Industry News

Homeowners still have time to take advantage of energy efficiency savings on their taxes: Tax credits available for installing metal “cool roofs” that were set to expire in 2016 have been renewed and are now available retroactively for qualified residential improvements made through Dec. 31, 2017.

Q: I have a client with an older home on a slab with an uninsulated foundation. In our northern climate, the perimeter of the floor gets very cold in winter. Would insulating the foundation from the outside make a significant difference in how cold the slab gets?

Andrew Liveris will step down as executive chairman of DowDuPont in April, less than a year after completing a merger that created what is now one of the world’s largest chemicals companies, DowDuPont said on Monday.

Window City is gearing up to begin their first Passive Building project in Hoboken, NJ in spring of 2018. This will be the first completed Passive Building project developed in the United States.

Norbord Inc. says it is going to temporarily suspend production at its oriented strand board mill in 100 Mile House, B.C., due to a shortage of wood.

Huntsman Corporation today announced the acquisition of Demilec, one of North America's leading manufacturers and distributors of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications.

Clayton Homes, a builder of pre-fabricated homes and a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, continues to gain market share within affordable housing.

Total housing starts declined in February, led by a reversion to trend for multifamily development. Starts fell 7% to a 1.24 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to the joint data release from the Census Bureau and HUD.

Federal workplace safety officials launched an investigation into Wednesday’s deadly fire at a construction site in Denver, a report said Friday. Two construction workers died, and at least six other people were injured, including one Denver firefighter.