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  • Calculating the Real Costs of Labor

    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...

     
  • DuraLife Offers E-Book

    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.

     
  • Construction Hiring Up

    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.

     
  • 12 Tax-Trimming Tips

    Cut your tax bill by looking out for these deductions year-round

     
  • Wages Are Up

    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...

     
  • How to Find the Right Accountant

    Seven ways to avoid making a costly choice

     
  • Keen Tacoma 6-Inch Work Boots

    The hiker-style boot keeps feet comfortable on wet, cold, or hot jobsites

     
  • Getting Into Hardscaping

    Expand your deck business by partnering with a patio contractor

     
  • Fire-Resistant Decks

    Using the right decking material makes a big difference in areas prone to wild fires

     
  • Which Comes First: Hot Tub or Deck?

    If you've never installed a hot tub, you may be surprised by how many variables you need to address before framing a deck around one

     
 
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