.

Insulation can increase a home’s energy efficiency, but only if it’s properly installed. Batt insulation installed as per manufacturer instructions should perform at its stated value, but R-value can decrease if it’s compressed in tight spaces.

The average completion time of a single-family house in 2017 was the same as it was in 2016, but it was longer than the time needed in 2015 (7 months).

This summer, hundreds of girls in Oregon, New York and California will attend camp. Oregon campers will learn to shut off a water main break. New York campers will learn about plumbing. And California girls will design and build furniture for a women’s shelter. 

The article below brings to light a growing trend of municipalities (in this case, Denver) using their funding clout to require contractors to hire at least a certain percentage of their workforce for a project from the local populous.

As part of the 2018 Safe+Sound Campaign, the National Framers Council has partnered with OSHA to develop a set of FREE safety posters.

CBG’s work with NFC demonstrates the help and benefit that general contractor members can contribute to the association and draw from it as well as the mutual benefit that results from all players in the construction process working together to ensure safety and efficiency on the jobsite.

As of October 23, 2017, OSHA began fully enforcing all provisions of the Silica in Construction standard, relevant to the activity being undertaken, which requires employers to come into compliance with the new permissible exposure limit, or to implement specific silica controls.