Blog Category: Education

Editor’s note: Manufacturing harkens a brighter future in 2 ways

Builders are blurring the lines between industries with good results

Of all the industries we cover, manufacturing gets the least attention. But more and more, it’s creeping into the mix of stories about contractors and specialty contractors, engineers and architects, developers and the like. It’s not because US Builders Review is interviewing more manufacturers. It’s because, in a way, more and more builders are becoming […]

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8 companies show why not to scoff at Safety Week

We are far from our perilous past

National Safety Week begins April 30, and that gives many of North America’s most prominent builders a chance to highlight—often-times quite legitimately—their ways of protecting employees from undue risk. From conspicuous green helmets used by Milestone Contractors for new hires at the construction site to continuing education for workers even in an office environment, safety […]

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To solve the labor shortage, train workers and offer careers

Millennials need to see construction is more than hard labor

At US Builders Review we often hear two complaints. First, those in the construction industry lament that there is a shortage of good, skilled workers. Second, many have a “kids these days” attitude toward millennial workers, who, they say, just don’t want to work hard. One organization, YouthBuild USA, has a unique perspective on these […]

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Healthier more environmentally friendly buildings have a better return on investment

Sturdier, quieter builders are a safer investment in tornado prone Texas

When it comes to creating an energy-efficient building, say a quiet medical facility or a tornado-resistant school, there’s a one-size-fits-most solution: well-designed walls. Many of the environmental and human-health benefits building owners and architects seek can be achieved with the right choice of wall material. Walls aren’t exactly a hot topic, though, so their importance […]

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It’s time to change the way we build walls. Bautex Systems is here to help

Bautex Systems simplifies wall construction while boosting wall performance

The history of modern wall construction goes something like this: in 1880 concrete masonry units were invented. In 1915 modern wood framing became standard practice. In 1925 metal framing gained acceptance and in 1966 insulated concrete forms were introduced. In the 50 years since, wall construction hasn’t changed much, but the demands placed on walls […]

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Hoping the inauguration offers hints on the Trump infrastructure plan? So are we

Neil Cote, a US Builders Review feature writer and long time journalist, outlines President Elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan – or what we know of it

“America’s Infrastructure First!” Then-candidate Donald Trump didn’t sound those words quite so often as “Make America Great Again!” but the former line was high among his tools for national overhaul, and people took notice, including—maybe especially—those who build and repair bridges, roads, schools, power grids and the other systems that keep our nation humming. Which, […]

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Top Marketing Tips and Tricks for Home Contractors

Quality work and integrity speak for themselves. But if you want to keep up with the competition, you have to give your quality work a microphone. Through integrating online and offline efforts and consistent branding, you can drum up new business for your home contracting business. Home Improvement Leads offers some tips to extend your […]

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Greenbuild Profile: Getting to Know L.A. Native & Architecture Pioneer David Hertz

To an extent, we are all a product of our environment. Born and raised in Los Angeles, and now residing in Venice Beach, David Hertz, FAIA, LEED AP, founder and president of S.E.A. The Studio of Environmental Architecture (S.E.A.), and skysource.org  is very much a product of the out-of-the-box, unconventional environment that is L.A. Hertz […]

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Skywater by Island Sky Corporation: Out of thin air – making clean, drinkable water from the atmosphere

The second element most precious to human life after oxygen is water. While Earth is more than 80 percent water, only a small percentage of that is fit for human consumption and with global warming, persistent droughts and increasing pollution, the planet’s water supply is in jeopardy. Based in Florida, Island Sky Corporation is changing […]

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Online Learning for Construction Trades

Save green by going green with paperless, commute-free courses from Construct-Ed

Green building is all the rage right now, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going out of style any time soon. Millennial home buyers love the idea of homes that are better for their bodies, pleasing to be in and to look at, built to last, and to top it all off, also save them […]

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