NBN Online for the week of May 16, 2005

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In This Issue:

Front Page
Builders Seek Timely OSHA Citations and Other Reforms
Will You Be the Next Winner of a Digital Camera?
New Southern Nevada Homes Embrace Water Conservation
Coast to Coast
Developer Tactics to Avoid Housing Bust
Economics & Finance
Home Buyers Opt for Upscale Smaller Homes
Builder Confidence on Home Sales Holding Strong
Business Management
What Do You Need From Your Estimating Software?
Seniors Housing
A Holistic Approach to Wellness for CCRCs
Little Consolidation Seen in Remodeling Industry
Ohio Remodeler Named Remodelor™ of the Month
Education Calendar
New Roadless Rule Lets States Choose Forest Protection
Career Staffer New EPA Administrator
Building Quality
Pulte, KB Home Divisions Earn Quality Certification
Deadline for Housing Quality Award Application Nears
Workforce housing
2006 Workforce Housing Awards Open
Workers Make Hard Choices to Pay for Housing
Housing Costs Get Tougher Still for Working Families
ICC to Guide Mexican Codes and Standards Update
Student Chapter Opens at Acosta Job Corps Center
Building Products
Custom Sell Sheets Present Door Glass Upgrades
Builder's Engineer
Good Lawyer — Bad Lawyer
NAHB-Produced Shows on HGTV & DIY — This Week
Research Center Seeks Land Development Expert
Association News
Customize Your Computer’s Cursor With the NBN ‘Hammer’
Tsunami Relief at Almost $350,000
GM Discount Available on More Than 80 Vehicles
Calendar of Events

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Pulte, KB Home Divisions Earn Quality Certification

Deadline for Housing Quality Award Application Nears

The deadline for the 2006 National Housing Quality Award (NHQA) is fast approaching. Applications must be received by the NAHB Research Center by June 1.

Patterned after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the NHQA represents the highest recognition by the housing industry for quality achievement. The award is open to all U.S. residential construction companies and independent contractors that provide construction services to home builders or remodeling companies.

Entries are judged by panels of experts who evaluate the role that customer-focused quality plays in construction, business management, sales, design and warranty services.

Award winners are featured in Professional Builder magazine and participate in panel discussions at the International Builders’ Show. All applicants benefit from the introspective process of preparing an application and receive a valuable feedback report with suggestions for improvement from the judging panel. Finalists also receive extensive site visits.

Companies are encouraged to apply for the award if they:

  • Have a commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Believe in quality and the prevention of defects
  • Strive for operational excellence
  • Use fact-based decision-making
  • Value employees
  • Partner with their contractors and suppliers
  • Have a vision for the future and a plan to get there

To request a free NHQ Award Application Kit containing application forms and helpful reference materials, send an e-mail to rknab@nahbrc.org, or call 301-430-6225.


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