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Tiny Building Lab Featured at IBS 2020 to Help Colorado Homeless Veterans

Tiny Building Lab Featured at IBS 2020 to Help Colorado Homeless Veterans

A small model home from the High Performance Building Zone at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas last month will now serve as part of a housing and job training program for U.S. military veterans in Colorado. NAHB donated the home through an arrangement with Operation Tiny Home.

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Watch Video Highlights from Member Meetings at IBS 2020

Filed in International Builders' Show, Leadership, Membership by on February 12, 2020 0 Comments
Watch Video Highlights from Member Meetings at IBS 2020

If you were unable to join us for important member meetings in Las Vegas last month at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show®, you can still catch some of the highlights on nahb.org.

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Three Exciting New Home Products Win Global Innovation Awards

Filed in Awards, Global Housing, International Builders' Show by on February 10, 2020 0 Comments
Three Exciting New Home Products Win Global Innovation Awards

Mobile marketing tags, an unobtrusive indoor cooling and heating system, and a 3-D large-scale structural panel building system were the winners of the 2019 Global Innovation Awards. Representatives for all three products were honored last month at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas.

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Global Housing Finance Focus of International Housing Association Report

Filed in Global Housing, Housing Finance by on February 5, 2020 0 Comments
Global Housing Finance Focus of International Housing Association Report

The International Housing Association (IHA) released a report outlining the similarities and differences that the housing industry and home buyers encounter with housing finance in different corners around the world.

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Number of Unfilled Construction Jobs Remains High Despite Some Progress

Filed in Economics by on December 20, 2019 0 Comments
Number of Unfilled Construction Jobs Remains High Despite Some Progress

The estimated number of construction jobs open in October was 311,000, down from a September total of 327,000 and April’s post-Great Recession high of 434,000, according to the latest U.S. BLS JOLTS data.

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Ribbon Cut at New Tennessee HBI Transitioning Military Center

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 9, 2019 0 Comments
Ribbon Cut at New Tennessee HBI Transitioning Military Center

A November ribbon cutting ceremony officially launched the Home Builders Institute (HBI) construction trades training facility for transitioning service members near Fort Campbell in Tennessee.

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Explore Topic-Specific Ideas and Connect with Peers at the IBS Centrals

Filed in International Builders' Show by on November 27, 2019 0 Comments
Explore Topic-Specific Ideas and Connect with Peers at the IBS Centrals

The IBS Centrals are the place to be at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). Explore new ideas and gain information about your specific topic area in the building industry during the Jan. 21-23 mega event being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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New Single-Family Homes are Getting Smaller

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on November 25, 2019 0 Comments
New Single-Family Homes are Getting Smaller

New single-family home size trended lower in the third quarter of 2019, a pattern from recent years that is likely to continue as builders add more entry-level homes into inventory and the custom market levels off, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.

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Construction Employment On the Rise Across Most of the Country

Filed in Economics by on November 25, 2019 0 Comments
Construction Employment On the Rise Across Most of the Country

The construction industry gained 10,000 jobs in October, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly half of those jobs (4,600) were gained in Florida. New York, meanwhile, lost 3,000 construction jobs last month.

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Is Townhouse Construction Ready for a Resurgence?

Filed in Economics by on November 20, 2019 0 Comments
Is Townhouse Construction Ready for a Resurgence?

Townhouse construction was relatively flat in the third quarter of 2019 and may be nearing the end of a recent slowdown, according to an NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design.

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