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Most Home Building in Millennial Areas, But Pace Lags Rest of Nation

Most Home Building in Millennial Areas, But Pace Lags Rest of Nation

Posted: December 5, 2019 | Tradewinds

The majority of single-family and multifamily housing production in the nation is occurring in counties with the greatest concentration of millennials. However, in a warning sign that the housing affordability crisis persists and more construction is needed, the pace of housing production in areas with the greatest concentration of millennials lags the rest of the nation, according to the latest quarterly National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).

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Construction Employment Increases in 231 Out of 358 Metro Areas From October 2018 to October 2019 as Firms Hire Despite Tight Labor Market

Construction Employment Increases in 231 Out of 358 Metro Areas From October 2018 to October 2019 as Firms Hire Despite Tight Labor Market

Posted: December 3, 2019 | Tradewinds

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa Have Largest Gains; New York City and Fairbanks, Alaska Lag the Most as Industry Calls for Measures to Boost Supply of Qualified Workers

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Everything You Need to Know About Prefabrication

Everything You Need to Know About Prefabrication

Posted: December 3, 2019 | Tradewinds, Project Management

Since the days we sat on the kitchen floor and played with Tinker Toys while our parents cooked, the appeal of prefabrication has been obvious. The limited number of parts–colored sticks of different lengths, wooden wheels with multiple sockets–created endless possibilities with minimal extra work. Enter prefabrication.

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The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

Posted: December 3, 2019 | Tradewinds

Architects specify rainscreen systems to keep moisture from entering a building and to prevent heat from escaping. The rainscreen system on the Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech serves both purposes while acting as a color-shifting wall of art.

Set on New York’s Roosevelt Island, Bloomberg Center was designed by Morphosis to meld environmental sustainability with leading-edge design to achieve net-zero energy use and LEED® Platinum certification.

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New Home Sales Post Strong Pace in October

New Home Sales Post Strong Pace in October

Posted: December 3, 2019 | Tradewinds

Sales of newly built, single-family homes decreased 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 733,000 units in October, off strong upward revisions to the September reading, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis, new home sales for 2019 are 9.6 percent higher than the same period in 2018. Moreover, the past two months represent the highest monthly sales rate since October 2007.

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