Students Protest Closure of Building Trades Program

High school administrators thought suspending students and banning them from the prom would settle the matter, but then tradesmen joined the protest and Mike Rowe produced a video More

Putting Young Tradespeople to the Test

Every June thousands of students from high school and college vo-tech programs... More

Solar Decathlon Coastal Teams Highlight Ecology as Well as Energy

Solar Decathlon Coastal Teams Highlight Ecology as Well as Energy More

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An Affordable Solar Home

Last fall, 20 college and university teams from the U.S. and abroad gathered in Washington, D.C., to take part in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. More

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Sandler Sales Training: Is It Worth the Cost?

For small contractors in today’s competitive market, sales skills can make the difference between struggling and prospering. Yet many contractors turn up their noses at formal sales training, viewing it as a waste of time and money. Are they right? Or is enrolling in a training program an effective way to improve sales skills — and the company’s bottom line? More

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Radon check; backfill pressure; Spanish lessons; mold precautions; source for... More

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New tax break takes shape; top-dollar tarps in New Orleans; unvented crawlspace... More

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Notes on safety; pandering charge; support for higher energy performance standards; vinyl-siding school; wallpaper liner; fire sprinklers More

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Canadian students hit the slopes — hard — with concrete toboggans More

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