The cost of building homes is going up.
The latest Producer Price Index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete and OSB all rose in February. The increases were led by gypsum products, with softwood lumber a close second.
Many manufacturers are starving for builders, according to Dan Mitchell, a third-generation home builder and a strong advocate for systems-built construction. Typically with long lists of clients and not enough builders, these manufacturers are eager to find quality builders in all specialties.
In September, the NAHB Building Systems Council (BSC) will host the very first Building Systems Housing Summit — focused on all segments of the building systems industry: panelized, modular, log, timber and concrete construction.
This fast and efficient construction method of lifting—or tilting—site-cast concrete panels to form building walls is finding its way into single-family home construction, especially in planned communities where many homes are built in succession.
If you’ve ever wondered what type of building system would best fit your lifestyle, now’s the time to find out. Our newest quiz will point you in the right direction.