In a surprising twist within the construction industry, where demand has reached unprecedented levels, a recent article from Yahoo, sourced from Axios, sheds light on an unexpected challenge — a reduction in the construction workforce. Despite the soaring demand for construction projects, various factors are contributing to a decline in the workforce, creating a ripple […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on industries worldwide, and the construction and building sector is no exception. In this blog post, we explore the multifaceted effects of the pandemic on home builders and general contractors, drawing insights from an insurance publication that sheds light on the challenges faced by construction business owners. […]

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If you’re involved in the construction industry, the term “lien waiver” is likely familiar to you, but for property owners and developers, it’s crucial to understand its significance in ensuring a smooth construction process. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what a lean waiver is and how it can impact your construction project. What […]

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In recent times, the housing market has become a focal point in the news, with reports of shortages, building issues, and a dramatic increase in real estate prices. However, there are nuances behind the scenes that not everyone is aware of yet. Builders are facing challenges that extend beyond what meets the eye, leading some […]

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In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the spotlight is on the unprecedented surge in lumber prices, reaching all-time highs just within the past week. The article dives into the driving forces behind this lumber boom, shedding light on the complexities of the current market dynamics. Let’s explore the key factors contributing to the surge […]

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The burning question on everyone’s mind: When will lumber prices and material costs finally come down? An article from the Idaho Statesman sheds light on how lumber prices are causing delays in projects and impacting availability. Let’s delve into the intricacies of this lumber dilemma, understanding its origins and contemplating when relief might be in […]

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The headlines are ablaze with stories of the red-hot real estate market—skyrocketing property values, a scarcity of homes, and intense bidding wars. But what’s often overlooked is the profound impact this real estate frenzy is having on the construction and building industry. In this post, we’ll explore how the surge in property demand is presenting […]

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Contractors and construction companies, with their intricate financial transactions and numerous subcontractor relationships, are unfortunately prime targets for fraud, scams, and embezzlement. In a recent article from a reputable trade publication, a distressing case of embezzlement came to light, revealing the vulnerability of a construction company to financial crimes. The Case of Greg Wyman Construction: […]

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As a homeowner and general contractor, you’ve likely faced the hurdles of obtaining labor and materials for your projects. The struggle becomes even more pronounced when aspiring to make your home more sustainable, as highlighted in a compelling article from the green energy publication, Grist. The piece delves into the experience of a homeowner looking […]

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In various parts of the country, the concept of rain screens on siding may not be a widespread practice, but in certain regions, it’s a crucial component of building codes. Oregon, for example, mandates rain screens for most residential properties. This construction technique involves creating an air gap between the exterior siding and the house’s […]

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