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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.

MiTek’s Marriott Receives Bowman Industry Enthusiast Award

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:16

MiTek today announced that its outgoing president, Dick Marriott, has won the 2017 Dick Bowman Industry Enthusiast award, a prestigious honor awarded annually by the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA). 

Simpson Starts Blog for Construction Professionals

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:13

Simpson Strong-Tie has developed the new blog to discuss issues of special interest or importance to building professionals.

Report: Your City May be Entering a Housing Bubble

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:05

We think of a housing bubble as house price growth that isn’t sustainable because it isn’t consistent with underlying fundamentals, like income and job growth. To determine whether a bubble exists, we must look at both factors.

Maps: Population Distribution Highlights Housing Opportunity

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:50

Using data from the country’s 3,142 counties (and county equivalents), these five maps show the extreme variance in U.S. population distribution.

Researchers Develop Earthquake Resistant Concrete

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:43

Researchers from the university of British Columbia have developed a new fiber-reinforced concrete treatment that can “dramatically [enhance] the earthquake resistance of seismically vulnerable [structures].”

Pine Beetle Kill Spreading in Western States

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:39

Over the past two decades, more than 120,000 acres of the Weminuche Wilderness — Colorado’s largest designated wilderness area at 488,210 acres — have fallen prey to the destructive spruce beetle.

BMC Doubles Net Q3 Income on 7.3% Growth in Sales

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:36

BMC Stock reported its net income doubled to $18.4 million in Q3 from a year-earlier $9.2 million, thanks to a 7.3% increase in net sales to $881 million.

Kodiak to Buy Florida’s American Builders Supply

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:27

Kodiak Building Partners has signed an agreement to acquire American Builders Supply based in Orlando.

CMs Can Be Optimistic After AD/CVD Announcement

Tue, 2017-11-07 21:16

On November 2, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.

CLP Systems Reports on Import v. Domestic Steel Premium

Tue, 2017-11-07 21:02

US steel wire rod import prices are now selling at a roughly $60-per-ton premium to domestic rod, inverting longtime trends, market participants said.

Charts: Residential Construction Spending Up in Sept

Mon, 2017-11-06 12:38

Single-family construction spending inched up 0.2%, while multifamily spending rebounded by 0.6% in September.

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Component Manufacturing?

Mon, 2017-11-06 10:44

The potential for AI to infuse business and value chains across various industries is greater than ever before—but where should companies start?

BC Wildfires Decrease Lumber Exports by 14%

Mon, 2017-11-06 10:14

Damage that the worst forest-fire season in B.C. has done to the province’s forest industry is showing up in trade statistics that show overall exports down 14 per cent to the end of August, according to B.C. Stats.

Lennar to Buy CalAtlantic and Become Largest Homebuilder

Mon, 2017-11-06 10:10

Lennar Corp. agreed to buy CalAtlantic Group Inc. for $5.7 billion, creating the country's largest home builder by revenue in the latest affirmation of a U.S. economic expansion now in its ninth year.