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Quality Matters

Solving Truss Uplift

Tim Kampert from IBACOS-PERFORM presents the causes of truss uplift, its impact on quality and customer satisfaction, and best practices to mitigat

NAHB

An Interview With NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke

New NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke outlines the key issues facing the housing industry and how the association is working to address them.
 

Construction

Record Share of Homes on the Market Have Yet to be Constructed

According to the Census Bureau, 307,000 homes were listed for sale at the end of January, but only 13.7% of those homes are built.

Building Materials

Building Material Prices and Availability Top Builders’ List of Challenges

Building material prices, availability, and time it takes to obtain building materials are the biggest problems builders faced last year, and they

Building Materials

New Homes Cost $24,000 More Due to Lumber Prices, Says NAHB

In April 2020, softwood lumber prices rested at $350 per thousand board feet.

Construction

Commercial Builders Turn to Residential Sector as Fallback

As residential construction booms, commercial projects face delays, closures, and even cancellations amid little demand.

Construction

New-Home Sizes Level Off, Pointing Toward Future of Larger Homes

Following years of steady decline, the size of new homes leveled off at 2,274 square feet in 2020.

Building Materials

Lumber Prices Double Amid a 12% Decline in Housing Starts

As lumber prices doubled in price, the number of new single-family construction starts dropped dramatically from December numbers.

Builders

In the Face of Record-High Lumber Prices, Builders Remain Confident

Despite lumber prices shooting up after a bout of price drops, home builder confidence inched up this month.

Building Materials

Record-High Lumber Prices Stifle Builders and Housing Affordability

Record-high lumber prices are threatening to halt the residential construction sector, and in turn, hold back the economy.

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