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Labor costs include not only the hourly wage or salary but also something called the field labor burden-insurance, medical benefits, uniforms, cell phones, and a variety of other expenses indirectly related to maintaining employees in the field. Seattle-based consultant Judith Miller takes a look...
Decking and railing manufacturer DuraLife is offering a 21-page online booklet that summarizes the advantages of the capped composite decking and guides product selection on the basis of color and budget. The booklet, DuraLife Decking Your Choice Program, is a free download.
The number of construction jobs is climbing, but it could take until 2020 to regain pre-recession employment numbers, according to an analysis by Zillow. Construction jobs were up 5.8% in 2015, about double the overall growth in employment.
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Last year was a good one for wages in the construction industry. An analysis by the National Association of Home Builders found the median annual wage in the residential building sector was $39,000, about 10% higher than the overall median wage in the U.S. Trades in short supply, such as drywallers...
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