Industry News

NAHB's Multifamily Production Index (MPI) rose for a fourth consecutive quarter in the April-June period of this year, according to newly released figures on Sept. 8.

The zHome is really a tribute to less sexy (and, generally, more affordable) technology.

The NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) identifies metro areas that have shown improvement for at least six months in three key areas — housing permits, employment and home prices.

Speaking to the Council of Forest Industries Convention in Prince George, B.C., Premier Christy Clark announced the creation of the long-awaited Wood Innovation and Design Centre, with plans for it to be the tallest woodframe building in the world.

Universal Forest Products Inc. will consolidate its operations into two divisions from three.

U.S. building codes meant to deal with disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes but not both at once underestimate risks of multiple hazards, a report says.


Jim Guest, a 35-year employee of 84 Lumber, passed away on Sept. 5.

Although the U.S. housing market continues to struggle, many local markets are doing significantly better than the country as a whole, with some places virtually missing the housing bust altogether.

The American Institute of Architects' (AIA) 2011 second quarter Home Design Trends survey shows stability in the residential market.