Builders in Tough Spot as Construction Costs Increase Amid Insatiable Demand

The demand for lower density living and larger, more flexible homes increased the rate of construction, but the buyers keep coming, putting home bu

Labor + Trade Relations

Labor Shortage Survey: Who's Leading? Where's the Solution?

The shortage of skilled labor for housing construction remains at or near the top of what keeps home builders up at night. These survey results show what's being done—or not—to address it


Why Quality Matters in Booming Times

On the most recent installment of HorizonTV, Building Performance Specialist Graham Davis explains the value of maintaining construction quality st

Coronavirus Resources and Information

What Builders Should Know About Vaccinations and New Guidelines

The National Association of Home Builders says it’s important members stay up to date on the most recent information regarding COVID-19 vaccines an

Market Data + Trends

Fact or Fiction: Debunking Theories Behind the Housing Shortage

Theories behind the highly competitive housing market range from years of underbuilding to sellers reluctant to list—but are all these reasons true

Building Materials

More Builders Report Material Shortages Now Than Ever Before

More builders are reporting severe material shortages now than ever before, reports the National Association of Home Builders.

Building Materials

Could Bamboo Be a Viable Alternative to Lumber?

Utah-based builder Concord Homes is ditching traditional lumber and opting for bamboo for new-home construction.


Rental Construction Accounts for 96% of Multifamily Starts

Multifamily rental construction starts remained at historic highs during the first quarter of 2021, with for-sale units making up just 4% of total

Building Materials

An Economist Explains Skyrocketing Lumber Prices

Labor shortages, unexpected housing demand, and environmental issues are just a few of the reasons lumber and plywood prices have skyrocketed.

Building Materials

How Long Will High Lumber Prices Last?

Pricey lumber is here to stay—at least for the foreseeable future, says one lumber industry veteran.

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