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September’s Home Sales Data Reflects Continued Recovery

Housing economist Tom Lawler recently spoke to Calculated Risk, an industry respected finance and economics blog, where he cited September


Construction Employment Up From One Year Ago

July 2014 saw a spike in construction sector hiring, which led to a decreased number of open jobs in August.


Improving Jobs Market Could Benefit Housing Recovery

For the first time since 2008, the unemployment rate in the United States fell below six percent, according to a


Homeowners Continue to Look for Aging-In-Place Design Solutions

Today’s homeowners are more educated than ever and they consciously look to make the most sound purchasing decisions for not


WoodWorks to Host National Forum on the Transition Toward Taller Wood Buildings

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, will host a national symposium, Toward Taller Wood Buildings, in Chicago, Illinois


Builders’ Sentiment at Highest Level Since 2005

The September NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, issued by the National Association of Home Builders, showed that builders’ sentiment increased


Architecture Activity Opens Strong in Q3

U.S. architecture firms all around the United States had three consecutive months of gains in billings as of July 2014.


Latest Economic Well-Being Report Released

The Federal Reserve Board recently released its latest report detailing the current economic well being of U.S. Households, according to


Will Fall 2014 See A Sustained Housing Rebound?

In the housing industry, fall is usually the time of year when home sales begin to drop off, but after


Architect Michael Green Explains the Benefits of Building With Wood

Well-respected architect Michael Green, founder of Michael Green Architecture located in Vancouver, BC and New York, is internationally recognized for


Housing Affordability Almost Back to Normal

A new report from the National Association of Home Builders shows housing affordability is almost back to normal, approaching pre-2004


LP SolidGuard LSL Rated Among Top Structural Lumber Products

As most homebuilders in the industry know, the structural components of a home are among the most important elements. Digital


Spending in the Residential Construction Sector Is Up Year-Over-Year

A new report from the National Association of Home Builders cited Census data that showed despite two monthly declines in


LP OSB ZB Family of Products Provides Structural Roof, Floor and Wall Solutions Engineered for Hawaii

Earlier this year, LP Building Products, the No. 1 OSB producer and leader in strand technology, introduced a line of


July Sees Spike in Builder Confidence

The market for newly-built, single-family homes is seeing growth and builders are taking notice. In fact, builder confidence surpassed a


Future of Housing Looks to Minorities, Millennials and Baby Boomers

Following the rough winter most of the country experienced early this year, coupled with higher mortgage rates, the housing industry


WoodWorks Accepting Nominations for 2015 U.S. Wood Design Awards

WoodWorks announced last week that it is now accepting nominations for the 2015 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The national award


Residential Construction Spending Up From Last Year

According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, construction spending in the residential category increased by 7.5 percent


New Home Sales Reach Highest Pace Since 2008

According to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), new single-family homes reached the highest rate


Cool Down With LP® TechShield® This Summer

The official start of summer is right around the corner, and as things are heating up, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier


LP® TechShield® Brand Joins Southern Living Custom Builder Program

LP Building Products’ LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing brand recently joined the Southern Living Custom Builder Program as a 2014


Slow and Steady Wins the Race for Housing Comeback

The National Association of Home Builders and First American Title’s Leading Market Index (LMI) showed no increase in U.S. market


Spending in Multifamily Sector Growing Strong

According to recent U.S. Census Bureau data, total spending in the private residential construction sector rose to a seasonally adjusted


LP Mills Win 2013 APA Safety and Health Awards

The 2013 winners of the APA Safety and Health Awards were recently announced and LP Building Products made the list.


Housing Starts and Permits Top One Million

For the first time since last year, housing starts reached over one million for May, according to a new report


Housing Markets Still Moving Forward

As the building industry is working hard to overcome the effects of a harsh winter, housing markets are still moving


Housing Affects First Quarter Economic Growth

The U.S. economy is built upon the production, distribution or trade and consumption of many different goods and services and


Top Ten Metros with Highest Owner-Occupied Housing Rates

The National Association of Home Builders’ American Community Survey (ACS) studies eight main housing statistics every year, including the share


APA Wood Explains Benefits of Energy Trusses in New Report

Energy codes for the building industry have evolved over the years, resulting in the demand for greater efficiency in homes.


Spending in the Construction Sector Holds Steady

Over the last few months, the building industry has faced setbacks, namely due to the intense winter weather that’s swept


Building Industry Professionals Expect Business to Grow in 2014

Houzz, the leading platform for remodeling and design, recently issued a survey to building industry professionals to gauge their expectations


Homebuyers Want Aging-In-Place Design Features

Builder Online recently cited data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows the number of Americans 65 and older is


New Home Sales Are Back Up After Weather Induced Slowdown

This winter’s harsh weather has made an impact on both the housing market and the U.S. economy as a whole,


New Homes are Bigger Because Buyers Have More Income

The average size of new homes in this country has seen a steady increase since early 2013 according to a


Intact Structural Frame

Noah Devorshak, head of national commercial sales at UFP ISF, LLC, the Universal Forest Products (UFP) affiliate that manufactures and


Industry Spotlight: Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Company

Over the years, Gilcrest/Jewett has expanded its offerings beyond lumber and is now a source for a variety of home


Vintage Construction Remodels Village at Vanderbilt, Gains Look of Authentic Stucco at Lower Cost

Project Summary For more than 13 years, Vintage Construction has been providing Middle Tennessee homeowners and businesses with remodeling services


FitzGerald Associates Architects Meets Fire Codes With LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing

Project Summary With roots dating back 95 years, FitzGerald Associates Architects maintains a portfolio full of master-planned communities; numerous new


Raise the Roof: Infographic

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Building With Science

With codes continuing to trend toward tighter envelopes and homebuyers demanding greater efficiency, more and more builders are seeing the

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