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Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter
You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a painting pro how he goes about keeping it all neat and clean.
Tips and techniques that will help your next grout job go more smoothly and give your tile a professional-grade that you and your customers can be proud of.
Pro Tip: The Best Way to Pick Up Spilled Screws
Picking up screws that have been spilled across the floor is a major pain. Learn the best method for picking them back up here.
Why Now Is a Great Time to Be a Bathroom Remodeler
People are willing to spend to get their dream bathroom built, and they're more likely than ever to hire specialists to get the job done.
Caterpillar (the Construction Company) Sets Sights on Moon Mining
The equipment manufacturer is developing autonomous machinery that they hope will one day make it to the surface of the moon.
Stuff We Love: Compact Power Tools That Pack a Punch
This edition of Stuff We Love puts the focus on some small but mighty tools that you're going to want to add to your collection.
National Safety Council Takes Firm Position Against Cannabis Use and Work
The legality of cannabis consumption is in a complicated place in the United States. The NSC is trying to make things a little less complicated.
Everything Roofing Pros Should Know About Synthetic Underlayment
Synthetic underlayment is taking over the roofing industry, which comes as no surprise given all the benefits. Find out why roofers love the stuff.
Pro Tips for Gluing Wood
Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections, and make your project look better with these tips for gluing wood.
How to Work With PVC Conduit
Plastic conduit is less expensive, lighter and much easier to work with than EMT. Here are great installation tips from a long-time commercial electrician.
Fantastic Framing Tips
A collection of framing tips that will turn you into a rockstar on the jobsite
Tool Upgrades That Make Life Easier For Pros
A collection of the coolest tools, gears and products that will make life better for construction pros everywhere
Brad Pitt Named in Lawsuit Over Poorly Constructed New Orleans Homes
A faulty wood product and some design missteps have left the actor and his foundation wading through legal trouble.
Unique Tools for Electricians
Professional electricians swear by these tools, and you will, too. Check out our recommendations here.
Milwaukee Takes Massive Step into Light Equipment Space with MX Fuel Platform
Milwaukee's new technology is a game changer for providing battery power to light equipment. Is it enough to convince pros to switch from gas?
Mark Cuban Invests in Rebar Tying Robot
A fledgeling construction automation company recently got a big boost from some high profile investors.
13 Unconventional Pro Tips That Actually Work Really Well
Modern problems require modern solutions. Get creative with these outside-of-the-box pro tips for all kinds of jobs.
Pro Tip: Create a Foolproof Stop Block for Repetitive Cuts
Cutting a bunch of boards to the exact same length is a boring and time consuming task. Here's a simple setup to make the job more efficient.
Construction Association Hires Capitol Hill Staffer as Infrastructure Advocate
The AGC is looking to get more influence in the nation's capitol as they expand on their efforts to shape infrastructure policies.
Construction Employment Increases in 78% of States
There's been a lot of growth in the construction industry over the last year. Can the industry itself keep up?
Toolipedia: Caulk Gun
Everything you wanted to know about caulk guns.
Electrical Wire and Cable Basics
Everything you wanted to know about electrical wires and cables.
Stuff We Love: Routers and Essential Router Accessories
Learn why you need to know about these top-notch router products.
What is PEX?
Learn more about PEX than you ever knew you needed to know.
Why Time Lapse Cameras Make Sense for Construction
Document your project from start to finish with compelling and engaging time lapse camera footage. It's easier than you think.
Single Family Home Construction On the Rise for the Fourth Straight Month
Despite an overall decline in homebuilding in September, construction starts on single-family dwellings increased for the fourth month in a row.
Pro Tip: The Best Way to Protect Hacksaw Blades
Extend the life of your hacksaw blades with this easy-to-make blade cover.
How To Remove Wallpaper
Wallpaper removal can be nasty, time-consuming work. This step-by-step guide for how to remove wallpaper will definitely make things go a little smoother.
How the Construction Industry Can Appeal to Younger Generations
The construction industry has a labor shortage and a perception problem- but that doesn't mean that it can't be attractive to young people joining the workforce.
Nearly Half of Survey Respondents Want Energy Efficient Appliances in Their Homes
A recent survey asked people to rank how sustainability solutions would impact their lives. Find out the results here.
14 Proven Drill Press Tips And Techniques
A drill press is a powerful multipurpose tool—if you learn how to get the most out of it. These tips and tricks will help you do just that.
7 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Remodeling Company
We talked to the CEO of a remodeling company to learn what it takes to be successful in a competitive industry.
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