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    Ever Thought About Starting Your Own Christmas Tree Farm? Here’s What to Know

    Want to keep the holiday spirit alive by growing Christmas trees? It's tough work, and it will be many years before your business is profitable.

    Young People’s Attitudes Toward the Skilled Trades Are Changing. Here’s Why

    More young people are finding the flexibility and opportunities offered by the skilled trades enticing. Find out why here.


    The UN Wants Construction to Decarbonize. Here’s How.

    The UN has a plan to reduce carbon emissions and reach net zero by 2030. Here's what it involves.


    Why It’s Important to Learn a Trade, According to a Pro Painter

    Mark Kobriger didn't plan to be a professional painter, but he's made a successful business out of it. Here's how...


    How Construction Drones Can Benefit a Project

    If you're wondering how construction drones are taking the industry to new heights, be sure to check out this guide.

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    8 Projects Realtors Recommend Before Showing a House

    Discover the essential home improvement projects endorsed by Realtors for maximizing your property's value and appeal before selling.


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    How To Spot Asbestos — And What To Do Next

    Asbestos is lurking everywhere in your workplace. Do you know what to look for?


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    How the Building Industry Can Move On From Concrete

    As the awareness of concrete's contribution to greenhouse gases grows, the industry is looking for solutions. Here's what the industry...


    The Eleven Percent: Faye Hadley, ASE Certified Master Technician

    A Harvard grad and former therapist who now wrenches on cars shares her wild journey, her new favorite auto tool,...


    7 Concrete Alternatives

    From iron waste to mushrooms, the world of concrete alternatives is exploding with innovation. Here's what's out there now, and...


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    Guide to Renting a Construction Dumpster

    Searching for an easy, time- and cost-effective solution for getting rid of that construction debris? This guide will help.


    Sustainability Techniques for Modern Home Builds

    Find out how the construction industry champions sustainability with these cutting-edge building techniques.


    The Eleven Percent: Meet Gretchen Avilés Piñeiro, Traffic Engineer

    Just-right lighting creates a safe, comfortable city culture. It's the philosophy at the heart of this dedicated civil engineer's job.

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    How an Industry Leader in Sustainable Building Got His Start

    Richard Flatau is one of the country's foremost experts on cordwood homes and a leader in sustainable building techniques.


    12 Types of Construction Vehicles

    Construction sites are full of hustle and bustle. Learn more about the different types of construction vehicles that make these...


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    What’s the Difference Between a Contractor and a Handyman?

    Are you wondering whether to start a contracting or handyman business? Read this guide to learn the skills and licensing...


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    Why Is It So Hard to Make Affordable Tools in America?

    Searching for and finding American-made tools can be a challenge. Here's why.


    Texas Workers Protest New Water Break Law

    Working construction is inherently challenging. Add in triple-digit heat, and it can be deadly. So why did Texas take away...


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    13 Tips to Make Painting and Wallpapering Work Go Faster

    These tips will make your painting and wallpapering projects go faster and smoother and give you a professional-quality finish you'll...


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    6 Tips to Getting Started with Sustainable Building Techniques

    Learn sustainable building tips from a life-long expert in self-sufficiency.


    Expect Another Rise In Lumber Prices — Here’s Why

    Lumber prices are about to get smoking hot. Check out this guide to learn what's behind it.


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    8 Most Popular Green Building Certifications

    Interested in sustainable living? Gain insight into popular green building certifications for single-family homes in the U.S.

    Is There a Future for Sustainable Construction?

    Sustainable construction benefits the environment, but higher costs and slower project timelines can conflict with the growing need for housing.


    Most Common Types of Contractor’s Insurance

    An insurance policy is one tool contractors can't work without. This guide will explain which policies pros should strongly consider.


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    What Modern Home Buyers Want in Appliances

    When it comes to appliances, there's a big gap between what homebuyers want and what homebuilders offer. Read this guide...


    The Eleven Percent: Meet Greta Bajrami, Roofing and Siding Company Owner

    The industry leader talks about the benefits of new roofing tech, getting creative with siding and proving nay-sayers wrong.


    It’s So Hot That Mulch Is Catching On Fire

    Add this landscaping staple to your list of spontaneous combustibles.


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    What Is Construction Waste and How Can I Reduce It?

    Learn about the different types of DIY home construction waste, how to dispose of it and ways to put less...