Industry News

The demand for HERS Index ratings is continuing to grow. In the first half of 2017, 106,867 homes were uploaded to the RESNET National Registry.

A homebuilder couple are following their passion by designing and building energy-efficient homes using alternative energy and ‘progressive’ materials with a low impact on the environment.

A recent article in Builder Online featured a new foundation product called HercuWall, which is an insulated concrete panel pre-cut offsite for rapid assembly on the jobsite.

As Chuck Miller demonstrates in this video tip, a 2-in. putty knife with a sharpened blade cuts through the foam like butter.

According to a recent Federal Register notice, OSHA is seeking to delay by a year its new certification requirements for construction crane operators, which are currently set to go into effect on November 10, 2017.

Homebuilders are moving at a snail's pace to meet this heated demand — they are breaking ground on just 849,000 new single-family homes per year, well below the 2007 rate of 1,036,000.

There may be rumblings about lowering the cap on mortgage interest rate deductions, but it would have a "rather small effect" on the housing market, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says.

Walpole-based home builders Bensonwood and Unity Homes are expanding into a new facility on Production Avenue.

To maximize the efficiencies of panelization and get the most out of off-site construction, there are a few key elements you must consider.