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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Atlanta 55+ Housing Council Sets New Goals to Get Big Results

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Atlanta 55+ Housing Council Sets New Goals to Get Big Results

After bringing on several new board members, realigning its budget and clearly defining its goals, the council was ready to implement a revitalized member-recruitment strategy.

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Remodelers’ Goodwill Opens a World of Possibilities for Ailing Boy

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Remodelers’ Goodwill Opens a World of Possibilities for Ailing Boy

A single tick bite would lead to years of pain and declining mobility for a young boy in Unionville, Conn. Having significant challenges just getting outside, the boy and his family received a great surprise from the Home Builders & Remodelers of Central Connecticut.

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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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EPA Delays New WOTUS Definitions

EPA Delays New WOTUS Definitions

The Environmental Protection Agency will wait until August to release its proposed new definitions for “waters of the United States,” which means that the final version won’t be ready until the fall of 2019.

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This Week, Builders Stood Down for Safety

This Week, Builders Stood Down for Safety

“Preventing injury to any of the accounts we insure is as important as protecting our own employees,” said Bill Schaffner, director of risk management at Builders Mutual Insurance Co. “We want to see every worker go home to their families at the end of the day.”

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Record-High Lumber Costs Adding More than $7,000 to the Price of a Home

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Record-High Lumber Costs Adding More than $7,000 to the Price of a Home

Since the beginning of last year, rising lumber prices — primarily as a result of tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber — have increased the price of an average single-family home by more than $7,000.

We need you to take action now by writing the White House and your member of Congress today.

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Spikes’ Task is to Ask

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Spikes’ Task is to Ask

These Spikes brought in the most new Builder and Associate members to our Federation in March 2018. Thank you for growing our network of professionals. Region A: Emerson Clauss, Allegiance Construction & Development, LLC, Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Boston Region B: Reggie Holland, Holland Group Inc., Macon County HBA (North Carolina) Region C: […]

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HBA Campaign School an Incubator for Pro-Business Candidates

Filed in Leadership by on May 10, 2018 0 Comments
HBA Campaign School an Incubator for Pro-Business Candidates

If you want to create a business-friendly climate in your community, you can vote for candidates who support your issues and hope they win. Or, you can recruit and train those candidates to successfully campaign for public office.

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Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

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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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