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Last Chance To Take Our Online Lead Paint RRP Refresher

Posted: January 6, 2020
Do you need to take a 4-hour Lead Paint Refresher course? We have an EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course available today through April 1st! Sign up today to take complete this EPA required course in HD video from the comfort of home. Read More

Becoming a Massachusetts CSL FAQs

Posted: December 31, 2019
This is the fastest and most comprehensive way to prepare for your contractor licensing exams. Our Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Exam Prep Courses give you the most up to date information in an easy to learn format. You have immediate access from any computer or mobile device and all of our courses come with instructor support. Read More

Free E-Book: Expand Your Commercial Construction Business

Posted: December 31, 2019
Have you been thinking about expanding your commercial contracting business? Becoming a NASCLA accredited contractor means you can take one trades exam to work in AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. Read More

All New: NASCLA Exam Preparation Program

Posted: December 17, 2019
The first lessons you go through in the program will provide you with practical tips to help you create a study routine that works for you. You’ll learn our methods behind studying for an open book test, and how those methods apply to actually taking the NASCLA exam. You will also learn our recommended strategies for taking (and PASSING) the exam. Read More

5 Tips to Build Trust with Customers

Posted: December 13, 2019
Customers who trust your business will be loyal customers. Establishing trust with your customers provides you the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with your clientele, which will give you a sense of job security as well as the satisfaction of a job well done. Read More

The Language of Manufactured Homes

Posted: December 13, 2019
A manufactured home has been called many things over the years. The list includes mobile home, trailer, double wide, modular home, pre-manufactured home, pre-fab home, tiny houses, and even a park model. Did you know that none of the terms on this list are correct to use? It is important to call a manufactured home by what it is, manufactured housing. When using the other terms, you are misleading a consumer, perpetuating a myth or misunderstanding regarding the quality of the product, and adding confusion for building officials and licensing. Read More

Massachusetts Energy Efficiency- Terms and Legislation

Posted: December 13, 2019
The commonwealth of Massachusetts has led the nation over the last decade on energy efficiency. Part of this legacy is due to signing into law the Massachusetts Global Warming Solution Acts (GWSA) in August of 2008. The law requires a Green House Gas (GHG) reduction to happen below 1990 levels with a goal of 80% reduction by 2050. Part of this legislation involved the net-zero stretch code, which was established within the building code appendix over a decade ago and since has been adopted by the majority of Massachusetts municipalities. Yet a decade later, the terms involved with these policies, such as net-zero, are often misused. Read More

2019 Top 10 OSHA Violations

Posted: December 5, 2019
OSHA released the Top 10 OSHA violations of 2019 at the NSC Congress & Expo in San Diego. Since 2018 violations have dropped by 15% but Fall Protection remains the #1 OSHA violation. Read More

Tips and Tricks to Pass Your Contractor Exam

Posted: December 5, 2019
If you are like me, deciding to get your contractor license is a big deal. You’ve spent time looking for the best exam prep course for the best price and now you’re signed up to take your exam. You’ve circled the date on your calendar and the pre-test jitters are setting in. You have questions like “how much should I study? and "what should I study?” Every state's exam may be slightly different but the test taking skills you will need are universal. Here are some of the best exam taking tips to help you pass your exam. Read More

5 Construction Technology Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted: December 5, 2019
Many construction companies have been hesitant to embrace new technology because they view it as an expense rather than a method to improve efficiency and cut costs overall. Companies that have been early to the new technology game have reaped the benefits of lower employee turnover, increased productivity, and less workplace accidents. Here are a few new technologies that began to take hold in 2019 and are expected to take off in 2020. Read More
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