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Charts: Apartment Construction Market Slowly Cooling

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:48

Faster apartment building was instrumental in pulling the U.S. housing market out of its slump a decade ago. Now, that engine is starting to throttle back.

Survey: 3.6M More Starter Homes Needed in 2018!

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:33

The United States’ 25 most populous cities are on the verge of a crisis. In the next year, virtually every major city in the country will face a combined shortfall of more than 3.6 million starter homes, relative to expected demand from Millennials.

Boise Cascade Opens Distribution Center in St. Louis

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:29

Boise Cascade Company is pleased to announce the opening of a Building Materials Distribution center to serve the St. Louis metro and surrounding areas.

Rayonier Completes Purchase of Canada’s Tembec

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:27

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Tembec Inc., combining two complementary high purity cellulose businesses and diversifying its product offerings with integrated forest products, paper, paperboard and newsprint businesses.

Video: Can Trusses Increase Hurricane Resistance?

Mon, 2017-11-27 09:24

This video created by The Verge showcases how structural components play an integral role in the design and construction of a home that is more resistant to hurricane-strength winds.

OSHA Recordkeeping: Top 3 Challenges Coming Down the Line

Tue, 2017-11-21 17:32

In May 2016, OSHA published its new recordkeeping rule, officially named “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.”

Simplifying Safety

Tue, 2017-11-21 17:24

Can you really dig down to the essence of a matter and explain it in simple, understandable terms?

OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Requirements

Tue, 2017-11-21 17:10

OSHA is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year until November 10, 2018. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period.

VIDEO: Understanding Jobsite Silica Enforcement

Tue, 2017-11-21 15:25

OSHA’s new crystalline silica standard, which went into effect on September 23, has raised many questions for framers. 

Super Anchor Safety Announces the Launch of G-Clamp Fall Protection System

Tue, 2017-11-21 14:51

Super Anchor Safety is excited to announce the launch of a revolutionary Fall Protection System that Installs with No Fasteners. 

Boise Cascade Opens New Distribution Center in St. Louis

Tue, 2017-11-21 14:31

Boise Cascade Company (Boise Cascade) (NYSE: BCC) is pleased to announce the opening of a Building Materials Distribution center to serve the St. Louis metro and surrounding areas.

Lamco Announces New Fire-Mitigation System for Wood

Mon, 2017-11-20 13:05

Lamco Forest Products Inc. of St Felicien, Quebec entered into an agreement with Intelligent Wood Systems Ltd. of Perth, Scotland to bring the UK firm's wood construction fire mitigation system to North America.

Graphs: Nov. 2017 Scrap, U.S. CRC and China CRC Steel Costs

Mon, 2017-11-20 12:24

Metal connector plates and cold-formed steel components are manufactured from galvanized cold-rolled sheet steel (for a quick reference on cold-rolled versus hot-rolled, click here).

Largest U.S. Mass Timber Building to Be Built in Chicago

Mon, 2017-11-20 12:02

A shuttered Goose Island lumberyard could soon become home to a type of construction not seen in Chicago since the 1800s: a wood-structured office building.

Houston’s New Home Sales Should Surge Post-Harvey

Mon, 2017-11-20 11:53

Despite the impact of the hurricane, Houston remains the second highest volume new home market in the country, with just Dallas/ Fort Worth achieving a greater number of starts over the 3Q17 trailing twelve months.

Photos: Prefabricated, Foldable House Builds in a Day

Mon, 2017-11-20 11:51

Italian architect Renato Vidal has created a prefabricated foldable house that takes less than a day to install once on site.

Attic Stair Manufacturer Promoting Attic Truss Construction

Mon, 2017-11-20 11:46

The cost of attic trusses is minimal, usually less than $400, which includes the cost of truss design, the materials and can include the cost of the attic stairway depending on its placement within the home.

Softwood Lumber Costs Reach Record Highs Thanks to Duties?

Mon, 2017-11-20 11:43

Softwood lumber prices in the U.S. soared to near-record highs Wednesday, as Canadian producers passed on higher export duties charged by the U.S. government straight on to American consumers.

Canada Uses NAFTA to Dispute Softwood Lumber Duties

Mon, 2017-11-20 11:05

Canada is launching a challenge under the North American Free Trade Agreement against recently announced U.S. duties against Canadian softwood lumber imports.

Higher Commodity Prices Boost Builders FirstSource Q3 Sales

Mon, 2017-11-20 10:33

On November 8, Builders FirstSource (BFS) reported its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.