Industry News

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.

Exceptional insulation and air-sealing throughout the building envelope is paramount as a means for achieving the efficiency portion of the ZNE equation (renewable energy sources, such as solar power, drive the energy generation counterpart requirement).

The Virginia Register of Regulations, issued on February 5, 2018, gives final notice of a revision to state regulations for "Standards for Planning, Design, Construction and Reimbursement of Local Correctional Facilities."

The New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) plan to engage stakeholders and propose a comprehensive energy efficiency initiative.

About one-fourth of the typical homes built by a sample of 246 single-family builders in 2016 had enough green features to quality for a bronze rating under the 2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

BASF joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a global organization of key leaders in the plastics industry. The WPC promotes industry topics of global relevance like the responsible use of plastics and efficient waste management.

With new construction going on all over Southern Colorado and many of them new homes, there is one being built in Monument that is quite different from the rest.