Overcoming Cost Barriers: Innovative Approaches to Construction with Smart Building Techniques, Volunteers, and Sweat Equity Learning Series
Welcome to “Overcoming Cost Barriers: Innovative Approaches to Construction with Smart Building Techniques, Volunteers, and Sweat Equity Learning Series,” designed to equip housing development professionals from rural nonprofits and local units of government with the knowledge and tools to address the challenges of rising costs, labor shortages, and evolving building techniques. Throughout this five-webinar series, you will learn from industry leaders and field practitioners about best practices and recent trends for managing costs through strategies such as fostering skilled labor in your community and implementing alternative construction techniques. By attending all five webinars, you will receive a HAC Certificate of Completion, demonstrating your dedication to continuous improvement and industry excellence. Join us on this journey towards building a more cost-effective, sustainable, and resilient future in the construction sector.
- Fostering Skilled Labor in Your Community – March 22, 2023 | 2:00 pm
- Benefits of Using Pre-Assembled Building Components – April 26, 2023 | 2:00 pm
- Emerging Construction Techniques – June 14, 2023 | 2:00 pm
- Implementing Change in Your Organization/Adopting Alternative Construction Techniques – – June 7, 2023 | 2:00
- Modular and Manufactured Housing – June 28, 2023 | 2:00 pm
Fostering Skilled Labor in Your Community
Join us for an engaging and informative 60-minute webinar that will delve into the critical topic of building a skilled labor force in your rural community. With a focus on empowering local talent, we will explore innovative strategies for recruiting, developing, and retaining skilled construction workers from your very own community. Our expert speaker, Earl Pfeiffer, brings decades of experience as a retired self-help housing program director in rural Florida, and he will share his insights and valuable tips for cultivating skilled talent in your area.
We will also highlight the National Association of Home Builders and its cutting-edge programs designed to foster skilled labor. From apprenticeships to certification programs, NAHB is a leading resource for building a robust and sustainable talent pool in your community. Additionally, our discussion will touch upon the exciting partnership between NAHB and SKILLSUSA, which provides students with hands-on training and education in the trades.
As an added bonus, we will explore how compliance with HUD’s Section 3 requirement can help to further your efforts in building a skilled labor force. You won’t want to miss this dynamic and inspiring webinar that promises to equip you with the tools and resources you need to empower your community with skilled labor.
Assistant Vice President, Workforce Development
National Association of Home Builders
Colorado Mountain Land Office & Housing Assistance Council
This initiative is funded through generous support from US Department of Housing and Urban Development – Rural Capacity Building Program.