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Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

As NAHB continues to work with Congress to find a way to extend expiring federal Temporary Protected Status designations for over 300,000 migrants from nations including Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras, a federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from terminating the program.

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Comment Period Now Open for NGBS Changes

Comment Period Now Open for NGBS Changes

The draft of the 2020 edition of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now open for comment. Builders, remodelers, code officials – in fact, all members of the public – are invited to take a look at the proposed changes to the standard and submit their opinions. The deadline is Nov. 12.

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Avoiding the Moisture Sandwich: Vapor Control for Floor Systems

Filed in Sponsored Content by on October 3, 2018 0 Comments
Avoiding the Moisture Sandwich: Vapor Control for Floor Systems

Advancements in framing and insulation coupled with a desire to build tighter, more energy-efficient homes have builders looking carefully at evolving wall assemblies. But as finishing materials become more sophisticated, there may be a need to look down — to the flooring system. Trapping moisture that can lead to rot is not just a problem to avoid in wall assemblies.

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Supreme Court Hears Members’ Dusky Frog Case

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on October 3, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears Members’ Dusky Frog Case

The U.S. Supreme Court opened a new term Oct. 1 by hearing oral argument in Weyerhaeuser v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, which involves a clash between two NAHB members and the dusky gopher frog. NAHB has been involved in the case from the start, most recently weighing in with an amicus brief on the merits of the case.

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Virginia Builders, County Make Progress on Housing Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on October 2, 2018 0 Comments
Virginia Builders, County Make Progress on Housing Affordability

The HBA of Virginia and NAHB teamed up with local government officials in an effort to solve a county-wide housing affordability crisis.

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The Hybrid Home Network: Avoiding the ‘Spinning Beachball of Death’

Filed in Business Management, Technology by on October 2, 2018 0 Comments
The Hybrid Home Network: Avoiding the ‘Spinning Beachball of Death’

As “smart” devices are increasingly brought into American residences, a growing number of home owners are discovering that some of those gadgets are becoming less reliable. The problem is often not with the devices themselves, but rather, the network those devices rely on.

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Careers in Construction Month Starts Today

Filed in Construction Industry, Education, Student Chapters by on October 1, 2018 0 Comments
Careers in Construction Month Starts Today

October is Careers in Construction Month, when NAHB members and state and local HBAs participate in a national campaign to raise awareness about the great jobs available in home building and related trade professions. Grab these tools and join us!

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Supreme Court Ready to Hear 2 Important Cases

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on September 28, 2018 1 Comment
Supreme Court Ready to Hear 2 Important Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court starts a new term on Monday, Oct. 1 with two cases that home builders have been following closely.

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Recruit New Members and Win a Trip to Napa

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on September 28, 2018 0 Comments
Recruit New Members and Win a Trip to Napa

In NAHB’s latest membership recruitment campaign, six lucky winners – and their six lucky spouses or friends – will snag a trip to Napa Valley, California: home to fine wine, delicious food, great golf and the Signature Kitchen Suite Experience and Design Center.

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Blowing Up Battleships Leads to Driving More Memberships

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on September 28, 2018 1 Comment
Blowing Up Battleships Leads to Driving More Memberships

Every other month, a small group of volunteers gathers at the Spokane HBA to spend two hours calling members to see what they need. Oh, and blowing up battleships. They’re psyched about the battleships.

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