Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports October 2017 total construction employment of 6.93 million, representing a 187,000-position (2.8%) increase from October 2016.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Instritute of Techknoweldgy have developed a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.
Tool Box Buzz released it’s rankings for one of the most used tools in construction; the cordless reciprocating saw. The entries were specifically put through tests they devloped that should resonate with the following users:
- Plumbing/heating contractors
- General construction/demolition.
President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. The construction industry’s total prescription opioid spent is 5-10% higher than any other industry represented in the study. There is a financial implication to this – a construction company with 100 workers can expect to lose $40,839 each year in Oklahoma, $43,538 in Massachusetts and $38,140 in Texas — three of the states with the highest frequency of opioid abuse. More information on the CNA study at Construction Dive.
Contractor Talk has a quick article with some helpful tips around dumpster rentals.
- Illegal Dumping
- Location and Positioning
Here are 5 great and straightforward marketing ideas to grow you revenue if you’re a handyman.
Six remodeling contractors tested 10 cordless impact drivers for productivity, torque, ergonomics, and value. Which driver won?
If you don’t know about Duane Craig’s blog, you should. Here is one of his latest posts; a very broad overview of how to install tile. It’s meant to help you understand the materials, tools and methods you use to install tile. It is not a definitive guide since different installations will require more specific instructions.
If you’re in the home services, trades or renovations business did you know that 88 per cent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations? We know that having a third party control your business reviews isn’t what anyone likes; especially when it comes to negative reviews. Want to learn more about how to shine?