Construction Industry

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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New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

Filed in 55+ Housing, Construction Industry, Legal by on April 12, 2018 0 Comments
New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

The New York Court of Appeals in March issued a decision that provides clarity for New York business partnerships, including those involving home building and development companies.

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Get Free Safety Training for Your HBA

Get Free Safety Training for Your HBA

NAHB and the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) will kick off their first fall prevention training of the year in Raleigh, N.C. at the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County on April 3.

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SoCal Builders Work to Change the Safety ‘Mindset’

SoCal Builders Work to Change the Safety ‘Mindset’

The Southern California Builders Safety Alliance is making jobsites safer, one builder and one trade at a time.

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Scholarships Support Next Generation of Industry Leaders

Filed in Construction Industry, Student Chapters by on March 16, 2018 0 Comments

Students interested in – or currently pursuing – rewarding career opportunities in residential construction can apply for several industry scholarships that are now accepting applications.

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Commerce Secretary Working to Ensure Adequate Lumber Supply for Builders

Filed in Capitol Hill, Construction Industry, Economics by on March 15, 2018 5 Comments
Commerce Secretary Working to Ensure Adequate Lumber Supply for Builders

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard recently met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and urged him to work with his Canadian counterparts to craft an equitable long-term solution to the trade dispute.

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Help Spread Ladder Safety Awareness in March

Help Spread Ladder Safety Awareness in March

All through the month of March, the American Ladder Institute has been promoting ladder safety by providing a number of helpful resources that everyone can use – for free. The goal: Bring more attention to the dangers of improper ladder use and how easily ladder-related injuries and fatalities can be prevented with simple, straightforward training.

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