If you’re just now getting into smart-home technology, or have yet to do so because you think you don’t have the know-how, fear not – you don’t need to be a tech specialist. But you should become familiar with what’s trending and how you can address your clients’ needs… before they go to another builder.
Last night’s Super Bowl shootout between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers was a mere formality. Carolina had already beaten its opponent in the real competition: a state-to-state showdown of who spends more on home improvements.
Now available to members on nahb.org, the latest Construction Liability and Risk Management Update includes reports on legal issues that can have a direct impact on home builders’ business operations.
Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2015 with a reading of 61, up one point from the previous quarter, according to the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index, released today. This is the seventh consecutive quarter with a reading above 50.
Tim Shigley, CGR, CAPS, CGP, GMB, GMR, of Wichita, Kan., is a 28-year veteran of the remodeling industry. As Remodelers chair, he intends to help the industry continue to grow by working with members of Congress in an effort to level the playing field for professional remodelers throughout the country.
Multifamily builders who use fire-retardant treated wood need to be aware of the significant unintended consequences of an action taken at the International Code Council’s (ICC) Public Comment Hearings last October. Read what happened, then contact your local building official and urge them to vote to disapprove the code change.