Become a more well-rounded professional with these insights into life as a pro in the trades.
5 Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Construction
Protect your hearing while you work with these noise-reducing headsets.
Construction Labor Shortage: Study Finds 430,000 Workers Needed
The construction industry is getting busier every day and needs to hire a lot more workers to keep up.
PPP Loan Application Deadline Extended to May 31
The PPP Extension Act of 2021 is now official, giving small businesses across the U.S. more time to secure much-needed...
10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems
There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...
Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors
Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.
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...
OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020
Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.
Trim Carpentry Tips
Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...
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...
5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades
Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...
Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)
Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.
How ‘Tstuds’ Change the Way Homes Are Insulated
Framing with Tstuds minimizes air infiltration in a home, reduces carbon footprints, and saves on electrical energy costs.
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...
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.
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...
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?
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?
Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)
Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...
Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter
Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.
2021 International Builders’ Show Goes Virtual
The 2021 International Builders' Show is moving online out of an abundance of caution.
Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge
Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.
Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’
The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...