The NAHB/Builder’s Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) is accepting applications through Sept. 26. SAFE acknowledges and honors individuals for developing and implementing high-quality, innovative, worksite safety programs. One of the categories you can nominate yourself or another builder for is the Single-Family Builder Safety Program of the Year.
Housing starts rose 15.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, with gains in both single- and multifamily production. This is the highest number since November 2013.
Registration for the Building Systems Councils Showcase24 conference is now open. Showcase24 is the only annual national event for the entire systems-built industry.
The application period for the 2014 NAHB Professional Women in Building awards is now open.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August. This third consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level since January.
Rhode Island builders will find out later this year whether their state is likely to replace its current, confusing patchwork of septic system and wetlands regulations with a more comprehensive, unified standard. It would certainly be easier to understand and comply with − and it’s also much better for the environment, said two wetlands and water system experts who spoke to state task force members in July.
If you’re striving to be a mediocre building or trades company, this article is not for you. Of the many contractors I speak with every week, most have defaulted to this category. Not by choice of course, but because they lack one simple, yet powerful game-changer: uncommon courage and intentional leadership.
Universal design lovers: get ready to be wowed. Brinks Home Security, a subsidiary of Hampton Productions International, recently introduced a brand new way to open doors—and it’s a winner.
A lot has changed in the 30 years since the Best in American Living Awards began redefining design excellence for the entire residential building industry. But some things remain the same.