Housing & Construction

SBCA has been a member of the American Lumber Standard Committee, Incorporated (ALSC) since 2007, where 25 accredited independent third-party agencies provide lumber mill grade marking oversight.

Occasionally in the forefront of public attention since the COVID-19 crisis began has been America’s continuing challenge of dealing with the abuse of psychoactive drugs.

The deadlines are fast approaching for employers to file their mandatory illness and injury reports with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and you need to know about some of the changes that have taken place since you filled out last year’s reports.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said that it doesn’t expect multifamily construction to stabilize until 2022.

Of the 15% of American adults considering a future home purchase in the final quarter of 2020, 56% have moved beyond planning and are actively trying to find one to buy, up from the comparable 43% share a year earlier.

Investors looking to bet on new ground-up apartment projects should be ready for delays and potential price hikes.

A relatively new, field-applied fire suppression method appears to be gaining traction among general contractors.

According to the AIA’s 2020 Firm Survey Report, the use of building information modeling software has increased significantly since 2005, with all respondents working in offices with 50-plus employees affirming the use of BIM in some capacity, including data sharing among project collaborators and stakeholders.

A possible solution to the treated-lumber concerns of lumberyards, home builders, remodelers and homeowners has arisen in California.

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 3.1% in December 2020 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $691.0 billion.