2014 SAFE Awards Ramps Up, 2013 Single-Family Builder Winners Profiled

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on August 20, 2014 0 Comments
2014 SAFE Awards Ramps Up, 2013 Single-Family Builder Winners Profiled

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.

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Get FREE Expert Help on Your MIRM Case Study

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Get FREE Expert Help on Your MIRM Case Study

Is writing your case study the only thing keeping you from achieving your Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM) designation? If so, worry no more, assistance is available—FREE of charge.

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Housing Production on Upswing, Tops 1 Million in July

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on August 19, 2014 0 Comments
Housing Production on Upswing, Tops 1 Million in July

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.

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Be Inspired by a True American Hero at Showcase24 — Oct. 27-28

Filed in Councils & Committees, Multifamily, Remodelers by on August 19, 2014 0 Comments
Be Inspired by a True American Hero at Showcase24 — Oct. 27-28

Registration for the Building Systems Councils Showcase24 conference is now open. Showcase24 is the only annual national event for the entire systems-built industry.

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National Professional Women in Building Awards Now Open

Filed in Awards, Councils & Committees by on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
National Professional Women in Building Awards Now Open

The application period for the 2014 NAHB Professional Women in Building awards is now open.

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Builder Confidence Makes Steady Gains

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Makes Steady Gains

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.

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Rhode Island BA Gets Help on Water Regs

Rhode Island BA Gets Help on Water Regs

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.

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Courageous Leadership: The Difference Between Great and Average Contractors

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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.

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Knock, Knock: Brinks Opens the Door with Innovative Knob

Knock, Knock: Brinks Opens the Door with Innovative Knob

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.

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Deadline for Best in American Living Awards Fast Approaching

Filed in Awards, Design by on August 15, 2014 0 Comments

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.

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