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Students Develop Innovative Home Solutions at the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

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Students Develop Innovative Home Solutions at the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

The 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge emphasizes the importance of innovation in the building industry and gives college students real-world experience in designing single-family and multifamily housing, as well as other building types.

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Opening Students’ Eyes to a Career in the Skilled Trades

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 10, 2017 0 Comments

When members of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association met with high school students to talk about career opportunities in the skilled trades, the local public television station tagged along to help spread the word.

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HBAs Bring Workers Home

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 25, 2017 0 Comments
HBAs Bring Workers Home

HBAs across the nation are taking steps to increase the trained labor pool and to get students excited about careers in the construction field.

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Opportunity Abounds at IBS for Young Professionals

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Opportunity Abounds at IBS for Young Professionals

The International Builders’ Show has a lot to offer the under-40 crowd. If you’re a young professional or a student headed toward a career in the construction industry, and thinking about making your way to Orlando in January, here’s a snapshot of what’s in it for you.

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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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Iowa Program Produces Budding Builders

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on October 6, 2016 3 Comments

Members of the Greater Iowa City Area HBA know that to get kids interested in home building careers, they’ve got to start early. The good news is that with the help of Clear Creek Amana Middle School, they’ve got a program tailor-made for curious sixth- to eighth-graders – leading them to consider this great career path.

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San Antonio Builders Provide $35,000 in Local Scholarships

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San Antonio Builders Provide $35,000 in Local Scholarships

The Greater San Antonio Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, and member company Armadillo Homes recently broke ground on its annual charity home build—the sale of which will provide more than $35,000 in scholarships for local students.

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Student-Built Solar Tree House Opens Job Opportunities

Student-Built Solar Tree House Opens Job Opportunities

The Rhode Island Builders Association put hundreds of students to the test in an unprecedented statewide collaboration resulting in a highly successful home show and introducing many builders to a new fleet of highly talented, future employees.

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Construction Scholarships Seeking Applicants

Construction Scholarships Seeking Applicants

One way to attract more students into home building careers is to help make it easier for them to get construction management degrees. The National Housing Endowment, NAHB’s philanthropic arm, administers a number of scholarship opportunities that do just that. And two of them have deadlines that are just around the corner.

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Students Find Value in Construction Calculators

Students Find Value in Construction Calculators

Calculated Industries Vice President Mark Paulsen gets a lot of questions from educators and trainers in the trade professions on how the company’s calculators can help them teach applied math to their students. The following post offers some insight on the types of calculators that are available and how schools use them in their curriculum.

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