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NAHB Encourages Members to Donate Masks to Fight Coronavirus

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Encourages Members to Donate Masks to Fight Coronavirus

NAHB urges members to contact their local and state HBAs, public health offices and hospitals if they wish to make donations of N95 respirator masks to healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus.

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Be Prepared for Changes in the Supply Chain Caused by the Coronavirus

Filed in Disaster Response, Legal by on March 23, 2020 1 Comment
Be Prepared for Changes in the Supply Chain Caused by the Coronavirus

As part of an overall contract assessment, one of the most efficient ways to address unexpected price increases in building materials may be to use an escalation clause. If you do not already include an escalation in your contracts, consider adding one.

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NAHB Podcast: Coronavirus Updates

Filed in Disaster Response by on March 20, 2020 1 Comment
NAHB Podcast: Coronavirus Updates

In this special edition of the NAHB podcast Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard, Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin and Chief Economist Rob Dietz provide updates on how the Federation is responding to the outbreak of the COVID-19 illness caused by novel coronavirus.

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Learn About Income Limits and Utility Allowance Changes in LIHTC Housing

Filed in Education, Multifamily by on March 20, 2020 0 Comments
Learn About Income Limits and Utility Allowance Changes in LIHTC Housing

There have been significant changes to the way the income of tenants is calculated for units using Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). In addition, formulas for utility allowances have changed. Many multifamily developers and managers need to be aware of these important changes.

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Evaluating Your Contracts in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Filed in Disaster Response, Legal by on March 19, 2020 2 Comments
Evaluating Your Contracts in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Home builders should expect delays caused by measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Companies should carefully review their contracts now for certain provisions that allow for such delays.

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Coronavirus Could Affect OSHA Compliance on Home Building Sites

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 17, 2020 2 Comments
Coronavirus Could Affect OSHA Compliance on Home Building Sites

NAHB has identified at least two areas of concern for home builders in the short term during the coronavirus fallout, both related to compliance with OSHA standards: The availability of N95 respirators for those working with respirable silica dust and OSHA reporting standards on injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

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Free Webinar on Fall Safety in Roofing April 16

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 10, 2020 0 Comments
Free Webinar on Fall Safety in Roofing April 16

Registration is open for a free webinar, Fall Prevention & Protection in the Roofing Industry, conducted by the Center for Construction Research and Training on April 16.

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Safety Training May Soon be Conducted by Virtual Reality

Safety Training May Soon be Conducted by Virtual Reality

At IBS 2020, visitors to the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone were treated to the potential future of safety training: Virtual reality. And with recent studies on the topic, it might be coming sooner than you think.

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NAHB Formally Challenges Some Recent Building Codes Vote Results

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 3, 2020 13 Comments
NAHB Formally Challenges Some Recent Building Codes Vote Results

NAHB sent a letter February 14 to International Codes Council President Dominic Sims urging the building codes body to carefully reevaluate the validity of many approved voting officials, reject two specific proposals as not meeting the intent of the energy code, and reform some of its voting processes.

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Let Good Practices Climb to the Top of Your Priorities During Ladder Safety Month

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 2, 2020 0 Comments
Let Good Practices Climb to the Top of Your Priorities During Ladder Safety Month

Today marks the beginning of the fourth annual National Ladder Safety Month, a month-long campaign to promote ladder safety training. This is a topic of utmost importance to everyone in the home building industry as ladder accidents comprise a huge percentage of jobsite injuries and OSHA citations.

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