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5 Construction Trends to Look for in 2020

6 Construction Trends to Look for this Year

Depending on who you read, construction was either bad or good in 2020. It will either get better or worse in 2021. In other words—the future looks…a bit up in the air. Some of the vacillating outlooks on 2021 come as no surprise—2020 was a dumpster fire in so many ways. From the high price […]

Does the stock market affect housing?

Does the Stock Market Affect Housing?

For as long as people have been investing, markets have defied logic—in one direction or the other. Housing and the stock market sometimes coincide. At other times., they seem to diverge. At some point, you want some sort of understanding of what to expect and how to prepare your business and/or investments. More specifically, we want […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt Circular Saw

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Circular Saw Review

Second-Generation DeWalt FlexVolt Circular Saw Packs Higher Performance The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V max circular saw (model DCS578) was one of the first tools to launch with the FlexVolt line and it was a good design with plenty of power. DeWalt’s product team wasn’t content to let it be and we tested the updated DCS578 against […]

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More Construction Robots On the Way to Job Sites

Worldwide Market For Construction Robots Projected to Expand to $226M by 2025 Unlike efforts in the manufacturing, logistics, and health care spheres of the market, the construction field has been one of those labor-intensive industries that haven’t yet benefited from the robotics boom. Tractica, a research firm specializing in computer, automation, and robotics technologies, predicts […]

General Contractors Now Responsible for Subcontractor OSHA Violations

General Contractors Now Responsible for Subcontractor OSHA Violations

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has ruled that general contractors can be held responsible for subcontractors that create OSHA violations. Subcontractor Violations are Now General Contractor Problems If you’re familiar with OSHA, it’s no surprise that employers are responsible for maintaining safe work environments for their employees. Based on a 1981 […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Makita Framing Nailer AN92301

Makita Framing Nailer Review – AN923

When we ran our Best Framing Nailer Shootout, we expected to see the classics crop up in the top finishing places. But as these things sometimes go, some of our manufacturers threw us a couple curveballs to shake things up a bit. Finishing up in 6th place, the Makita framing nailer is one of those […]

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Looking to Fill Construction Jobs? Advice From Joe Gibbs

There’s plenty of news about the massive shortage of workers in the trades right now. Whether you’re the owner of a small business looking for 1 or 2 guys for your crew or the hiring manager for a major construction firm, trying to fill construction jobs is tough right now. I realize beggars can’t be […]

3D Printing On The Jobsite

3D Printing On The Jobsite Evolves From NASA And Military Plans

Whether you’ve been paying close attention or not, 3D printing technology has been steadily evolving since its inception in the 1980’s. More recently, however, 3D printing and additive manufacturing (or AM; the two terms are almost synonymous) have been developing by leaps and bounds. Basically, the process is simple: a 3D printer will use one […]

Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents: Weird Way to Lose A Thumb

First David C. Smith Safety Third Award Presented for Construction Accident in Florida There are plenty of ways to get injured on the job. Construction accidents, sadly, happen every day. One of the more common injuries, particularly around saws, is to lose a finger. Removing safety features on a table saw will do it. So […]

World Trade Center Construction

World Trade Center Construction: 13 Years Later

13 YEARS AFTER THE 9/11 ATTACKS, WORLD TRADE CENTER CONSTRUCTION STILL NOT COMPLETE As we remember the terrorist attacks from September 11, 2001 and take a moment of silence in respect for those who lost their lives, I was curious to see how the World Trade Center construction is going. 13 years is a long […]