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Downsizing is popular among Baby Boomers. As Boomers enter retirement they’re looking for ways to make their lives more manageable and efficient. Baby Boomers focus on downsizing for a variety of reasons including financial and practical concerns during retirement.  What does downsizing mean?  Downsizing is when you purchase or rent a home smaller than the one you currently have. The decision to downsize usually happens for a few reasons. Some can no longer afford or don’t want to keep up with the cost of a home. Others may not want to or aren’t able to care for a larger home.…

Construction businesses usually start as a small operation—a craftsman launches their own business because they know they have the skills and can provide an in-demand service. Once the business can take on more projects and becomes profitable, the owner has to hire more and more people to accomplish the work. Pretty soon, what was once a one-person operation is now a company that needs a leadership structure and administrative staff.  If your construction business currently fits this description, and you need to hire or reorganize your employees, you need to determine which job positions to create. Though every business is…

Construction is often labeled as a “high hazard industry” due to the comparatively high number of occupational injuries in the sector every year. Statistics show that 21.1 percent of all the occupational fatalities in 2018 were in the construction sector. To prevent injuries, it’s imperative that construction companies properly train their employees on the potential workplace hazards, and of course, maintain strict adherence to the safety protocols laid down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).           OSHA Guidelines and Resources OSHA is a regulatory agency under the U.S. Department of Labor born from the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

Studying bricklaying is becoming a very popular option for those wanting to kick-off a long-term career in a growing industry. Although not an occupation for everyone (what occupation is, though?), bricklaying is perfect for people who enjoys working outdoors and with their hands. As bricklaying involves a hands-on approach, it’s also an occupation for people who are quite fit, and it will also be an excellent way to stay fit as well! This is just the tip of the iceberg, though – in this article we take a look at the key reasons why someone might want to study bricklaying…

Torque and tightening tools are things that everyone uses all the time, and you may not realize it. There are some obvious ones that you see in everyone’s toolboxes. Then there are the not so obvious ones that people overlook all the time because they do not look like usual tools at all. Here are ten examples of torque and tightening tools that you use in everyday life. A good thing to do is visit website to see where you can get and use the tools on the list.  1. Screwdriver: This one may seem obvious, but it is the…