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    What in the World is a Barndominium?

    If you're looking for a home with plenty of room, space to work and get dirty, perhaps it's time to consider a barndominium, or barndo.

    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...


    IBSx Award Winners Highlight Modern Home Building Innovations

    Game-changing home building products were front and center at the 2021 IBSx.


    OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020

    Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.


    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...

    Rise in Construction Project Cancellations Felt Across the Country

    New data shows how the coronavirus continues to impact the construction industry in several key ways. Learn more here.


    DeWalt Teams with Ford to Protect Frontline Healthcare Workers

    In a time of challenge and uncertainty, companies are teaming up to solve problems and find solutions for those in...


    Caterpillar (the Construction Company) Sets Sights on Moon Mining

    The equipment manufacturer is developing autonomous machinery that they hope will one day make it to the surface of the...


    Mark Cuban Invests in Rebar Tying Robot

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


    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.


    A First-Person Account of How the Pandemic is Affecting Construction Workers

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 forced the construction industry to adapt. One roofer describes how the lives of he and...


    Members of Congress Urge Federal Action on High Lumber Prices

    With the cost of construction materials on the rise, homebuilders look to Washington for a solution to the biggest problem...


    DOL Submits New Proposal for Independent Contractor Classification

    The new rule is expected to focus on protecting worker's rights in the ever-expanding "gig economy."

    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...


    Werner Hosting Free Webinars for Ladder Safety Month

    What better time to delve into ladder safety than National Ladder Safety Month?


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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.


    Builder Confidence Holds Steady Despite Record High Lumber Prices

    The home building industry is as busy as ever, though certain challenges are becoming real and undeniable concerns.


    Housing Starts Stumble to Start the Year

    Home building activity dropped in January for the first time in six months. Is this the first sign of a...


    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.


    NALP Announces Virtual Networking Event for Landscapers

    ENGAGE is a new educational event focused on connecting landscaping professionals when they can't meet in person.


    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.

    Rising Material Costs, Surging COVID-19 Cases Dampen Builder Optimism

    After a complicated but busy 2020, home builders are gearing up for an uncertain 2021... and some economic factors are...


    Virtual International Builders’ Show to Showcase 300 Exhibitors

    This year's online-only International Builders' Show just announced its exhibitors, and there are some pretty big names on the list.


    Key Changes Coming to OSHA in 2021

    Larger fines and stricter COVID-19 protocols are on the way.


    International Builders’ Show Early-Bird Pricing Has Been Extended-But Not for Long

    If you are a fan of the International Builders' Show, you're going to want to check out IBSx.


    Two-Week Window Opens For Small Business PPP Loans

    For a couple of weeks, the White House is narrowing the definition of "small business" to get PPP loans to...


    New Home Sales Dropped in November Yet Remain Strong

    New home sales are slowing a bit but demand remains high. Can home builders keep up?