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NAHB

Building the Pipeline for Next-Gen Skilled Labor

NAHB Housing Policy Briefing | How NAHB is working with the Home Builders Institute and the National Housing Endowment to introduce young workers to potential construction careers; top reasons why homebuyers are having trouble buying a home

Business Management

Solutions for Subcontractor Problems

Milwaukee remodeler Abby Binder, owner of Abby’s Windows & Exteriors, discusses the difficulty of holding onto subcontractors in the current la

Market Data + Trends

Average Home Service Spending Jumps $4,000 in 2020

HomeAdvisor’s 2020 home spending report found that average household spending increased more than $4,000 compared to last year.

Women in Construction

These Recruitment Tactics Make Way for More Diverse Workers

Finding new ways to recruit workers into the home building industry can fulfill two needs: more skilled workers and more diversification.

Education + Training

Skilled Labor Fund to Educate 1,400 Workers With New Grant

The Skilled Labor Fund announces a new grant from the Home Depot Foundation and National Association of Home Builders for training construction trades

Jobsite Safety

What Are the Legal Safeguards for Getting Back to Work?

As builders and trade contractors start to get back on track following the impact of COVID-19 and its restrictions, there are legal concerns to consider

Subcontractors: Understand Your Liability and Defense Obligations in Contracts

The unfortunate reality is, everything can be done correctly, but the subcontractor still has to defend and potentially pay a lot of money

Trade Contractors

Virginia Makes General Contractors Liable for Subcontractor Employee Wages  

A new Virginia law has made general contractors of large projects liable for the wages of subcontractors’ employees.

Operations

5 Tips for Closing a Jobsite

If you choose to or are required to close a construction site, follow these five tips to reduce your liability and protect your team and customers

Net Zero

Making the Transition to Net Zero Homes: Role of Trade Partnerships

Two builders discuss why cultivating true trade partners is essential to successfully transitioning your business to building net zero or NZE-ready homes

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