NAHB Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has named the winners of the 13th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The awards program recognizes member companies, workers and other individuals for outstanding safety programs that make them leaders in the residential construction industry. “It is exciting to see home building professionals dedicated to workplace safety receive such a prestigious honor,” said J. Gary Hill, NAHB Construction Safety and Health Committee chairman and home builder from Winston-Salem,…

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Virginia Remodeler Leo Lantz Named 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers is honoring Leo Lantz, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMR, a remodeler from Glen Allen, Va., as the 2018 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The NAHB Remodeler of the Year award recognizes superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry. “Leo Lantz has become a distinguished remodeler over the last three decades by providing excellent work for his customers, and has sincere enthusiasm to give back to his local community and industry,”…

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Finding Undiscovered Land Development Opportunities

Location intelligence can help developers and builders make faster, more competitive decisions By Tara Bleakley For land developers and builders, finding prime development opportunities can be a difficult process in today’s supply-constrained and highly competitive market. Finding the right land assets requires careful research, analysis and due diligence for prospective properties. However, this needs to happen as quickly and efficiently as possible to maintain a competitive edge — and to avoid wasting time and resources on poor prospects. When tackling these considerations, you might question how to get the most…

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Alleviating Construction Conundrums Through Technology

 Today’s digital QA technology can help builders deal with labor shortages and potential construction problems  By DON NEFF The building industry is presently challenged by labor constraints across multiple trades in multiple regions. The current labor shortages are impacting all residential product types such as for-sale detached housing, condominiums, townhomes, and multifamily housing as well as commercial office, hotel, industrial and other similar projects. The National Association of Home Builders points out that eight years after the Great Recession drove an estimated 30 percent of construction workers into new fields,…

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West Villages Florida Continues Strong Sales Pace

West Villages, FL — The eight home builders in West Villages Florida sold 71 homes in October, putting the master-planned community well on its way to a record-setting year. West Villages continues to attract buyers from throughout Florida, the region and the U.S. “Buyers are choosing West Villages for our location, amenities and excellent value of the new homes,” said West Villages President Paul Erhardt. “They are also looking forward to both the West Villages Marketplace and Atlanta Braves Spring Training facility opening next year.” Homeowners are also pleased to…

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Olive Groves Planted at Palm Springs Agrihood

Miralon is Transforming Former Golf Course into Groves and Gardens for Mid-Century-Inspired Homes and Resort Amenities   Freehold Communities has announced that Miralon, the sustainably designed community emerging in Palm Springs, California, is now planting its unique olive groves. One of the largest new “agrihoods” in the U.S., Miralon will offer 1,150 Modernist-inspired residences to harmonize with the Coachella Valley’s architectural heritage. A highlight of Miralon’s 300 acres is its transformation of a previously constructed 18-hole golf course into working olive groves, community gardens and walking trails. Fruit from more…

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It’s Time to Commit to Green Building

Environmentally conscious construction no longer has to be viewed as a liability By STEVE PALLRAND Resources for green building design are vast and growing rapidly each year. However, for a field that has been burgeoning since the 1970s and has been pushed tirelessly by environmentalists and government programs, it remains that few people live in sustainable houses. Most of the country believes that the environment should be protected. However, as an industry, we offer little to the consumer beyond the government mandated basics. Building an environmentally friendly house is fundamentally…

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Women in Construction

    By Na Zhao Women remain underrepresented in the construction industry, although they currently make up almost half (47 percent) of the total working population. The share of women employed in construction has stayed relatively constant, around 9 percent since 2002. Women play a number of roles in the construction industry, such as administrative, professional, managerial, construction, and production occupations. We explore the state of women in the construction industry using the labor force statistics from the Current Population Survey (CPS).The number of women employed in the construction industry…

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R.D. Olson Construction, TCA Architects renovate Olive Crest residential home

R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in Irvine, Calif., partnered up with TCA Architects and local subcontractors to renovate nonprofit Olive Crest’s short-term residential therapeutic home in Santa Ana. “Demo day” occurred Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 a.m.and kicked off the renovation of the 1954 home’s kitchen and living areas. Improvements will include new flooring, appliances, water heater, AC and other amenities to provide a more comfortable environment for the six young women living in the house. Founded in 1973, Olive Crest provides safe, residential facilities to house Orange County youth. R.D….

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