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Registration Now Open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

The popular industry event is back in person in 2022.

The Home Depot Partners With Buildertrend to Serve Pro Contractor Customers

The Home Depot teams up with one of the world's leading construction management programs.


White House Unveils Plan to Increase Affordable Housing

The U.S. needs more affordable housing. Here's how the current administration plans to get the country where it needs to...


More US Homeowners Choosing Home Improvement Over Moving

Looking to make some major changes in your home? According to a recent survey, you're not alone.


Did You Know You Can Return Building Materials?

Clear up some clutter in your workshop and make a little money by returning those unused building materials.

12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...


Construction Employment Numbers Continue to Slide in June

The construction industry is having a hard time generating consistent job growth. How long will these labor woes last?

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Lumber Prices See Largest Monthly Price Drop in History

After skyrocketing all spring, lumber prices fell back to Earth in June. Here's a look at what's happening and when...


New Home Sales Fall Short of Forecasts in May

The housing market cooled off a little in May, but a busy and (complicated) summer looms for the home building...


New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

Housing affordability is becoming problematic as construction materials become more and more expensive.


The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.

Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot

The Home Depot is giving a helping hand to the next generation of construction workers.


NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep...


How Home Builders Are Working Around Record-High Lumber Prices

Rising lumber prices are forcing home builders to change the way they conduct business.


Lowe’s Revamps In-Store Shopping Experience for Pros

Lowe's is changing things up in its stores to create a smooth, consistent shopping experience for construction professionals.

California Safety Chief Named New Head of OSHA

A new administration signals that changes are coming to OSHA.


The Home Depot Sponsors ‘Signing Day’ for Trade School Students

The home improvement center teams up with SkillsUSA to celebrate high school graduates entering careers in the trades.


5 Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Construction

Protect your hearing while you work with these noise-reducing headsets.


Construction Labor Shortage: Study Finds 430,000 Workers Needed

The construction industry is getting busier every day and needs to hire a lot more workers to keep up.


10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems

There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...


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Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors

Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.


Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020

Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.

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5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


National Worker’s Group Criticizes OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety Standards

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is not happy with how the federal government has handled worker safety...


Home Building Insights from the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study

Take a deep dive into the world of modern kitchen design and renovation.



Housing Starts End the Year at the Fastest Pace Since 2006

Home building activity surged at the end of the year, setting the stage for a busy 2021.


Builder Confidence Holds Strong as 2020 Ends

2020 was a uniquely challenging yet busy year for the home building industry. Will that productivity continue into 2021?