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Tom Woods Issues Statement on the Recent District Court Decisions on EPA Water Rule

Filed in Environmental by on August 28, 2015 0 Comments

NAHB Chairman Tom Woods issued the following statement concerning the recent District court rulings in North Dakota, West Virginia and Georgia on the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule defining the “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act. “Although the rule will cause harm to all 50 states, the mixed decisions to come out […]

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Are You Prepared for WOTUS?

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on August 28, 2015 0 Comments
Are You Prepared for WOTUS?

Today the new definitions for the “waters of the United States” take effect.The definitions mean that some parcels may now be subject to federal jurisdiction and require a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before any development can take place. Think you can navigate this Mississippi River of a legal document? Test your knowledge with this short six-question quiz!

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Feeling Quizzical: How Much Do You Know About OSHA?

Feeling Quizzical: How Much Do You Know About OSHA?

How well do you know your OSHA regulations? Take this quiz and see how you do – and how you can work to make your jobsite safer.

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How Long Does it Take to Build a Single-Family Home?

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on August 19, 2015 18 Comments
How Long Does it Take to Build a Single-Family Home?

In the recent Eye on Housing blog post “How Long Does it Take to Build a Single-Family Home,” NAHB Economist Na Zhao analyzes how much time from start to finish builders need in different parts of the country to complete a house. How does this analysis compare to how things work where you live? This […]

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Feeling Quizzical: What Building System is Best For You?

If you’ve ever wondered what type of building system would best fit your lifestyle, now’s the time to find out. Our newest quiz will point you in the right direction.

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Digital Builder: PlanGrid

Filed in Home Building, Technology by on July 28, 2015 0 Comments
Digital Builder: PlanGrid

For event the most tech-savvy of us, finding the most innovative, user-friendly, and thorough apps can daunting. And, when it’s an app designed to help improve your business you definitely want to invest the time to pick the right one.

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Feeling Quizzical: What Green Home Feature are You?

Feeling Quizzical: What Green Home Feature are You?

Your clients like quizzes. Maybe you should give them one – and make sure they know that you are the answer.

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Digital Builder: Joist, the All-in-One Estimating App

Filed in Business Management by on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Digital Builder: Joist, the All-in-One Estimating App

With millions of apps to choose from, it can be difficult to find the perfect app to keep your business on the cutting edge. Here’s one that our reviewer says may fit the bill nicely for accurate estimating.

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Home Builders in History: A Mammoth Accomplishment

Filed in Design, Home Building, Housing Trends by on June 15, 2015 0 Comments
Home Builders in History: A Mammoth Accomplishment

Along the Dnepr River in Ukraine about 14,000-15,000 years ago, a new housing trend began to emerge: mammoth bone huts.

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How Does Your Business Measure Up?

Filed in Education by on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
How Does Your Business Measure Up?

Nobody likes to operate in a vacuum, but in a competitive industry like home building, it can be very difficult to benchmark your business.

So how can you tell how your business measures up? The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2014 Edition, which is available only from NAHB’s BuilderBooks.com has the answers. NAHB’s economics and business management experts collected and analyzed financial statements from builders across the country so you can see how you measure up, whether you build two homes a year or 2,000.

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