Pantone broke with tradition to release not one, but two colors of the year in 2016. The Washington Post recently provided a break down of how Pantone developed its “trending colors” forecast. (Hint: it didn’t conduct a consumer poll.)
David Campbell, a custom home builder from New South Wales, Australia, is a member of the NAHB 20 Clubs program, to which he credits much of his success. Since he joined Club 11 three years ago, his annual profits have increased from around $2.5 million in 2013 to a projected $12 million this year. Campbell also gives credence to a couple of mobile apps he created to make jobsite administrative tasks easier, more efficient and less costly.
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), along with Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) today introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act. The bill would expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) by 50% to help spur the production of much-needed affordable housing.
As home builders, code officials and the rest of the industry looks at the current round of proposals for the 2018 editions of the International Code Council’s Residential, Energy Conservation and Fire codes, there’s no time like the present to fight for sensible building practices. Here are the ones to pay special attention to.
A North Carolina farmhouse shows that with the right balance of contemporary design and a respect for history, even a 150-year-old home can be successfully revitalized.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit—in an extremely rare and surprising move—announced Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan will go before the full court in September.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) on May 18 approved $38.7 billion for HUD in fiscal year 2017. In a victory for NAHB, the House T-HUD bill contains language that delays HUD from implementing last year’s executive order signed by President Obama that would allow the agency to expand the floodplain well beyond the 100-year floodplain for all HUD programs.