Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced new drywall hangers that can be installed over two layers of gypsum board (drywall) into a wood stud wall.
An insurer that covered employers under a commercial general liability policy isn't obligated to indemnify the employers if they're found liable in an injured worker's intentional tort claim, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Lawmakers in several states, led by Nevada, are moving to rein in construction-defect laws, a change that would curtail allegedly frivolous litigation but also make it more difficult for homeowners with legitimate claims to sue home builders over flaws.
Many home builders, large and small, east and west, believe that the financial fate and fortunes of their organizations this year hinge on demand for their new homes this year, but they know it all hinges—at least as much—on labor supply.
One of America's biggest lumberyards has begun ramping up promotion of a framing system that it says represents a big advancement in home construction and that some framers applaud, but also has some skeptics questioning whether a majority of framers will embrace it.