Disaster Response

Using Modular to Help Rebuild After a Disaster

Using Modular to Help Rebuild After a Disaster

Modular homes can play a valuable role in the recovery following severe weather such as a hurricane, because they can be built quickly and offsite in a controlled environment, among other benefits to builders.

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Will Lumber Prices Surge in Hurricanes’ Wake?

Will Lumber Prices Surge in Hurricanes’ Wake?

It’s too early to tell exactly how much of an impact hurricanes Harvey and Irma will have on the prices for lumber and other building materials, especially as other factors such as wildfires and duties are still uncertain. But history suggests there will at least be a noticeable impact in the storm-affected regions.

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4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

The rebuilding process after a natural disaster is arduous, even for those who have flood insurance. Home owners who want to get their lives back in order as quickly as possible will seek out a seasoned builder who knows what to expect and how best to collaborate with insurance adjusters.

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HBAs, Members Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Filed in Construction Industry, Disaster Response by on September 8, 2017 0 Comments
HBAs, Members Prepare for Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma grinds toward the U.S. mainland, NAHB offers resources to help residents and businesses prepare for the storm and recover from any damage.

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Staying Safe on the Worksite After Weather Damage, Flooding

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 6, 2017 3 Comments
Staying Safe on the Worksite After Weather Damage, Flooding

NAHB has a list of resources to help keep volunteers and workers safe when hurricanes and floods strike, as well as during cleanup, recovery and reconstruction operations.

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NAHB Seeks Protection for Consumers Against Price Gouging as Communities Rebuild

Filed in Construction Industry, Disaster Response, Leadership by on September 5, 2017 3 Comments

“A reliable supply of reasonably priced construction materials will be essential to getting people back into their homes in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and to maintaining housing affordability nationwide,” said NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald in a statement last week.

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NAHB: Let’s Band Together as We Rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast

Filed in Disaster Response, Leadership, NAHB Cares by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB: Let’s Band Together as We Rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast

“The flooding caused by the hurricane has left behind unprecedented damage. Rebuilding will be a costly and complex process demanding hard work, sacrifice and creative solutions. This is the time for the business community, government and individuals to work cooperatively toward the shared goal of restoring the communities along the Gulf Coast” said NAHB chair Granger MacDonald in a statement this afternoon.

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IRS Announces Tax Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims

IRS Announces Tax Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Much-needed tax relief will be available for individuals and businesses in the affected areas.

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In Wake of Harvey, NAHB Urges Action on Lumber Supply

Filed in Disaster Response, Home Building, Leadership by on August 30, 2017 1 Comment
In Wake of Harvey, NAHB Urges Action on Lumber Supply

“In the aftermath of the devastating storm, demand for softwood lumber is expected to increase dramatically as home builders and remodelers repair and replace housing in Houston and across Texas. This crisis makes it more important than ever that the United States quickly achieve a lasting trade agreement regarding U.S. imports of Canadian softwood lumber,” said NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald today.

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Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on August 29, 2017 3 Comments
Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Whether it’s Hurricane Harvey or a future weather catastrophe, any of us could find ourselves in the chaos of a destructive storm. When it happens, brace yourself. Have a plan in place and be ready to respond.

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