Construction Industry

Massachusetts Builders, NAHB Rein in a Federal Land Grab

Massachusetts Builders, NAHB Rein in a Federal Land Grab

Last summer, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule that would have illegally expanded Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include 900,000 acres of dry land in Massachusetts. NAHB and the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts have nipped it in the bud.

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Lumber Tariffs ‘Could Not Have Come at a Worse Time’

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Lumber Tariffs ‘Could Not Have Come at a Worse Time’

The Commerce Department’s decision to impose new duties “is nothing more than a thinly-disguised tax on American home buyers, home builders and consumers,” said NAHB chairman Granger MacDonald.

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Build a Solid Career in Construction Management

Build a Solid Career in Construction Management

NAHB has been promoting the rewarding job opportunities in the skilled trades for Careers in Construction Month but let’s not forget that the construction manager also offers an exciting career path in the housing industry.

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Construction Careers: An Excellent Blend of Purpose and Paycheck

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 30, 2017 0 Comments
Construction Careers: An Excellent Blend of Purpose and Paycheck

The construction industry is uniquely poised to allow workers to engage with critical issues such as environmental protection, affordable housing and poverty alleviation, and construction workers are able to make a significant impact on the causes they care most about. As you recruit new team members, let them know how home building makes a difference.

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Iowa HBAs Celebrate the Trades with ‘Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 27, 2017 1 Comment
Iowa HBAs Celebrate the Trades with ‘Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe

The event aligned perfectly with October’s Careers in Construction Month and the pressing need in Iowa and nationally for skilled labor in the home building trades, including inspiring a pathway for students and beyond.

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Take Pride in Your Safety Program: SAFE Award Submissions Due Oct. 30

Take Pride in Your Safety Program: SAFE Award Submissions Due Oct. 30

These two past winners demonstrated to the industry that they are committed to safety and understand its importance for business success.

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Dean Mon Speaks at Diversity in Construction Gala

Filed in Awards, Construction Industry, Global Housing, Leadership by on October 24, 2017 0 Comments
Dean Mon Speaks at Diversity in Construction Gala

NAHB Third Vice Chairman Dean Mon recently spoke to attendees of the Diversity in Construction Reception at the National Housing Center, NAHB’s Washington, D.C. headquarters. The association partnered with groups including the Metro D.C. Hispanic Contractors Association for the event.

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Spotlight on Construction Trades: Painting and Masonry

Spotlight on Construction Trades: Painting and Masonry

This week’s focus on Careers in Construction Month explores two more rewarding job opportunities in home building: the painting and masonry trades.

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NAHB Members Tell Federal Regulators How to Define WOTUS

NAHB Members Tell Federal Regulators How to Define WOTUS

As part of a series of outreach meetings held by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, NAHB members Jim McCulley and Jerry Passman joined other small businesses this morning at EPA headquarters to tell federal regulators how to define “waters of the United States” and the limits of federal authority over developers and other private property owners under the Clean Water Act.

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Texas Builders Break Ground on Trade School

Texas Builders Break Ground on Trade School

An Oct. 5 groundbreaking ceremony for the Howard College-San Angelo Construction Trades Center of Excellence was also a day to celebrate expanded career choices for Texas high school graduates – and a new generation of skilled construction workers.

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