Construction Industry

New Resources Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

New Resources Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

NAHB continues to update its members-only Skilled Workforce Development Resources to help you recruit skilled labor and spread the word about the valuable careers available in residential construction.

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It’s Awards Season. Ready to Apply?

Filed in Awards, Construction Industry by on June 21, 2017 0 Comments
It’s Awards Season. Ready to Apply?

Every year, NAHB honors the work of home builders, developers, remodelers, sales professionals — just about everyone in the home building industry who is doing stellar projects. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to achieve national recognition for your contributions to this great industry.

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Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

A draft legislative proposal by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) would encourage better management of the nation’s federal forest natural resources while also ensuring the continued recovery of the housing industry, NAHB told Congress Thursday.

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Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) next year – and this free NAHB webinar replay can help you prepare for the changes. The webinar highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version, including significant updates to energy-efficiency requirements. Among the more […]

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Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

NAHB members planning to attend the Midyear Meeting – or members who have the time to come to Washington, D.C. for the morning – may want to also attend a special session at 10 a.m. June 16 when representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers come to call.

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Feds Seek Feedback on Regs

Feds Seek Feedback on Regs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy is combing through two recent executive orders issued by President Trump for their impact, and also wants to hear from the small businesses themselves. Unlike other government agencies, the SBA’s mission is to advance the views, concerns, and interests of small businesses before Congress, the White House, […]

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Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

A residential carpenter apprenticeship program sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Maine has been approved by the state’s labor department — an important step in addressing the home building industry’s need to train and retain skilled carpenters.

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Tight Inventory, Rising Costs Shape Building Industry

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on May 5, 2017 0 Comments
Tight Inventory, Rising Costs Shape Building Industry

A strong month for home sales in March reinforced the trend of positive housing demand. However, builders continue reporting scarce availability of labor and lots. And the recently announced 20% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber could have a significant, negative impact.

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Housing Index Hits Milestone but Permits Still Lagging

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on May 4, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Index Hits Milestone but Permits Still Lagging

Based on current price, permit and employment data, markets nationwide are running at an average of 100% normal economic and housing activity, according to the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index, released today.

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Mentor a Student to Help ICC Promote Building Safety Month

Leaders in the trade and professional organizations that represent the residential construction industry are beating the drums to attract more young adults to the building trades.

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