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Register Now for the First Virtual International Builders’ Show

The International Builder’s Show (IBS) is the highlight of the construction industry calendar. For the last 76 years, construction professionals have looked to the IBS for innovations in the building industry, new products and as the best way to network with others and to promote their brands. Despite the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic present, …

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Pandemic Creates Unprecedented Demand for New Homes

The pandemic and subsequent lockdown has seen many people confined to their homes for months. This has, inevitably, changed their attitudes about their living spaces. The America at Home Study was conducted at the end of April to ascertain just how American homeowner’s ideas have changed. Developed by Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, Belinda Sward and architect Nancy …

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How to Winterize Your Gutters

Fall isn’t the best time for gutters. Leaves, twigs and debris clog gutters which can cause water to flow back up under the shingles. In winter, snow melt can’t safely run off the roof and water pools only to ice overnight. As the ice expands, it pushes up under the shingles and causes leaks. Cleaning …

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Construction Set to Continue to Rise through Winter

Sustained growth through the summer and fall have left most construction professionals feeling positive about growth through the coming winter months. A recent study by the National Association of Home Builder’s Housing Market Index and Remodeling Market Index showed very high scores of 85 and 82 (out of 100), respectively. October’s score of 85 was even a new …

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Technology Helps Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic Hurdles

The recent PropTech, summit on technology in home building shows how companies are utilizing technology to overcome the restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic poses. Of course, most companies have moved their sales online, but technology can also help your customers to feel safer during the home buying process. Younger home buyers have driven the move to …

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New Safety Measures Reduce New York City Jobsite Injuries by 20%

In 2017, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) implemented legislation in Local Law 196 designed to improve safety in the construction industry. In order to educate workers on safety policies, over 100,000 training pamphlets on Site Safety have been distributed. The DOB has also launched its Construction Site Safety Reimbursement Program to offset …

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How to Keep Skilled Jobsite Workers

Labor shortage woes are real, and most construction managers are scrambling to find and keep workers. A recent study from the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) showed that a third of construction firms are looking for recruits and experiencing delays due to labor shortages. Here’s how to source great talent and build your team. Get …

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How to Recruit More Gen Z Youth to Careers in Construction

Gen Z are defined as those under 25 and are currently entering the workforce and choosing their careers. While many are already opting for a career in construction, the industry has to do more to recruit in order to overcome the labor deficit. Having lived through several economic downturns and a fluctuating economy, most young …

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