A Step Forward for Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 14, 2019 0 Comments
A Step Forward for Proposed WOTUS Rule

The Federal Register today published a proposed new rule for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) that will resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will take comments on the proposal for the next 60 days.

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NAHB Professional Women in Building to Charter 6 New Councils at IBS

NAHB Professional Women in Building to Charter 6 New Councils at IBS

At its annual board of trustees meeting at the International Builders’ Show, PWB will charter six new councils, whose leadership is eager to support their local communities, network with other female professionals, and encourage more women to pursue careers in the building industry.

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Housing Affordability Holds Steady at a 10-Year Low in the 4th Quarter

Filed in Economics by on February 14, 2019 3 Comments
Housing Affordability Holds Steady at a 10-Year Low in the 4th Quarter

A modest increase in interest rates offset a slight decline in home prices to keep housing affordability essentially level in the fourth quarter of 2018 and still hovering at a 10-year low, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released today.

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ICC 2018 Codes Changes Largely Positive Thanks to NAHB Members

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on February 13, 2019 0 Comments
ICC 2018 Codes Changes Largely Positive Thanks to NAHB Members

The results of the ICC Group A 2018 model codes vote have been finalized, and NAHB got many of the changes it was hoping for – and blocked many undesired changes – thanks in large part to member mobilization.

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Dry Cleaning Bills Sure to Sink with 2019 ‘Spark Award’ Winner

Filed in Awards, Technology by on February 13, 2019 0 Comments
Dry Cleaning Bills Sure to Sink with 2019 ‘Spark Award’ Winner

Winner of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council 2019 Spark Award, the LG Styler is a first-of-its-kind, in-home steam clothing care system.

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Make Safety a Top Priority in the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone

Make Safety a Top Priority in the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone

NAHB’s official safety sponsor, Builders Mutual Insurance Company, has partnered with the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) to showcase the latest workplace safety solutions with daily microlearning presentations and exhibitors specializing in cutting-edge construction safety products in the inaugural IBS Jobsite Safety Zone — located in booth N663 of the North exhibition hall.

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Independent Living Communities Meet Growing Needs of Baby Boomers

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on February 12, 2019 0 Comments
Independent Living Communities Meet Growing Needs of Baby Boomers

Baby boomers are changing what the 55+ housing industry looks like to accommodate their specific needs, especially as they relate to socialization and active interests. See which trends appeal to this demographic.

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IBS 2019 Green Banter & Beer: Learn How You Can Go Your OWN Way

IBS 2019 Green Banter & Beer: Learn How You Can Go Your OWN Way

The popular Green Banter & Beer event returns to the International Builders’ Show this year. Join us at the High Performance Building Zone for “Young Professionals – You Can Go Your OWN Way,” featuring a five-person panel of young professionals who will share their experiences in forging their own paths in the construction industry.

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Six NAHB Members Win a Trip to Napa Valley in Recruitment Contest

Filed in Membership by on February 11, 2019 0 Comments
Six NAHB Members Win a Trip to Napa Valley in Recruitment Contest

Congratulations to the six NAHB builder members who signed up the most new members* during the most recent fall membership drive. These members and a guest will enjoy an all-inclusive trip to Napa Valley.

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Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on February 11, 2019 8 Comments
Housing Affordability is an Issue for All Age Groups

NAHB’s latest quarterly Housing Trends Report shows that prospective home buyers in all age categories are wrestling with affordability issues.

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