Housing & Construction

By this time next year, Katerra—a technology startup whose end-to-end business model combines prefabrication, architectural, and construction services primarily for multifamily housing—expects to have six manufacturing plants up and running, including its first mass timber factory.

Recent analysis by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) argues the issues like lumber price volatility are having a real impact on the affordability of homes.

With Uber testing self-driving cars for delivery, it's no surprise that a new, self-driving truck is making its way into headlines.

As job training is often looked at as an important way to both attract and retain employees, it turns out that only 31 percent of the U.S. workforce receives formal job training.

On February 14, NFC held a regional meeting in conjunction with Contractor’s Day at the Lumber & Building Materials Expo in Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting featured a number of informative presentations from guest speakers who discussed lumber prices, current market trends, and new framing products.

Building a culture of safety awareness takes dedication and the continuous education of your workforce. Mark your calendar for some targeted emphasis and training opportunities throughout the coming months.

A recent series of articles leave a reader wondering, “what are the true impact of higher lumbers costs are on the ultimate price of a house?”

At the National Frame Building Association’s (NFBA) Frame Building Expo in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 14 – 16, SBCA’s Vogt highlighted the importance of understanding the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in projects using metal plate–connected wood trusses.

Often, traditional construction methods and materials make it difficult to achieve those goals. As a result, cold-formed steel (CFS) is becoming the go-to material to make these projects a reality. Here’s why.

Based on responses to its Builder Application Survey (BAS), MBA estimates that applications for the purchase of newly constructed homes rose 18.4 percent compared to those during the previous January and were up 34 percent from December.