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December 13, 2016 U.S. National End-Market Construction Forecast 2017 is just around the corner and in preparation for that, we have developed a consensus growth forecast for the upcoming year. In this article, we'll examine ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
June 29, 2016 Use Bathroom Pods to Meet Housing and Hotel Construction Deadlines If you're staring down the deadline of a large project, like a college's student housing construction or the building of a new hotel, anything you can do to ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
February 23, 2016 421-a Tax Abatement Expires: Is Affordable Housing in Jeopardy? The long-standing 421-a tax abatement program, first instituted in the 1970s, offered incentives to developers for affordable components in new residential ...Keep Reading
By John Jones
February 4, 2016 Will 2016 Mark the End of the Multifamily Construction Boom? The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) held its Apartments Strategies Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando from January 18-21. With over 4,000 ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
December 21, 2015 How Millennials Are Driving the Market for Apartments The millennial generation, or Gen Y, is considered to be anyone born between 1978 and the late 90s. The bulk of this generation has graduated college. They ...Keep Reading
By John Jones
December 16, 2015 Is Financing Holding Back Single-Family Construction? A couple of months ago I wrote about the decision and process I went through in buying a home in Houston, TX. As a continuation to that blog, I wanted to talk ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante
October 8, 2015 A 99% Watertight Envelope? Not Good Enough According to construction expert Michael T. Kabul,“It is said that ninety percent of all water intrusion problems occur within 1 percent of the total building ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
September 25, 2015 Millennials Help Drive Multifamily Construction? Some social analysts say that millennials -- people born between 1982 and 2004 -- prefer apartments to home ownership and appear to be driving what is called ...Keep Reading
By John Jones
August 25, 2015 3 Must Know Materials for Your Multifamily Building Envelope The envelope or exterior construction of all buildings directly impacts the energy performance and related energy costs. Therefore, conducting an analysis of a ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
August 14, 2015 3 Critical Design Considerations for Multifamily Building Envelopes As the old saying goes, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. A more perfect analogy cannot be found when considering the design of a building's ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
July 7, 2015 Six Multifamily Features That ‘Wow’ Potential Tenants Many multifamily residents look for the usual benefits of security, comfort, and convenience in their living units. In all likelihood they have also become ...Keep Reading
By Oldcastle Building Solutions
July 7, 2015 AIA Insider: A Sit-Down With Chief Economist Kermit Baker As many of you know, the AIA show was held last month in Atlanta, GA, where Oldcastle’s headquarters are located.The show, which had over 7,000 attendees, was ...Keep Reading
By Carolina Cavalcante

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