After years of consideration and study, code officials in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the City of Los Angeles have recently adopted ordinances that require soft-story seismic retrofits.
Demand for housing will likely outpace supply over the next 5 years - a promising condition for the health of our industy's future.
MiTek today announced the release of its new Adjustable Deck Tension Tie (ADTT-TZ), which effectively resists the lateral (horizontal) loads that pull a deck away from the house or structure.
Over the past five years, the trend of labor shortage has grown to create problems and delays for contractors who are trying to keep up with the demand of wood-frame multi-family living.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal safety agencies announced today that they have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls - the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.
OSHA held a public event on March 25 at the International Masonry Institute in Bowie, Md., to announce a final rule to protect workers by reducing their exposure to respirable silica dust.
The National Framers Council Safety Committee is pleased to announce that version 2 of the FrameSAFE Safety Program is complete and has been rolled out to subscribers for immediate use. The new manual includes four new modules covering Proper Use of Extension Cords, Avoiding Electric Shock, Horizontal Lifelines and Rescue Planning.
The housing starts report this morning was above consensus, and there were upward revisions to the prior two months - a strong report.
On the home building home front talk of the community's structural labor undersupply has gone into an uneasy split limbo.
Every national housing economist is forecasting significant growth for 2016. In fact, Metrostudy’s Chief Economist, Brad Hunter, expects new housing starts YOY to rise 14.6%.
The decline in the MPI and the slight uptick in the MVI may be a reflection of the multifamily market slowly edging closer to its long-term equilibrium point post-recession.