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The Producer Price Index for construction goods rose 5% over the three-year period ending in November 2020, per the Association of General Contractors. There are many factors causing the rising cost of materials. Tariffs and trade issues drive costs up, as do environmental regulation and changing de...

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Water damage to a homeowner’s property as a result of a leak or unanticipated thunderstorm is the leading cause of insurance claims in the roofing industry. Unfortunately, even if you and the homeowners do everything right, water damage can still occur and lead to expensive insurance claims. If thes...

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Human resources is a fundamental department in the construction industry. Without human resources, a construction project cannot be completed successfully. Below the experienced professionals at Certified Contractors Network discuss the functions and importance of human resources in the construction...

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Trust plays an essential role in gaining customers and obtaining contracts, and a key driver in lead generation. Traditional lead generation strategies such as television commercials, billboard ads, and radio ads have been less successful with the advancement of technology. Lead generation companies...

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Construction sites are a naturally dangerous setting even when safety is a top priority. As an owner or manager in the contracting industry, it is essential that you take action to protect your company’s employees. Below, the experienced professionals at Certified Contractors Network discuss the imp...

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Roofs are constructed to repel against heavy rain, thunderstorms, hurricanes, winds, snow, hail, and other major weather conditions. Although most roofs provide protection from these conditions, certain roofing materials have an advantage over others during severe weather conditions. Below, the home...

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Building Information Modeling technology (BIM) is a process that involves the creation of digital models including physical and functional aspects of home remodeling. BIM is facilitated by a variety of tools, technology, and agreements. It is continuing to make advances in everyday home construction...

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Construction projects include various individual steps and tasks, which can make it difficult to stay on track with your budget and timeline. From the initiation phase to close-out, construction projects are complex and lengthy. Here, the professionals at CCN walk through four tips to make project m...

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Imagine you’re a fly on the wall at the most valuable contractor training conference of the year. Just like Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present, wheeling around London on Christmas Eve (but without the festive occasion, past misdeeds, and miserly attitude), you’re the perfect observe...

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Adam Carolla is best-known as the co-host of Loveline, the co-host of The Man Show, and the host of his record-breaking podcast, The Adam Carolla Show-– but he’s a seasoned builder, too. Before he entered show business, Adam worked in the construction industry for a decade. Adam is a skilled carpent...

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