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Scott Sedam

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Scott Sedam is president of TrueNorth Development, a consulting and training firm that works with builders to improve products, process, and profits. A senior contributing editor to Pro Builder, Scott writes about all aspects of the home building business and won the 2015 Jesse H. Neal Award, business journalism's most prestigious prize, for his commentary in Pro Builder. Scott invites you to join TrueNorth's Lean Building Group on LinkedIn and welcomes your feedback at [email protected] or 248.446.1275.

Business Management

Does the Old School Still Rule?

A lesson in how essential truths endure and key best practices remain relevant

Labor + Trade Relations

The Trade Shortage: Opportunity Lost ... or Gained?

In terms of how builders run their companies, stop and ask yourself: Have we gotten better or worse since the crash? 

Labor + Trade Relations

Trade Shortage Survey Results, Part 2

The survey shows the trade shortage gets worse before it gets better

Labor + Trade Relations

Survey Says: Insights on the Effects of the Labor Shortage, Part I

In Part 1 of this article series about the construction labor shortage, we look at the impact of the trade shortage on margins, quality, and delivery nationwide

Education + Training

Shop Class Makes a Comeback in Colorado

Shop class is back, and it has the potential to make a huge impact on the trade shortage

Education + Training

The Best-Kept Secret in Solving the Trade Labor Shortage

The Home Builders Institute is dedicated to providing a path to employment for those who need one—and it’s helping alleviate the labor shortage in the process

That Was Then. This Is Now.

No one wants to hear about how great it was 30 years ago. Experience is one thing, but relevance is just as important 

Innovation

Home Builders Need to Innovate or Get Back to Basics

What the home building industry really needs now

Construction

Wanted: More Than a Few Good Architects and Engineers

The vast majority of architects aren’t trained in the intricacies of efficient construction. Engineers are trained, but most show little or no concern

Labor + Trade Relations

Quest to Create a New Generation of Skilled Trades

Finding an answer to the construction industry's labor shortage—in your own backyard

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