Codes and Regulations

Free Webinar: Why Pick the Performance Path?

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education by on July 5, 2017 0 Comments
Free Webinar: Why Pick the Performance Path?

Builders have a choice between two different paths to satisfy the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). This webinar will explore how the performance path provides builders more choices when deciding how to comply with the new energy code requirements.

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OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA recently consulted with NAHB to develop a fact sheet to aid residential builders in meeting the standard issued in 2015 to protect workers from hazards related to confined spaces in construction work.

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OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA is proposing to delay to Dec. 1 the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit workplace injury information from 2016.

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Timber Towers Reach for the Skies

Timber Towers Reach for the Skies

Are 20-story timber high-rises the future of building? Perhaps, if code changes under development by a committee of the International Code Council are eventually approved for the 2021 International Building Code.

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New Maps Pinpoint Low-Income Housing Development Opportunities

New Maps Pinpoint Low-Income Housing Development Opportunities

NAHB has a new resource for industry professionals interested in providing homes for lower-income families and learning more about development and financing opportunities using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

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Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on June 21, 2017 0 Comments
Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

There’s good news for developers who’ve grown weary from unreasonable neighborhood opposition to affordable housing projects: A new report illustrates unique ways to appeal land use permit denials.

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Free Webinar: Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education, Multifamily by on June 20, 2017 4 Comments
Free Webinar: Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily

Many states and jurisdictions are making plans to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Code Council’s family of building codes next year, and builders in those markets need to be ready.

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FDIC Chief Discusses Banking Issues with NAHB Leadership

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
FDIC Chief Discusses Banking Issues with NAHB Leadership

NAHB Senior Officers today met with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg to address banking issues of concern to our members. The discussion focused on regulatory barriers to acquisition, development and construction financing by banking institutions — particularly community banks.

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New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Today’s builders can select from an increasing number of insulation products to meet the high R-values specified by current energy codes. And installing these products correctly is key to providing energy-efficient and durable wall assemblies and comfortable indoor conditions for home buyers. Thankfully, NAHB is here to help.

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NAHB Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on June 14, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

In a broad agenda focusing on regulatory reform and housing affordability, NAHB senior officers today held productive talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

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