The shortage of lots that has been hindering the housing recovery eased somewhat in 2019, but remains elevated by historical standards, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Post and beam and timber frame are both beautiful methods of building but most people think of them as one and the same.
If multifamily lenders ran an ice cream shop, they probably would say plain vanilla is better priced and more easily available than ever, but they’re having problems serving up a newer, more exotic flavor.
At 577,000 square feet, Katerra’s Tracy factory is an advanced manufacturing facility with automated wood frame wall, floor, and roof truss lines, robotics-enabled cabinet, finish and window lines, and cold-formed steel production.
Ed Hudson recently reached out to SBCA asking, “Our surveys have tended to show wall panelization at six to eight percent penetration over the past decade for open wall panels, and higher for multi-family. What is SBCA’s view on market share for open/closed wall panels in new single-family homes?”
Ed Hudson, director of market research at the Home Innovation Research Labs (HIRL) recently reached out to SBCA about the SBCA point of view regarding engineered industrial framing. Their research raises some interesting observations that CMs can capitalize on to grow market share.
There is no question that SBCA’s Digital QC will have a positive effect on the market’s view of truss quality and it being a point of emphasis in building performance confidence. Here are the top five ways Digital QC will benefit component manufacturers.
What business do SBCA members engage in? This appears a simple enough question, yet there is "a tradition" in this industry that persists where some believe that SBCA members are in the lumber buying business rather than the "engineered industrial framing" supply business.
As we discussed in 2001, change really means opportunity. The best way to do this is to first self-assess all aspects of our business and ask what are the key business fundamentals that one is really good at.