Reduce Liability with Online Risk Management Course

Many builders find liability insurance to be scarce, expensive and restrictive. In this environment, builders must use comprehensive risk management strategies to reduce construction risks and other exposures.

The Risk Management and Insurance for Building Professionals live online course will help companies understand and apply fundamental risk management and insurance concepts. It takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays: Nov. 1, 8 and 15, from 1-3 p.m. ET.

Participants in this course will learn how to:

  • Grasp and apply insurance terminology to their businesses
  • Use non-insurance risk management strategies
  • Recognize the basics of the types of insurance coverage needed
  • Structure company insurance and risk management programs with help from brokers and counsel

Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET, Monday, Oct. 31. Home Builders Association of Greenville members save $100 off the $299 price.

Building Systems Councils 31st Annual Conference to Be September 22-23

The National Association of Home Builders Building Systems Council will hold its 31st annual conference in Asheville, NC from Septmeber 22-23, 2016.

The Building Systems Housing Summit describes itself as:
Improved quality control, maximized energy performance and greater home affordability – these are just a few of the benefits of using systems to build or remodel your next home!

Attend the Building Systems Housing Summit this fall in scenic Asheville, N.C. to learn how integrating modular, panelized, concrete, log or timber frame construction into your building process will help you maximize your business’ potential!

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to network with knowledgeable systems builders and address the topics that concern you most in today’s market. Register today and join us on September 22! Brought to you by the National Association of Home Builders Building Systems Councils. To learn more and to register, visit

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PWB Education Event: Deb Sofield’s Rules for the Road

PWB Education Event: Deb Sofield’s Rules for the Road

The Professional Women in Building Council will host nationally renowned speaker Deb Sofield for an unforgettable education event on July 22nd. Join us for networking, education, and breakfast as we learn the secrets to becoming a better speaker from the master herself. Deb’s “15 Rules for the Road” will help you become more confident, persuasive, and powerful in any situation.

July 22, 2016
8 – 10:30 a.m.
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Free for PWB members
$29 HBA members, $49 nonmembers

Please RSVP here before July 15th to reserve your spot. Space is limited!

2015 National Green Building Standard Available Now for Free

Green builders, remodelers, developers and verifiers have all heard the news: The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ has been approved by the American National Standards Institute.

But maybe you haven’t heard the equally great news: The standard can be downloaded as a PDF from the National Association of Home Builders BuilderBooks site. And it’s absolutely free.

If you aren’t familiar with how it works, the standard is a green building rating system that assigns points for green and sustainable building practices in the areas of water, resource and energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development and home owner education. To be certified, builders, residential developers and remodelers must meet certain thresholds across all categories to meet the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or ultra-green Emerald levels of certification.

What’s new in the 2015 edition? Improvements and more stringent rating levels in the energy efficiency section, changes that reflect new stormwater management practices, an expanded universal design section and more. You can get the details in this Home Innovation Research Labs press release. Home Innovation trains and accredits the verifiers that builders hire to certify their green projects.

Visit to download your free e-book.