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Building Systems Councils Awards Honor Top Designs and Industry Professionals

Filed in Awards by on December 13, 2018 0 Comments
Building Systems Councils Awards Honor Top Designs and Industry Professionals

This year’s home design winners showcased the flexibility offered by systems-built construction. From a modern and modestly sized home that blended the best in traditional log and modular manufacturing to a sprawling lake-side timber frame residence, the 2019 home design honorees highlighted the diverse nature of the industry.

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Community Engagement Leads to Huge Membership Growth at Athens Area HBA

Filed in Membership by on December 12, 2018 0 Comments
Community Engagement Leads to Huge Membership Growth at Athens Area HBA

One priority immediately rose to the top of the list when Stephanie Johnson took over a Georgia HBA. The Athens Area HBA had a large decrease in membership in 2017, resulting in just 68 members. Johnson wanted to grow membership immediately.

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Finalists Announced for the 2018 Global Innovation Awards

Filed in Awards, Global Housing, International Builders' Show by on December 10, 2018 0 Comments
Finalists Announced for the 2018 Global Innovation Awards

The judges for the 2018 Global Innovation Awards have selected the finalists from a robust crop of nominees. Winners will be announced at the IBS Global Industry Day on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in the International Central.

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IBS Early Bird Pricing Extended to Friday, Dec. 14

Filed in International Builders' Show by on December 10, 2018 1 Comment
IBS Early Bird Pricing Extended to Friday, Dec. 14

The deadline to take advantage of special early bird pricing for the 2019 International Builders’ Show has been extended to Friday, Dec. 14. Don’t miss your chance to attend the world’s largest annual light construction show at the best possible price.

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Winter is Coming, Protect Yourself from the Cold on the Jobsite

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 7, 2018 0 Comments
Winter is Coming, Protect Yourself from the Cold on the Jobsite

With winter rapidly approaching, home builders need to be more conscious of working conditions in cold weather. Knowing the risk factors and using proper precautions will help ensure workers’ health and safety.

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Connect to Global Home Building News and Trends with an Exclusive Member Benefit

Filed in Global Housing, Membership by on December 6, 2018 2 Comments
Connect to Global Home Building News and Trends with an Exclusive Member Benefit

Already doing business outside of the U.S. or interested in learning more about it for the future? All NAHB members (in the U.S. and around the world) are eligible to receive news about global industry trends directly to their inboxes through an exclusive member benefit.

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Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on December 5, 2018 0 Comments
Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that the Department of Labor can cite general contractors for workplace safety violations that put subcontractors’ workers in danger. The case explored the legality of OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy. 

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From NIMBY to YIMBY: Navigating Challenging Development Approvals

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on December 4, 2018 2 Comments
From NIMBY to YIMBY: Navigating Challenging Development Approvals

Turning NIMBY (not in my backyard) to YIMBY (yes!) and winning development approvals requires significant preparation before the team ever puts pencil to paper.

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Florida Building Leader on Member Recruiting: “Whatever it Takes”

Filed in Membership, NAHB Cares by on December 3, 2018 3 Comments
Florida Building Leader on Member Recruiting: “Whatever it Takes”

As if running a Florida home building company and a state HBA wasn’t enough, Hurricane Michael fell right in the middle of a membership drive for Bill Truex. But he kept making calls and organizing relief efforts.

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Fatal Injuries on the Rise for Small Residential Construction Firms

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 28, 2018 1 Comment
Fatal Injuries on the Rise for Small Residential Construction Firms

The fatality rate of workplace injuries for construction companies with 1-19 employees has been significantly higher than those with 20 or more employees, according to a recent study.

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