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New Electrical Code Requirement Causing Big Problems in the Field

Filed in Codes and Standards by on May 21, 2021 21 Comments
New Electrical Code Requirement Causing Big Problems in the Field

A new requirement in the 2020 electrical code is causing big problems with AC units in new homes. The state of Texas was forced to call an emergency meeting this week to address the issue.

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Take a Free, Confidential Screening on Mental Health Action Day Tomorrow

Filed in Membership, Safety by on May 19, 2021 0 Comments
Take a Free, Confidential Screening on Mental Health Action Day Tomorrow

For Mental Health Action Day, NAHB is asking members to take a free, confidential mental health screening developed for the construction industry.

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NAHB Legal Action Fund Helps Member Win Long Zoning Dispute

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on May 19, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Legal Action Fund Helps Member Win Long Zoning Dispute

The NAHB Legal Action Fund recently helped a developer member with legal costs and strategies in a long-running challenge to a zoning change within its municipality.

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NAHB to Participate in First Mental Health Action Day on May 20

Filed in Membership, Safety by on May 13, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB to Participate in First Mental Health Action Day on May 20

NAHB is partnering with more than 800 leading companies, associations and mental health advocates in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, on Thursday, May 20.

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Get Ready for the Upcoming Season During Hurricane Preparedness Week

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on May 12, 2021 0 Comments
Get Ready for the Upcoming Season During Hurricane Preparedness Week

During Hurricane Preparedness Week, businesses are encouraged to identify their hurricane risks, develop or update response plans, and gather needed supplies.

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Maximize Profits with Simple and Effective Job Costing

Filed in Business Management, Education by on May 11, 2021 0 Comments
Maximize Profits with Simple and Effective Job Costing

Learn the essential elements of an effective job costing system in NAHB’s webinar, Simple & Effective Job Costing to Maximize Profit on Wednesday, May 19, 2-3 p.m. ET.

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Learn About the House That SHE Built, Modular Building in Two Upcoming Live Events

Filed in Education, Student Chapters by on May 7, 2021 1 Comment
Learn About the House That SHE Built, Modular Building in Two Upcoming Live Events

NAHB Student Chapters has collaborated with Dave Cooper to create the Bringing Industry and Education Together live event series featuring onsite sessions at jobsites and businesses moving the needle in home building.

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NAHB Helps Stop Code Change that Would Have Hit Trade Show Exhibitors

Filed in Codes and Standards, IBS by on May 6, 2021 1 Comment
NAHB Helps Stop Code Change that Would Have Hit Trade Show Exhibitors

A proposed change to the International Fire Code (IFC) was disapproved at a ICC Committee Action Hearing earlier this week after a coalition organized by NAHB testified that the change was unnecessary and would have imposed new requirements and administrative burdens on conventions and their exhibitors.

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Two Upcoming Webinars Explore Alternatives to Lumber in Home Building

Filed in Advocacy, Education, Material Costs by on April 28, 2021 9 Comments
Two Upcoming Webinars Explore Alternatives to Lumber in Home Building

With the price of lumber reaching all-time highs and no immediate relief in sight, NAHB Education has scheduled two free webinars that will explore alternatives to wood-framed homes.

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Focus on Fall Prevention Education Next Week

Filed in Safety by on April 27, 2021 0 Comments
Focus on Fall Prevention Education Next Week

OSHA’s annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction begins Monday, May 3. Use valuable resources from OSHA and NAHB to educate workers on fall risks and help avoid preventable injuries.

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