Construction Industry

Local Partnership Gives Second Chance to Inmates Re-Entering the Workforce

Local Partnership Gives Second Chance to Inmates Re-Entering the Workforce

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is working with local industry partners to teach inmates the skills they need to start a career in the construction industry.

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Diversify to Expand Your Bottom Line

Filed in Business Management, Construction Industry, Education by on February 26, 2018 0 Comments
Diversify to Expand Your Bottom Line

There are dozens of opportunities in the construction industry to potentially expand your business. An upcoming webinar series will help you determine which ones are right for your company and how can you profit from them.

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Lumber Exports and Imports are on the Rise

Filed in Construction Industry by on February 21, 2018 3 Comments
Lumber Exports and Imports are on the Rise

As punitive duties averaging more than 20% were imposed on Canadian softwood lumber imports in 2017, domestic producers responded by shipping record amounts of timber overseas, raising prices for builders and exacerbating housing affordability issues.

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5 Young Professionals Help Propel the Industry

5 Young Professionals Help Propel the Industry

NAHB recently honored the 2017 Young Professionals of the Year. The award acknowledges the five regional winners’ hard work and successes, performance and dedication, and outstanding potential as they begin to serve as leaders in the home building industry. It is awarded to industry professionals under the age of 45.

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Visitors Pack BSC Lounge at IBS

Visitors Pack BSC Lounge at IBS

More than 700 unique visitors representing nearly 500 companies visited the Building Systems Councils Hospitality Lounge at the 2018 International Builders’ Show. Industry professionals enjoyed several presentations and multiple networking events, focusing on modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber frame home construction.

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Softwood Lumber Prices Climb to Record Highs

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on January 30, 2018 7 Comments
Softwood Lumber Prices Climb to Record Highs

Prices have skyrocketed 30% since Hurricane Harvey hit last summer. The near-term outlook appears uncertain, as trade negotiations among the United States, Canada and Mexico seem to be at a stalemate.

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Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

The Supreme Court today ruled that litigation over the controversial 2015 definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States” must be brought in to the federal district courts rather than circuit courts ─ a decision that will finally allow litigation over the rule to move forward.

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Top Builder Challenges for 2018: Labor Access and Building Material Prices

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on January 19, 2018 3 Comments
Top Builder Challenges for 2018: Labor Access and Building Material Prices

The cost and availability of labor along with building material prices stand out as the two most significant problems builders expect to face in 2018, according to a recent survey of NAHB members. A whopping 84% of respondents cited these two issues as major challenges this year, and not surprisingly, these were the top two concerns cited by builders in 2017.

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Interior Reverses Controversial MBTA Interpretation

Interior Reverses Controversial MBTA Interpretation

The Department of the Interior on Dec. 22 reversed a controversial Obama Adminstration decision to subject private landowners, including home builders, to federal prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The decision nullifies the previous legal interpretation of the act that included civil and criminal penalties for unintentional “incidental takings,” or killing or injuring endangered species.

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Skilled Labor Campaign Kicks off 2nd Year at IBS

Skilled Labor Campaign Kicks off 2nd Year at IBS

NAHB and the National Kitchen & Bath Association are ramping up efforts to narrow the skilled labor gap by kicking off the second year of the This Old House Generation Next and the SGC Horizon Skilled Labor campaign to encourage and empower young people to join the skilled trades.

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