2009 BSC Chair Weber to Promote Advantages of Building Systems
Confirmed last month at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Michael H. Weber, a representative of Lancaster Redevelopment Corporation, is the 2009 chairman of NAHB's Building Systems Councils (BSC).
Weber has an extensive and diverse background in building systems. He came to the panelized building industry after nearly doubling the market share of concrete homes in North America as residential director at the Portland Cement Association. He was named one of the 10 most influential people in the concrete industry by publisher Hanley Wood.
Weber will focus this year on increasing the presence of the BSC in the marketplace.
"In today's troubling housing market, builders are looking for ways to survive," said Weber. "All systems-built technologies can offer builders a way to diversify their businesses, reduce their overhead costs and focus on generating sales."
Weber added that he wants to find new ways to reach builders to show them how building systems can help provide building solutions. He will rely heavily on his new vice chairman, Victor DePhillips, to help spread this message.
DePhillips is president of Signature Building Systems, a modular manufacturer in Moosic, Pa., and is a past chair of the BSC. As vice chairman, DePhillips will oversee the BSC Sales and Marketing Committee.
"Now more than ever, residential builders need to consider a business strategy involving building systems," said DePhillips. "It can allow them the ability to offer quality, green homes to their customers, while operating with limited support staff. In some cases, a switch to systems can save their company."
Weber takes over the BSC reigns from Gary Grossman of Forest Homes, who is this year's immediate past BSC chair.
A majority of the BSC's 21 seats on the NAHB Board of Trustees have been filled. A complete list will be published in The Systems-Built Advantage once the final appointments have been made.
For more information, e-mail Tony Gacek at NAHB, or call him at 800-368-5242 x8357.