Construction Industry

Houston Ribbon-Cutting Leads to More Trade Careers

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on July 18, 2018 0 Comments
Houston Ribbon-Cutting Leads to More Trade Careers

Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) CEO Casey Morgan and president Don Klein joined Houston, Texas Mayor Sylvester Turner, Home Builders Institute (HBI) president and CEO John Courson and Norbord Inc. president and CEO Peter Wijnbergen for a June 28 press conference and ribbon-cutting for the HBI Acres Homes program launch, a new workforce development initiative.

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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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Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers last week submitted a new proposed “Waters of the U.S.” regulatory definition to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review. The proposal had not been expected until August.

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New Treasury Rule May Trigger Notifications to Business Owners from Banks

New Treasury Rule May Trigger Notifications to Business Owners from Banks

Many financial institutions recently notified their customers of a new rule issued by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network requiring banks to update their policies and procedures regarding the identification of beneficial owners of legal entities that are customers of the bank.

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Give Your Superintendents the Skills to be Better Safety Leaders

Give Your Superintendents the Skills to be Better Safety Leaders

Superintendents and lead workers who have the skills to be effective jobsite safety leaders are the linchpins to creating a strong safety climate: a key indicator of injury outcomes. Now CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, has developed The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL), a 2 ½-hour course designed to teach these workers five critical safety leadership skills and how to put them into practice.

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Stay Safe Near Power Lines

Stay Safe Near Power Lines

May is National Electrical Safety Month, which means it’s time for builders to turn their attention straight up to the power lines that may be near your jobsite. In 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the construction industry, according to the, although the figures are not broken down between residential and commercial construction.

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Be Safe on That Scaffold

Be Safe on That Scaffold

Scaffolds can provide a safe and more efficient way to work in construction, but their use is also one of the leasing causes of injuries on construction sites. It is important to recognize scaffolding hazards and make sure every scaffold is set up and used properly.

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2018 IBC Increases Structural Design, Elevator Costs for Multifamily Buildings

2018 IBC Increases Structural Design, Elevator Costs for Multifamily Buildings

A new Home Innovation Research Labs report on the Estimated Costs of the 2018 ICC Code Changes for Multifamily Buildings shows minimum cost impacts for typical multifamily buildings ranging from $2,500 for a small 2-story multifamily project to $25,000 for a larger 5-story project. The higher costs are primarily due to significant changes involving elevators and wind load design.

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Happy National Small Business Week

Filed in Business Management, Construction Industry by on April 30, 2018 0 Comments
Happy National Small Business Week

Whether they are home builders, remodelers, developers or their trade partners, the vast majority of NAHB members run small businesses – a category that the Small Business Administration (SBA) defines as companies with fewer than 500 employees and that comprises more than 99% of all American businesses. And for the 55th year in a row, […]

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Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage

Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage

As the residential construction industry continues to grapple with a severe labor shortage, one solution is clear to many industry leaders: recruiting more women.

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