Pre-Construction

Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

Housing Production Makes Healthy Gains to Start New Year

A surge in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 9.7% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million units after an upwardly revised December reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

Builder Confidence Stays Strong in February

Builder Confidence Stays Strong in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at a healthy 72 level in February on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

2018 Construction Industry Economic Outlook

2018 Construction Industry Economic Outlook

These forecasts were presented in the 2018 Construction and Design Outlook: Cheery or Dreary?webcast presented by ConstructConnect, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

By all measures, a construction boom is shaping up for 2018

By all measures, a construction boom is shaping up for 2018

Things are looking good for the construction industry in 2018

All signs and numbers point to a huge year for the construction industry. Even in December, with much of the nation frozen, the construction industry added 30,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Timber Prices Continue to Rise While Steel Remains a Better Alternative

Timber Prices Continue to Rise While Steel Remains a Better Alternative

A Pre-Construction helical pier is a type of structural pier, which is installed below the structure before it is built. The steel pier is tied into the footer of the structure to keep the structure from moving due to weak or compromised soils. Normally this consists of a type of multi lead helical pier that is driven with precision deep into the ground until it rests soundly upon the underlying load-bearing strata.