The Future of Women in the Construction Industry

Filed in Councils & Committees by on September 20, 2019 0 Comments
The Future of Women in the Construction Industry

Many women view construction as a male-dominated field and may be reluctant to pursue a career in the industry unless they have an opportunity to explore their prospects. Exposure to the industry can — and should — start early. Here are a few great examples.

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House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

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House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Acting against the strong objections of NAHB, the House today approved the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423), legislation that would prohibit two parties from including in a contract a pre-dispute arbitration agreement. NAHB strongly supports the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including binding arbitration, in consumer contracts.

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NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives

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NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives

NAHB told Congress today that it wants to work as a partner with officials at all levels of government to encourage energy efficiency, but also stressed that it is urgent that housing affordability is not jeopardized in the process.

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How PWB and Associate Membership Helped This Longtime Member in Her Business

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How PWB and Associate Membership Helped This Longtime Member in Her Business

Judy Dinelle, CAPS, CGP, AMA, of Asheville, N.C., works as a building ambassador for 84 Lumber and is heavily involved with many committees in NAHB. Celebrating both Associate Member Appreciation Month and #PWBWeek19, Dinelle reflects on her NAHB involvement the last few decades.

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House Passes Bill Extending National Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 21

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House Passes Bill Extending National Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 21

To prevent a government shutdown at the end of September, the House has approved a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until Nov. 21.  The Senate is expected to pass the measure shortly.

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Networking Opportunities for Women in Construction

Networking Opportunities for Women in Construction

Networking is an important tool no matter what field you’re in, but can be even more important for women in the construction industry, where women make up only 9% of the workforce in the United States. To honor NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Week, we highlight some women-centered networking groups that have events around the country at local chapters.

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Deadline Approaching for National Housing Hall of Fame Nominations

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Deadline Approaching for National Housing Hall of Fame Nominations

Applications are due Sept. 24 for NAHB’s prestigious National Housing Hall of Fame, as well as for the Exemplary Service to Home Building awards.

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Technology and Diversity: Solutions to Today’s Growing Challenges

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Technology and Diversity: Solutions to Today’s Growing Challenges

Tracy Young started out studying civil engineering in college at California State University in Sacramento, but realized she didn’t want to sit behind a desk all day crunching numbers. When she was introduced to construction management, she realized she could have a career in the field.

Today, Young is cofounder and chief executive officer of PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software. The idea for PlanGrid came from Young’s experience after college working as a construction project engineer on large commercial projects.

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Don’t Cut Corners on Saw Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 18, 2019 1 Comment
Don’t Cut Corners on Saw Safety

When used properly and maintained in good working order, saws are quick and efficient tools to complete the job. But serious injuries can result if the proper safety precautions are not followed.

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Keys to Success From Today’s Female Industry Business Owners

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Keys to Success From Today’s Female Industry Business Owners

What does it take to be a female business owner in the home building industry? We asked several women who are home building industry leaders about their experiences.

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