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NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep up with housing market demand.

Austrian Startup Unveils Multitasking Construction Robot

A new construction robot is in development that can handle a bunch of jobsite tasks ... and it can climb...


California Safety Chief Named New Head of OSHA

A new administration signals that changes are coming to OSHA.


Builder Confidence Drops as Interest Rates and Material Costs Increase

Historic lumber prices and normalizing mortgage rates are causing concern for home builders.


PPP Loan Application Deadline Extended to May 31

The PPP Extension Act of 2021 is now official, giving small businesses across the U.S. more time to secure much-needed...

Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020

Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.

Builder Confidence Holds Steady Despite Record High Lumber Prices

The home building industry is as busy as ever, though certain challenges are becoming real and undeniable concerns.


Housing Starts Stumble to Start the Year

Home building activity dropped in January for the first time in six months. Is this the first sign of a...


National Worker’s Group Criticizes OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety Standards

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is not happy with how the federal government has handled worker safety...


New Home Sales Dropped in November Yet Remain Strong

New home sales are slowing a bit but demand remains high. Can home builders keep up?