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New York City Hopefuls Line Up For Union Carpentry Slots

A shot at membership in the Carpenters Union was enough to keep people camped out... More

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Upgrading a Pocket-Hole Jig

Q: Recently I discovered that my faithful Kreg pocket-hole jig somehow got "lost" on my last job site. I want to replace it. Is upgrading to the Foreman pocket-hole cutter worthwhile, or should I just stick with the same jig? More

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A Simple Job-Site Notebook

Easy access to all job documents is the key to bringing projects in on budget and on time. A project manager tells how he organizes the paperwork so that critical job information is always available on site. More

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Strictly Business: From Mechanic to Manager

The makings of a good project manager More

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Managing for Maximum Productivity

Small changes in both the office and the field can lead to greater efficiency and bigger profits. A veteran remodeling contractor tells how he boosted his company’s productivity without spending a lot of time and money. More

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Computer Solutions: Organizing Your Win95 Desktop

Organizing the Windows95 desktop More

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Strictly Business: Tracking Material Costs

Keeping track of material costs More

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Site Skills for Job Foremen

Good organizational skills are as important to a job’s success as technical know-how. An experienced foreman reviews the rules he and his crews follow to ensure quality while keeping the job moving. More

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Training Lead Carpenters

A job foreman needs more than good carpentry skills to manage the construction site. Here are the techniques a successful builder uses to find lead carpenters within his own ranks, rather than hiring from outside. More

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Job-Site Storage Solutions

One remodeler’s answers to organizing a variety of tools and materials on a crowded building site. More

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