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...
Lumber Prices See Largest Monthly Price Drop in History
After skyrocketing all spring, lumber prices fell back to Earth in June. Here's a look at what's happening and when...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Residential Construction Employment Fully Recovers from Pandemic Losses
After a year of economic uncertainty, residential construction employment levels have climbed back to where they were pre-pandemic. But will...
5 Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones for Construction
Protect your hearing while you work with these noise-reducing headsets.
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...
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...
A Guide To Drywall Sizes
Drywall comes in many different sizes. Learn how to choose the right drywall size and drywall thickness for your next...
How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing
A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...
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.
Rising Material Costs, Surging COVID-19 Cases Dampen Builder Optimism
After a complicated but busy 2020, home builders are gearing up for an uncertain 2021... and some economic factors are...
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?
2021 International Builders’ Show Goes Virtual
The 2021 International Builders' Show is moving online out of an abundance of caution.
PPP Funds Help Construction Industry Employment Rebound in May
Construction growth rebounded thanks to federal funding and the reopening of the economy. But will it last?
Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide
Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...
5 Oscillating Multitool Blades You Should Own
Check out these five attachment blades that can unlock the true potential of your oscillating multitool.
Everything You Need to Know About Drywall
Have a question about drywall? Here is our ultimate guide to all things drywall, from joint compound to corner bead...