Navigating Lumber Prices and Supply Chain Challenges

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The unprecedented rise in lumber prices and supply chain issues over the past year — including longer delivery times and higher material costs — are harming home buyers and threatening the entire housing industry.

NAHB created a webinar series to help members and other industry professionals understand the challenges and develop strategies to adapt to this rising cost environment. While NAHB continues to work on long-term policy solutions to improve the supply chain, builders can take action now to help lessen the impact on their business operations.

Replays of webinars that have already occurred are available to all those who registered. If you did not register for the live webinar(s), you can register for the replays by clicking on the title of the webinar.

Webinar Replays

The State of the Residential Construction Supply Chain

Held Tuesday, June 8
Top housing expert Ivy Zelman and NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz shared their analyses of the residential construction market; a panel of supplier executives shared their perspectives; and NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin gave an update on NAHB’s efforts with Congress and the Administration.

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Trim the Fat: Saving Materials, Dollars & Time When You Design & Build

Held Thursday, June 10
Designer Jamie Walker shared best practices to save money, increase efficiencies and minimize material costs in today’s market. Homes that are economical and efficient to build while offering your buyers the trifecta of cost + function + curb appeal is the ultimate win-win-win.

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Delivering the Dream Despite the Unexpected: Sales & Customer Experience in An Unprecedented Market

Held Tuesday, June 22
Finding clients who want to purchase your homes can be the easier part of the sales process these days. Managing those buyers from contract to move-in, however, has taken on a whole new level of difficulty and importance in this time of limited housing inventory, price increases, material shortages, delays and overruns. During this webinar, learn best practices for setting proper expectations with buyers, planning for seamless transitions as they move through pre-construction and construction, consistent communication from your team, and more.

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Using Your Contracts to Help Manage Supply Chain Issues

Held Thursday, June 24
Hear from construction attorneys and a builder about ways to better manage your contracts when faced with the supply chain issues as a result of COVID-19. Panelists will highlight some key contract clauses to consider adding, including escalation clauses and force majeure clauses, the pros and cons of each, and how they can potentially help you better manage your project when supply chains go awry.

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Dynamic Strategic Planning & Budgeting in Uncertain Times

Held Tuesday, June 29
Join Brad Simons, CFO of Magleby Construction, as he shares the framework for creating flexible, adaptable ‘dynamic’ budgets and strategic plans that will improve your company’s ability to weather the storms and take advantage when others are caught in the throes of the uncertainty.

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Solving the Lumber Crisis See how NAHB is addressing this issue and what you can do to help.
Podcast: Interview with Mill Operator NAHB hosts talk with a lumber producer about finding solutions to the escalating prices.
Lumber Alternatives Webinar Replays Access replays of recent NAHB webinars.