The 5Ws of Tracking Productivity—and How to Start

There are many ways lumber and building materials (LBM) dealer businesses can improve productivity, but before you implement a new process you have to know where to start. This article covers the who, what, where, when and why of tracking productivity in your business, along with how you can measure this in your current operation. This article goes beyond tactics you’ve already put into place and helps you identify areas where you can mine data to uncover areas of opportunity.

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Using Technology for the Small Builder

Understanding the profit cycle is the first step to increasing your profitability. This brief webinar provides best practice guidance on how to implement a construction management solution that aligns with your profit cycle and improves efficiency, ultimately increasing your profitability.

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Keeping Tradition Alive: Resilient Benefits of Polymeric Exteriors

The session involves a brief discussion of the basic how-and-why of traditional neighborhoods, including iconic platting elements like small front yards and public spaces, and the design of individual units with an eye on the block-face to achieve harmonious streetscapes. This program will touch on various elements of sustainability, Green, OSHA requirements, fire safety, wind load, and other general code matters associated with vinyl siding and trim.


Google My Business for Apartments: How to Dominate a Local Search

The steps to finding your website at the top of the search engine are not complex, but if you don't know where to start they may seem to be. This paper breaks it down into easy action items that will help you make the most of this valuable lead source.

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Cellular Glass Insulation: Reducing Risk by Design

This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. As the value of building contents and cost of construction continues to rise, redundant, durable roof systems justify robust insulation and waterproofing strategies. This course will describe the types of cellular glass insulation and ways that it can be used in roof assemblies to achieve a high-performance roof that meets your commitment to sustainability. Real-world examples of details and applications will be used to help design your next cellular glass roof.


Game Changer

Bathroom design has moved beyond the traditional sink, toilet and tub. Here is the technology that will take your bathroom projects to the next level.

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Cabinetry Trends Webinar

The market for home remodeling is hot. In this brief webinar, we look at the economic outlook for home remodeling from sources such as Remodeling's Residential Remodeling Index and Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. We also show you the latest trends homeowners are asking for in cabinetry and home storage as they plan for upgrades.

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Designing Beneficial Spaces for Living, Working and Well-being (Print Course)

It’s a common human reaction; we turn to nature in uncertain times. Nature nurtures, as they say. With the 2020 global pandemic and the limited access to the outdoors it has meant for many, people are looking at their surroundings with new appreciation – and an increased desire for buildings that help them feel good as they spend more time indoors.

While we know that good architecture doesn’t guarantee good health, evidence is growing that a well-designed building can lead to an improved overall sense of well-being for occupants. And, since wood has a natural connection with nature, there is increasing evidence that wood can contribute to the well-being of building occupants when it is left where it can be seen and even smelled. This CEU explores the trend towards architecture designed to improve the well-being of building occupants.


Construction Management Software Buyer’s Guide

Do you love paperwork? Chances are, you’d rather be on the job site doing what you love instead of in the office. If all the administrative work has got you down, you’re ready for a construction project management solution that streamlines operations and gives you more time in the field. This buyer’s guide dives into industry challenges, highlights features, reviews pricing, and wraps things up with a checklist you can use to compare your top choices.

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How to Improve Communication During Custom Projects

Better communication, happier clients, more business. Throughout a project, communication is key. Whether it’s with clients, crews or subcontractors, communication has an impact on your day-to-day processes. Without an organized process for communication, you could be missing opportunities to satisfy your clients or come in under budget and on time. This guide includes tips and best practices for effective communication with everyone involved.

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