Statement of NAHB 2019 Third Vice Chair Candidate Jerry Konter
The NAHB Nominations Committee has certified one candidate for 2019 Third Vice Chairman: Jerry Konter of Savannah, Ga., who is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah. Konter, who will address the NAHB Board of Directors at the Midyear Board meeting later this year, provided a statement regarding his focus and expertise.
Scholarships Support Next Generation of Industry Leaders
Students interested in – or currently pursuing – rewarding career opportunities in residential construction can apply for several industry scholarships that are now accepting applications.
National Designation Month Spotlight: Meet Custom Builder Chuck Miller
March is National Designation Month, which gives NAHB a chance to shine a spotlight on some outstanding building industry professionals who were named Designees of the Year for 2017 and honored in January during the 2018 International Builders’ Show.
Free Webinar: Steps to Avoid Ladder-Related Injuries
With the proper rules and precautions, builders can reduce the risks of jobsite injuries. A March 23 webinar will show how it can be done.
Multifamily Drop Pushes Total Housing Starts Down
A decline in multifamily starts pushed overall housing production down 7% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department.
POGs Make Plans in Washington
Volunteers from the NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards Committee and others interested in the code adoption process will be very busy in the upcoming week. The group will be reviewing more than 1,300 proposed changes to the International Code Council’s family of building and energy codes.
NAHB Leaders Call on Congress to Adopt a Strong Housing Agenda
NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde conducted two days of meetings this week with Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, urging lawmakers to keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.
Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process
Illustrating how the federal regulatory system has run amok and the need for Congress to pass legislation to fix a broken permitting process, a development firm today shared its three-decade-long nightmare of failed attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit.
Senate-Passed Banking Bill Could Ease Tight Credit Conditions
NAHB commended the Senate for passing bipartisan legislation yesterday that would help ease tight credit conditions that are hindering the momentum of the housing industry.
Builder Confidence Remains on Solid Footing in March
Home builder sentiment edged down one point to a level of 70 in March from a downwardly revised February reading on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).