Construction Industry

4 Ways to Differentiate Your Business

4 Ways to Differentiate Your Business

Alaina Money, division president of Garman Homes, a quirky custom home building company in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area, dropped a bit of wisdom at the International Builders’ Show during a brief, high-energy presentation focused on ways to stand out.

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Toll Brothers Hosts Students for National Job Shadow Day

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Toll Brothers Hosts Students for National Job Shadow Day

On National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, Toll Brothers showed 32 students in six states across the country the range of career options available in the home building industry.

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Opening Students’ Eyes to a Career in the Skilled Trades

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 10, 2017 0 Comments

When members of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association met with high school students to talk about career opportunities in the skilled trades, the local public television station tagged along to help spread the word.

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Top 10 Best Sellers at IBS

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Top 10 Best Sellers at IBS

For 2017, NAHB BuilderBooks released several new titles which flew off the shelves. Here are the Top 10 Best Sellers from the 2017 International Builders’ Show.

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NAHB Asks for Halt to EPA’s New Permit

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on January 27, 2017 1 Comment
NAHB Asks for Halt to EPA’s New Permit

Despite a Jan. 20 White House Memorandum from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus directing federal agencies to withdraw or postpone new regulations pending Administration approval, the Environmental Protection Agency has not withdrawn the Jan. 19 Construction General Permit. NAHB wants the agency to do so right away.

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Three Innovative Products Honored at IBS

Three Innovative Products Honored at IBS

NAHB has named three creative new products as the Global Innovation Award winners for 2016. The winners are an educational course series by Wellness Within Your Walls, an exterior-wall insulation technology by Timber Block, and an electric fireplace replacement product by Dimplex.

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Industry Coalition Launches Skilled Labor Fund

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Industry Coalition Launches Skilled Labor Fund

The housing industry joined forces to address the lack of skilled labor entering residential construction with the creation of the Skilled Labor Fund.

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NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

NAHB named 14 winners for the 11th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The winners were recognized at the SAFE awards reception held during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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It’s a Wrap: Home Tech and Energy Hit Big at 2017 IBS

Exhibit space was expanded this year to make room for more vendors at this year’s show. About 80,000 home builders, remodelers, developers, designers and their trade partners networked with one another and witnessed countless demonstrations from leading suppliers during a show that spanned throughout the Orange County Convention Center.

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Be the Best Site Supervisor

Be the Best Site Supervisor

HBI’s Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) courses are one way that promising site superintendents further their careers in the home building industry. More than 9,000 people have taken RCS courses and 1,350 have earned the RCS designation. This year, the RCS classes are coming back to the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando. But you’ll need […]

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