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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, safety and transparency.

    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...


    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...


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Estimating Software Technology

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


    12 Tools You Won’t Regret Having On the Jobsite at All Times

    This collection of tools will change the game for your crew.

    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...


    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.


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    History of Women in Construction

    Whether digging trenches or designing skyscrapers, women throughout history have left their professional mark on the construction industry.


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    10 Women-Owned Businesses in the Construction Industry

    To mark Women's History Month (March) and International Women's Day (March 8), we're showcasing outstanding women business owners in the...


    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...

    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.


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    ‘Shark Tank’ Star and Lowes Launch Home Improvement Competition

    From specially designed hauling handles to an innovative soil testing system, hundreds of small business owners competed to be featured...


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    Home Improvement Spending Expected to Surge

    A recent Harvard study brings good news for contractors: Business will be booming again in 2021. Here's why.


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    Which Home Improvement Projects Are Most Popular in 2021?

    Good news, contractors: Home improvement spending is expected to rise in 2021, and the majority of home owners are planning...


    Millennials, Unlike Their Parents, Are Looking at Home Buying Differently

    Millennials aren't following the typical "starter home" route their parents did, impacting the high-end housing market.


    New Legislation Seeks To Expand National Apprenticeship System

    The U.S. House passed a bill that could lead to a boom in apprenticeships. It awaits Senate approval.


    13 Frontline Workers Receive Home Repair Relief From Super Bowl Campaign

    Lowe's also donated $100,000 toward home repairs in Tampa.
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    Home Depot Reveals Improved Pro Paint Rewards Program

    The Home Depot is further expanding their pro loyalty program with the addition of rewards for paint purchases.


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    9 Things Carpenters ALWAYS Do Working On Their Homes

    Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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    What You Need to Know About Building Permits

    Whether your next home improvement project is big or small, you might need a building permit. Read this before you...


    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?


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    Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1986: New Building Techniques for Remodelers

    To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some of our favorite articles from the past. Check out these home-building...


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    Vintage Family Handyman from 1983: Housing Shapes To Come

    What types of housing were available in 1983? In honor of our 70th anniversary, Family Handyman looked at some old...