Construction Industry

Feds Seek Feedback on Regs

Feds Seek Feedback on Regs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy is combing through two recent executive orders issued by President Trump for their impact, and also wants to hear from the small businesses themselves. Unlike other government agencies, the SBA’s mission is to advance the views, concerns, and interests of small businesses before Congress, the White House, […]

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Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

A residential carpenter apprenticeship program sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Maine has been approved by the state’s labor department — an important step in addressing the home building industry’s need to train and retain skilled carpenters.

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Tight Inventory, Rising Costs Shape Building Industry

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on May 5, 2017 0 Comments
Tight Inventory, Rising Costs Shape Building Industry

A strong month for home sales in March reinforced the trend of positive housing demand. However, builders continue reporting scarce availability of labor and lots. And the recently announced 20% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber could have a significant, negative impact.

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Housing Index Hits Milestone but Permits Still Lagging

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on May 4, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Index Hits Milestone but Permits Still Lagging

Based on current price, permit and employment data, markets nationwide are running at an average of 100% normal economic and housing activity, according to the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index, released today.

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Mentor a Student to Help ICC Promote Building Safety Month

Leaders in the trade and professional organizations that represent the residential construction industry are beating the drums to attract more young adults to the building trades.

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Grant Can Help Address Your Workforce Development Needs

Grant Can Help Address Your Workforce Development Needs

The National Housing Endowment offers HBAs a grant of up to $5,000 in matching funds for programs and projects addressing two of NAHB’s highest priority areas: education and workforce training.

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NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

Many federal regulations involving wetlands, stormwater and lead paint are in need of significant revisions because they have a disproportionate and negative impact on our members and other small businesses.

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Proposed Lumber Duties Will Harm Consumers, Housing Affordability

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building by on April 25, 2017 11 Comments
Proposed Lumber Duties Will Harm Consumers, Housing Affordability

NAHB denounced the U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to impose a 20% countervailing duty on Canadian lumber imports, saying it will harm American home buyers, consumers and businesses while failing to resolve the underlying trade dispute between the two nations.

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Dallas BA Hosts High School Future Builders

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on April 20, 2017 0 Comments
Dallas BA Hosts High School Future Builders

Dozens of construction trades students from a local high school came out to attend a successful visit of a jobsite last week.

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NAHB’s Lumber Battle Plays Out in the Press

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on April 19, 2017 8 Comments
NAHB’s Lumber Battle Plays Out in the Press

NAHB’s longstanding battle to maintain consistent and consistently priced sources of lumber for our members is gaining visibility in the press as your association hammers home the fallout from the trade dispute between the United States and Canada: Higher prices for home buyers.

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