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RESNET®’s Valerie Briggs Honored in Builder and Developer Magazine

Jul 13, 2023 General


RESNET® Communications Director Valerie Briggs is featured in the June issue of Builder and Developer Magazine, in the article “Honoring Women in Homebuilding”.

The entire issue features articles and features on women, written by women in the industry, and a recognition of 56 women “already blazing trails”, where Valerie is featured. “Many of these women grew up in the trade, while others didn’t have homebuilding as their first choice when deciding on a career. In the end, each of them ultimately found their calling at some point in their lives and have solidified a role in housing,” writes magazine editor Hannah Heiss.

The issue continues, “We are honoring the women of the homebuilding industry here in this issue themed Leading Women in Home­building. From architects and designers to company founders and CEOs to manufacturers and everything in between, here in this feature we are honoring those female professionals of our industry. The women presented here are only a fraction of those influential, not only to the industry but as someone to look up to in all realms of life.”

Valerie Briggs, Director, Communications at RESNET® is responsible for enhancing RESNETs
communications to the HERS industry, builders, and strategic partners. She oversees RESNETs effort to educate consumers on the benefits of HERS ratings. Briggs previously served as the director of marketing and business development at North American Technician Excellence  (NATE), overseeing business development, advertising, marketing, and public relations activities for the organization.

The article concludes, “Although there are many women in the trade taking on prominent roles, there’s still a significant gap left to fill. According to a model devel­oped by Associated Builders and Contractors, the industry will need an estimated 546,000 workers in addition to the normal hiring pace in 2023 in order to meet the labor demand. Being that women make up roughly 10% of the construction workforce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women can help to bridge that gap.”

Read the full issue of Builder and Developer Magazine at https://builder.media/magazine/2023/BD/Jun23/index.html