Codes and Regulations

Nov. 28 Webinar Talks Stormwater and Innovation

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education, Environmental by on November 20, 2017 0 Comments
Nov. 28 Webinar Talks Stormwater and Innovation

Stormwater regulations are changing quickly. Join NAHB for an informative online discussion on two new tools to help private developers get closer to smart, flexible stormwater managment solutions. It takes place from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

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NGBS Development in Full Swing

NGBS Development in Full Swing

The International Code Council and NAHB, partners on the first edition of the standard in 2008, are working to update the nationally recognized rating system that will now have an expanded scope.

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Massachusetts Builders, NAHB Rein in a Federal Land Grab

Massachusetts Builders, NAHB Rein in a Federal Land Grab

Last summer, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule that would have illegally expanded Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include 900,000 acres of dry land in Massachusetts. NAHB and the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts have nipped it in the bud.

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Tax Reform Plan Spells Disaster for Affordable Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on November 9, 2017 1 Comment
Tax Reform Plan Spells Disaster for Affordable Housing

Recent analysis illustrates how the tax proposal introduced last week in Congress would have a devastating impact on the industry.

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2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on November 9, 2017 0 Comments
2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

As states and jurisdictions prepare to upgrade to the latest building and energy codes released by the International Code Council, NAHB has already prepared resources so HBAs can suggest cost-effective changes to improve the just-released 2018 editions.

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Controlling Silica Exposure Using Table 1

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 0 Comments
Controlling Silica Exposure Using Table 1

These resources have been pulled from multiple manufacturers and OSHA to help you comply with the silica rule that went into effect Sept. 23 and is now being enforced by OSHA.

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DOE’s Solution Center: A Builder’s Best Friend

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on November 7, 2017 0 Comments
DOE’s Solution Center: A Builder’s Best Friend

Like adding a building scientist to your staff, the Building America Solution Center gives you easy-to-access best practices for new and existing home construction. The Solution Center is a free website tool sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Building America program that contains information on hundreds of topics ranging from air sealing and insulation to HVAC, windows, indoor air quality and much more.

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2018 IRC Hikes Costs in Seismic and Coastal Areas

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
2018 IRC Hikes Costs in Seismic and Coastal Areas

For the first time in at least four editions, many builders working in jurisdictions that choose to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code may see significant cost savings — if they are not building homes in areas at risk of significant earthquakes or along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

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Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Home Building by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

What’s the best way to bury ducts in attic insulation, and how can builders take advantage of this practice and produce an energy-efficient home at a lower cost? The Department of Energy is offering a free webinar Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET that explains the process.

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Lumber Tariffs ‘Could Not Have Come at a Worse Time’

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on November 2, 2017 10 Comments
Lumber Tariffs ‘Could Not Have Come at a Worse Time’

The Commerce Department’s decision to impose new duties “is nothing more than a thinly-disguised tax on American home buyers, home builders and consumers,” said NAHB chairman Granger MacDonald.

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