Industry Data & Research

A woodworker finds out using a homemade test apparatus and peanut butter bait

I believe that the data is accurate but doesn't give the whole picture. 

Data reveals that consumers depend less on referrals in finding a contractor

We're going to shine a light on the pay and stability these jobs provide

The world’s first 18V table saw, the M18 FUEL 8-1/4” Table Saw with One-Key generates the power of a 15amp corded saw and, with a rip capacity of up to 24-1/2”, can rip up to 600 linear feet per charge. Equipped with One-Key, users can also easily track, manage, and secure the table saw through the One-Key app on their phone.

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Subcontractor membership is on the rise

We could soon be calling it a multi-billion-dollar company

This homeowner incorporated exercse into her room, with the exposed concrete sealed to prevent off-gasing.

How to create a dedicated healthy space in the home

hadrian x fastbrick robot used for construction, and potentially, remodeling

The Hadrian X is loaded through its tail end, by a human. The machine uses half-meter precision blocks, the equivalent of 15 regular house bricks, and so the human needs a forklift to get the job done. That’s basically the only job a human has working with the Hadrian X, apart from helping to place lintels. It’s conceivable both could eventually be automated. 

After it’s loaded, the Hadrian X takes over. The blocks move along its conveyor belt being cut, ground, and ultimately fed up the machine’s boom, which is fitted with a robotic arm and a multi-axis stabilization system—the latter being particularly important for working in changing environments. The blocks are then placed (relatively rapidly) using CAD designs and lasers—one on the boom and one on the site—going course by course, laying adhesive and using gravity to set the blocks in, until both the interior and exterior walls are fully erected, complete with router channels for electric and plumbing. 

The trades come in day three, while the robot starts another job somewhere else.  

Robots in construction are no longer a thing of the future, but robots in remodeling are. Here’s what that future could look like.

Large walk in showers are popular in remodeling

2017's No. 1 feature was No. 4 in 2016

joint center for housing studies data

Data selections provided by researchers from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies give new insight into a changing industry 

couple-negotiating-prices-with-remodeler

The historically accurate Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) projects industry growth above 7% for remainder of 2018

forty under 40 professional remodeler

We surveyed our Forty Under 40 winners and found that while totally different, they’re a lot alike.

home improvement spending on the rise

Data from around the industry indicates a gangbusters year for home improvement

home depot HBI grant will help vocational schools

The funds will go toward training 20,000 new skilled workers over the next 10 years, including veterans, ex-cons and high school students

It's rare to find lighting guidelines backed up by documented field testing

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