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  • Getting Started as an Insurance Adjuster

    When a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes, CAT-adjusters go to work, assessing damage for insurance companies. Contractors looking for a job that takes their stiff joints and aching back off the jobsite might consider using their experience in construction as a licensed adjuster.

  • A Punch List That Doesn't Knock You Out

    Define the problems you will be responsible for and set clear procedures for final payment

  • In the News

    EPA lead rules published; Arizona loses workers; California BA pushes green standards; more

  • Letters

    Safety factor; willing workers; school days; starting a training program; insurance-work advice; setting the record straight in Arizona; more

  • Q&A: Exterior Ceilings

    Q. Patio covers are standard features of nearly every home built in the Phoenix area. Standard construction is wood frame with a drywall ceiling, taped, textured, and painted. Within ten years, the taping and texturing start to separate from the drywall. Retaping and texturing might make it last a...

  • Manufactured Fireplaces

    Manufactured fireplaces require no foundation or special framing, and most can be installed in a day. This article explains the available options and how to choose a high-quality product.

  • What's New in Exterior Doors

    Fiberglass, composite, and a few new options have expanded the choices of entry doors beyond steel and wood.

  • Products

    Plastic trimboards, orbit sander, miter saw stand, thermostatic by-pass valve, universal socket, vinyl flooring, more

  • Laying a Stone Floor

    A custom builder and remodeler describes how her crew cut and laid a sandstone floor.

  • Notebook

    Free safety training for small builders, mold and moisture bankrupt big builder, plastic lumber ages well, New York builders liable for fall-related injuries, self-cleaning windows, more