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BLD – 5.14.21

New Data Shows Divide Between Industry Sector Recoveries

Published on May 14, 2021 by Nate Bortz

New construction industry forecast data is showing very different recovery paths for commercial & residential projects. Here’s what that means for you.

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BLD – 4.28.21 Blog

MIOSHA Extends Emergency Rules – Local Contractors Respond

Published on April 28, 2021 by Nate Bortz

This month, MIOSHA extended their COVID-19 emergency rules. Here’s why they did it, and how local contractors are responding.

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BLD – 4.13.21 MI Resources Blog

Michigan Builders License Renewal Resources

Published on April 13, 2021 by Nate Bortz

Spring has finally arrived in Michigan, which means so has your busy season. We know now might not seem like the best time to complete your continuing education. But our online courses make it easy to finish the state requirement before the May 31st deadline around your busy schedule.  Michigan Continuing Education Requirements Michigan Builders […]

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BLD – Getting New Clients

Helpful Strategies for Getting New Construction Clients

Published on March 29, 2021 by Betty White

Here are some of the best strategies for young or established construction businesses for getting new clients.

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BLD – Lumber Price Blog

Industry Leaders, Congress Address Lumber Cost Consequences

Published on March 19, 2021 by Nate Bortz

In response to skyrocketing lumber prices, lawmakers and industry leaders have reached out to various federal government departments in an effort to give home builders and home buyers some relief.

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BLD – Material Prices

Building Material Price Spikes Threaten Industry Recovery

Published on February 26, 2021 by Nate Bortz

With building material prices continuing to rise, many contractors and builder associations are worried about how the negative trend will affect business.

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BLD – Carbon Neutral 2040

Can the U.S. Building Sector Become Carbon Neutral by 2040?

Published on February 11, 2021 by Nate Bortz

Making the US building sector carbon neutral by 2040 is a challenging goal. But with new legislative opportunities on the horizon, industry leaders are confident.

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BLD – Labor Shortage

Skilled Labor Shortage Continues to Plague US Construction Industry

Published on January 21, 2021 by Nate Bortz

This week, we’re discussing why despite high unemployment, many construction firms around the nation are struggling to find workers and complete projects.

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Modular Construction Blog

Modular Construction’s Potential Comeback

Published on January 5, 2021 by Nate Bortz

In this follow-up to a recent blog, we look at “modular construction” and how the pandemic is bringing it back to the mainstream.

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BLD – Build Your Life

Local Educator Spotlight: Why Consider a Skilled Trades Career?

Published on December 17, 2020 by Nate Bortz

In this blog, we highlight one of our partners – Build Your Life – and explain why educating young people about the benefits of a skilled trades career is so important.

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