Councils & Committees

BSC Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at Housing Summit

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BSC Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at Housing Summit

Recognizing a distinguished career in the systems-built housing industry, the S.A. Walters Award was presented to Michael H. Weber of The Euclid Chemical Company earlier this month at the 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit.

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Top 3 Takeaways from 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit

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Top 3 Takeaways from 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit

Members of the offsite construction community gathered last week in Pittsburgh for NAHB’s annual meeting of the systems-built housing industry, the Building Systems Housing Summit. Attendees took advantage of numerous networking opportunities and enjoyed presentations by thought leaders in offsite home building.

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Carl Harris Seeks Certification as Candidate for NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chair

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The NAHB Nominations Committee has announced that Carl Harris, president of Carl Harris Co., Inc., in Wichita, Kan., submitted his letter of intent to seek certification as a candidate for NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chairman at the 2020 International Builders’ Show meetings.

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Summit Will Explore Top Trends in Offsite Construction

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Summit Will Explore Top Trends in Offsite Construction

The 2019 Building Systems Housing Summit, to be held Oct. 6-8 in Pittsburgh, offers a unique opportunity to learn more about offsite construction and network with key players in the field. Attendees will hear from industry experts throughout the summit at in-depth education sessions, including several focused on key data and building systems housing trends.

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The Future of Women in the Construction Industry

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The Future of Women in the Construction Industry

Many women view construction as a male-dominated field and may be reluctant to pursue a career in the industry unless they have an opportunity to explore their prospects. Exposure to the industry can — and should — start early. Here are a few great examples.

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How PWB and Associate Membership Helped This Longtime Member in Her Business

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How PWB and Associate Membership Helped This Longtime Member in Her Business

Judy Dinelle, CAPS, CGP, AMA, of Asheville, N.C., works as a building ambassador for 84 Lumber and is heavily involved with many committees in NAHB. Celebrating both Associate Member Appreciation Month and #PWBWeek19, Dinelle reflects on her NAHB involvement the last few decades.

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Networking Opportunities for Women in Construction

Networking Opportunities for Women in Construction

Networking is an important tool no matter what field you’re in, but can be even more important for women in the construction industry, where women make up only 9% of the workforce in the United States. To honor NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Week, we highlight some women-centered networking groups that have events around the country at local chapters.

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Technology and Diversity: Solutions to Today’s Growing Challenges

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Technology and Diversity: Solutions to Today’s Growing Challenges

Tracy Young started out studying civil engineering in college at California State University in Sacramento, but realized she didn’t want to sit behind a desk all day crunching numbers. When she was introduced to construction management, she realized she could have a career in the field.

Today, Young is cofounder and chief executive officer of PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software. The idea for PlanGrid came from Young’s experience after college working as a construction project engineer on large commercial projects.

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Keys to Success From Today’s Female Industry Business Owners

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Keys to Success From Today’s Female Industry Business Owners

What does it take to be a female business owner in the home building industry? We asked several women who are home building industry leaders about their experiences.

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Why More Women Should Consider Work in the Trades

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Why More Women Should Consider Work in the Trades

The residential construction industry provides a rewarding career path for women — and plenty of opportunities as well. Still, some may overlook opportunities in construction trades because they don’t view them as jobs for women.

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