NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on April 11, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

In a case the home building industry is watching closely, NAHB joined the Ohio HBA April 10 in filing an amicus brief in the case of Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services, Inc. The Ohio Supreme Court is reviewing a lower court ruling that an insurer has a duty to defend and indemnify a contractor against claims made by a project owner for property damage allegedly resulting from defective work performed by the contractor’s subcontractors.

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We’re Bringing Housing Home this Spring

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We’re Bringing Housing Home this Spring

NAHB is Bringing Housing Home™ on April 30-May 5 and this is your chance to make a house call with your member of Congress. The week-long Legislative Conference will give individual members and HBA delegations the opportunity to advocate for housing’s legislative priorities at in-district meetings with their members of Congress.

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Century-Old Building Sparks New Development

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Century-Old Building Sparks New Development

The warehouse building that became Boury Lofts in Wheeling, W. Va. was a mystery. Over the years, it was home to a biscuit factory, a coffee roaster, a wool and ginseng exporter, a cold-storage facility and many other businesses. The building had been abandoned for decades, but a collaborative effort from area developers and designers brought it back to life and turned it into a chic, 72-unit multifamily structure.

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HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

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HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

HUD announced that nearly $28 billion will go to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in nine U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds represent the largest single amount of disaster recovery assistance in HUD’s history.

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3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

Filed in Design, Housing Trends, Multifamily, Remodelers by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

An excellent bellwether for advances coming to residential lighting solutions is the biennial Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany. The show — which boasts a staggering attendance of 220,000 global visitors — exhibits trends in lighting design, electrical systems and building automation. Here’s what we learned.

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NAHB to Host International Housing Association Meeting

Filed in Global Housing, Home Building by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB to Host International Housing Association Meeting

The annual meeting of the International Housing Association takes place April 11-13 in downtown Washington, D.C.

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Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 9, 2018 3 Comments
Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

The high-performance building industry continues to gain traction, which is good news for builders and consumers alike. But with this growth comes an emerging problem of sellers presenting a product as more environmentally friendly than is the case.

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Submit Your Education Session Proposal for IBS

Filed in Education, International Builders' Show by on April 9, 2018 0 Comments
Submit Your Education Session Proposal for IBS

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is accepting proposals to present an education session at IBS 2019, which takes place Feb. 19-21 in Las Vegas. Submissions are due May 4.

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NAHB Weighs in on Building Code Proposals

NAHB Weighs in on Building Code Proposals

The International Code Council is preparing for 10 days of hearings on the first batch of proposals to amend the 2021 versions of the building and energy codes. The good news: NAHB Construction, Codes committee members and staff are already on the job, preparing the building industry’s arguments to support safe, sensible code changes.

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Spikes Selling a Strong Industry

Filed in Awards, Membership by on April 6, 2018 2 Comments
Spikes Selling a Strong Industry

One of February’s top Spikes earns his credits by educating vendors on the work his local HBA does for the building industry. “A strong HBA allows everyone in our industry and area to build with much more ease,” says Jake Eilermann, a member of the HBA of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri.

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