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Feds: Multifamily Production Plunges

Residential construction starts in the U.S. were down 18.7 percent in November after hitting a nine-year high in October, with multifamily starts taking an especially big hit, according to C...


New Shaming Signs for Building Owners

San Francisco’s Department of Building Insepction is on a renewed mission to convince property owners to retrofit their buildings to make them safe during powerful earthquakes.


Feds: Multifamily Production Drops 38%

Multifamily construction dropped sharply in September, bringing nationwide housing starts down 9 percent to an annual rate of 1.05 million units, according to new federal data.


Historic Renovation Leads to Charges

A Washington, DC, renovator faces decades in prison for his involvement in a scheme to improperly remove asbestos from a historic building, authorities have announced.


Asbestos Violations Spur EPA, OSHA Bills

Federal authorities are cracking down on asbestos hazards at commercial and multi-residential building projects.


No Charges Filed in Fatal Balcony Collapse

The contractors, building owner and property manager have escaped criminal prosecution in the apartment balcony collapse in Berkeley, CA, that killed six Irish citizens and seriously injured...


Underlayment Made to Reduce Cracks, Noise

Laticrete has introduced Fracture Ban, described as a high-performance, pliable, lightweight peel and stick membrane designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile; stone; and ot...


Permits Strong in Mixed Housing Report

More single-family home construction permits were issued in October than in any month in the past eight years, according to new home construction data released Wednesday (Nov. 18).


Suits Filed in Deadly Balcony Collapse

Managers of an apartment building in Berkeley, CA, knew mushrooms were growing in a rotten apartment deck weeks before it collapsed and killed six students, according to lawsuits filed Thurs...


Judge Denies Request in Balcony Collapse

BERKELEY, CA--The contractor that built the apartment where six students were killed in June has been denied access to building components removed as part of the criminal probe.


D.A. Taking on Fatal Balcony Failure

BERKELEY, CA--Severe dry rot doomed a balcony that ripped loose from an apartment building and sent six college students plunging to their deaths, city building inspectors say.


'Rot and Decay' Seen in Doomed Balcony

BERKELEY, CA--Confirming earlier suspicions, city building inspectors have reported severe dry rot in the balcony that tore loose from an apartment building in California, killing six studen...


Water Eyed in Fatal Balcony Collapse

BERKELEY, CA--Moisture and wood rot are the early suspects in the devastating collapse of an apartment balcony that killed six and injured seven in Berkeley, CA.


Behr Bows New Pro Line

SANTA ANA, CA—Behr Paints has launched a new professional-grade line of paints formulated for high-turnover and other price-driven environments.


3D Printing Pops Out Apartment, Villa

A Chinese engineering firm is claiming two firsts in the global race to master 3D-printed construction: the first mansion and the tallest building.


Builder Fined in Student’s Accident

A Delaware homebuilder is being held liable for a severe head injury suffered by a high school student enrolled in a coop training program with the contractor.


Home Sweet Housing Starts in 2014

U.S. builders broke ground on more than one million new homes and apartments in 2014—the highest level recorded since the boom of 2005 and 8.8 percent higher than the 2013 total, the federal...


City Aims to Shame Landlords to Act

San Francisco officials are wielding a powerful new weapon in their effort to quake-proof buildings: shame.


Residential Construction Rebounding

Home builders are walking taller in the wake of new Census Bureau estimates that show spending on both single- and multifamily construction soaring in the last year, according to the Nationa...


 
 
   

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