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Webinar: Go Green with the Multifamily-Friendly NGBS

Filed in Education, Environmental, Multifamily by on April 4, 2018 0 Comments
Webinar: Go Green with the Multifamily-Friendly NGBS

For many years, it was true that building with green products and processes meant more expense, and that was particularly true for multifamily developers and builders. But that all changed with the development of the National Green Building Standard, and this April 11 webinar will explain how you can use it to your advantage.

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Costly Mistake of Overlooking Your Subflooring’s Tongue-and-Groove Profile

Filed in Sponsored Content by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
Costly Mistake of Overlooking Your Subflooring’s Tongue-and-Groove Profile

Builders look for a lot of things in their subflooring such as strength, stiffness and moisture resistance. But a secure-fit, tongue-and-groove connection is crucial in helping prevent costly, squeaky-floor callbacks.

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HERS Amendment Puts Smaller Homes on Level Playing Field

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
HERS Amendment Puts Smaller Homes on Level Playing Field

The RESNET Standards Development Committee has approved an amendment that puts smaller homes on equal ground in terms of achieving a lower — or better — Home Energy Rating System score.

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Defusing Objection Bombs in Sales

Defusing Objection Bombs in Sales

if you’re in sales, you’re going to deal with objections. And many new-home sales consultants have a difficult time overcoming objections from prospective buyers. Objections are like bombs: If not defused, they will blow up in your face! The key is learning how to masterfully mollify each situation. 

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National Flood Insurance Program Announces Updates, Rate Increases

National Flood Insurance Program Announces Updates, Rate Increases

On April 1, a 6.9% increase was applied to the average premium rate for standard flood insurance policies, rising from $994 to $1,062. FEMA has also announced a rate increase for the Increased Cost of Compliance premium, going into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

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Get Free Safety Training for Your HBA

Get Free Safety Training for Your HBA

NAHB and the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) will kick off their first fall prevention training of the year in Raleigh, N.C. at the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County on April 3.

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Cloud-Based Apps Can Boost Profits

Filed in Business Management, Education by on March 30, 2018 0 Comments
Cloud-Based Apps Can Boost Profits

Need some cloud control? Cloud-based applications use the internet for storage, computing, collaboration and sharing — and help you manage the flow of information required to successfully complete a construction project. This April 5 webinar gives you the details.

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Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Filed in Design, Multifamily by on March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Proposals for an innovative method of wood construction that could allow 18-story wood residential buildings face their first key vote for incorporation in the 2021 edition of the International Code Council’s International Building Code.

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Meet Brandon Bryant, Master CGP

Filed in Awards, Education by on March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Meet Brandon Bryant, Master CGP

March is National Designation Month, which gives NAHB a chance to shine a spotlight on some outstanding building industry professionals who were named Designees of the Year for 2017 and honored in January during the 2018 International Builders’ Show.

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What Retirement? Chuck Ellison Takes Council Leadership

Filed in 55+ Housing, Councils & Committees, Leadership by on March 28, 2018 0 Comments
What Retirement? Chuck Ellison Takes Council Leadership

Chuck Ellison is pretty much retired from his position as vice president of Miller and Smith, a greater Washington, D.C. building and development company. He now has the opportunity to do consulting work, the freedom to spend time with his family and a chance to serve as this year’s 55+ Housing Industry Council chair.

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