As the residential construction industry continues to grapple with a severe labor shortage, one solution is clear to many industry leaders.
“You have a potential labor force that is underutilized – women,” said NAHB’s former Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council Chair Juli Bacon during a roundtable discussion at the 2018 International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
Lisa Keeter, design coordinator for Manuel Builders in Louisiana, says it’s “time to erase that outdated advice that metals cannot be mixed.” It also appears that formerly dated metals like brass are no longer out of fashion as the finish has been making a comeback—albeit with a bit of a face-lift
Every year the National Association of Home Builders conducts a member census in order to better understand the composition and characteristics of the people who belong to its organization. In 2017, 32 percent of NAHB’s members were builders—those directly involved in home building. The remaining 68 percent were associate members—those involved in supportive industries and professions, such as trade contractors, manufacturers, retailers/distributors, designers, and architects.
The International Housing Association (IHA) is focusing on ways to secure the skilled work force necessary to address the needs of the residential construction industry around the world, IHA leaders announced during the association’s annual meeting April 11-13 in Washington, D.C.
New townhouses built in Connecticut could become more expensive — and safer in a fire — if the state co-signs a recently embraced building standard requiring installation of sprinkler systems in these attached living units.