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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.

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

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 

Home Builders Need to Innovate or Get Back to Basics

What the home building industry really needs now

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

Choices and Responsibilities in Solving the Trade Shortage

Scott Sedam examines popular conceptions on how to fix the trade labor shortage.

‘Brick & Kick,’ Open the Borders, or ... ?

Scott Sedam takes a look at the choices and responsibilities in solving the trade shortage

America’s Trade Shortage: Failure of an Industry

The lack of skilled labor is a massive problem for the construction industry, but so far there's been little effort made to find solutions

Could Your Largest Obstacle Be ... You?

12 home building fallacies that get in our way

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