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?
Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot
The Home Depot is giving a helping hand to the next generation of construction workers.
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.
California Safety Chief Named New Head of OSHA
A new administration signals that changes are coming to OSHA.
‘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...
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...
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
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?
Home Depot to Give Employees Permanent Pay Raise
This has been a particularly rewarding year for The Home Depot thanks to fervent public interest in home improvement and...
Continued Growth in Single Family Starts Keeps Home Building on Track
Consistent demand for housing has led to one of the busiest periods for home building in years. And it doesn't...
Summer Home Buying Surge Slows in September
New home sales in September dropped for the first time in months. Is this a sign of further declines to...
SURVEY: Contractors Concerned With Long-Term Effects of COVID-19
COVID-19 isn't going away soon, leaving contractors to figure out how to work through.
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...
Young Professionals Week for Home Builders Starts Oct. 12
The week will include webinars and other events showcasing life as a young professional in the home building industry.
DOL Proposes Rule to Clarify the Definition of an Independent Contractor
Independent contractor or employee? The U.S. Department of Labor wants to simplify that question.
ICC Publishes Guidelines for Virtual Building Inspections
The coronavirus pandemic has made remote virtual inspections a necessity. But are they here to stay?
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...