Construction Industry

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

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 17, 2017 6 Comments
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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NAHB Testifies Before ITC on Softwood Lumber

Filed in Business Management, Construction Industry by on December 16, 2016 3 Comments
NAHB Testifies Before ITC on Softwood Lumber

Former NAHB Chairman and Florida builder Barry Rutenberg testified today before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to encourage commissioners to take into account builders’ preferences for Spruce Pine Fir (SPF) lumber over Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) in certain structural lumber applications as the ITC investigates whether Canada is subsidizing its exports into the United States. […]

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Final Formaldehyde Rule Published

Thanks to NAHB’s intervention, EPA’s final rule is significantly changed from the initial draft and includes clarification of language that makes it clear that remodelers are not subject to compliance under the definition of “fabricators.” The rule is effective Feb. 10.

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OSHA Finalizes New Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
OSHA Finalizes New Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that updates its 44-year- old general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standard, created to better protect workers from slip, trip and fall hazards. According to OSHA, the rule aligns the fall protection requirements for general industry with those for construction that will make compliance easier for those companies who perform […]

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Montana Students Prepare 41st Home for Sale

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Montana Students Prepare 41st Home for Sale

High school students in Billings, Montana, are about halfway through building a new home that they’ll be ready to sell right about the time that the seniors on the project graduate in 2017.

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Proactive Ideas for Solving the Labor Shortage Crisis

Proactive Ideas for Solving the Labor Shortage Crisis

The construction labor shortage is a real issue, but what are the solutions? This NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) Master Session offers a few ideas.

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