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Ten Years On, Virginia Tech's School of Construction Stays Ahead of the Curb
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Ten Years On, Virginia Tech's School of Construction Stays Ahead of the Curb

Co-founding donors A. Ross Myers and John R. Lawson II reflect on 10 successful... More

Fed Raises Rates for First Time in 2016, Anticipates 3 Increases in 2017
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Fed Raises Rates for First Time in 2016, Anticipates 3 Increases in 2017

The Federal Reserve said it would raise its benchmark short-term interest rate for... More

OSHA Updates Fall Protection and Walking-Working Surface Standards
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OSHA Updates Fall Protection and Walking-Working Surface Standards

The new final rule has implications for roofers and is intended to curtail fall... More

7 Ways a Trump Presidency Could Impact Contractors
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7 Ways a Trump Presidency Could Impact Contractors

His plans for trade, immigration and regulation reduction could cut both ways. More

Shingle Tests Raise Some Concerns
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Shingle Tests Raise Some Concerns

Only two of 17 products tested complied with tear-resistance requirements of the... More

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Silica Rule Generates Social Media Buzz

Here's a social media roundup of what experts are saying about the new proposed silica rule More

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Roofs: Let Them Vent

Code requirements, the fine print in manufacturer warranties and common sense all dictate that a roof be ventilated More

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Secret Code
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Secret Code

The problem with replacement roofing in my market," says Brett Hall, co-owner of... More

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What's Permitted

Permitting requirements for vinyl siding vary widely across the country. Contractors in Woodbury, Minn., for instance, can apply for a permit issued across the desk or by mail, with the fee determined by the value of labor and materials in the job. More

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