Economic

Back in January, SBC Magazine covered a Home Innovation Labs’ report that indications a positive five-year outlook for structural component framing. 

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau estimate sales of new single‐family houses in March 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000.

To come up with our findings, we analyzed census data to figure out where builders scored the most residential construction permits. The permits are for single-family homes, condos and co-ops, apartments, townhouses, and duplexes.

With some plastic bottles, old toys, and scraps of woods, designers at A-1 in Fort Pierce, Florida found unusual and intentionally difficult ways to display a truss through a process commonly known as a Rube Goldberg machine.

Thanks to a strengthening job market and lower mortgage rates, single-family home builders are becoming steadily more confident about their market opportunities.

Sunconomy, a U.S. construction company, has received permits to build its first 3D printed geopolymer additively manufactured house in Lago Vista, Texas.

The housing market endured a tough slog through most of 2018, but one home builder is adamant that a rebound is in store.

Freddie Mac analysis shows that 370,000 fewer units were built in 2017 than needed to satisfy demand. Overall, the now housing shortfall ranges from a low of 0.9 million to a high of 4.0 million housing units, as of the second quarter of 2018.

Blue Tarp Financial’s Building Supply Index, which measures contractor sentiment, reached an all-time high in the third quarter of 2018.  On the surface, this appears to be good news. 

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., one of the leading providers of diversified building products, services and innovative solutions in the U.S. residential construction market, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.