Posts Tagged ‘construction management’

 

7 Must-have Construction Apps for the New Year
Jan 9, 2018 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

As managers get more tech savvy and labor shortages force companies to look for ways to build faster and more efficiently, technology is providing those who adopt it with a distinct edge.

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Framer Profile: Zeb Gaw
Dec 18, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers, Profile

Zeb Gaw decided to get into the framing industry after being out of high school for just one week. “You can only sit around for so long,” he smiles.

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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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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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How to Use a Thermal Camera with a Blower Door Test
Sep 25, 2017 | Posted in Articles

As building codes and eco-savvy customers demand more energy efficiency from their homes, it has fallen to the construction professionals to create an effective building envelope. In this task, the blower door test plays a vital role in helping builders to find the gaps in the building envelope and seal them.

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Calculating Base Labor Rates for a Construction Crew
Sep 22, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Framers

Learning to quote effectively is a great way to keep your customers happy and your business in the black. Calculating a base rate can help you to provide more accurate quotes and keep your profit margins healthy.

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How to Get more Woman on your Work Crew
Sep 11, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Framers

With more than 200,000 construction jobs already vacant, encouraging woman to join the workforce will help to fill those positions.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Sustainable Design on your Jobsite
Sep 8, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Framers

Construction professionals with experience may be finding the new home-building landscape challenging. Innovation and sustainability can be achieved with relatively little disruption to the way you build, using those tried and tested methods that you know work.

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