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Pro Tips for Safe and Secure Tool Storage
Keep your favorite tools and gear stored as safely and securely as possible with these great storage pro tips.
Best Methods for Cutting Metal
When it comes to cutting metal, there's more than one way to get the job done. Check out these great metal cutting tips.
Bird-Friendly Glass a Requirement of Newly Proposed NYC Legislation
New building requirements have been proposed in the Big Apple to curb the number of bird deaths in the city.
How To Rebuild A Framing Nailer
New life for an old tool
Common Electrical Code Violations
We sat down with a state chief electrical inspector as well as a seasoned field inspector to find out which electrical codes pros mess up most often.
Five Knots You Need to Know
Master these five knots. In most cases, they’re the only ones you’ll ever need.
How to Cope Miters for a Perfect Fit
A coped joint looks better than a mitered joint. Here are some pointers on how to do it right. Remember: life is hard—learn how to cope!
Construction Firm Partners With Nonprofit for Addiction Treatment Program
A Massachusetts-based company working to get their employees the help they need to battle addiction hopes to serve as an example for other firms.
Last Man Who Worked on the Construction of Mount Rushmore Dies at 98
Most construction workers have a project that they're most proud of working on. This man's just so happened to be a national monument.
North America’s Largest Construction Expo Partners With Associations for Women in Construction
Women in construction do not usually get much of a spotlight. The next ConExpo-Con/AGG aims to change that.
How to Lay Mosaic Tiles
A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick bonus guide on how to set a decorative band!
Single-Family Homes Are Being Built at the Highest Rate Since the Recession
Low mortgage rates and solid wage growth have contributed to a steady rise in home production.
How To Work With Manufactured Stone
Manufactured stone is almost indistinguishable from the real thing these days. Check out these great installation tips from our expert Marcus Shilling.
Pro Stuff We Love: Our Best-Selling Construction Gifts of 2019
Find the perfect present for any construction enthusiast with this list of our most popular tools and gear from the last year of SWL.
How to Join Dissimilar Pipes
When you go to add or replace plumbing lines in an old house you probably won’t find new pipes that match the old ones. Learn how to fix this.
Caught on Camera: Construction Crew Rescues Burro From Sinkhole
A construction crew stepped up to rescue a burrowing burro that dug themselves into a little hole.
Welder Awarded $2.4 Million in Workers’ Compensation
A North Carolina welder's worker compensation case has finally been settled, years after he sustained injuries in a fall.
How to Keep Things Clean On a Construction Site
Keep your construction gear sparkly clean and your jobsites tidy with these pro cleaning tips.
Department of Labor Updates Technical Assistance Guide for Contractors
Anti-discrimination laws and equal opportunity employment are an essential part of a healthy workplace. Learn about the new guidelines here.
EquipmentShare In Talks for Another $150 Million in Funding
EquipmentShare, an equipment rental platform for the construction industry, might be on its way toward securing another hefty investment.
Eco-Friendly Cement Unveiled by Researchers at Western Sydney University
Concrete is essential for the construction industry, but bad for the environment. A team of researchers is working to solve this problem.
Best Lighting for Your Garage and Workshop
Find your way in the dark with these cool products that help light the darkest nooks and crannies of your workshop.
AGC Teaming with Autodesk to Create Custom Fitting Safety Harnesses for Women
A "one size fits all" mentality risks the safety of women in the construction industry. The AGC is working to address that mentality.
Stuff We Love: Black Friday Deals for Construction Pros
If you've had your eye on this gear for a while now, Black Friday is the time to buy!
Which Cordless Brad Nailer is the Best?
Have cordless nailers finally improved enough to replace our trusty pneumatic tools? We put 10 cordless brad nailers to the test.
How To Get Wires Into Hard-to-Reach Places
The ultimate guide to fishing wires through walls, ceilings and cabinets. With the help of these tips and tricks you can become a wire fishing expert.
University Uncovers Mammoth Remains First Found by Construction Crew
It started off as a regular work day- until this crew made a prehistoric discovery of mammoth proportions.
Top Five Reasons People Pull the Trigger on Bathroom Renovations (and What It Means for Pros)
The #1 reason may surprise you.
Get the Most Out of Your Hammer
Did you know a hammer can be used for all sorts of jobs besides pounding nails? Here are some of those uses including: demolition, chopping, measuring, bending, digging and more.
Construction is Most Likely Profession to Use Opioids and Cocaine
A recent study has found that construction workers are more likely to use drugs due to the physical nature of construction work.
An Inside Look Into a Truss Factory
We visited a truss plant and asked about the most common mistakes framers make when installing with trusses.
The Expert’s Guide to Ceiling Painting
Learn all the best tips for painting clean and crisp-looking ceilings
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