Economics



Features
September 23, 2013

Local HBAs tackle labor shortage; Architects see more amenities and size; CPWR snapshot of construction industry profiles an older workforce; Detroit joins the company of Turnaround Towns

News
September 20, 2013

Woodside Homes took its “act private, look public” mantra to the next level by closing a bond offering that netted more capital for the Salt Lake City, Utah-based company than did recent IPOs for some home builders.

Features
September 20, 2013

NAHB endorses President Obama?s housing finance policy.

News
September 17, 2013

Following four consecutive months of improvement, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes held unchanged in September with a reading of 58 on the Housing Market Index.

News
September 04, 2013

A shortage of buildable lots, especially in the most desirable locations, has emerged as one of the key factors holding back a more robust housing recovery, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

News
August 23, 2013

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 13.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000 units in July as higher mortgage rates prompted a temporary pause in buying activity.

Features
July 12, 2013

The National Association of Home Builders says it's time to rethink the rate of return on energy efficiency.

Features
July 09, 2013

Double-digit revenue growth for these home builders during the recovery started with pre-planning, re-examination, and retrenching during the recession.

News
July 03, 2013

Installation of these solar shingles would cost the homeowner an additional $10,000, though the price of the products is expected to fall.

News
July 02, 2013

The unemployment rate in the construction sector in May was the lowest it has been in five years, which could signal a coming worker shortage, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

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March 2014

This Month in Professional Builder

Products

For all of its fiberglass doors, Jeld-Wen now incorporates Neopor, an exclusive technology from BASF that has advantages over the industry-standard urethane core.

Features

Trade-specific occupations represent 64 percent of all jobs in the residential construction industry, and carpenters represent almost half of those construction jobs.