Associate Members Leading the Way: 3 Female Chairs Share Their Journeys

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Associate Members Leading the Way: 3 Female Chairs Share Their Journeys

Associate members play a valuable role within the Federation — through the connections they make, the resources they provide, and the leadership they showcase to better the home-building industry. As part of NAHB’s celebration of Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, we asked three female Associate leaders in the Federation about their leadership journeys and how they have shaped their experiences within NAHB.

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What Builders Need to Know About Building Systems

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What Builders Need to Know About Building Systems

As home-building professionals continue to look for ways to grow and expand their businesses, one of the innovative solutions they may consider incorporating is building systems. Such systems offer benefits such as reduced labor, waste and construction time, but builders need to educate themselves on the various systems first to figure out what makes sense for them.

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The Importance of Professional Women in Building Joining Forces

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The Importance of Professional Women in Building Joining Forces

As NAHB wraps up its celebration of Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week 2020, we asked women in the industry to share their stories about what PWB means to them. Share your own stories on social media with the hashtags #PWBProud and #PWBWeek2020.

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EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

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EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rulemaking on Sept. 14 that establishes new regulatory standards for all regulatory guidance documents.

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Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

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Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) or emergency business plan can help you assess probable hazards to your business or HBA and put measures in place to mitigate risks or coordinate actions during times of crisis. Here’s how to create one for your business.

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Women in Building Share Unique Business Perspectives

Women in Building Share Unique Business Perspectives

As part of NAHB’s PWB Week 2020, we are recognizing and celebrating the important contributions of women in the residential construction industry and efforts to diversify it. Today’s post examines two women builders with shared experiences in the industry despite being at different places in their careers.

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Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

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Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage decline in multifamily production, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The pace of single-family starts in August was the highest production rate since February.

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Many Paths Lead to More Diversity in Residential Construction

Many Paths Lead to More Diversity in Residential Construction

As the demand for skilled workers heats up, looking for new places to find and recruit those workers has expanded beyond conventional paths. With that change comes new entrants into the home building industry, and a more diverse field of workers.

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BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

Filed in Committees and Councils, Disaster Response by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on every aspect of life, including the housing industry. Despite the challenges the pandemic has presented, however, many in the industry have looked for ways they could help, including Vaughan Buckley, a member of the Building Systems Councils (BSC). But he would need the help of his fellow builders to really make an impact.

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Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Housing Affordability by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

NAHB today told Congress that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that went into effect in June will help builders create more affordable housing options for hardworking American families while maintaining environmental protection of our nation’s waterways.

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