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Safety Training May Soon be Conducted by Virtual Reality

Safety Training May Soon be Conducted by Virtual Reality

At IBS 2020, visitors to the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone were treated to the potential future of safety training: Virtual reality. And with recent studies on the topic, it might be coming sooner than you think.

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NAHB Formally Challenges Some Recent Building Codes Vote Results

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 3, 2020 13 Comments
NAHB Formally Challenges Some Recent Building Codes Vote Results

NAHB sent a letter February 14 to International Codes Council President Dominic Sims urging the building codes body to carefully reevaluate the validity of many approved voting officials, reject two specific proposals as not meeting the intent of the energy code, and reform some of its voting processes.

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Let Good Practices Climb to the Top of Your Priorities During Ladder Safety Month

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 2, 2020 0 Comments
Let Good Practices Climb to the Top of Your Priorities During Ladder Safety Month

Today marks the beginning of the fourth annual National Ladder Safety Month, a month-long campaign to promote ladder safety training. This is a topic of utmost importance to everyone in the home building industry as ladder accidents comprise a huge percentage of jobsite injuries and OSHA citations.

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Health Officials Sound Alarm on Suicides in Construction

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 26, 2020 0 Comments
Health Officials Sound Alarm on Suicides in Construction

Public health experts are becoming increasingly concerned at the high level of suicides among workers in the construction industry, a representative of the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recently told home builders.

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Make Sure Your Business is Protected with Solid Contracts

Filed in Business Management, Education, Legal by on February 21, 2020 0 Comments
Make Sure Your Business is Protected with Solid Contracts

NAHB online course Construction Contracts & Law on consecutive Tuesdays (March 10, 17 and 24) provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations, provide for resolution of disputes, and minimize the risk of litigation.

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Updated Guidelines for Installing Wood Flooring

Filed in Home Building by on February 20, 2020 0 Comments
Updated Guidelines for Installing Wood Flooring

The National Wood Flooring Association has updated its comprehensive guidelines for the proper installation of wood flooring. Thanks to a collaboration between the NWFA and NAHB staff, the guidelines are available to NAHB members for free.

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Two NAHB Members and Two HBAs Receive Grants from the Legal Action Fund

Filed in Legal by on February 19, 2020 1 Comment
Two NAHB Members and Two HBAs Receive Grants from the Legal Action Fund

At the 2020 International Builders’ Show, the NAHB Legal Action Committee recommended financial assistance through the Legal Action Fund for three cases addressing issues of national significance or questions that pose common problems for NAHB members.

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5 Future Home Building Leaders Honored at IBS 2020

Filed in Awards by on February 11, 2020 1 Comment
5 Future Home Building Leaders Honored at IBS 2020

NAHB recently honored five extraordinary home builders as the 2019 Young Professionals of the Year at the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The awards highlight the five regional winners’ hard work, performance, dedication and outstanding potential as they begin to serve as leaders in the home building industry.

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NAHB Course Provides Closer Look at Home Builders’ Finances

Filed in Business Management, Education by on February 7, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Course Provides Closer Look at Home Builders’ Finances

NAHB online course series, Business Accounting and Job Costing: A Road Map to Profitability, is packed with information that will ensure profitability. The course covers financial planning, budgeting, construction business accounting, job cost systems, and financing options.

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Builders Should be Aware of the UV Resistance of Certain Plastic Tubing

Filed in Construction Industry, Legal by on February 6, 2020 0 Comments
Builders Should be Aware of the UV Resistance of Certain Plastic Tubing

Some types of plastic materials have sensitivities to the ultraviolet waves in natural sunlight. UV damage is not visible to the naked eye, but excessive exposure of certain plastic materials can lead to long-term degradation and a potentially reduced service life.

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