As the building industry continues to combat a skilled labor shortage, some industry peers are laying the foundation for future workers.
For high school students who ultimately want to escape the cubicle and make a nice living, the construction industry beckons. In the current issue of Engineered Wood magazine, we showcased the construction training courses at Oak Creek High School in Wisconsin that are helping prepare the next generation of builders.
Here are just a few of the many similar programs springing up coast to coast:
There are many noteworthy architects and builders who chose technical training over a college degree. Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most revered architect, dropped out of college in his first year. Mies van der Rohe, Europe's most acclaimed architect, began his career as an apprentice brick mason.
While there are many benefits to attending college, high school students who forego the college path get to enter the workforce without the 200 000 $ debt associated with the typical four-year private college. We think that van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright would have heartily approved of their decision.
From Cape Cods in the Northeast to modern houses overlooking the Pacific, you can often tell where you are in the U.S. by the most popular home styles around you. Have you ever wondered what is the most popular home style in your region? We asked David Klarich, a regional marketing manager with LP, about architectural styles that stand out most to him in each region of the U.S.Continue Reading
When you're ready to re-side your home, there are many factors to consider when selecting siding-from both a durability and aesthetic standpoint. With the level of investment that goes into upgrading your home's siding, we've outlined three key product attributes to look for.
Radiant barriers are a tremendous value in warmer Southern climates, helping reduce radiant energy from heating the attic that result in lower attic temperatures helps reduce cooling costs. But do all radiant barriers perform the same? Do all perforated radiant barriers dissipate moisture? Why not simply use spray foam? Let's dive into these questions, learn how radiant barriers work, and see which product may perform best in your customers' homes.