HBA Teams Up With OSHA - Events Scheduled for 2016 National Safety Stand Down
May 04, 2016
The week of May 2-6 marks the 2016 OSHA Fall Stand-Down Campaign. National Safety Fall Stand-Down highlights importance of preventing falls, leading cause of worker death, serious injury in the construction industry.The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. Those deaths were preventable. FREE Training May 5th, hosted by Oakwood Homes in Green Valley Ranch.... Read more...
Colorado’s construction industry in need of more workers
April 28, 2016
Colorado’s Construction industry is in dire need for more workers. As more and more people are moving to the state, supply cannot keep up with the demand.
“We’re having a labor problem which is causing us not to produce homes fast enough, it’s making home buyers wait and it’s raising costs,” Colorado Construction Institute Executive Director Michael Smith said.
The FOX 31 Problem Solvers wanted to know: what is going to fix this?... Read more...
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Apply Now for PWB Educational Scholarships!
April 27, 2016
The Denver Professional Women in Building Council (PWB), is excited to announce three individual scholarships valued at $400 each, available to PWB members. These scholarships are part of the Building Hope Scholarship Fund provided by the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council, which offers women educational assistance and a wonderful opportunity to further their professional development.
The Denver PWB Chapter became eligible for these scholarships, based on three categories that were awarded during the NAHB PWB annual luncheon at the International Builder’s Show in January. They include... Read more...
Reach Your Goals with Metro Denver HBA University
April 26, 2016
The Metro Denver HBA University offers innovative approaches and flexible formats that enable members to take advantage of collaborative, dynamic professional development opportunities on a wide range of topics. No matter what your career stage there is something for everyone. Thinking of branching out? Diversification (May 3rd). Tired of missing important deadlines? Scheduling (May 4th). Want to increase your sales? Certified Sales Professional (C.S.P. May 9/16/23)... Read more...
Metro Denver HBA University | The Impact of the Current Litigious Climate on the Homebuilding Industry
April 25, 2016
Many people in America, and throughout the world, view the American legal system and its litigious nature as a serious threat to productivity, economic growth, and innovation. This course, offered by Metro Denver HBA University and StrucSure Warranty, will focus on the impact the current litigious climate has on the overall economy, in particular the homebuilding industry.
Attend and learn what specific legal threats homebuilders face in Colorado, where construction defect litigation is having such a major impact on multi-family housing development. ... Read more...
First Group of Home Builders Join 2016 Parade of Homes
April 21, 2016
Seven Denver area home builders—ranging from custom builders to national builders—are the first to sign on for the 2016 Denver Parade of Homes. Joining the Parade are: Elacora, Jackson Design Build, The Lakes at Centerra, Meritage Homes, Oakwood Homes, TRI Pointe Homes, and Wonderland Homes.The announcement was made today by Karna Pryor, 2016 chair of the Parade of Homes and marketing manager for TRI Pointe Homes.... Read more...
Trade Association Partner of Colorado Real Estate Journal's 2016 Residential Land Development Conference
April 18, 2016
The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver is proud to be the exclusive Trade Association Partner of Colorado Real Estate Journal's 2016 Residential Land Development Conference on the morning of Friday, May 6, 2016 at The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center.
This is Colorado's largest residential land development conference of the year with more than 500 attendees anticipated. Panels include:... Read more...
Zillow: Restrictive land regulations exacerbating tight housing inventory, rising rents
April 15, 2016
A new Zillow report found that a city’s housing and land-use regulations significantly affect whether housing inventory and cost will be available to meet demand. Zillow said there are other factors that contribute to rising prices and low availability, but regulations are a major influencer.
Zillow found that municipalities with the most stringent land-use policies had rents that were three times higher than those areas with looser regulations and experienced a greater decrease in available rental inventory.
The same holds true for homebuilding. Restrictive building regulations lead to less construction and a smaller number of for-sale properties, which drives up home prices, according to Zillow.... Read more...