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    California Safety Chief Named New Head of OSHA

    A new administration signals that changes are coming to OSHA.

    The Home Depot Sponsors ‘Signing Day’ for Trade School Students

    The home improvement center teams up with SkillsUSA to celebrate high school graduates entering careers 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.


    Builder Confidence Drops as Interest Rates and Material Costs Increase

    Historic lumber prices and normalizing mortgage rates are causing concern for home builders.

    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...


    12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

    The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...

    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...


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    10 of the Toughest Home Improvement Jobs

    Some home improvement projects may look easy, but once you get going, you quickly realize things can be tougher than...


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    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.


    5 Essential Tips for Pro Carpenters

    Five game-changing pro tips for carpenters who want to up their game and get more efficient on the jobsite.


    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.


    5 Highest-Paying States for Carpenters

    Take a look at the top five states with the highest average professional carpenter salaries across the U.S.


    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.


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    What to Know About Coping Trim

    Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


    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...


    Record High Lumber Prices Still Hindering Home Building

    The problems that plagued the home building industry in 2020 seem to have followed it into the new year.


    National Worker’s Group Criticizes OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety Standards

    The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is not happy with how the federal government has handled worker safety...

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    Home Building Insights from the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study

    Take a deep dive into the world of modern kitchen design and renovation.



    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.


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    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?