If you’re interested in residential or commercial construction, or if you want to commit to some serious real estate investments, you can find answers to your questions at just about any online forum about construction and real estate. The following top 50 Web forums for those two topics include alternative building options, real estate investment possibilities, and forums that provide tips from the best in contracting and construction. [click to continue…]

If you want to learn about trends in the housing industry, the following twenty people may help you find a way through that maze. For instance, Mike Hodgson (listed below) stated in 2008 that while home builders were suffering from the nation’s then-current economic downturn and housing crisis, hope was at hand in the form of energy-efficient construction and green building. The media has picked up on green building as well, and many of the experts listed below are part of that sector. [click to continue…]

One of the reasons that we are having such a problem in our economy is due to the crash of the housing market. Indeed, the housing market crash that some say began in 2007 and accelerated through 2008 (with the financial crisis of 2008 helping out). Those involved in construction management know first hand the issues that have plagued the housing market since the crash. With home prices still quite low, there are some immediate worries.

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If you are a home remodeler, home builder or a construction manager who is about to begin a remodeling project, the list of the top 50 construction and home-building industry jobs on this page can be of great benefit to you. Here, you will hear first-hand information from a wide range of construction issues and aspects. Whether you are a novice or an seasoned professional in the construction trade, reading about other individual’s experiences can prove as useful guidelines. [click to continue…]

Warmer weather seems to stimulate a home owner’s DIY gene. But, instead of remodeling a bathroom or laying a new floor, you might want to repair what needs to be fixed first. In this list of 50 excellent YouTube videos for DIY home repair, you can learn how to prioritize home repairs as well as learn how to do most of the work yourself. You may even become interested in obtaining an inspection license or learn more about construction management. [click to continue…]

There is a lot being said right now about “going green.” Environmental awareness is growing, and many people are interested in having greener homes. Indeed, many construction management degree programs include information on building green. But you don’t need to buy a new-built home, or to be in a degree program to add a little more green in your life.

You don’t even have to go green for reasons of the environment if you don’t want to. After all, making green changes to your home can save you money over time. When you green your home, you are creating a home that uses fewer resources, saving you money. On top of that, some green home improvements that you make come with tax credits, lowering your tax liability. Here is a guide to “greening” your home: [click to continue…]

When you have a presentation to make, few things can be as helpful as a good visual aid. A graph can colorfully illustrate a point, and even convey complex data in a way that is easy to process. Creating a graph or a chart doesn’t have to be difficult, either. There are web apps that can help you create lovely graphs that can get your point across. Here are 50 free web apps that can help you make beautiful graphs. [click to continue…]

We know there are plenty of people who like to take care of their own home improvement needs. And for some projects, it makes sense to do it yourself. After all, if you can do it yourself, you can often save a little money — as long as you don’t mind putting in a little (or a lot) of your time. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? What happens if you don’t have the knowledge or skill to accomplish what you trying to do? What if you just get mixed up and do things wrong? Here are 10 hilarious DIY home projects that didn’t go as planned, as found on This Old House: [click to continue…]

Are you interested in architecture and want to learn more, but you can’t afford a full-fledged education at a college or university? Even if you are a student, you can find a myriad of Web-based resources that can add to your architectural education. These projects usually do not provide credits, but they are free. Additionally, most classes and resources are sponsored by colleges and universities (MIT offering the largest repository of architectural classes), architectural organizations and peer-based collectives.

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Are you a construction business owner, or are you a home owner who seeks advice on rebuilding or remodeling? Or, perhaps you’re a designer who likes to stay on top of architectural or landscape architecture news. If so, the following list of top 50 construction blogs might whet your appetite to build, rearrange or redesign your surroundings.

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