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New-Construction Projects

How Much Does New Home Construction Cost in 2022? Here’s a Full Breakdown

It's no surprise that new-home construction costs surged amid a supply-chain storm and a labor shortage mid-pandemic, but just how pricey are new residential projects?

Q+A

Attracting Talent in Today’s Skilled Labor Market: 84 Lumber's Maggie Hardy Knox

The president of the lumber and building materials supplier talks about the chronic shortage of skilled construction labor and what it's doing to attract, train, and keep the best associates

Labor + Trade Relations

Driving Forces of a Skilled Labor Shortage—and How to Overcome Them

The construction industry has battled a skilled labor shortage for over a decade, but pandemic-related challenges made recruiting new workers harder than ever before

Quality Matters

Better Attic Insulation: Simple Solutions for 4 Common Problem Areas

Home builders generally do a good job with blown-in-place attic insulation but should take care with these common trouble spots to ensure a better insulation job and greater home energy efficiency

Jobsite Safety

Excavation and Trench Safety Best Practices for Construction Jobsites

Trenching and excavating are two of the most dangerous activities in the construction industry. Know the risks and the corrective measures you should take on your jobsites to ensure crew safety

New-Construction Projects

Builders Pause New Projects as Home Sales Slow, but Experts Say the Time to Build Is Now

Regional builders are holding off on new construction projects as buyer demand dips, but experts worry that delayed development will add to a decades-old housing shortage 

Software + Apps

This Construction Simulator Video Game Offers a Low-Stress Glimpse Into the Building Industry

The newest iteration will include a multiplayer mode that allows players to work toward common goals on simulated construction sites

New-Construction Projects

Home Builder Confidence Drops to Two-Year Low as New Construction Projects Slow

The pace of new residential construction is slowing nationwide as buyer demand falters amid fast-rising inflation 

Jobsite Safety

Rise in Trench-Related Fatalities Spurs Enhanced Nationwide Safety Enforcement

Following a sharp rise in the number of trench-related fatalities in the first six months of 2022, OSHA is increasing its worksite inspections and rolling out a number of new safety initiatives

Labor + Trade Relations

Wages for Residential Construction Workers Post Consecutive Gains

Hourly residential building worker wages rose again in May after steady increases at the start of 2022, but will higher pay be enough to attract the next generation of skilled laborers?

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