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5 KPIs Every Builder Should Know
There are five key numbers, or key performance indicators (KPIs), in a residential building company's financials that builders should be aware of on a quarterly basis.
PWB Council Connections Make a Difference
As NAHB wraps up its celebration of Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week 2021, women in the industry share how membership in the PWB Council has influenced their careers.
How the NGBS Can Help You Navigate Green Renovations on Historical Properties
Learn how the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a flexible roadmap for green renovation projects — including the conversion of existing buildings to residential use, even if that building is subject to historical preservation regulations.
Good and Bad Housing Provisions in $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Plan
House Democrats are working to draft a $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan that includes onerous tax hikes of $2 trillion and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes that would harm housing affordability. This ambitious plan also contains several other elements of interest to the housing community.
2021 Fall Recruitment Competition is Underway
Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS) is back as NAHB's official membership sponsor and is once again offering Builder members and their Affiliate members a chance to win a trip to Napa Valley, Calif.
Number of Women in Construction Edges Higher
The number of women employed in the construction industry in the United States grew slightly in 2020, rising to around 1.17 million workers. The number reflects about 10.9% of the construction workforce, up from 10.3% in 2019, a recent analysis of labor force statistics from the Current Population Survey (CPS) showed.
Motivating the Next Generation of Home Builders
Members of the NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council share what they are doing locally to help fill the labor gap, inspiring the next generation of home builders to join the field and conveying the benefits of the industry as a rewarding career and a viable alternative to a college degree and associated student debt.
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