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Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

Voting Open Through May 23 on Building Code Proposals

The voting is now open on 17 Assembly Floor Motions from the 2018 Group A Committee Action Hearings that took place in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. All members of the International Code Council (ICC) can vote on the motions, meaning that any NAHB member who is also a member of the ICC is eligible.

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Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

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Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

A dedicated home theater can make for a better viewing experience than a commercial theater, but only when the right forethought is given to sound isolation.

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Housing Production Drops 3.7%, Remains Near Post-Recession High

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Housing Production Drops 3.7%, Remains Near Post-Recession High

Total housing production fell 3.7% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after an upwardly revised March reading of 1.34 million, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. The March report marked an 11-year high for housing production.

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FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security have released a series of videos to explain the changes to the National Flood Insurance program announced last month.

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NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

Ladies and gentlemen, download your photos and start your engines: Entries are now being accepted for three of NAHB’s top awards programs.

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Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health, Multifamily by on May 10, 2018 0 Comments
Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

The second week of May is National Construction Safety Week and the week that NAHB encourages all member companies to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down. But the smartest companies talk about safety, train for safety and build safely month after month, all year long.

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‘Workforce Housing’ Projects Help Ease Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on May 9, 2018 0 Comments
‘Workforce Housing’ Projects Help Ease Affordability Concerns

Nowhere in the United States can a person working a full-time minimum wage job afford to rent a market-rate two-bedroom apartment. One solution is to increase the amount of what many refer to as “workforce housing.”

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No More NIMBYs: Strategies for Smoother Project Approvals

No More NIMBYs: Strategies for Smoother Project Approvals

If you have ever been met by a crowd of fearful and angry people at a planning board hearing who came to protest your proposed community — and who don’t understand the importance of housing or who counter a presentation of facts with arguments based on emotion — do we have a webinar for you.

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Administration Proposes $40 Million Cut for Rural Housing Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on May 8, 2018 0 Comments
Administration Proposes $40 Million Cut for Rural Housing Programs

The Trump administration has proposed a $15.4 billion package of spending cuts that includes a $42 million reduction for the Rural Housing Service (RHS).

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2018 IBC Increases Structural Design, Elevator Costs for Multifamily Buildings

2018 IBC Increases Structural Design, Elevator Costs for Multifamily Buildings

A new Home Innovation Research Labs report on the Estimated Costs of the 2018 ICC Code Changes for Multifamily Buildings shows minimum cost impacts for typical multifamily buildings ranging from $2,500 for a small 2-story multifamily project to $25,000 for a larger 5-story project. The higher costs are primarily due to significant changes involving elevators and wind load design.

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