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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.
House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts
Acting against the strong objections of NAHB, the House today approved the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423), legislation that would prohibit two parties from including in a contract a pre-dispute arbitration agreement. NAHB strongly supports the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including binding arbitration, in consumer contracts.
NAHB Builder Urges Congress to Promote Green Initiatives
NAHB told Congress today that it wants to work as a partner with officials at all levels of government to encourage energy efficiency, but also stressed that it is urgent that housing affordability is not jeopardized in the process.
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.
House Passes Bill Extending National Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 21
To prevent a government shutdown at the end of September, the House has approved a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until Nov. 21.  The Senate is expected to pass the measure shortly.
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.
Deadline Approaching for National Housing Hall of Fame Nominations
Applications are due Sept. 24 for NAHB’s prestigious National Housing Hall of Fame, as well as for the Exemplary Service to Home Building awards.
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