Codes and Regulations

San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

A diverse coalition led by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego County and local REALTORS® defeated a March 3 ballot measure that could have limited housing development in rural areas of San Diego County, Calif.

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Labor Department Apprenticeship Program Omits Construction Sector

Labor Department Apprenticeship Program Omits Construction Sector

At a time when the residential construction industry is suffering a severe labor shortage, the U.S. Department of Labor today missed an important opportunity when it released its final rule to establish a process to develop industry-recognized apprenticeship programs. The agency specifically exempted the construction sector from taking part in the program.

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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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Take Action to Prevent the Federal Government from Hijacking Building Codes

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on February 28, 2020 6 Comments
Take Action to Prevent the Federal Government from Hijacking Building Codes

There are efforts underway to incorporate costly energy building code provisions from S. 2137, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, as an amendment to a comprehensive energy bill introduced this week.

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NAHB Podcast: Energy Code Mandates Bad for Business and Housing Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on February 28, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Podcast: Energy Code Mandates Bad for Business and Housing Affordability

In the latest episode of the NAHB podcast Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin tackle upcoming energy code legislation with American Gas Association Vice President George Lowe.

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Final NLRB Joint Employer Rule is a Win for Small Business Community

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 25, 2020 0 Comments
Final NLRB Joint Employer Rule is a Win for Small Business Community

In an important win for NAHB members and the small business community, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released a final rule that clarifies the standard for determining whether two employers are joint employers of a group of workers under the National Labor Relations Act.

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Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 17, 2020 0 Comments
Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

The Department of Labor will offer a public webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET, to provide compliance assistance on the final joint employer rule, which takes effect on March 16, 2020.

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Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

The Trump Administration’s Public Charge rule, which NAHB fears could impede legal immigration at a time when the residential construction industry is facing a significant labor shortage, is set to take effect on Feb. 24.

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NAHB Testifies House Energy Bill Would Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB Testifies House Energy Bill Would Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB today urged the House to oppose to H.R. 3962, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019, warning that the legislation would exacerbate the nation’s housing affordability woes.

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Building Codes Vote Marred by ‘Zombie Proposals’ Could Impact Housing Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on February 4, 2020 5 Comments
Building Codes Vote Marred by ‘Zombie Proposals’ Could Impact Housing Affordability

The online vote to determine the next cycle of building codes had some very unexpected preliminary results, including more than a dozen energy code proposals that were resurrected from previous defeats.

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