Construction News on The Blok

Housing starts have dropped 11.1% in the last month while building permits rose 11.8%.

Home builder confidence rose five points to 59, the highest level since September 2014.

The demand for fiber cement in the world of construction is expected to grow 5% within the next four years. The number of firms using the molding and trim applications will likely grow rapidly with the rising market demand.

This article outlines some of the environmental exposures general contractors might run into during any given job. Additionally, this article encourages some basic guidelines for proper environmental management.

Canadian home prices continue to rise and building permits have increased 11.6% in April.

Most Americans rent homes and data suggests that, down the road, many of these renters won’t be able to buy a home. This article provides a few perspectives about what this might mean for the U.S. economy in the coming years.

This article suggests that it might be most effective for contractors to include a one-year correction period in subcontracts, rather than a one-year warranty.

The recently booming Downtown Miami condo market has begun to show signs of leveling, with the YTD average price increase no where close to the appreciation seen in 2013 and 2014.

June is National Safety Month and what better way is there to celebrate it than refreshing oneself on five essential OSHA standards for on-site safety and accident prevention.

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