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Women Hold Very Few Construction Jobs

Women Hold Very Few Construction Jobs

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The proportion of women working in the construction industry is about the same as it was 30 years ago--less than 3% overall.

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Realtors Say Home Construction Is Lagging

Realtors Say Home Construction Is Lagging

A national survey finds the number of houses being built isn't enough to keep up with job growth in 32 states, a trend that will push up prices for homebuyers in the long run.

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DCA 6 Deck Construction Guide - New Version for 2012 IRC

DCA 6 Deck Construction Guide - New Version for 2012 IRC

My go-to deck design and construction guide has been revised to dovetail with the 2012 International Residential Code. DCA 6 'Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide' has most of the information you need to build a code-compliant deck.

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Diablo Demo Demon carbide tipped recip blades

Diablo Demo Demon carbide tipped recip blades

The right tool for the job - Demo Demon carbide tipped blades work well perform well at cutting through nail-embedded wood abrasive materials (like asphalt roofing, fibercement siding and old plaster.

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Solar Power for Home Use: The grid connection

Solar Power for Home Use: The grid connection

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Grid-tied home solar systems offer a reliable flow of electricity and lower energy costs. But how well they work may be changing.

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Keep Nails and Screws Off of the Floor with a Tool-belt Caddy

Keep Nails and Screws Off of the Floor with a Tool-belt Caddy

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If you don't want to strap on your nail bags while working around new kitchen cabinets for fear of scratching them, you could carry your tool belt by hand and hope the nails and tools don't spill out, but there's a better way.

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More Builders Go Green

More Builders Go Green

More buyers want the energy efficiency, healthy indoor air, and durability that green building fosters, and more builders are adopting green strategies in their projects. The trend affects both single-family and multifamily builders and developers.

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Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors

Squeak Free Floors - 3 Tips for Strong Sub Floors

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Have you ever walked by a china cabinet and the contents rattled? Or does your house have an annoying squeak in the floor as you walk down the hallway to your baby's bedroom? In this video I’ll give you three tips for framing a sub-floor that’s beefy and squeak-free!

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Shortage of Lots Worries Home Builders

Shortage of Lots Worries Home Builders

Builders are finding it tougher to find developed lots, and homebuyers can expect to pay more as a result.

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Self-Taught MBA: The Builders Briefcase

Self-Taught MBA: The Builder's Briefcase

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A briefcase is nothing more than a leather toolbox for your business gear. Here’s my take on the top five tools that belong in that bag.

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Colonial-era rainscreen?

Colonial-era rainscreen?

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During a rot repair job, I found an early attempt at a rainscreen wall.

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The University of Georgia Builds a Farmstead of the Future

The University of Georgia Builds a Farmstead of the Future

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The Future Farmstead Program includes a demonstration home that's all about "living and working smart." The net-zero-energy living laboratory is a collaboration between the university, students, and a long list of public and private partners.

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Affordable Housing Program Goes from Project to Product

Affordable Housing Program Goes from 'Project to Product'

Auburn University's Rural Studio began its affordable housing program in 2005 to bring better low-cost housing to the people of Hale County, Ala. Now the houses are headed to the commercial marketplace.

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Make a Handy Sanding Block with a Belt-Sander Belt

Make a Handy Sanding Block with a Belt-Sander Belt

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Tip master Chuck Miller has found yet another way to avoid struggling with a sheet of sandpaper loosely wrapped around a scrap of wood.

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PL400 vs DAP SmartBond SubFloor Glue Strength Test

PL400 vs DAP SmartBond SubFloor Glue Strength Test

PL400 has been the gold standard in SubFloor glue for years, but is it the best choice for Advantech Decking? Watch me put these two glues to the test.

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Tips for Setting Up a Cutting Station for Wall Framing

Tips for Setting Up a Cutting Station for Wall Framing

A comfortable cutting bench for your miter saw and a solid, flat work surface for stacking and assembling headers and rough openings are essential for framing walls accurately, safely, and efficiently

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A Carpenters Table

A Carpenter's Table

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Fast-forward video of timber-framing a dining table.

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Joe Lstibureks Perfect Wall explained - The 500 Year House

Joe Lstiburek's "Perfect Wall" explained - The 500 Year House

I'm a huge fan of Building Science teacher Joe Lstiburek and I'm finally building my first house with his "Perfect Wall" concept. Join me as I explain this theory for extreme durability and efficiency (and show off a house I'm building in Austin).

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Is this renovation doomed from the start?

Is this renovation doomed from the start?

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When an existing brick foundation is capped with another layer of concrete block to reduce the transmission of water vapor, is this renovation company creating the potential for a structural problem?

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How to Install Board-and-Batten Siding

How to Install Board-and-Batten Siding

A Breaktime reader is about to install board-and-batten siding on his new house, and he's getting mixed messages on the best way to finish it. Should he stain only the outer face of the siding as the mill owner suggests, or make sure all six sides of each board is finished?

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