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Construction is central to much of our modern world. Read on for information about innovation in building designs, recent construction statistics, technological advances, and much more about this ever-evolving field.
Plaster vs. Drywall: Dissecting the Differences

Plaster and drywall are the most popular options when choosing an interior wall finish. They’re commonly found in both residential and commercial buildings, and they each have distinct features that set them apart.

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12 Best Cities for Construction Jobs in 2022

If you’re looking to start a career in construction, you’ll appreciate our round-up of 12 of the best cities for construction jobs in 2021.

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Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2022

Although they make up only 10% of the construction workforce, women are steadily rising through the ranks and becoming leaders in the industry. Learn about the current state of women in construction and the women who are breaking glass ceilings.

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How to Create a Mold-Resistant Home

Different kinds of mold can create different kinds of health hazards, which is why it’s important to keep your buildings mold-free. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can do so, ranging from moisture control to the kind of materials you employ in construction and maintenance projects.

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Retainage 101: What Contractors Must Know

The construction industry is full of specialized guidelines and procedures. Everything from determining milestones to transferring funds must be defined in a construction contract. Contracts provide the fundamental legal and financial framework of a project. In most projects, this framework governs the speed of completion. Retainage is one of the terms that can determine how and when a project is completed.

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20 Essential Construction Podcasts to Listen to in 2022

Whether you’re looking for a basic introduction to the industry or need something new to tune into on the job site, our list of the best construction podcasts for 2022 is a great place to find new content. The following podcasts feature working professionals and industry experts to help listeners navigate the latest challenges, technological advancements and opportunities the construction industry has to offer.

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Top 10 Construction Industry Trends To Watch For In 2022

As the industry evolves, it’s important to stay ahead. We cover eleven important construction industry trends to help your business stay competitive in 2022.

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25 Must-Read Construction Books for 2022

Top-rated authors in the industry cover everything from basic construction fundamentals to position-specific tools and resources. To help you find the right construction book for you, we’ve broken down our list of favorites into six categories based on industry, experience level and job type.

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13 Groundbreaking Futuristic Buildings

As cities continue to search for new ways to expand urban landscapes with sustainability in mind, there are some already in development today. You might be surprised to learn that some of the most futuristic buildings are already underway.

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Mass Timber: Is Wood the Future of Sustainable Construction?

Buildings made entirely from wood are a rare find in modern cities, but engineers and environmental advocates are looking to change that with mass timber, a modern framing system that has transformed what we know about wooden buildings.

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Substantial Completion: What Owners & Contractors Should Know

Substantial completion is a contractual obligation that refers to the point at which a building or structure is suitable to be used.

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Proctor Compaction Test: Procedure & Tools

The Proctor test measures soil compaction to determine the point at which soils can most efficiently be compacted using construction equipment, based on their optimal moisture content and maximum dry weight.

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