Housing & Construction

As SBCA focuses on the ongoing development of leaders, we will be introducing members of the emerging leaders committee through articles in Industry News and social media posts. Meet Justin Richardson of Richco Structures in Haven, Wisconsin.

SFPA’s “Raised Wood Floor Foundations – Design & Construction Guide” is now available online.

A multi-bill package aimed at addressing California’s housing affordability crisis headed to Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday as lawmakers prepared to draw the curtain on the 2017 legislative year.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, after delivering devastating floods and winds to parts of Texas and Florida, are forecast to re-emerge as a tropical depression on homeowner finances.

High demand and low supply are driving up prices, and developers who are building are facing a shortage of skilled workers and an increase in material costs. Erickson is helping address these issues through efficient framing.

DAP’s new HVAC Silicone and High Temp Silicone sealants deliver superior durability and performance for a long-lasting seal in the most extreme applications.

Thanks to John Horan, General Superintendent and Safety Director, for promoting FrameSafe with the Agility Construction team. They won CLP Systems’ 2017 Framer Safety Contest.

Hurricane Harvey did significant damage to buildings throughout affected areas in Texas. Resilient construction methodology makes a big difference during these kinds of high-wind events. 

When a task becomes routine and repetitive, the associated risks become familiar. Familiarity tends to weaken the warning signal emitted by such risks.

OSHA will begin enforcement of the crystalline silica standard in the construction industry as of September 23, 2017.