Construction Industry

Builders Report Labor Shortages on the Rise

Builders Report Labor Shortages on the Rise

Labor and subcontractor shortages have become even more widespread in July of 2017 than they were in June of 2016, according to single-family builders responding to special questions on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey.

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NAHB Unveils New Stormwater Management Toolkit

NAHB Unveils New Stormwater Management Toolkit

The more complicated the rules become, the more information is needed to advocate for smart, flexible and cost-effective stormwater management. The brand-new NAHB stormwater toolkit has got you covered.

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Colorado Mandates Intro to Skilled Labor in Public High Schools

Colorado Mandates Intro to Skilled Labor in Public High Schools

A new law in Colorado aims to address one of the greatest challenges to recruiting skilled labor: dispelling the myth that all successful career paths require a college education.

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Housing Market Continues to Make Gains, Though Permits Fail to Keep Pace

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Housing Market Continues to Make Gains, Though Permits Fail to Keep Pace

In a further sign that the housing sector is continuing to gain momentum, nearly 300 markets nationwide posted an increase in economic and housing activity from the first to the second quarter, according to the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index released today.

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Weyerhaeuser Acknowledges Flak Jacket Protection Concerns

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company has acknowledged concerns about some newly constructed homes built with TJI Joists using the Flak Jacket Protection product.

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SBA Brings Regulatory Roundtables to Kentucky, Ohio

SBA Brings Regulatory Roundtables to Kentucky, Ohio

The next two in a series of Small Business Administration Regional Regulatory Roundtables that encourage home builders to tell the government how federal regulations impact their businesses take place next week in Ohio and Kentucky.

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South Carolina Builders Meet with EPA Leaders

South Carolina Builders Meet with EPA Leaders

Former HBA of South Carolina President Steven Mungo represented the HBA at a “waters of the U.S.” roundtable discussion July 24 with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt – the fourth stop on a State Action Tour the agency is conducting to gauge the pulse of industries most affected by federal regulations.

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Celebrating the Log Home Lifestyle

Celebrating the Log Home Lifestyle

Members of NAHB’s Log and Timber Homes Council are celebrating National Log Home Open House Month in July for the sixth consecutive year. This month, they will honor this American icon by hosting home tours, holding log raising demonstrations, giving mill tours, sponsoring seminars and much more.

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Housing Demand in the Southeast Finds a ‘New Normal’

Housing Demand in the Southeast Finds a ‘New Normal’

It’s been an up-and-down year thus far in the Southeast U.S. for home building. But May sales numbers indicate the region is finding its sweet spot.

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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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