What makes a high-quality construction project?

Before we deliberate the topic, it’s important to define quality. Merriam-Webster describes it as “degree of excellence” and “superior in kind.” Very vague. In construction, quality could mean different things to different

Six construction industry myths busted

The construction industry often gets a bad reputation. Many people are misinformed about the culture and conditions in construction, believing rumors that the industry isn’t a great place work. We’ve

Choose the right lighting for your home

Proper lighting is a key element when it comes to the mood and design of your home. Get the most out of it by lighting it correctly. Not only do

Yes, electrical wire colors do matter

Electrical wire colors probably don’t mean anything to the average homeowner, but those distinctions are actually very important and knowing the proper color coding is essential when performing electrical work.

Career paths in construction: there’s more than meets the eye

The construction industry holds a number of stigmas that usually prevent people from pursuing a job in the field – it’s a dirty, dead-end job for people that didn’t go

Create your dream workshop

A garage doesn’t have to be a place to just store cars and junk. If you’re handy, it’s a great place to set up shop for do-it-yourself projects. Maybe there

Apply your skills in the real world: become an electrician

There’s been a lot of discussion in the past few years about the skilled labor shortage our country is facing. The construction industry and all its underlying disciplines need competent

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator, predicting future work

In 2008 Associated Builders and Contractors initiated the Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) to suggest the amount of work to be performed by commercial and industrial contractors in the months ahead.

Proper etiquette for job site visitors

There are a number of reasons why you may visit a construction site. Maybe you’re taking progress photos, meeting with the contractors, or taking a tour. No matter the purpose,

Introduction to lean construction

Reprint from Buildings Guide.   Lean construction (LC) is a method of production aimed at reducing costs, materials, time and effort. Essentially, the methodology is to minimize the bad and