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Housing starts report, Housing Market Index released

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced residential construction statistics for January 2017

Penn State to host residential building conferences in 2018

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, housed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, is set to host two concurrent conferences Feb. 28 through March 1, 2018, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel: the fourth Residential Building Design & Construction Conference (RBDC) and the 26th Annual Housing & Land Development Conference (H&LD).

AEC TECH NEWS: Simpson Strong-Tie acquires CG Visions, Inc.

Simpson Strong-Tie, a provider of engineered structural connectors and building solutions acquired CG Visions, Inc., a U.S. company providing building information modeling (BIM) technology, services and consultation to the residential building industry.

December U.S. residential construction statistics released

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced new residential construction statistics for December 2016.

Home builder confidence closes year on a high note

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped seven points to a level of 70 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest reading since July 2005.

October construction starts recede 4 percent

New construction starts in October decreased 4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $678.9 billion, settling back from the elevated amount that was reported in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

Housing Innovation Competition solicits proposals for pilot initiative

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA), in partnership with The City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab, and the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association (GTNA), will be soliciting proposals for a City of Boston pilot initiative. Goals of this initiative include testing reduced costs to build; creating market driven, attractive and livable compact homes; and promoting a diverse resident income mix.

Vertical House in Dallas wins national steel building design award

A five-story residence in Dallas has earned national recognition in the 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS²).

Construction to begin on One Theater Square in Newark, N..J

The Harman Group, a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning, and design and construction engineering, announced that One Theater Square, a $94 million, 263-unit residential tower in Newark, N.J., will begin construction.

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