New Home Trends on the Rise in 2021

You could say that 2020 had its ups and down. In March and April, builder confidence dipped to an all-time low of 30. But by November, it was back up to 90. “It was a great year, and 2021 looks even better,” NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz told Builder Online. “We expect the gains to …

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What Makes A Good Salesperson?

Whether you have a company that is big enough to have a sales department or small enough so you have to wear many hats, knowing why some people are successful at sales can help to improve your own techniques. Improving your sales means spending some time researching successful sales techniques and working on your process. …

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Perfecting the Punch List

Punch lists can make or break a contract—when done quickly and seamlessly, you can get paid and move on to your next project. If they drag out, they can compromise your profit margin and leave you with unhappy customers. You can mitigate punch-list problems by having a procedure in place and communicating that procedure to …

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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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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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Tips for Making Gluing Easier and Cleaner

Gluing items is often a dirty job, but someone has to do it. If that someone is you, there are some easy tips and tricks that can help you to reduce the mess and create a higher quality product. From keeping your workbench glue-free to producing better quality projects, these tips will help you work smarter, not harder.

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