Committees and Councils

Celebrate Careers in Construction Month in October

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Celebrate Careers in Construction Month in October

This year brings an added urgency Careers in Construction Month as demand for new homes is skyrocketing but home builders report labor shortages, at the same time as there are millions of Americans looking for work after the havoc wrecked on the economy by the coronavirus pandemic and shutdowns.

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The Future of Offsite Construction

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The Future of Offsite Construction

Last week’s Building Systems Week highlighted a number of key themes going forward for the offsite construction industry: education, access to resources, and opportunities to help builders overcome challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The culminating webinar for Building Systems Week reiterated these topics and more.

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How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems?

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How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems?

Home Innovation Research Labs has been tracking the adoption of offsite housing in new single-family homes and multifamily projects for the past 20 years. Learn more about what recent data highlight among builders’ attitudes, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

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Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Eric Holt, assistant professor at the University of Denver, and his team have been exploring how off-site construction fits into affordable housing. Learn more about their report on the role modular and panelized construction can play.

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Reminder: Apply to Serve on a 2021 NAHB Committee or Council Board of Trustees

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Reminder: Apply to Serve on a 2021 NAHB Committee or Council Board of Trustees

The NAHB Federation is powered by the leadership of its members who step up to serve their industry. There is still time to apply for an appointment to an NAHB committee and/or council board of trustees for the 2021 leadership year.

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

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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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