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Backyard Resort: Top Trends in Pool Design

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If your clients are considering adding or remodeling a pool in their landscape design, you can help them achieve their swimming pool construction goals. Whatever they envision — a backyard oasis or an outdoor living space — guide them toward a smart investment of their time, money and space with advice about pool construction trends. […]

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Construction Industry Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

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It’s no secret that podcasts are everywhere these days, but when it comes to choosing which ones to listen to, it can be a little tough to narrow down the options. Good thing we’re here to make it easy for you! Check out this list of construction-themed podcasts you should be listening to, if you […]

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Hardwood Floors Are Topping the Charts for Homebuyers

When your customers are building or renovating their homes, one concern at the top of their minds is resale value. As they determine what to update or add, you can recommend hardwood floors without any hesitation. Installing hardwood floors will improve the market value of a new home. According to the National Association of the […]

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Bathroom Trends for Residential Construction and Remodeling

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As a construction professional, you do your best to stay on top of your game — you hire the best crews, you look for the highest quality materials, and you take great care of your customers. Part of taking great care of customers means advising them well and helping them avoid costly mistakes. Bathrooms can […]

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Making the Most of Your IBS 2019 Experience

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Heading to Vegas in a few weeks? The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is the largest annual gathering of design and construction professionals in the residential design and construction industry. Whether you’re attending IBS or KBIS, here are a few tips to make your tradeshow experience more enjoyable, effective and successful.   1. Identify your goals for attending. It’s important […]

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Top 5 Blogs of 2017

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As we close the book to 2017, we wanted to take a look back at our top blogs of the year. The following five blogs were the most visited on The Blueprint, so give them a read if you missed them throughout the year! Implementing New Technology Into Your Company Bringing new technology into an […]

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Keeping Homeowners Safe on Jobsite Visits

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The task of keeping anyone, especially the owner(s), safe on a jobsite isn’t an easy one, but it sure is important. Utilizing project management software, like Buildertrend, is a great way to keep owners updated on the progress of the project without having to visit. But whether you utilize software or not, the owners are […]

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Let’s Talk About Jobsite Safety

Let's Talk About Safety

With all of the safety courses, rules and stories out there, it’s hard to imagine that anyone could forget to put a hard hat on, wear safety goggles, climb a ladder properly, etc. But maybe forgetting isn’t the main issue here … maybe the real issue is that people are ignoring the jobsite safety standards […]

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Managing Millennials In Your Construction Company

Managing Millennials In Your Construction Company

It’s no secret that labor shortages have been an on and off struggle for the construction industry. And companies are having to shift their focus to the culture, work life quality and engagement to attract and retain good employees. But as companies ignore the facts and continue to spend the big bucks on training programs focused […]

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The Importance of Fostering Mental Health In Your Company

Fostering Mental Health in Your Company

Most of the talk regarding mental health awareness focuses on people who work in offices and tend to bring their work home with them, as they might be at a greater risk of mental health problems, burnout and high stress levels. But stress affects more than just office executives. The working conditions for many construction […]

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