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Which Water Efficiency Rating System Works for You?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
Which Water Efficiency Rating System Works for You?

Certifying your project to an above-code, voluntary water efficiency rating system provides independent confirmation of the water-saving practices you have installed in your projects, and validates to your buyer and the local market that you have built a house to a higher standard than what code requires. So which rating system is the best for you as you explore ways to differentiate yourself in the market?

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How the Home Building Industry is Keeping Workers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 23, 2020 0 Comments
How the Home Building Industry is Keeping Workers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The home building industry has always been a staunch advocate for the safety of workers, but COVID-19 has heightened some of elements that can affect builders’ safety, which companies continue to work hard to address. See how builders are addressing these issues in the latest episode from TheHill.TV.

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How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems?

Filed in Committees and Councils, Education by on September 22, 2020 1 Comment
How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems?

Home Innovation Research Labs has been tracking the adoption of offsite housing in new single-family homes and multifamily projects for the past 20 years. Learn more about what recent data highlight among builders’ attitudes, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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The Art of Builder and Associate Member Relationships

Filed in Awards, Membership by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
The Art of Builder and Associate Member Relationships

That value of Associates is not limited to the products or services they provide; it’s also seen in their interest in contributing to the growth and success of home building. Former NAHB Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM) Award nominees share their perspectives on working with Associate members.

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Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Filed in Committees and Councils, Housing Affordability by on September 21, 2020 1 Comment
Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Eric Holt, assistant professor at the University of Denver, and his team have been exploring how off-site construction fits into affordable housing. Learn more about their report on the role modular and panelized construction can play.

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Awards Deadlines Extended

Filed in Awards by on September 18, 2020 0 Comments
Awards Deadlines Extended

The deadline for many of NAHB’s awards programs is quickly approaching. Don’t miss your chance to spotlight top individuals and projects with one of these outstanding awards.

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Associate Members Leading the Way: 3 Female Chairs Share Their Journeys

Filed in Membership by on September 18, 2020 0 Comments
Associate Members Leading the Way: 3 Female Chairs Share Their Journeys

Associate members play a valuable role within the Federation — through the connections they make, the resources they provide, and the leadership they showcase to better the home-building industry. As part of NAHB’s celebration of Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, we asked three female Associate leaders in the Federation about their leadership journeys and how they have shaped their experiences within NAHB.

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What Builders Need to Know About Building Systems

Filed in Committees and Councils by on September 18, 2020 1 Comment
What Builders Need to Know About Building Systems

As home-building professionals continue to look for ways to grow and expand their businesses, one of the innovative solutions they may consider incorporating is building systems. Such systems offer benefits such as reduced labor, waste and construction time, but builders need to educate themselves on the various systems first to figure out what makes sense for them.

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BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

Filed in Committees and Councils, Disaster Response by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on every aspect of life, including the housing industry. Despite the challenges the pandemic has presented, however, many in the industry have looked for ways they could help, including Vaughan Buckley, a member of the Building Systems Councils (BSC). But he would need the help of his fellow builders to really make an impact.

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Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market

Filed in Advocacy, Trade by on September 15, 2020 29 Comments
Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market

Lumber prices increased 14.9% in August, marking historical gains. Such a sharp increase has put unnecessary pressure on home owners and builders alike to figure out how to close the gap — and potentially not build at all.

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