Construction labor, going, going…?

The construction industry currently employs over 6.7 million laborers including roofers, siders, and framers. From coast to coast these skilled workers are in high demand as our country’s construction industry continues to show heavy growth. As usual, there are winners and losers among the 50 states. Here is a look at the best and worst places to call home if … Read More

ArmorCoat XT treatment now offered on resawn texture

For Release: Immediately Contact: Kevin Hayes Email: 360-426-8900 SHELTON – Capitalizing on the growing popularity of XT treated trim, Belco Forest Products has added resawn textures to join its comb face as surfaces featuring the Wolman® AG nonmetallic, above ground wood preservative standard. The product is available through dealers and distributors nationwide in typical trim packages. “The resawn texture has become very popular with builders and homeowners for its … Read More

The Right to Cure: Construction Defect Statutes

Rotting window frame

Understanding construction defects laws and the remedies available to consumers is becoming more important in our socially connected world. Witness today’s report on home construction defects by ABC News Brian Ross (@brianross). Though most builders’ warranties cover a variety of workmanship and accidental defects, not all states have the same statutes concerning how defects are handled. Knowledge is truly a builder’s … Read More

Cut and Dry of Value Engineering: What, Why, and How

What is Value Engineering? Per SAVE’s The Value of Methodology, value engineering is the “systematic method to improve the ‘value’ of goods or products and services by using an examination of function.” In more relatable terms, value engineering is the betterment of a product’s value or worth through close analysis, review, and assessment of how it’s used or how it works. … Read More