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Real Estate - September 28, 2012

Home builders' awards contest deadline nears

Awards to go to firms, professionals who have improved safety in their industry

by Jeb Bing

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting applications for the 2012 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award For Excellence.

The awards program recognizes home builders and contractors who have developed and implemented high quality workplace safety programs, and also honors government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations who work to advance safety in the home building industry.

"These awards were created to honor those who go above and beyond making safety a priority in our industry," said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. "We are pleased to be able to recognize the advances in jobsite safety programs, and those industry professionals who have taken strides to improve safety in the industry."

NAHB member companies in good standing that build residential homes or town homes using light construction methods are eligible to apply. Specialty trade contractors, remodelers and light commercial and multifamily builders, as well as NAHB-affiliated associations and federal or state occupational safety and health officials who have been nominated by an NAHB member or association, are also welcome to participate.

Award categories include Safety Program of the Year for single-family builders, remodelers, specialty trade contractors, multifamily builders and more.

For a detailed list of categories, requirements and an online nomination form, visit www.nahb.org/SAFE. Applications are due by Nov. 2.

Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony during the 2013 NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 21.