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The Opioid Crisis in the Construction Industry
Dec 15, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

The opioid crisis has been declared a public health emergency and is claiming almost 100 American lives every day. The construction industry has not managed to escape the grip of this epidemic.

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Thinking of a Career in Construction? America Needs You!
Dec 8, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Framers

After decades of encouraging students to continue their post-school education at universities, dire labor shortages in trades are seeing a shift to vocational education instead.

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Top Five OSHA Violations and How to Prevent Them
Dec 5, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

OSHA regulations are there to protect workers and property owners. Failure to adhere to OSHA regulations can lead to stiff fines for construction companies. Injuries on the jobsite that are reported to OSHA will lead to fines being imposed and crippling delays.

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5 Lighting Must-Haves for Homeowners
Dec 4, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY

A June poll surveyed 1,563 homeowners to find what they were looking for in home lighting. What they found was that homeowners wanted energy efficiency, safety and smart technology in their lighting systems.

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Safety Upgrades to discuss with your Customers
Nov 20, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

Fires and gas leaks are always on the minds of homeowners who want to protect their property and keep their family safe. As technology improves, our fire and gas detection appliances get smarter all the time. When completing renovations or a new build, be sure to keep your clients up to date with the latest safety options.

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Expansion Joints in Flooring
Nov 13, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Expansion and contraction of your flooring system is a given. Because they are manufactured from different materials or different kinds of the same material, your flooring and substrate will expand and contract at different rates. Expansion joints give your flooring the space it needs to expand without buckling or cracking.

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Choosing the Right Paintbrush for the Job
Nov 8, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY

Getting a finish that looks like it’s been sprayed on takes careful preparation and execution. Choosing the right paintbrush is the key to success.

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Programmable Thermostats; Do They Really Save Money?
Nov 2, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Programmable thermostats do have the potential to save the homeowner money, but they can also cost more. The secret to success is the way in which you use them. Whether you are installing one in your own home or in a home for your customer, it’s imperative to educate users so that they are able to effectively save energy (and money) by installing a programmable thermostat.

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Why Advanced Framing in Raised-Wood Flooring is a Smart Choice
Oct 30, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

This year’s hurricane season has been brutal with damage to property and loss of life causing many whose homes have been affected to rethink their rebuilds. As construction professionals, offering raised-wood flooring options could really level up your game.

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Growing Labor Shortages Raise Concerns
Oct 20, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey, construction labor shortages are even more widespread than they were last year.

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Construction Contracts: Get it in Writing!
Oct 16, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

When you are doing a residential home build or renovation, it is essential to get everything in writing so that you can honor the terms of your warranty and sale without compromising business relationships or profit margins.

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Wildfire Preparedness: Reducing Risks to Your Home
Oct 10, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Drought has placed many areas at risk of wild fires. Even places that traditionally did not have to concern themselves with possible bush fires are now at risk thanks to changing weather conditions. The International Association of Fire Chiefs have set out a wildfire preparedness guide called Ready, Set, Go which covers emergency preparedness before, during and after a wildfire. Ensuring that you and your family are adequately prepared for wildfires will drastically reduce the likelihood of property damage, injury or death.

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