Codes and Regulations

NAHB Remembers Code Official Gilbert Gonzales Jr.

NAHB Remembers Code Official Gilbert Gonzales Jr.

Funeral services will be held Aug. 19 for Gilbert Gonzales Jr., a member of the International Code Council Board of Directors and a home builder’s advocate on building and energy codes.

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NAHB Applauds President Trump’s Order Rescinding Overreaching Flood Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on August 15, 2017 0 Comments

In response to the charge led by NAHB and as part of an Executive Order to expedite federal approval for infrastructure projects, President Trump today revoked Obama’s flawed EO 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

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Feeling Overregulated? Call the SBA Ombudsman

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 14, 2017 0 Comments
Feeling Overregulated? Call the SBA Ombudsman

After testifying about overregulation at a Small Business Adminstration roundtable this month, Randy Strauss wants to make sure that home builders don’t have to wait for an invitation to let the feds know when things are a little haywire.

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HUD Announces 2-Year Suspension of Small Area Fair Market Rents

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on August 11, 2017 0 Comments
HUD Announces 2-Year Suspension of Small Area Fair Market Rents

In a move that should be beneficial to multifamily builders, HUD has announced a two-year-suspension in the use of Small Area Fair Market Rents as a guideline for public housing agencies in determining their subsidy payment standards in the Housing Choice Voucher program.

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EPA Administrator Meets with Dallas Builders

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 11, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Administrator Meets with Dallas Builders

A dozen Dallas-area home builders met with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday and discussed the overreach of federal regulations regarding what constitutes “waters of the United States.”

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Can I Bury My Ducts in the Attic Insulation?

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on August 10, 2017 0 Comments
Can I Bury My Ducts in the Attic Insulation?

Craig Drumheller wanted to know why the ductwork for his home air conditioning system ran through the highest and hottest portion of his attic, making the system work extra hard to keep the conditioned air cool. Why was the practice of burying the ductwork in the attic insulation prohibited in his jurisdiction?

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Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

After working in home building for more than 40 years and serving in a variety of prominent advocacy and leadership roles, Bob Hanbury last month entered the retirement phase of his career. However, he intends to continue serving the industry in whatever capacity he can.

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Builders Discuss Burdensome Regs with Feds

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 9, 2017 0 Comments
Builders Discuss Burdensome Regs with Feds

Home builders and representatives from other industries took advantage of an opportunity to tell federal regulators about a host of regulatory issues affecting their businesses as the Small Business Administration conducted its third regional regulatory roundtable in Cleveland on Aug. 3.

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Senate Confirms Kaplan to Labor Board

On a party line 50-48 vote, the Senate yesterday confirmed Marvin Kaplan, one of President Trump’s two nominees, to the three-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Senate vote was significant, as the NLRB oversees workplace disputes, unfair labor practices and union elections.

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SBA Brings Regulatory Roundtables to Kentucky, Ohio

SBA Brings Regulatory Roundtables to Kentucky, Ohio

The next two in a series of Small Business Administration Regional Regulatory Roundtables that encourage home builders to tell the government how federal regulations impact their businesses take place next week in Ohio and Kentucky.

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