3 Ways Lean Design Can Help Home Builders Recover Margins
Using a Lean design and construction approach, home builders can reduce waste and costs without sacrificing amenities or marketability of their produc
Limit Lumber Waste: 3 Effective Strategies for Home Builders
Dumpsters overflowing with lumber are merely a symptom. To really reduce lumber waste on your jobsites, you need to address your systems
4 New Structural and Insulation Products for Home Builders
These new structural and insulation products for home construction promise a range of benefits from added jobsite safety to greater sustainability.
Wood Framing Remained Most Dominant Construction Method in 2021 Despite Lumber Volatility
The share of wood-framed homes in the U.S. increased in 2021 even as lumber prices soared to record highs
Climate Change Threatens Lumber Production as Prices Reach a New Peak
When it comes to lumber prices, the detrimental implications of climate change may outweigh even the heavy hand of the coronavirus
Lumber Volatility Reaches 75-Year High as Material Prices Increase 1.5% in December
The never-ending woes of softwood lumber prices strike the building industry yet again
Manufacturers + Suppliers
Low Domestic Sawmill Output Slows Home Construction
Inadequate lumber production is halting construction projects as demand rises across the U.S.
Better Wood: Overcoming the Limitations of Structural Wood Products
New research efforts and products aim to make wood an even stronger and more versatile building material
Precut Framing Field Test: Does This Off-Site Solution Earn Its Keep?
Real-world field assessments aim to find out whether precut framing is an off-site construction solution that truly boosts productivity and reduces waste
Exclusive Research + Data
Off-Site Construction: A Real-World Study
Putting stick-framing vs. panelized systems to the test to see which yields better results in terms of labor savings, cycle time, and cost
Framing + Building Envelope
How to Frame Walls That Combat Moisture
A pair of recent research studies reveal best practices—and a new assembly sequence—to combat moisture in framed walls
The Case for Wood-Frame Construction
A new publication outlines how to meet IECC energy efficiency requirements using wood-frame construction, CodeWatcher reports.…
What to Select? Wood vs. Engineered Lumber
For years, builders have used traditional lumber to build homes, but ever since engineered wood products came into the picture, builders have been left wondering, Which one do I use for my projects?
Making the Case for Framing Sheets
There's a document missing from your workflow, and it's costing you more than you think