Multifamily

Housing Starts Rise 1.9% on Multifamily Surge

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 17, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Starts Rise 1.9% on Multifamily Surge

Gains in multifamily production pushed overall housing starts up 1.9% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.32 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.

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Facebook vs. Congress: What Should Home Builders Know?

Facebook vs. Congress: What Should Home Builders Know?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked to testify in front of House and Senate committees this week to discuss election influence, but members had far more questions about advertising, user data, privacy and consent. What are the takeaways for builders and remodelers?

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Executive Order on Reducing Poverty Could Impact Housing Programs

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on April 13, 2018 0 Comments
Executive Order on Reducing Poverty Could Impact Housing Programs

On April 10, President Trump released an executive order, “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” that is designed to guide agencies that administer public assistance programs to effectively reform the welfare system.

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Century-Old Building Sparks New Development

Filed in Awards, Design, Multifamily by on April 11, 2018 0 Comments
Century-Old Building Sparks New Development

The warehouse building that became Boury Lofts in Wheeling, W. Va. was a mystery. Over the years, it was home to a biscuit factory, a coffee roaster, a wool and ginseng exporter, a cold-storage facility and many other businesses. The building had been abandoned for decades, but a collaborative effort from area developers and designers brought it back to life and turned it into a chic, 72-unit multifamily structure.

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HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

Filed in Disaster Response, Multifamily by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

HUD announced that nearly $28 billion will go to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in nine U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds represent the largest single amount of disaster recovery assistance in HUD’s history.

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3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

Filed in Design, Housing Trends, Multifamily, Remodelers by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

An excellent bellwether for advances coming to residential lighting solutions is the biennial Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany. The show — which boasts a staggering attendance of 220,000 global visitors — exhibits trends in lighting design, electrical systems and building automation. Here’s what we learned.

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Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 9, 2018 2 Comments
Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

The high-performance building industry continues to gain traction, which is good news for builders and consumers alike. But with this growth comes an emerging problem of sellers presenting a product as more environmentally friendly than is the case.

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NAHB Weighs in on Building Code Proposals

NAHB Weighs in on Building Code Proposals

The International Code Council is preparing for 10 days of hearings on the first batch of proposals to amend the 2021 versions of the building and energy codes. The good news: NAHB Construction, Codes committee members and staff are already on the job, preparing the building industry’s arguments to support safe, sensible code changes.

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Webinar: Go Green with the Multifamily-Friendly NGBS

Filed in Education, Environmental, Multifamily by on April 4, 2018 0 Comments
Webinar: Go Green with the Multifamily-Friendly NGBS

For many years, it was true that building with green products and processes meant more expense, and that was particularly true for multifamily developers and builders. But that all changed with the development of the National Green Building Standard, and this April 11 webinar will explain how you can use it to your advantage.

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Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Filed in Design, Multifamily by on March 29, 2018 0 Comments
Timber Towers Face Key Vote

Proposals for an innovative method of wood construction that could allow 18-story wood residential buildings face their first key vote for incorporation in the 2021 edition of the International Code Council’s International Building Code.

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