Housing & Construction

The homeowners who plan to stay after a natural disaster face a choice: They can rebuild what they had before, knowing the warming climate will bring more devastating storms, or they can build for energy efficiency and resilience.

Between August 2016 to August 2017, 37 states and the District of Columbia saw a growth in the total number of permits issued.

A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D printing robot that can print the walls, roof, and floor of PassivDom’s 380-square-foot model in about eight hours

A Texas A&M 3,400-bed facility stretches 2.2 million sq ft, including one eight-story central “Texas-wrap” structure with a parking garage, called the B building.  It is framed with cold-formed steel, and covers 1 million sq ft.

The formula that works for new companies and products might be key to workforce recruitment, too: Call in the celebrities and break out the t-shirts!

The most recent Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting of the NFC had it all. “Really good demonstrations of how to get our crews trained [on OSHA’s new silica standard],” noted Rich Reeser of Blue Valley Carpentry. “Good networking with other companies.”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer's responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018.

MiTek USA today announced that MiTek Builder Products now offers a Hardy Frame Special Moment Frame Design Manager online tool for designing Hardy Frame Special Moment Frames (HFSMF)

Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors remain optimistic about the current and forward-looking health of the sector, according to the Q3 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index.

If you’re planning to build a new home in Texas, be prepared to pay more and wait longer for it to be completed.