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NAHB Multifamily Builders Needed for Accessibility Survey

NAHB Multifamily Builders Needed for Accessibility Survey

Multifamily developers have plenty of stories about the difficulty of trying to comply with the myriad and sometimes conflicting, rules and regulations designed to make housing more accessible for those with disabilities. NAHB is hoping that some new survey responses will help to iron out the process.

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2018 Codes Webinar Set for Tomorrow

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education by on May 24, 2017 0 Comments
2018 Codes Webinar Set for Tomorrow

Registration closes at 3 p.m. ET today for the webinar Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code which will take place from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 25. The webinar will highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version.

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New Home Sales Slip in April

Filed in Economics by on May 23, 2017 0 Comments
New Home Sales Slip in April

After a strong start to the year, sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped for the first time in 2017, falling 11.4%. Sales numbers for the first three months of the year were all upwardly revised, and the March sales pace was the highest since October 2007.

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Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Speakers at the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards panel discussion May 17 know there are challenges ahead as the Trump administration launches its efforts to fix the flawed Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule, including how it may affect wetlands mitigation banks.

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Back by Popular Demand: Train the Trainer

Filed in Education by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments
Back by Popular Demand: Train the Trainer

If you’d like to join NAHB’s outstanding team of educators or simply improve your public speaking skills, Train the Trainer is your answer. This popular course is being offered June 12 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.

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NAHB Targets the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on May 18, 2017 0 Comments

In its comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency this week in response to a presidential directive to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens,” NAHB highlighted 10 expensive and overreaching regulatory programs. It also urged continued funding for three programs facing proposed budget cuts or elimination.

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BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on May 18, 2017 0 Comments
BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1863, which requires the state fire service to participate in the National Fire Incident Reporting System and — thanks to an amendment initiated by the BIA of Washington — include the age of the affected building in the fire report.

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EPA Head to Speak to NAHB June 15

NAHB will welcome Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to the Midyear Meetings in Washington, D.C. on June 15 to update board and committee members on progress the Trump administration has made toward cutting red tape from the regulatory process and transferring more authority from the federal government to the states.

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GM Savings: The Clincher for This Member

Filed in Membership by on May 16, 2017 0 Comments
GM Savings: The Clincher for This Member

Thanks to his NAHB membership, Dave Rauch just saved $1,000 on a new truck – and has saved about $48,000 over the past four years.

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Multifamily Drop Brings Production Down 2.6% in April

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2017 0 Comments

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 2.6% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Department of Commerce.

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