Plan Ahead and Use Proper Technique When Lifting Heavy Materials

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 19, 2019 0 Comments
Plan Ahead and Use Proper Technique When Lifting Heavy Materials

Construction work often requires moving materials around the jobsite that involves pushing, pulling, and lifting. NAHB has a set of resources for members to encourage safe practices while lifting and moving heavy loads on the jobsite.

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Global Innovation Award Debuts New Category in 2019

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Global Innovation Award Debuts New Category in 2019

This year, the Global Innovation Award, which annually honors the innovators in the global residential building industry, launched a new award category that focuses on leadership. Learn more about the award and how to apply.

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New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 to Determine Flood Insurance Rates

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on July 18, 2019 0 Comments
New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 to Determine Flood Insurance Rates

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees and implements the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has initiated a long-term effort to transform the program to make it more consumer friendly and better reflect the actual risks properties face.

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NAHB Master Instructor Webinar Series Kicks Off Next Week

Filed in Business Management, Education by on July 18, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Master Instructor Webinar Series Kicks Off Next Week

The Master Instructor Webinar Series runs for four consecutive weeks with each session led by one of four dynamic instructors with decades of combined experience in the housing industry. Webinar topics include time-management skills, purchase orders, pricing and profit margins, and client assessment for aging in place.

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Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Steady

Filed in Economics, Remodelers by on July 18, 2019 1 Comment
Remodelers’ Confidence Holds Steady

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 55 in the second quarter of 2019, rising one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50 since the second quarter of 2013.

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NAHB Opposes Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on July 17, 2019 1 Comment
NAHB Opposes Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, legislation opposed by NAHB because it would mandate overly costly and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes, which harms housing affordability.

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Top 3 Areas for Increased NGBS Certification Activity

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on July 17, 2019 0 Comments
Top 3 Areas for Increased NGBS Certification Activity

A recent report from the National Association of Realtors indicates buyer interest in homes with green features and the impact it is having on sales. With more than 183,000 homes already certified to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), and 122,000-plus units currently in the pipeline, NGBS certification can be an important marketing advantage for builders. Find out where these certified homes are located.

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Single-Family Starts Increase in June 

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Single-Family Starts Increase in June 

Single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9% lower in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million units.

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Top Lifestyle Drivers for Boomer Buyers

Filed in 55+ Housing by on July 16, 2019 0 Comments
Top Lifestyle Drivers for Boomer Buyers

Baby boomers say they will continue to work, retire later and want to stay in their homes. Enticing boomers who may be looking local for retirement to move from their existing home can be a hard sell. A community better suited to their ‘aspirational’  lifestyle, however, can be a compelling reason.

Even if you may not build 55+ communities, it’s helpful to know what attracts buyers in this age demographic, as similar amenities within or around the local community may draw them to your projects.

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HBA Leaders Share Proven Keys to Effective Member Communication

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HBA Leaders Share Proven Keys to Effective Member Communication

Several guest speakers from around the country participated in the latest Third Tuesday Townhall and shared multiple ways in which they’ve managed to successfully stay engaged with their members throughout the year.  

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