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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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BLD – Sustainability of Wood

Discussion: Can Wood Building Materials Replace Steel & Concrete?

Published on December 11, 2020 by Nate Bortz

In this blog, we discuss massive changes to the 2021 IBC, and whether wood building materials like mass timber could build the skyscrapers of the future.

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BLD – Tips for Business

Student Q&A: Tips For Starting A Business

Published on November 16, 2020 by Nate Bortz

If you’ve been thinking about starting your own construction business, check out this Q&A where one of our training specialists answered a student’s questions.

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Training Tips: How to Use a Transit Level

Published on November 9, 2020 by Zach Francis

In this Training Tip blog, our in-house Building Training Manager Zach Francis gives some insight on using a transit level.

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Drones In Construction – Lesson Preview

Drones In Construction | Lesson Preview

Published on November 3, 2020 by Nate Bortz

If you’re looking for a way to stay ahead of the competition, this course can help! Our “Drones in Construction” continuing education courses are available in many states, and are designed to familiarize business owners with the practical uses of drone technology.

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MA CSL CE Preview

Massachusetts Construction Supervisor Continuing Education Course Preview

Published on October 28, 2020 by Nate Bortz

Massachusetts Construction Supervisors – if you want to know what one of our continuing education courses is like, check out this lesson preview!

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