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News
September 23, 2016

Chile could provide more affordable softwood to replace some of the supply from Canada

House Flipping Rises To Highest Level In Six Years

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News
September 22, 2016

Most houses are purchased with cash by flippers, which indicates that more financing is available for home transactions

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News
September 21, 2016

The updated standard is estimated to deliver up to $21.7 billion in energy bill savings and avoid approximately 143 million metric tons of carbon pollution over a 30-period

Pin-Up Houses. Photo: Joshua Woodsman/YouTube screenshot

News
September 20, 2016

The 74 sf home on stilts consists of 21 insulated panels, all connected by threaded rods, and costs only $1,200

Homebuilders wary of Trump’s deportation plan

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News
September 19, 2016

Builders in states near the Mexico border rely on experienced Mexican workers for framing, roofing, and drywalling.

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News
September 16, 2016

The state ranks third in rooftop solar potential

Flooding in Baton Rouge, La., in August. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Creative Commons.

News
September 16, 2016

Since August 12, 43 out-of-state contractors have filed paperwork and paid fees to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

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News
September 14, 2016

Installation fees and costs related to permitting have both decreased

Flooding in Annapolis, Md. Photo: Forsaken Fotos/Creative Commons

News
September 13, 2016

Flooding ranges from a few inches to several feet deep. City officials have asked for billions to pay for flood walls, pumps, and road improvements.

OSHA appoints new director for its construction directorate

Dean McKenzie in May 2016. Photo: US Department of Labor/Creative Commons.

News
September 12, 2016

Construction industry veteran Dean McKenzie has been appointed as the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction. 

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