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Which Construction Jobs Are the Hardest?

While home improvement shows make work look easy, CraftJack's recent survey reveals what contractors and consumers consider to be the toughest jobs

From the Pros: Best Tool Storage and Transport Ideas

Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones...


Tried-and-True Leveling Tips From Pro Carpenters

Whether you’re just hanging a picture or building an entire house, getting things level is part of the project. Here,...


Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector

Everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. A veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.


Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers

Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.

Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


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Apprenticeship vs. Internship: Have You Considered a Career in the Trades?

Apprenticeships and internships both offer training. But if your goal is a good, steady job afterward, an apprenticeship may be...

5 Tips For Managing Client Expectations

Acquiring new clients is challenging. Try turning existing clients into repeat clients by managing their project expectations.


OSHA Issues New Coronavirus Guidelines for Construction Workers

Can construction workers safely resume work while risking exposure to COVID-19? OSHA has some ideas.


Will Skilled Labor Be in Worse Shape in 2 Years? Here’s What Pros Think

Construction professionals answered a survey to give their thoughts on the future of skilled labor in the industry. Here are...


Builder Confidence Drops to Historic Low Amid Pandemic Concerns

A major home-building index suffered its worst drop since 1985.

Construction Jobsite Thefts Increasing During Pandemic

Construction job sites full of valuable equipment and tools have been shut down and abandoned in the wake of the...


Michigan State Wins Student Builders Competition (Again)

This year's student builder's competition saw a repeat winner for the first time since 2005.


One Major Way the Coronavirus is Affecting Construction

The coronavirus has found a way to make an impact on the construction industry in the U.S., but maybe not...


STUDY: Do People Actually Want ‘Trendy’ Products in Their Homes?

There are tons of options for homebuilding products with trendy features like smart technology. But do people actually want them...


7 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Remodeling Company

We talked to the CEO of a remodeling company to learn what it takes to be successful in a competitive...

How to Protect a House During a Remodel

It's important during any remodeling project to safeguard the unaffected parts of the house from damage and filth. Here are...


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


20 Tips and Tools That Make House Demolition Simple

Demolition shouldn't be a haphazard job, especially for the professionals. These tips and tools will make your residential remodeling and...


National Association of Home Builders Publishes Guide to Common Residential Code Questions

The new field guide serves as a portable resource, answering questions for contractors on the jobsite.


Bird-Friendly Glass a Requirement of Newly Proposed NYC Legislation

New building requirements have been proposed in the Big Apple to curb the number of bird deaths in the city.


Job Site Clean-Up Tips

The job's not over until you've cleaned up your mess. Use these tips to limit the mess in the first...


25 Gifts for the Construction Pro in Your Life

Need some gift ideas for the construction pro who has everything? The products below are a good place to start.


Construction Association Urges Trump to Resolve Trade Disputes

The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a statement urging the Trump administration to end trade disputes after the...

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National Safety Council Takes Firm Position Against Cannabis Use and Work

The legality of cannabis consumption is in a complicated place in the United States. The NSC is trying to make...


Mark Cuban Invests in Rebar Tying Robot

A fledgeling construction automation company recently got a big boost from some high profile investors.


Construction Employment Increases in 78% of States

There's been a lot of growth in the construction industry over the last year. Can the industry itself keep up?


How the Construction Industry Can Appeal to Younger Generations

The construction industry has a labor shortage and a perception problem. How can it attract more young people to join...


Nearly Half of Survey Respondents Want Energy Efficient Appliances in Their Homes

A recent survey asked people to rank how sustainability solutions would impact their lives. Find out the results here.


Fall Workwear You’ll Reach For All Season Long

As the weather turns crisp, invest in smartly designed workwear that will see you through this season and many more.