Housing & Construction

One big winner on election day was a dramatic expansion of the legal use of marijuana, which was granted by the voters in five states.

With COVID-19 surging out of control across the country, and daily death tolls approaching the highest numbers since the spring, many contractors are bracing for more government-mandated work stoppages on construction sites, similar to those ordered in the initial weeks of the pandemic. 

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections.

Lost-time injuries and illnesses resulting from “environmental cold” spiked nearly 142% in 2018 – soaring to 290 cases from 120 the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Think beyond the physical investment of trucks, equipment, and buildings when it comes to investments for improving your bottom line for 2021.

The first 63-tonne roof truss section of Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility has been installed today.

According to NAHB’s analysis of the 2019 Survey of Construction data, the highest median square foot sale and contract prices are registered in the West and Northeast.

Experts from the offsite construction and components market said the labor market could get even tighter in the next several years.

A trend of higher demand for housing in lower-density areas reported in the second quarter National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) has persisted into the fall, as single-family and multifamily construction continued to overperform in lower cost markets like suburbs and exurbs.

This week, Rick is joined by Amy Smiley, VP of Marketing at 84 Lumber to discuss the company’s social media strategies, influencer outreach, and diversity in the workplace.