Marketwatch: Housing, Lot Shortage Boosts Teardowns Sean Barry Dive Brief: Single-family construction’s slow recovery, along with a pervasive lot shortage, means more tear-down projects are likely, MarketWatch reported. Teardowns in 2015 accounted for 7.7%, or 55,000, of all single-family starts, according to figures from the National Association of Home Builders, a number that is expected to grow. The teardown market was strong in the late 1990s and early 2000s and petered out during and immediately following the housing crash. Challenges facing the teardown market include aligning the new property with its existing neighbors, zoning rules and square footage caps. From new ways to track equipment use and worker productivity to the emerging modular construction category, we explore how those unique applications came together in some of 2016’s biggest industry tech topics Read More ANNOUNCING the arrival of our new 8-story BOOMTRUCK CONNECTICUT - East Haven - Manchester - Newtown SANDY HOOK - 2 Turnberry Lane - 203-426-0030 NEW YORK - Millwood • Mold / Mildew Resistant Board • Fire Rated Board • ½” Light Weight Board • Exterior Sheathing • Metal Studs • Acoustical Ceiling Tile JANUARY 2017 | HBRA of Fairfield County | 17

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