How to Get Your Contractor’s License in Kansas

Dodge Data & Analytics, which forecasts construction starts, is predicting a 3-percent increase in construction starts in 2018. This includes a 9-percent increase in single-family homes, 2-percent rise in commercial buildings, 3-percent increase in the construction of institutional buildings, and 3-percent increase in the number of public works. With moderate job growth and no large […]

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These are OSHA’s 10 Most Cited Standards for Construction in 2017

Knowing what areas are commonly cited for safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lets building contractors focus on improvements and avoid penalties. Each year, OSHA publishes the top violations cited, and the latest runs from October 2016 to September 2017. Just as complying with OSHA requirements is important to avoid penalties and […]

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What Kind of Education Do You Need to Be a Contractor in Oregon?

Becoming a contractor in the state of Oregon involves a significant amount of training, education, and experience. To be a residential or commercial construction contractor in Oregon, you must be licensed and you must meet all of the continuing education requirements. These involve not only knowing state business laws and construction codes, but being aware […]

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After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Construction Workers are Desperately Needed

Skilled construction workers have been at a premium for a long time in the construction industry. Following hurricanes Harvey that wreaked devastation in the Houston, Texas, area and Hurricane Irma that struck the Florida coast, reconstruction and housing starts may face a long delay as building contractors scramble to find workers to do the job. […]

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