Estimates of U.S. Homebuilding Methods (1,000
# Units%# Units %
Concrete & steel are growing.Share growth of these two is a “wood loss” of about 15,000 starts per year.
Trading places: Stick building decline offset by panelization
The trend to
that builders are taking
steps to streamline building and lower jobsite cost.
Source:APA, Report E169, April 2003
1stick built walls
and floor with prefab roof trusses, 2panelized wood
walls built in factory, 3block or poured concrete walls, 4 factory built modules (not HUD), 5 steel framing used for at least exterior walls, 6 foam core
with structural panels, 7log homes, post & beam, etc. 8 HUD code