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    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?


    OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

    OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.

    New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

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


    Construction Production Drops as Material Costs Surge

    Building homes is steadily getting more expensive, complicating matters for homebuilders and home buyers alike.

    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.


    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.


    How to DIY Laundry Shelves

    Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


    Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

    The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...

    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    A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration.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.


    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...


    Green Industry Expo to Return In-Person This Fall

    After a year of virtual trade shows, the GIE+EXPO returns to its normal format this October.


    10 Silent Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

    Worried your A/C unit is nearing its final rest? Here are some telltale signs your air conditioner is failing.

    10 Ways to Landscape Without Planting Something

    Don't have a green thumb? Here are some great landscaping options that don't require planting.


    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...


    New BriqCash Payment and Rewards Platform for Contractors

    BriqCash is a new way for construction workers to manage their finances and earn some industry-specific rewards along the way.


    How Home Builders Are Working Around Record-High Lumber Prices

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


    How to Split Hostas

    Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.


    The Benefits of Planting Hostas

    Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.


    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.

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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


    Thryv Hosting Free Virtual Seminar for HVAC Pros

    Calling all HVAC pros! Join this free seminar to boost your business or career.


    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...


    NAHB Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week

    The goal is to educate construction workers on vaccine safety and get the industry vaccinated.


    The Getaway

    The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...