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    Subcontractor Financing Service Nabs $30 Million in Funding

    Billd is a potentially revolutionary financing system for commercial subcontractors that has seen tremendous growth over the last three years. It's about to get even bigger.

    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.


    White House Holds Summit On Housing Industry Supply Chain Issues

    As supply chain constraints continue to limit home building, industry leaders met with government officials to plan a course of...


    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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    What to Consider When Preparing Your Site for a Build

    Before you can start building a cabin or home, you need to prepare the site. Here are the steps for...


    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...

    12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

    Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.


    Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

    The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?


    Construction Employment Slips By 20,000 Jobs in May

    The construction industry is spinning its wheels as material shortages continue causing non-residential construction to sputter.


    Construction Training Program for Girl Scouts Launches This Fall

    Only 11 percent of construction workers in 2020 were women. The Home Depot Foundation and the Girl Scouts of the...

    When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

    Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?


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    7 Marketing Resources for Small Construction Companies

    You don't need a substantial marketing budget to increase sales. Learn how these free and low-cost resources can help your...


    Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

    The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


    Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot

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


    Remodeling Industry Celebrates National Home Remodeling Month

    As the home improvement craze continues to sweep across the U.S., a leading industry group shares resources and tips all...

    Austrian Startup Unveils Multitasking Construction Robot

    A new construction robot is in development that can handle a bunch of jobsite tasks ... and it can climb...


    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.


    Tips for Working with Contractors on Your Home

    Working with contractors can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. Here are some tips on how to make the...


    Home Improvement the Top Reason for Personal Loans During Pandemic

    More people took out personal loans for home improvement projects during the pandemic than any other reason, but loan usage...


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    Innovations in Home Building Products and Materials

    Don't limit yourself to tried-and-true, old-school building materials. Inventive manufacturers launch improved and exciting products all the time!


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    How Construction Companies Can Use Drones

    Drones are changing the construction industry in more ways than one. These eyes in the sky can improve efficiency, accuracy,...


    New Home Sales Hit 13-Year High Mark in July

    New home sales continued to climb in the peak of summer, leading to one of the best months for home...

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    World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Tower Under Construction in Australia

    This project is taking environmentally-friendly building materials to the next level.


    Construction Officials Critical of Virginia’s New Emergency Safety Standards

    Last week, Virginia became the first state to enforce a set of new safety standards in response to rising risks...


    Why Houses are So Expensive to Build

    Find out what's driving housing prices up and why so many people struggle to find affordable housing options.


    Heat-Related Safety Guides

    Check out these resources for making your construction site heat-stress free.


    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...


    5 Essential Tips for Pro Carpenters

    Five game-changing pro tips for carpenters who want to up their game and get more efficient on the jobsite.