The Home Buyer’s Wish List for 2019

As a home builder, it is important to know what home buyers are looking for in their dream home, and a good place to start is the latest survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  The most recent … Continue reading

Three Futuristic Construction Innovations to Watch

While the construction industry tends to be the slowest to pick up new technology, some of that appears to be changing.  New innovations and technology in construction are being developed, and it looks like a few of them could make … Continue reading

Home Construction Increased by 3.2% in November

While home construction was up last month, single-family home construction was down for the third month in row. According to the Commerce Department, and as reported on CNBC (source: CNBC video report), last month housing starts increased 3.2 percent to … Continue reading

OSHA Update: New Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

On Friday, October 9, 2018, OSHA announced a newly issued final rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements.  In brief, OSHA’s standard for cranes and derricks in construction have been updated to clarify each employer’s duty to ensure the competency of … Continue reading

Top Home Landscaping Trends for 2018

Recently, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conducted the 2018 edition of the Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, and the results were interesting, but not surprising.  Landscape architects (808 participants) were surveyed from February 22, 2018 through March 8, … Continue reading

Construction Expos – Planning for 2019

A list of construction industry expos and events taking place in early 2019.  Plan ahead and save the dates. Earlier this year, we highlighted various industry expos and events to get on your calendar and plan ahead.  This week, we … Continue reading

U.S. Remodeling Market Gaining Strength in Q3-2017

The remodeling market is experiencing gains, and growth is expected to continue through 2018. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and their Remodeling Market Index (RMI), the majority of remodelers surveyed are reporting that remodeling activity was higher in Q3 … Continue reading