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Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video

Filed in Student Chapters by on May 24, 2019 0 Comments
Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video

Fresh off a win in the NAHB Student Competition at IBS 2019 in Las Vegas, construction management students at Shelby County High School (Ky.) are featured in a recent workforce development video touting a career in carpentry.

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NAHB Supports Building Safety Month with International Code Council

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on May 22, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Supports Building Safety Month with International Code Council

Building codes can have a profound impact on the comfort and safety of residents as well as the cost of construction and the cost of operating the home. NAHB can help its members work toward cost-effective and safe codes.

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DOJ Files Fair Housing Act Case Against 82 Multifamily Properties

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on May 20, 2019 0 Comments
DOJ Files Fair Housing Act Case Against 82 Multifamily Properties

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a broad, sweeping lawsuit against 82 multifamily properties spread across 13 states involving more than 3,000 housing units.

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Dusky Gopher Frog Case Lives On

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on May 16, 2019 4 Comments
Dusky Gopher Frog Case Lives On

Even though the case was resolved with a unanimous Supreme Court decision, the central issue — the definition of “habitat” — is still up in the air, and NAHB is still involved.

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Siding Installer Safety Tips for the Busy Summer Season

Siding Installer Safety Tips for the Busy Summer Season

Jobsite safety is important every day, but as the weather gets warmer and the calendar fills up, having safety as a top priority can be critical for a siding contractor.

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Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 6, 2019 0 Comments
Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

Today marks the beginning of the annual National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction. NAHB is once again partnering with OSHA to encourage home builders to participate in the week of fall safety awareness.

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NAHB Senior Officers Talk Codes at ICC Board Meeting

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on May 3, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Senior Officers Talk Codes at ICC Board Meeting

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and First Vice Chairman Dean Mon recently addressed the Board of the International Codes Council (ICC) in Albuquerque, N.M., as the ICC meets to consider revisions to parts of its International Residential Code and other codes important to home builders.

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Talk to Your Workers about Safe Driving and the Dangers of Distraction

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on April 29, 2019 0 Comments
Talk to Your Workers about Safe Driving and the Dangers of Distraction

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving spearheaded by the National Safety Council. Home builders can be susceptible to distracted driving as company owners, builders, workers and subcontractors travel between sites, often while communicating with others.

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OSHA’s Use of Drones: What Builders Need to Know

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on April 17, 2019 7 Comments
OSHA’s Use of Drones: What Builders Need to Know

OSHA has allowed the use of drones at jobsites for limited purposes. But the potential for OSHA to use drones in enforcement activities has raised concerns from home builders and other contractors.

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‘Build My Future’ Event Gives Students Hands-On Construction Experience

Filed in Student Chapters by on April 17, 2019 2 Comments
‘Build My Future’ Event Gives Students Hands-On Construction Experience

Two Iowa HBAs recently held an event designed to teach the next generation of home builders valuable skills and shrink the home-building industry’s skilled workforce gap.

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