The recession decimated the construction industry and thinned the ranks of skilled workers, and worries persist about whether there are enough workers to go around as the industry's workload scales up, experts say.
The turning point in the building industry dawned in May 2014, when the “total employment level reached its prerecession level” and companies stopped looking in the rear-view mirror trying to outrun the Great Recession.
Insulated buildings don't dry out so well. When water gets in, it stays in and wreaks more mischief. Doing things in the right order and understanding moisture management is not optional anymore.
With less than a year to go until the Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement expires, lines are being drawn on both sides of the border over the future of lumber trade between the two countries.
Despite the fact that it could open the door to homeownership for millions of recent immigrants as well as help alleviate the current labor shortage, President Obama's executive action on immigration was met with disappointment from the building industry.
Join the National Framers Council for a national meeting in Las Vegas the week of the International Builders Show.