The “Lumberyard of the Future” panel discussion during the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit in San Diego, California brought together three lumberyard executives to look ahead to the year 2025.
Construction employment also continued to trend up in November (up 20,000). Employment in specialty trade contractors rose by 21,000, mostly in the residential component.
The supply chain has changed dramatically since the recession, making the same old way of doing things no longer good enough.
The STAFDA (Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distribution Association) show is held each November and is where the people who run supply houses for construction and industry go to see and make deals on the latest tools and products.
The National Framers Council (NFC) is excited to announce that their next national meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 21st at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Following seven years of slow and uneven growth in demand and pricing, 2015 will be the strongest year yet for cold-formed steel and related products.
The recession decimated the construction industry and thinned the ranks of skilled workers, and worries persist about whether there are enough workers to go around as the industry's workload scales up, experts say.
The turning point in the building industry dawned in May 2014, when the “total employment level reached its prerecession level” and companies stopped looking in the rear-view mirror trying to outrun the Great Recession.
Insulated buildings don't dry out so well. When water gets in, it stays in and wreaks more mischief. Doing things in the right order and understanding moisture management is not optional anymore.
With less than a year to go until the Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement expires, lines are being drawn on both sides of the border over the future of lumber trade between the two countries.
Despite the fact that it could open the door to homeownership for millions of recent immigrants as well as help alleviate the current labor shortage, President Obama's executive action on immigration was met with disappointment from the building industry.