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Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage

Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage

As the residential construction industry continues to grapple with a severe labor shortage, one solution is clear to many industry leaders: recruiting more women.

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Keys to Empowering the Industry’s Future Leaders

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Keys to Empowering the Industry’s Future Leaders

A growing group of female leaders is challenging the status quo and making their mark in residential construction with the help of NAHB’s Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council and Student Chapters program.

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Submit Your Education Session Proposal for IBS

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Submit Your Education Session Proposal for IBS

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is accepting proposals to present an education session at IBS 2019, which takes place Feb. 19-21 in Las Vegas. Submissions are due May 4.

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Improving Multifamily Marketing: The Team Approach

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Improving Multifamily Marketing: The Team Approach

There is a systemic problem in the role of marketing as it relates to real estate development. Marketers don’t have an active role as early as they need to be. All of the product development, land-use planning and public space design is done well in advance of marketing’s involvement. Usually, marketing teams are brought in at the latter stages of this process when plans are already formed. Then, they’re tasked with figuring out how to bring a community to market. This is something we have to change.

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Finding Hidden Profits From Change Orders

Finding Hidden Profits From Change Orders

Many builders have contracts and change order policies that leave too much room for interpretation and an excessive amount of client flexibility.

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Competing with Big Builders the Smart Way

Competing with Big Builders the Smart Way

Big builders can typically survive on lower gross and net profits than smaller builders. But small builders have some advantages of their own — traits that can come in handy when attempting to find and purchase land.

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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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7 Results that Drive Sales

7 Results that Drive Sales

Persuasion is the key to selling. This was among the key takeaways during a Jan. 10 seminar at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, where John Palumbo of the Jacksonville, Fla-based Sterling Group laid out seven steps to help builders to close more deals and to maximize their sales.

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How Smart Can the ‘Smart Home’ Be?

How Smart Can the ‘Smart Home’ Be?

Tech-savvy home design experts who recently saw the latest in smart home innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show were buzzing excitedly around the 2018 International Builders’ Show. While there are still questions and apprehension from traditional home builders, these experts say it’s not a good idea to sit on the sidelines waiting for the dust to settle.

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