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A Smarter Way of Charging for Overhead and Profit
A Smarter Way of Charging for Overhead and Profit

When bidding on a project, you need more than a simple formula.

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How to Turn High Material Prices to Your Advantage
How to Turn High Material Prices to Your Advantage

Long lead times and high prices are not a problem, they're an opportunity.

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Looking Ahead to the 2024 IRC
Looking Ahead to the 2024 IRC

Glenn Matheson previews upcoming changes to the model residential building code, which will eventually shape the local codes that apply to you.

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Remodeling Sector Enters a Moderate Cyclical Downturn
Remodeling Sector Enters a Moderate Cyclical Downturn

Zonda’s Residential Remodeling Index projects annual decreases in remodeling sector activity through 2025.

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Key Trends in the 2023 Cost vs. Value Report

This year's report, in which average project values fell sharply to their lowest... More

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A Modern Interpretation of the Victorian Porch

At the Queen of Zero project, the crew installs innovative porch posts that fit... More

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8 Efficient Kitchen and Bath Products for a Minimalist-Inspired Home

New kitchen and bath products that offering clean lines and streamlined technology. More

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The Well-Organized Carpenter

Brian Campbell's shop-built tool system overcomes the shortcomings of... More

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A Trade School Triumphs Over Colleges

How a construction program for at-risk youth in Salinas, Calif. beat out top... More

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Can You Pass This One-Question Test for Good Managing?

great results is to focus on nurturing the people you depend on. More

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Latest New Products Roundup

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House Plan of the Week: Detail-Filled Farmhouse from Visbeen Architects

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House Plan of the Week: Move-Up Farmhouse

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News Briefs

Building Material Prices Inch Up in November

Softwood lumber prices fell by nearly 6% in November and are down almost 20% on a...

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Common Construction Defects Webinar

Sign up for this free webinar to learn from Pete Fowler and his team what it takes...

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Building Trades Scholarships Available

DeWalt is offering $200,000 in scholarships to 40 lucky students to help pay for...

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Call for Entries: NADRA 2023 National+ Deck Competition

This year's deadline is Saturday, November 18th, 2023, so send in your entries soon!

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Rate of Job Growth Continues to Cool in July

While the jobs market is showing signs of gradual slowing, high wage growth remains.

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Supply Chain

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Material Prices Keep Rising

Lumber and other building material prices move up 19% year-over-year More

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Lumber Price Volatility at 75-Year High

Building material prices increased 15.9% in 2021 and have increased 18.6% since... More

Products

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What Brands Do Residential Contractors Prefer?

The survey reveals the building product brands that are used most by residential... More

Quicker Stair Stringer Support

Pylex screw piles can be installed by hand, and might let you skip the concrete. More

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JLC Product Roundup

Fiberboard insulation panels from TimberHp, a sleek glass wall system from Sierra... More

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Can You Pass This One-Question Test for Good Managing?

great results is to focus on nurturing the people you depend on.

House Plan of the Week: Detail-Filled Farmhouse from Visbeen Architects

Explore tons of photos of this luxurious design.

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