Posts Tagged ‘construction tips’

 

Village of Tiny Houses Gives Vets a Place to call Home
Dec 27, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Now a new initiative by the Veteran’s Community Project (VCP), based in Kansas City, is creating a village of 50 tiny houses to provide housing for veterans in the area.

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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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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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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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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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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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Building Hurricane-Resistant Homes
Sep 29, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

As rebuilding efforts commence in the wake of this summer’s storms, construction professionals seek ways to ensure that homes are safer and built to withstand major wind events. There are several techniques that will help to keep property and lives safe.

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Dangers of Confined Spaces for Work Crews
Sep 18, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

While no one likes working in crawl spaces, attics and other confined spaces, it is necessary to do on nearly every building site. Now the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has new rules for safety in confined spaces. While these rules are designed to make the work environment safer, they will usher in major changes to the way construction workers do their jobs.

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Know your Building Science Climate Zone
Sep 15, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY, Framers

Knowing the climate zone your residential build will take place in will influence many of the decisions you will make as to construction methods and building materials. As energy conservation becomes a growing concern, building to your climate zone is an excellent way to ensure that you are providing your clients with the best options. Keep in mind that building and energy codes are the minimum standard.

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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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How Will You Attract Young Talent to your Construction Company?
Aug 23, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, Framers

According to a report by Construction Labor Market Analyzer, by next year the burgeoning U.S. construction industry will need about 6.7 million skilled workers which is 50% more than we have in 2015.

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Why you Should Use Expansion Joints in Flooring and Sub-flooring
Aug 16, 2017 | Posted in Builders, Dealers, DIY

Using expansion joints allows your flooring and sub-flooring to expand without affecting the look and feel of your floors.

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