The U.S. is expected to become both older and more diverse in the coming decades, with the elderly and Hispanics in particular taking up a greater proportion of the population.
Extra framing costs money and takes up space that insulation could occupy; it costs the builder up front and the homeowner every month.
CLT panels are solid, made from 2-by stock bonded together under pressure with a thermosetting adhesive. The layers are cross-laminated, like plywood, with the grain on each layer running 90 degrees to the adjacent layers.
Toolbox Talks are a key component in harnessing the benefits of safety training and maintaining an OSHA-compliant program. Taking five minutes a week to highlight common workplace safety issues and general tips for a safe, efficient jobsite can transform the safety culture of a jobsite, while greatly reducing the risk of an OSHA fine should an OSHA inspection occur.
If you don't believe the competition for labor is fierce, you should talk to Jase Prewett, vice president of construction at Brookfield Residential's Southern California office.