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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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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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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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Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market

Filed in Advocacy, Trade by on September 15, 2020 9 Comments
Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market

Lumber prices increased 14.9% in August, marking historical gains. Such a sharp increase has put unnecessary pressure on home owners and builders alike to figure out how to close the gap — and potentially not build at all.

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Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

The number of women employed in the construction industry grew substantially last year, rising to around 1.2 million and surpassing the peak of pre-recession employment levels. Recruiting and training more females in the skilled trades can help the industry address its labor shortage.

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Student Chapters Forge the Next Generation of Diverse Building Leaders

Student Chapters Forge the Next Generation of Diverse Building Leaders

As part of Professional Women in Building Week 2020, NAHB is highlighting a growing diversity in the home building industry and showcasing student chapters, including a student team from Tuskegee University in Alabama that took the stage at the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas and made history — becoming the first all-female, all-African American team in the competition’s near 30-year history.

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HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

Filed in Workforce Development by on September 11, 2020 1 Comment
HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

The partnership will provide nearly 200 U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grantees with access to education resources and training for construction trade skills.

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NAHB Podcast: CDC Eviction Moratorium is Bad for Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on September 11, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Podcast: CDC Eviction Moratorium is Bad for Housing

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the recently-announced eviction moratorium, enforced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and discuss a key race in the Senate.

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Watch Young Building Professionals Discuss their Career Paths

Watch Young Building Professionals Discuss their Career Paths

NAHB Student Chapters recently partnered with Cue Career to create a series of video interviews featuring young home building professionals describing their career journeys.

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National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Housing Affordability, Trade by on September 4, 2020 4 Comments
National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

In a special webcast for association leaders and now available to members on NAHB efforts to combat rising lumber prices and supply shortages, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke said that Senior Officers held talks with members of the White House National Economic Council (NEC) on Aug. 28 to discuss the impact that soaring lumber prices are having on the housing industry.

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