The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs is looking for a few good artists to create large-scale, temporary murals on some of the city’s protective construction structures. The agency recently issued a call for applications for its City Canvas pilot program, which will transform some construction fences and sidewalk sheds into canvases for local artists. Read more
Do you think you know everything there is to know about construction? Well then, it’s time to test your knowledge of construction trivia. Let’s see if you are lucky enough to guess all 13 questions. Read more
Did you know that the earliest water pipes were made out of bored-out logs, or that the White House didn’t have running water until 1833? From the invention of the toilet to the first American sewage system, there is a lot that even the most experienced plumbers do not know about the history of indoor plumbing. Read more
In March, President Donald Trump signed an order that increased steel tariffs by 25 percent. The new policy, which aims to boost American production of steel, could potentially raise construction costs. From New York to California, builders may feel a pinch because of this new trade policy. Read more
Your back is a sensitive part of your body that can easily be easily injured if you do not practice safe lifting techniques. You can sustain sprains, strains and herniated disks, which may put you out of work and on workers’ comp.