Residential Construction: Net Job Gains Offset Losses from the Pandemic

Filed in Economics, Labor, Trends by on January 11, 2021 1 Comment
Residential Construction: Net Job Gains Offset Losses from the Pandemic

From May through December, the number of new residential construction jobs that were created offset the total amount of jobs that were lost earlier in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How 3D-Printed Structures Could Disrupt Housing

How 3D-Printed Structures Could Disrupt Housing

Although 3D-printed housing is in its infancy stage, there are several ways this form of building automation could address growing areas of concern surrounding housing affordability, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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2 Critical Threats to Housing Affordability in 2021

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trade by on January 8, 2021 2 Comments
2 Critical Threats to Housing Affordability in 2021

Housing demand remains robust and inventories are lean. However, home price growth and rising construction costs threaten housing affordability heading into 2021.

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5 Ways to Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

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5 Ways to Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

Residential construction industry members are encouraged to participate in workforce development activities, such as job shadowing or donating equipment during Career and Technical Education Month in February.

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See the Home Technology of the Future: The 2020 Global Innovation Award Finalists

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See the Home Technology of the Future: The 2020 Global Innovation Award Finalists

NAHB has announced the finalists for the 2020 Global Innovation Awards (GIA), which annually recognizes the most advanced, cutting-edge and original products, services and homes from the United States and around the world and showcases the future of home technology.

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PPP Rules Updated as New Loans Begin on Jan. 11

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PPP Rules Updated as New Loans Begin on Jan. 11

The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department have released new regulations on the expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as amended through the $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was enacted into law at the end of December.

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NAHB Selects SGC Horizon as its Official Media Partner

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NAHB Selects SGC Horizon as its Official Media Partner

NAHB and SGC Horizon today jointly announced that SGC Horizon has become the official media partner of NAHB effective as of Jan. 1, 2021.

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Register to Participate in Upcoming Winter Leadership Virtual Meetings

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Register to Participate in Upcoming Winter Leadership Virtual Meetings

NAHB members, delegates to the Leadership Council and members of the Board of Directors can now register to participate in NAHB’s Winter Leadership Virtual Meetings, being held Jan. 25-29.

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Capitol Protests

Filed in Advocacy by on January 6, 2021 1 Comment
Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Capitol Protests

We fully support the efforts of the U.S. Capitol Police, National Guard and other law enforcement agencies to move quickly to restore order, peacefully disperse the rioters, and secure the Capitol complex. We also applaud the Congress for getting back to work this evening on behalf of the American people.

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Department of Labor Releases Final Independent Contractor Rule

Filed in Labor by on January 6, 2021 1 Comment
Department of Labor Releases Final Independent Contractor Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a final rule clarifying the definition of employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to independent contractors. While the rule will make it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, it is still unclear if it will ultimately be implemented by the incoming Biden administration.

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