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Stay Safe in the Trenches

Stay Safe in the Trenches

NAHB has long been in the business of providing resources to keep our members, their employees and subs safe on the jobsite, and the Trenching and Excavating Toolkit is just one example.

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Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar

Filed in Economics by on June 18, 2018 1 Comment
Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The decline was due in large part to sharply elevated lumber prices, although sentiment remains on solid footing.

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Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on June 15, 2018 0 Comments
Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics

Although Ohio Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Ric Johnson assists Alzheimer’s and early-onset dementia patients and their families, the technology he’s using has potential for broad applications in the rapidly growing aging-in-place market.

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Deadline Looms for Legal Action Fund Requests

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Legal by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments
Deadline Looms for Legal Action Fund Requests

Applications are due June 22 for the NAHB Legal Action Fund, which provides financial assistance to state and local HBAs as well as their builder/developer members involved in litigation with the potential to significantly affect the industry.

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Early Birds: Save BIG on Best in Green Award Applications

Filed in Awards, Councils & Committees, Environmental by on June 12, 2018 1 Comment
Early Birds: Save BIG on Best in Green Award Applications

NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building Subcommittee has opened the application and nomination process for the 2018 NAHB Best in Green (BIG) Awards and is offering great savings for early applicants.

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Building Systems Awards Now Open

Filed in Awards by on June 11, 2018 0 Comments
Building Systems Awards Now Open

The NAHB Building Systems Councils has opened the application and nomination process for the 2019 BSC Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design and the BSC Specialty Awards.

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NAHB Joins ICC to Commemorate National Building Safety Week

NAHB Joins ICC to Commemorate National Building Safety Week

NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards Committee Chair Sowders hailed the cooperative nature of the NAHB-ICC relationship, highlighting the work on the ICC-700 National Green Building standard as just one example. And like ICC, NAHB understands the importance of raising awareness of building safety. “NAHB is pleased to be able to continue its support of not only this event, but also the ideals it represents,” he told the assembled building officials and codes experts.

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Louisiana Governor Vetoes Affordable Housing Bill

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on June 8, 2018 2 Comments
Louisiana Governor Vetoes Affordable Housing Bill

A fight to provide more affordable housing has not had a happy ending for the HBA of Greater New Orleans – or for the Louisiana families it was designed to help.

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NAHB Seeks Safe Harbor for Quarterly Filers

Filed in Economics by on June 8, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Seeks Safe Harbor for Quarterly Filers

NAHB has called on the Internal Revenue Service to provide a safe harbor for anxious home builders and other small business that pay estimated quarterly taxes but don’t yet know how recent tax reform legislation will be implemented – and thus may underpay.

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Is Fluid-Applied Flashing Right for Your Job?

Filed in Sponsored Content by on June 7, 2018 0 Comments
Is Fluid-Applied Flashing Right for Your Job?

Though flashing tapes have come a long way — especially with the option of advanced acrylic tapes — fluid-applied flashing is gaining popularity for applications that call for sealing around corners and curves. To help you decide if fluid-applied flashing is right for your jobsite, Huber Engineered Woods shared what they are hearing from the pros.

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