Housing & Construction

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.

The National Framers Council’s (NFC) safety committee is pleased to announce version 4.1 of FrameSAFE, which reflects member feedback to include new modules on Near-Miss Reporting (section 2) and Crane Operations (section 5).

When the National Framers Council was created as a council under the SBCA umbrella it represented an opportunity to strengthen and enhance the important relationship between component manufacturers and framers.

New single-family home sales surged in August, as housing demand was supported by low interest rates, a renewed consumer focus on the importance of housing, and rising demand in lower-density markets like suburbs and exurbs.

Prices paid for goods used in residential construction continued their upward trend in August, increasing 0.9% (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

On September 3, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it is seeking comment on a proposed pilot program for hours of service regulatory relief by allowing participating drivers to pause their on-duty driving period with one off-duty period of up to 3 hours (85 FR 55061).

A team of carpenters are using 800-year-old techniques to painstakingly rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral.