December 2014 Table of Contents

Cover Story
Want to Hire and Retain Good Workers? Pay Up. Wages & Benefits Want to Hire and Retain Good Workers? Pay Up.

As the market tightens for workers—especially good workers—both salaries and benefits are rising. Ignoring these trends could lead to botched jobs and lost profits. Read more

Punch List
Wage Watch: What Carpenters Earned in 2014 Wage Watch: What Carpenters Earned in 2014

An interactive overview of hourly carpenter wages in 2014 Read more

Your Business
Checklist to Reduce Airborne Health Hazards Good Form Checklist to Reduce Airborne Health Hazards

Use the EPA’s AirPlus form to cover the bases and set priorities Read more

Big-Ticket Remodeling Activity Grows 3.3% in 3Q Big-Ticket Remodeling Activity Grows 3.3% in 3Q

Index forecast to fully recover by 3Q2015 Read more

These Days, Take Extra Care to Monitor Your Online Transactions

Follow these four steps to help guard against cybercriminals Read more

NAHB Homes for Life Aging-in-Place Awards Recognize Universal Design Excellence NAHB Homes for Life Aging-in-Place Awards Recognize Universal Design Excellence

Looking for inspiration in accessible design? These award winners offer plenty. Read more

Your Business If Time Is Money, Why Are You Still Offering Free Estimates?

Stop wasting time and shortchanging profits by providing free estimates Read more

Products
The Latest in Jobsite Equipment Products The Latest in Jobsite Equipment

Product releases to make your life on-site that much easier Read more

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