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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 2024 Cost vs. Value Report

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How Much of a Carpenter's Time is Billable?

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News Briefs

Building Materials Prices Rise Again in March

Softwood Lumber prices increased on a month-over-month basis for the first time...

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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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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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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

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The Problem With Quartz: Rising Health Concerns Prompt Bans and New Safety Measures

Despite its enduring popularity for its style and durability, quartz countertops... More

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'Sustainable' Building, or Just More Greenwashing?

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Merging traditional with modern, these new interior products come from Daltile,... More

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House Plan of the Week: Ultimate Summer Living

Check out this new home design that showcases impressive porches and decks.

House Plan of the Week: Multigenerational Barndominium

This spacious, flexible design features a two-bedroom apartment above the garage.

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