Construction Industry

Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s new free Construction Skills Bootcamp graduates students with a solid foundation of construction skills, exposure to different skilled trades, OSHA-10 certification, career support and networking, and a set of starter tools.

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DHS Designation for Home Building as ‘Essential’ is Not Mandatory

DHS Designation for Home Building as ‘Essential’ is Not Mandatory

The Department of Homeland Security designation of residential construction as an “Essential Infrastructure Business” is good news for the housing industry. However, the designation is advisory in nature and should not be considered a federal directive or standard. To help members determine where builders can stay on the job, NAHB has created a map detailing which states and municipalities have enacted orders that may impact builders.

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DHS Designates Residential Construction as ‘Essential Infrastructure Business’

DHS Designates Residential Construction as ‘Essential Infrastructure Business’

In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, 90 companies and organizations today called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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Alabama Home Building Academy Provides Boot Camp for Skilled Trades

Alabama Home Building Academy Provides Boot Camp for Skilled Trades

One month after opening, the North Alabama Homebuilding Academy already has hundreds of students on a waiting list for the free, hands-on training aimed at opening the door to a career in the building trades.

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Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

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Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

A North Carolina-based non-profit connects students with internships that lead to full-time jobs and hosts programs that generate significant exposure to career paths in the residential construction industry.

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Builders Should be Aware of the UV Resistance of Certain Plastic Tubing

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Builders Should be Aware of the UV Resistance of Certain Plastic Tubing

Some types of plastic materials have sensitivities to the ultraviolet waves in natural sunlight. UV damage is not visible to the naked eye, but excessive exposure of certain plastic materials can lead to long-term degradation and a potentially reduced service life.

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HBA Funding Available for Careers in Construction Programs

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HBA Funding Available for Careers in Construction Programs

HBAs are encouraged to apply for funding to support activities that introduce students to careers in residential skilled trades.

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Top Posts of 2019

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Top Posts of 2019

As we look back at 2019, here’s a quick look at the five most popular blog posts of the year based on the number of views by our readers.

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Getting Started with New Building Concepts at IBS

Getting Started with New Building Concepts at IBS

Have you considered experimenting with a new building style? Wanted to add new skills to your repertoire? The Centrals and communities at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) offer a great opportunity to learn more about various segments of the building industry firsthand from subject-matter experts.

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