This fall, we asked Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump about their positions on issues of special importance to home builders, remodelers and their trade and professional partners. Here’s what we learned.
A code amendment that would have allowed home builders more flexibility in reaching important energy-efficiency goals was quashed Wednesday in a 10:23 p.m. vote — long after the vast majority of code officials attending the ICC Public Comment Hearings in Kansas City this week had left the room.
The NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 57 in the third quarter, an increase of four points from the previous quarter and also a return to levels seen consistently throughout 2015.
ICC must put the brakes on the complicated code development process so that builders, code officials and other home building professionals can take a step back to study the state of building science and advances in technology and make cost-effective recommendations for change, rather than constantly wade through thousands of code proposals from hundreds of interest groups in the hopes of coming to a consensus, NAHB Second Cice Chair Randy Noel told ICC board members.
The Legal Action Committee considers applications during each of the NAHB Board of Directors meetings and makes recommendations for grants for NAHB Executive Board approval. Here’s what they decided at the NAHB Midyear Meeting in August.
A sharp decline in multifamily production brought overall nationwide housing starts down 9% in September, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. However, both single-family production and overall permit issuance posted solid gains.
Michael Menn, a remodeler and architect from Northbrook, Ill., was recently recognized with the 2016 NAHB Remodeler of the Year award.
With the Department of Labor’s final rule to double the current overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476 set to take effect on Dec. 1, more than 400 business groups are seeking congressional action.