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10 Trends Defining The Construction Industry

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When experts discuss rapidly evolving industries, construction rarely makes its way into the conversation. In some ways, this exclusion is warranted, as veteran construction managers and executives have often been resistant to major advancements and new methods in their industry. Kevin Max, managing director of major projects advisory at KPMG’s New York office, called construction "an industry that evolves... Read more...


HELP WANTED: HBA Government Affairs Manager
The HBA of Metro Denver is seeking to fill the position of HBA Government Affairs Manager. A background in local government and or technical / regulatory experience preferred. Please submit resume & cover letter to jwhiton@hbadenver.com.... Read more...


Denver HBA Implements New Initiative to Overcome Labor Shortage
The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), through their Labor Shortage Task Force and Trades Council, announced today the HBA Construction Skill Development Initiative to train the next generation of Colorado’s residential construction workers.

The construction industry has struggled with a substantial labor shortage for the last few years, delaying building projects across the state. This initiative addresses the growing concern many HBA members have regarding vacancies in their current and future work force. Through a partnership with Colorado Construction Institute (CCI), the HBA is focusing efforts on two fronts; the needs of today’s workforce and developing the workforce of tomorrow... Read more...


Meet Jim Bowlby | Stormwater Committee Member in the Spotlight
Congratulations to Jim Bowlby, Project Director at SCS Aquaterra! Jim was selected as the first Committee Member in the Spotlight. Once per month an HBA member will be selected by a peer committee to be the Spotlight member, which will appear on the homepage of hbadenver.com and distributed on our Social Media platforms and weekly newsletter. “Spotlight On” is our opportunity to introduce and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions HBA members make in support of the HBA mission to promote, enhance and support home building within the industry.... Read more...


The Colorado Statesman | State Water Plan Updated, More to Come
Colorado towns and cities could be asked to make big reductions in their water use, under a new goal added to the state’s water plan. The statewide plan, ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2013, is now on its second draft. The first draft came out last December, and received more than 24,000 comments. The biggest change from the first draft to the second is the addition of a chapter that originally was to show recommendations for legislation. It now focuses more on actions that the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the plan’s author, can take on its own, with legislative recommendations taking a secondary role. The plan changed in other ways, too.... Read more...


Professional Women in Building Council's Empowerment Luncheon
 
The Denver PWB Pressional Development Team proudly presents The Value of Creating a Mentoring Relationship.

A panel of fellow PWB members have been assembled to share how mentoring has positively shaped their careers. Join US!... Read more...


Join us for HBA's First Ever New York City Inspiration Tour

 

Imagine a personal tour of the tallest residential tower in Manhattan, featuring stunning views overlooking Central Park, or a demonstration of how to sell luxury residences using holographic technology. There's always a good reason to visit New York City, but never a better one than this. Join other SMC friends and professionals as we tour some of the city's most luxurious residential properties, then discuss what we've learned and how this can help our clients succeed and our firms improve.... Read more...


What's Happening Day One of the EEBA Conference?
 
The EEBA EXCELLENCE IN BUILDING Conference is the premier high performance home building networking and learning event for Builders, Architects, Designers, Energy Raters, and Trade Professionals. CEUs are available from most certifying organizations including RESNET, BPI, AIA, NAHB, and many more. DAY ONE INCLUDES: Opening Keynote, Selling High Performance, Building Envelope Technologies, Efficient HVAC, Net Zero Homes and More! Don't miss it!... Read more...