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In March Producer Prices, Energy Rise
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In March Producer Prices, Energy Rise

Softwood lumber increases 2.8% in the monthly index. Read more

A Lumber Exec Learns to Lead by Listening
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A Lumber Exec Learns to Lead by Listening

Kevin Hancock, chief executive of a lumber company in Maine, found his life... Read more

Framing Lumber Prices Down 15% Year-Over-year
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Framing Lumber Prices Down 15% Year-Over-year

Drop likely due to an increase in supply and less demand from China. Read more

New System Solves Masonry's Moisture Problems
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New System Solves Masonry's Moisture Problems

A new drainage and metal lath system provides a cost-effective drainage solution... Read more

Act Now to Avoid More Poison Pipe Incidents
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Act Now to Avoid More Poison Pipe Incidents

Millions of lead pipes still carry water to U.S. cities. Blogger Chris Sellers... Read more

New Drywall Product Keeps Noise Levels Down
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New Drywall Product Keeps Noise Levels Down

CertainTeed's easy-to-install product helps combat a common nuisance for builders... Read more

Framing Lumber Prices are Down
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Framing Lumber Prices are Down

In 2015, lumber prices were significantly down year-over-year—even with the pickup... Read more

This Re-engineered Brick Keeps Buildings Cool
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This Re-engineered Brick Keeps Buildings Cool

This clay brick from a pair of Colombian architects shows that material innovation... Read more

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Three Ways Insulation is Evolving Three Ways Insulation is Evolving

Energy codes, material enhancements, and a systems approach to the building envelope are helping drive the market. Read more

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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

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