Led by a steep 31.7 percent decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 643,000 units. More.
NAHB Professional Women in Building Council Now Accepting Entries for Annual Awards Program
July 31, 2014 - The NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council is now accepting entries for its annual awards program. The awards recognize local councils and women in the home building industry for their contributions to the industry and philanthropic efforts in their communities.
"The NAHB PWB awards are the most prestigious building industry awards that recognize the achievements of women," said Carol Morgan, MIRM, CAPS, CSP, chair of NAHB's PWB Council and managing partner of mRELEVANCE LLC, an interactive, marketing and communications agency with offices in Atlanta and Chicago. "The awards provide a unique opportunity for individuals and local PWB councils to be awarded for all of their great work that they’ve accomplished throughout the year.”
Local PWB councils can apply for awards in the following categories:
Innovative Programs (both small and large size councils)
Legislative and Political Advocacy (both small and large size councils)
Community Outreach (both small and large size councils)
In additional to group awards, the PWB Council also recognizes individual achievements. Individuals from local PWB councils can apply for the following categories:
Woman of the Year
Member of the Year
National (at-large) Member of the Year
Outstanding Executive of the Year
Winners will be honored at an awards luncheon during the the 2015 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.