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Infectious Disease from Insects on the Rise

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 27, 2018 0 Comments
Infectious Disease from Insects on the Rise

Most home builders use extra caution when working outdoors in extreme heat, intense sun and other inclement weather conditions. But builders may also want to consider measures to protect themselves from disease-carrying insects. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month released the results of a study showing a sharp increase in cases […]

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Register Now for the Building Systems Housing Summit Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on June 26, 2018 0 Comments
Register Now for the Building Systems Housing Summit Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Leaders of the systems-built housing industry are gathering in Knoxville, Tenn., this fall for the Building Systems Housing Summit. The only national conference for the entire offsite construction community, the summit caters to builders, manufacturers and suppliers of modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber frame homes. It takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, at the Hilton […]

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It’s All in the Details for Transitional Elevation Design

Filed in Design by on June 21, 2018 1 Comment
It’s All in the Details for Transitional Elevation Design

The art of new home design has always been a continuous process of innovation and evolution, driven by changing consumer preferences and advances in building materials and technology. The latest step on this journey is transitional design: homes that reference a familiar aesthetic but take it in a new direction with cleaner lines and purposeful details.

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Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

OSHA announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on its proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments on the proposal were originally due today, June 20. OSHA now will accept comments through July 5.

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OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard is now in effect, and agency inspectors began citing violations on Oct. 23, finding 117 violations of the new rule in the first six months of enforcement – through April 23.

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A Competitive Spirit and Careful Planning Net 1,100 New Members

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on June 19, 2018 0 Comments
A Competitive Spirit and Careful Planning Net 1,100 New Members

Far away from the big cities of the Texas Triangle, a passionate and heated competition would ultimately determine the champion of the entire Lone Star State. No, it wasn’t a football game under Friday night lights. It was a few Texas HBAs lining up for the kickoff of a statewide membership drive.

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Call for Nominations for Designees and Educators of the Year

Filed in Awards, Education by on June 15, 2018 0 Comments
Call for Nominations for Designees and Educators of the Year

These awards recognize building professionals who broaden their careers with NAHB designations, stay current with continuing education and pass that knowledge along to peers. But we need your help to identify them.

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New Webinar: Instagram for Bigger Sales

Filed in Education, Sales & Marketing by on June 14, 2018 0 Comments
New Webinar: Instagram for Bigger Sales

Learn how to harness this powerful, photo-sharing tool to promote your business on a daily — even hourly — basis, right from your smartphone

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Celebrate National Safety Month with Free NAHB Resources

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments
Celebrate National Safety Month with Free NAHB Resources

This is the perfect time to review your company’s policies, procedures and resources on worker safety. NAHB has the tools to get you started.

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Robots: An Answer to Labor Shortages, High Lumber Prices?

Filed in Technology by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments
Robots: An Answer to Labor Shortages, High Lumber Prices?

Home construction has long been on the vanguard of industrial innovation. With the current economic climate dictating a rapid shift in business fundamentals of labor and materials, expect to see big changes in the industry in the near future.

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