Building With Mass Timber – A New Technology

A few years back we wrote a small piece about the potential rise of Cross Laminated Timer/Mass Timber construction. At that time, the very first commercial CLT building s were in the planning and early building stages. Now, numerous commercial Continue reading

Homebuilder Confidence Remains High

On the heels of numerous positive predictions for residential homebuilding’s 2017 outlook, a new midyear metric was released that shows homebuilding confidence remains high. Prior to January, forecasts for building materials and homebuilding were very optimistic and positive. Growth rates Continue reading

Emerging Trends in Homebuilding

Recently a new report from Urban Land Institute has been making waves throughout the construction and design industries. This reputable and widely spread forecast outlines the transition from the post-recession slump in housing to the bright future ahead. Most interesting Continue reading

Going Off The Grid; A New Generation Of Energy Efficient Homes

There’s little doubt that home builders are focusing on crafting energy-efficient and increasingly sustainable homes. LEED certification has led to the development of commercial buildings with unparalleled energy efficiency. Modern curtain wall systems are cropping up in all big cities Continue reading

Construction Spending Reaches Three Year High in December

It looks like the economy is improving more quickly than previously thought! I posted about the sluggish growth forecast for 2013 several weeks ago, but recent data analysis suggests that construction spending wasn’t as low as projected. According to the Continue reading