Construction Industry

Help Highlight Rewarding Careers in Home Building on Oct. 15

Filed in Construction Industry, Student Chapters by on October 11, 2018 0 Comments
Help Highlight Rewarding Careers in Home Building on Oct. 15

As a part of Careers in Construction Month, NAHB is launching a national day of action on social media on Monday, Oct. 15. Post to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media channel using the tag #CICDAY2018.

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Kentucky Builders Host 14th Annual Career Fair

Filed in Construction Industry, Student Chapters by on October 5, 2018 0 Comments
Kentucky Builders Host 14th Annual Career Fair

Even before housing’s boom-and-bust of the Great Recession, Kentucky builders recognized the workforce was aging and more high school students were being discouraged from entering the trades. So the HBA of Kentucky joined forces with other state contracting associations to tackle the inevitable labor shortage.

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Careers in Construction Month Starts Today

Filed in Construction Industry, Education, Student Chapters by on October 1, 2018 1 Comment
Careers in Construction Month Starts Today

October is Careers in Construction Month, when NAHB members and state and local HBAs participate in a national campaign to raise awareness about the great jobs available in home building and related trade professions. Grab these tools and join us!

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Girl Scouts Project Gets Boost from New Orleans Builders

Girl Scouts Project Gets Boost from New Orleans Builders

Led by its Professional Women in Building Council, members of the HBA of Greater New Orleans are teaming up with a local Girl Scouts of America troop to restore and remodel a dilapidated cabin. Once they’re finished, the troop will use the cabin for its education programs with a particular focus on STEM-related projects (for science, technology, engineering and math).

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Women Remodelers: Advancing the Industry

Women Remodelers: Advancing the Industry

From addressing issues challenging today’s remodeling professionals to setting an example for the next generation, women are making their voices heard in remodeling.

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Army Veteran Forges New Path in Construction Industry

Army Veteran Forges New Path in Construction Industry

When Army Sgt. Kristy Stringer enrolled in HBI’s Building Construction Technology program at Fort Stewart Army Base, she didn’t hesitate to blaze a few trails in the construction industry.

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NAHB Professional Women in Building Week Focuses on Diversifying Labor Force

NAHB Professional Women in Building Week Focuses on Diversifying Labor Force

As NAHB celebrates its annual Professional Women in Building Week, we’re focused on how the industry can diversify its workforce to address the labor shortage issue.

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Help NAHB Celebrate Professional Women in Building Week

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Help NAHB Celebrate Professional Women in Building Week

The NAHB Federation is once again celebrating Professional Women in Building Week, Sept. 17-21, to bring awareness to the vital contributions of women in the residential construction industry.

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NAHB CEO Howard: Lumber Producers Acting Like Oil Cartels of the 1970s

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on August 27, 2018 7 Comments
NAHB CEO Howard: Lumber Producers Acting Like Oil Cartels of the 1970s

In a National Post story on how lumber tariffs are affecting U.S. and Canadian lumber producers as well as American consumers, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard said the domestic lumber industry was behaving in a manner similar to the oil cartels of the 1970s.

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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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