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NAHB Joins ‘The Big Build’ Event to Inspire Construction Careers

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NAHB Joins ‘The Big Build’ Event to Inspire Construction Careers

'The Big Build' event in Washington, D.C., provided hands-on building activities and educational resources for thousands of kids in an effort to drive interest in skilled trades careers

October 19, 2023
Painted tiles on table at 'The Big Build' event in Washington, DC
Image: courtesy NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) participated in "The Big Build" on Oct. 14, an event at the National Building Museum, in Washington, D.C., designed to spark interest in residential construction. More than 4,000 families from the national capital region visited booths hosted by NAHB, the National Housing Endowment, Home Builders Institute, and The House that She Built. 

The event provided children with a number of hands-on activities such as painting and decorating tiles in an effort to promote creative thinking and inspire an early interest in construction careers, NAHB reports. 

“NAHB is proud to be a National Building Museum partner and participate in this high-energy, high-impact event for the second year in a row,” said Greg Zick, NAHB's AVP of workforce development. “Construction career exploration through informal, engaging activities can help children identify their interest, and as they grow into their teens develop skills that may one day lead to a career in construction.”

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