Construction Industry

Interior Reverses Controversial MBTA Interpretation

Interior Reverses Controversial MBTA Interpretation

The Department of the Interior on Dec. 22 reversed a controversial Obama Adminstration decision to subject private landowners, including home builders, to federal prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The decision nullifies the previous legal interpretation of the act that included civil and criminal penalties for unintentional “incidental takings,” or killing or injuring endangered species.

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Skilled Labor Campaign Kicks off 2nd Year at IBS

Skilled Labor Campaign Kicks off 2nd Year at IBS

NAHB and the National Kitchen & Bath Association are ramping up efforts to narrow the skilled labor gap by kicking off the second year of the This Old House Generation Next and the SGC Horizon Skilled Labor campaign to encourage and empower young people to join the skilled trades.

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IHA Meeting Focuses on Housing Affordability

Filed in Construction Industry, Global Housing by on December 15, 2017 0 Comments
IHA Meeting Focuses on Housing Affordability

Housing affordability continues to be a priority for housing experts not just in the United States, but worldwide, said participants at the 2017 Interim Meeting of the International Housing Association held in Tokyo last month.

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D.C. School Attracts Kids to the Trades

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on December 8, 2017 0 Comments

There’s an education revolution brewing right in the middle of the nation’s capital: The Washington Post reports that Phelps ACE High School, once derided as “an academic dumping ground” and then closed all together, has been reborn as a high school specializing in architecture, construction and engineering — and attracting new students.

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NAHB Disappointed in ITC Canadian Lumber Ruling

Filed in Construction Industry by on December 7, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Disappointed in ITC Canadian Lumber Ruling

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald said the association is not satisfied with today’s ruling by the International Trade Commission that lumber shipments from Canada pose a threat of injury to domestic lumber producers.

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WOTUS Rule Would be ‘Devastating,’ Builder Tells Capitol Hill

WOTUS Rule Would be ‘Devastating,’ Builder Tells Capitol Hill

The 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States” would be devastating for his business, said NAHB member Doug Davis at a briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C. Dec. 6.

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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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Builders’ Show Early-Bird Deadline Extended

Builders’ Show Early-Bird Deadline Extended

If you still haven’t registered for our industry’s premier event — the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® — you’re in luck: but just for seven more days.

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Celebrate Your HBA as Part of NAHB’s 75th Anniversary

Filed in Construction Industry, Membership by on November 10, 2017 0 Comments
Celebrate Your HBA as Part of NAHB’s 75th Anniversary

Looking for a low-cost, high impact way to celebrate your HBA’s role in your community during the year-long commemoration of NAHB’s 75th anniversary? Learn about an Ohio HBA that did it in style.

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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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