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Prices for Softwood, OSB Rise While Gypsum Slides Prices for Softwood, OSB Rise While Gypsum Slides

The NAHB's Robert Denk dives into the latest Producer Price Indexes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which showed prices for wood products rising in June. Read more

Lennar Pioneers New Foundation System
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Lennar Pioneers New Foundation System

The commercial-based product provides an affordable elevated slab option that... Read more

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Tile Roofing Can Work for Extreme Conditions Tile Roofing Can Work for Extreme Conditions

Roof tile can be adapted to nearly any environmental condition and climate zone. In this article the building gurus at JLC focus on two of the most challenging for tile: high-wind and cold-climate regions. Read more

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Wood Prices Rise in June, With Fire Season Concerns Ahead Wood Prices Rise in June, With Fire Season Concerns Ahead

The NAHB's Robert Denk looks at the latest Producer Price Indexes for June, showing price inflation on goods and services of 0.4% in June, led by a jump in gas prices, and a leap in wood product prices, reversing a downward trend. Read more

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Cannabis Construction: Entrepreneurs Use Hemp in Home Building Cannabis Construction: Entrepreneurs Use Hemp in Home Building

The New York Times' Matt Chaban looks at the burgeoning hempcrete industry, whereby marijuana plants are turned into building materials that are free from toxins, impervious to mold and pests, and, believe it or not, fireproof. Read more

6-Story Wood Frame Buildings Will Be a "Huge Challenge," Fire Officials Say
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6-Story Wood Frame Buildings Will Be a "Huge Challenge," Fire Officials Say

The Edmonton Journal's Elise Stolte looks at a recent code change in the Canadian... Read more

Rice Husks May Find Use in Improved Particleboard
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Rice Husks May Find Use in Improved Particleboard

Engineering students from the University of California, Riverside, have created a... Read more

New Growth: Lumber Set to Build on Its Rally
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New Growth: Lumber Set to Build on Its Rally

The Wall Street Journal's Tatyana Shumsky looks at the rebound in lumber prices... Read more

Chinese Drywall Maker Still Trying to Wriggle Off the Hook
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Chinese Drywall Maker Still Trying to Wriggle Off the Hook

Four-thousand homeowners whose houses were ruined by contaminated Chinese gypsum... Read more

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Website Answers Homeowners' Questions about Formaldehyde Exposure
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Website Answers Homeowners' Questions about Formaldehyde Exposure

The Formaldehyde Resource Center helps to allay concerns raised by the recent... Read more

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