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Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on September 11, 2017 2 Comments
Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are seeking feedback on Builder Science Advisor, an online tool they are developing to help building designers manage moisture risk.

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Kansas City Builders Celebrate HBA’s 80th Anniversary

Filed in Membership by on September 8, 2017 0 Comments
Kansas City Builders Celebrate HBA’s 80th Anniversary

The HBA of Greater Kansas City has turned 80 years old, and members celebrated that achievement Aug. 29 with special guests Randy Noel, NAHB First Vice Chair; and Tom Woods, who served as NAHB Chairman in 2015.

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2018 NAHB Student Competition Now Open

Entries are now open for NAHB Student Chapter members for the annual Student Competition, which takes place at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando this January.

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Great Job, Top Spikes

Filed in Awards, Membership by on September 7, 2017 1 Comment
Great Job, Top Spikes

Member-to-member recruitment efforts are the largest source of growth for our Federation. Thank you to these top member recruiters in each region. These dedicated folks recruited the most new Builder and Associate members to our association in July.

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NAHB Chair Urges Action on Immigration Reform

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Leadership by on September 6, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Chair Urges Action on Immigration Reform

President Trump’s call to Congress to find a permanent legislative solution to protect the Dreamers underscores the urgent need for lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform, MacDonald said.

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NAHB Seeks Protection for Consumers Against Price Gouging as Communities Rebuild

Filed in Construction Industry, Disaster Response, Leadership by on September 5, 2017 3 Comments

“A reliable supply of reasonably priced construction materials will be essential to getting people back into their homes in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and to maintaining housing affordability nationwide,” said NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald in a statement last week.

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NAHB: Let’s Band Together as We Rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast

Filed in Disaster Response, Leadership, NAHB Cares by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB: Let’s Band Together as We Rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast

“The flooding caused by the hurricane has left behind unprecedented damage. Rebuilding will be a costly and complex process demanding hard work, sacrifice and creative solutions. This is the time for the business community, government and individuals to work cooperatively toward the shared goal of restoring the communities along the Gulf Coast” said NAHB chair Granger MacDonald in a statement this afternoon.

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In Wake of Harvey, NAHB Urges Action on Lumber Supply

Filed in Disaster Response, Home Building, Leadership by on August 30, 2017 1 Comment
In Wake of Harvey, NAHB Urges Action on Lumber Supply

“In the aftermath of the devastating storm, demand for softwood lumber is expected to increase dramatically as home builders and remodelers repair and replace housing in Houston and across Texas. This crisis makes it more important than ever that the United States quickly achieve a lasting trade agreement regarding U.S. imports of Canadian softwood lumber,” said NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald today.

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‘Thank a Framer’ – And Donate to Construction Education

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on August 30, 2017 0 Comments
‘Thank a Framer’ – And Donate to Construction Education

The wood-based panel company Norbord has launched the “Thank a Framer” campaign to bring awareness to this important construction trade job — and raise money for HBI, the home building careers training arm of NAHB.

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Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on August 29, 2017 3 Comments
Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Whether it’s Hurricane Harvey or a future weather catastrophe, any of us could find ourselves in the chaos of a destructive storm. When it happens, brace yourself. Have a plan in place and be ready to respond.

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