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Labor + Trade Relations

Wages for Residential Building Workers Are on the Rise

Hourly wages for skilled workers rose to $28.66 in February as the construction labor market remains tight

Manufacturers + Suppliers

The War in Ukraine Is Widening a Supply Chain Crisis for Home Builders

Home builders across the U.S. are feeling the aftershock of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as material prices rise to unprecedented highs

Labor + Trade Relations

Open Construction Jobs Remain Steady Through February

As the construction industry rebuilds post-pandemic, attracting skilled labor remains a key objective for the coming quarters

Home Design

Maximizing Square Footage for an Efficient Floor Plan

Quality over quantity is a concept that reigns supreme when designing expansive floor plans, says Housing Design Matters

Codes + Standards

Preparations Begin for the 2024 National Green Building Standard Update

Home Innovations Research Labs is kicking off preparations for its newest changes to the 2020 National Green Building Standard

Labor + Trade Relations

February Sees Strong Construction Employment Gains

Job growth accelerated in February as the construction industry reported its largest share of new hires in 20 months

Labor + Trade Relations

February Construction Wages Grew at the Fastest Rate in 40 Years

Construction firms are strengthening the labor market and working to keep construction projects on track by offering higher compensation for skilled workers

Labor + Trade Relations

February Jobs Report Shows a Strong Gain of 678,000

Hiring sped up in February as relief from the pandemic finally comes into view, and economists are optimistic about even more gains ahead

Building Technology

How Technology Could Combat a Construction Labor Shortage

In the throes of the ‘Great Resignation,’ all eyes fall to the technological coworkers of the future

High-Performance Homes

The Desert Comfort Experience Home: Going Vertical With Insulated Concrete Forms

The use of an integrally insulated concrete-based system of ICFs for the home’s above-grade perimeter walls ensures a tight, thermally-resistant shell

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