Housing & Construction

Single-family construction spending inched up 0.2%, while multifamily spending rebounded by 0.6% in September.

Lennar Corp. agreed to buy CalAtlantic Group Inc. for $5.7 billion, creating the country's largest home builder by revenue in the latest affirmation of a U.S. economic expansion now in its ninth year.

Traffic through the BCSI bracing demonstration was continuous and s showed that web-member-plane-only restraint/bracing has the potential to save time and provide better installation safety. 

Given the acute construction labor shortage that was already at play before recent natural disasters, reconstruction and its repercussions in residential real estate could pose yet another disaster.

The Census Bureau recently released 2016 multifamily completions data from the Survey of Construction. A total of 159,000 housing units, or 49 percent of all multifamily completions, were in buildings with 50 or more units, more than any other building type.

After hitting a new low in August, new home sales surged in September to their fastest pace in the past decade, according to the latest report released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

To lower construction cost and streamline installation time on mid-rise wood construction projects, Simpson Strong-Tie has launched the new Strong-Rod Systems rod-to-steel-beam connector (ATS-SBC).

If you’re at the BCMC show, make sure to stop by the bracing demonstration and experience it yourself.

With so many respirators in use and readily available for purchase, it’s important to remember that when it comes to choosing respiratory protection, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. 

For a framer that builds well over 2,500 units per year, the stakes associated with being buttoned-up in all aspects of the job get higher.