Housing & Construction

Since FrameSAFE first rolled out in March of this year, 23 NFC Professional Framer members and 12 Skilled Subcontractors have subscribed to the program. As this bilingual, OSHA-compliant safety program is being implemented across the country, the feedback has been very positive.

Innovation in construction frequently takes a linear approach, starting with identifying the next opportunity and then producing a product that wins market share.

In a further show of strength for the housing sector, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased two points to 85 in October, further surpassing the previous all-time high of 83 recorded in September, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

The World Trade Organization has announced that the United States has appealed a ruling that favored Canada in the two countries’ ongoing softwood lumber dispute.

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.

An overhauled hours of service rule that takes effect at 12:01 a.m. ET (9:01 PT) tonight, Sept. 29, will make changes to the 30-minute break requirement that could, many days, render the break somewhat of a moot requirement.

After a sharp decline in the spring, home building has staged a dramatic rebound.

Earlier this year, we published the article “eBook: How to Create a Safer, Drug-Free Workplace” that explained some simple steps to follow in creating a safer work environment.

The total market share of non-site built single-family homes (modular and panelized) declined to 3% of single-family completions in 2019, according to Census Bureau Survey of Construction data and NAHB analysis.

During the National Association of Home Builders’ Building Systems Week last week, the group highlighted a number of key themes going forward for the offsite construction industry: education, access to resources, and opportunities to help builders overcome challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.