Quality Buildings Structural Engineer Service Saves Money and Improves Safety
In commercial construction, a successful project is completed on time, within budget, and without incident or safety violations. Successful projects don’t just happen, they take exact planning, deliberate communication, and having the right expertise at the table. One...read more
Sustainable construction has taken center stage in 2023.
Now, more than ever, customers are becoming more sustainability-conscious and placing greater pressure on developers and building owners to lower the carbon footprint of new construction. The heightened awareness of climate change is driving leaders in the...read more
The Benefit of Cross-Laminated Timber for Elevator and Stair Shafts
Like most industries, construction is evolving with a common goal of making the process smarter for increased productivity, precision, and efficiency. Done right, these changes lead to better building with more control over costs. As the awareness of Mass Timber...read more
The Best Time to Award a Commercial Wood Framing Package
After two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still navigating the effects on our economy and supply chain. From gas, food, and lumber the uncertainty surrounding the rate at which prices will climb is causing concern across multiple industries...read more
Quality Buildings Offers an Innovative Approach to Commercial Construction
When faced with limited space to construct a four-story apartment complex in downtown Allentown, PA, Quality Buildings got creative and offered an innovative approach to solve the problem. The solution – a self-erecting Potain lgo T 130 tower crane. The project...read more
Quality Buildings Puts Safety First
When it comes to safety, we walk the walk and talk the talk. In short, we take the safety of our employees and job sites very seriously. That’s because one in five workplace fatalities are construction-related, according to OSHA. The top three leading causes of...read more
How Mass Timber is Impacting Commercial Construction
Imagine rebuilding the entire Empire State Building, but in place of steel and concrete, we’d use wood. That’s right, wood! Thanks to the innovative use of Mass Timber, and updates to the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code® (IFC)...read more
As Lumber Futures Drop, Flexibility in Material Selection is Still Needed as Some Materials are Still Scarce.
Optimism is on the horizon as record-high lumber prices finally begin to drop. In one of the first signs of a lumber market correction, the industry saw the framing lumber composite price drop by $211 in mid-June with lumber futures continue to drop. As of the third...read more
The Lumber Market – Over-Bought or Prematurely Bought?
There has been a lot of talk and concern lately over lumber – everything from price to supply and demand. And, all for good reason. As we entered spring and summer of 2020, the panic was primarily focused on the unprecedented soaring cost of lumber. We talked about...read more
Quality Buildings’ Perspective on Lumber Market Challenges
To say the price of lumber has been hard to predict is nothing short of an understatement. After a consistent run of the Random length Index composite price staying between $350-450 per thousand board feet in 2019, the construction industry experienced a roller...read more