Free Webinar: Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education, Multifamily by on June 20, 2017 2 Comments
Free Webinar: Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily

Many states and jurisdictions are making plans to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Code Council’s family of building codes next year, and builders in those markets need to be ready.

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June 28 Webinar: Are Millennials the Market You’re Missing?

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June 28 Webinar: Are Millennials the Market You’re Missing?

A far cry from the cliché of graduating college only to return to their parents’ basements, Millennials are getting older and becoming viable and attractive consumers in the housing market.

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Take Time This Week to Discuss Trench Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 19, 2017 0 Comments
Take Time This Week to Discuss Trench Safety

To raise awareness of trench safety during National Safety Month, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has organized a Trench Safety Stand Down the week of June 19-24.

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Announcing the 2017 National Housing Hall of Fame Inductees

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Announcing the 2017 National Housing Hall of Fame Inductees

The National Housing Hall of Fame recognizes people whose spirit, ingenuity and determination have changed the nation’s housing for the better..

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NAHB Opposes Flood Insurance Bill that Clears House Panel

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 16, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Opposes Flood Insurance Bill that Clears House Panel

As the House Financial Services Committee voted today to approve the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, NAHB vowed to fight the measure and to work with Republican lawmakers to craft an alternative measure.

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IBS Scholarship: 8 Reasons NAHB Members 21-35 Should Apply

Filed in International Builders' Show by on June 16, 2017 0 Comments
IBS Scholarship: 8 Reasons NAHB Members 21-35 Should Apply

The IBS Scholarship program is a great opportunity for NAHB members ages 21-35 to experience the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) — virtually free! Applications are being accepted until June 21.

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Multifamily Decline Brings Overall Housing Starts Down 5.5% in May

Filed in Economics by on June 16, 2017 0 Comments
Multifamily Decline Brings Overall Housing Starts Down 5.5% in May

Led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 5.5% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units, according to newly released data from the HUD and the Commerce Department. Multifamily starts fell 9.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 289,000 units while single-family production edged down 3.9% to 794,000.

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Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

Rep. Westerman’s Forestry Bill a ‘Win-Win-Win,’ NAHB Tells Congress

A draft legislative proposal by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) would encourage better management of the nation’s federal forest natural resources while also ensuring the continued recovery of the housing industry, NAHB told Congress Thursday.

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FDIC Chief Discusses Banking Issues with NAHB Leadership

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
FDIC Chief Discusses Banking Issues with NAHB Leadership

NAHB Senior Officers today met with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg to address banking issues of concern to our members. The discussion focused on regulatory barriers to acquisition, development and construction financing by banking institutions — particularly community banks.

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New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Today’s builders can select from an increasing number of insulation products to meet the high R-values specified by current energy codes. And installing these products correctly is key to providing energy-efficient and durable wall assemblies and comfortable indoor conditions for home buyers. Thankfully, NAHB is here to help.

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