Housing & Construction

Clayton Properties Group®, a division of Clayton Home Building Group® and a Berkshire Hathaway company, acquired Arbor Homes (Arbor) yesterday, Indianapolis' largest home builder.

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) continues to capture the attention of the building engineering community.

Operation FINALLY HOME and a number of local businesses are in the early stages of planning to honor a military hero with a mortgage-free home in Culpeper.

The need for skilled labor is at a critical juncture for builders as they continue to try and catch up with the demand for housing.

When using steel, the savings made from reduced on-site labor and waste brings a greater cost-efficiency to the overall project. Here’s five projects from Melbourne, Australia, using SBS Group cold formed steel solutions to replace wood framed structures:

Raney Construction Inc., run by bootstraps offsite innovator Buddy Raney, will serve as "vertically-integrated total solution" on 3,500 homes, on track to factory-produce 1.1 million board feet of roof trusses, flooring, and wall panels, a 20% increase in business activity over 2017 totals.

It’s highly unlikely you will ever be called upon to build a hexadecagon (16 sided) barn, but any builder can appreciate the work accomplished by Silas Treadway, a timber framer from South Stafford, Vermont, especially when it comes to the elaborate truss design.

In the video below, homebuilder Matt Risinger gives his take on BMC’s Ready Frame product and walks the viewer through a tour of their manufacturing facility.

The three short videos below can be used to enhance any Toolbox Talk as part of the NFC’s FrameSAFE approach to safety training on the jobsite.

To address the “fatal four” illustrated in the infographic below, the NFC recently partnered with OSHA to create a set of safety posters as part of the 2018 Safe+Sound Campaign.