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    House Votes to Extend PPP Loan Application Deadline to May 31

    The Paycheck Protection Program has run its course after providing well over half a trillion dollars in loans to small businesses across the U.S.

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    Home Improvement Spending Expected to Surge

    A recent Harvard study brings good news for contractors: Business will be booming again in 2021. Here's why.

    Home Builders Association Meets With National Economic Council Over Lumber Prices

    High lumber prices are stifling the construction industry. Will the federal government step in to help?

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    Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

    The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...

    Study: COVID-19 Protocols Hamper Productivity

    The study dives into exactly how coronavirus mitigation is impacting productivity and takes a look at some potential long-term effects.

    July Housing Surges for Third Month in a Row

    The housing industry is getting back to work following hard times earlier in the year. But will it last?

    WTO Rules In Canada’s Favor in Lumber Price Dispute

    National home building officials are hopeful that the ruling will enable further trade talks.

    USGBC Launches New Strategy For Constructing & Operating Building Post Pandemic

    The whole world is reacting to the pandemic, and the green building industry is no exception. Here's how the USGBC...

    Lowes Launches Video Chat Service For Pros and Their Clients

    JobSIGHT is a video chat service that allows pros to video chat while interacting with the things on their screen.

    OSHA Issues New Coronavirus Guidelines for Construction Workers

    Can construction workers safely resume work while risking exposure to COVID-19? OSHA has some ideas.

    DeWalt Teams with Ford to Protect Frontline Healthcare Workers

    In a time of challenge and uncertainty, companies are teaming up to solve problems and find solutions for those in...

    Will Skilled Labor Be in Worse Shape in 2 Years? Here’s What Pros Think

    Construction professionals answered a survey to give their thoughts on the future of skilled labor in the industry. Here are...

    Builder Confidence Drops to Historic Low Amid Pandemic Concerns

    A major home-building index suffered its worst drop since 1985.

    A First-Person Account of How the Pandemic is Affecting Construction Workers

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 forced the construction industry to adapt. One roofer describes how the lives of he and...

    Construction Cancellations and Layoffs Continue to Climb

    Contractors are implementing further safety measures and applying for payroll loans. Will it be enough?

    Construction Jobsite Thefts Increasing During Pandemic

    Construction job sites full of valuable equipment and tools have been shut down and abandoned in the wake of the...

    Rise in Construction Project Cancellations Felt Across the Country

    New data shows how the coronavirus continues to impact the construction industry in several key ways. Learn more here.

    ‘Transitional Housing’ Tiny Home Village Starts Construction

    Homelessness is a problem in communities across the United States. Affordable housing projects like this one could help change that.

    This Startup Makes Bricks From Recycled Construction Materials

    Construction activity and the production of construction materials are not exactly environmentally friendly. Kenoteq is working to change that.

    Michigan State Wins Student Builders Competition (Again)

    This year's student builder's competition saw a repeat winner for the first time since 2005.

    One Major Way the Coronavirus is Affecting Construction

    The coronavirus has found a way to make an impact on the construction industry in the U.S., but maybe not...

    Builders OK With January Housing Starts Decline

    While homebuilding production dropped from December to January, a closer look at the numbers shows that things are off to...

    Which Construction Jobs Are the Hardest?

    While home improvement shows make work look easy, CraftJack's recent survey reveals what contractors and consumers consider to be the...

    New Construction in St. Louis Required to Be Solar Ready

    St. Louis is making it easier for people to get access to solar energy. Will more cities follow suit?

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    Community of 3D-Printed Homes Under Construction in Mexico

    3D-printed homes would have seemed like science fiction a decade ago. Now that tech is building homes for impoverished families.

    National Association of Home Builders Publishes Guide to Common Residential Code Questions

    The new field guide serves as a portable resource, answering questions for contractors on the jobsite.

    Bird-Friendly Glass a Requirement of Newly Proposed NYC Legislation

    New building requirements have been proposed in the Big Apple to curb the number of bird deaths in the city.

    EquipmentShare In Talks for Another $150 Million in Funding

    EquipmentShare, an equipment rental platform for the construction industry, might be on its way toward securing another hefty investment.

    AGC Teaming with Autodesk to Create Custom Fitting Safety Harnesses for Women

    A "one size fits all" mentality risks the safety of women in the construction industry. The AGC is working to...

    Construction Association Urges Trump to Resolve Trade Disputes

    The Associated General Contractors of America recently released a statement urging the Trump administration to end trade disputes after the...