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      A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration.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


      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.


      NALP Launches Climate Change Campaign for National Lawn Care Month

      Taking care of the environment starts with taking care of your lawn.

      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.


      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.


      New Homeowner Tips

      New homeowners take heart. Experienced DIYers share their tips about what to do – or not do – after moving...


      DIY Home Inspection Tools

      Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


      Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

      When winter departs, it's time to check for damage and prepare for the hot weather ahead.