WOTUS Rule Definitions on the Way Out
The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers today proposed to replace the 2015 definition of the term "waters of the United States" (the Clean Water Rule) with the 1986 text.
OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting
OSHA is proposing to delay to Dec. 1 the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit workplace injury information from 2016.
Timber Towers Reach for the Skies
Are 20-story timber high-rises the future of building? Perhaps, if code changes under development by a committee of the International Code Council are eventually approved for the 2021 International Building Code.
Lumber Tariffs Threaten Thousands of U.S. Jobs, Raise Housing Costs
In a move that will raise housing costs and price countless American households out of the housing market, the Commerce Department on June 26 imposed a preliminary 6.87% anti-dumping duty on Canadian lumber imports on top of the 19.88% countervailing duties announced in April.
Legal Action Funded Case Wins Big in Vermont
A case that was awarded funding from NAHB’s Legal Action Fund received a favorable decision on June 23, providing an additional dose of much-needed clarity to Vermont employers.
Remodeler of the Month: Quality Always Trumps Quantity
No matter what type of business you run, working with the right people is key to boosting revenue and sustaining long-term growth. That’s how David Jackson, CAPS, principal of Jackson Design Build in Centennial, Colo., says he’s kept his home building and remodeling business steadily growing since 1978.
NAHB Celebrates a Diamond Jubilee
NAHB members kicked up their heels and celebrated the association's 75th anniversary with a gala and directors’ reception during its recent Midyear Meeting in Washington, D.C.
New Home Sales Rise 2.9% in May
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in May rose 2.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units after an upwardly revised April reading, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.
NAHB Construction Forecast: Clear Skies, Chance of Headwinds
Three experts offer their insights on the direction the housing industry will take through the end of the year — and a look at what to expect in 2018 and 2019 — in the exclusive NAHB Construction Forecast Webinar, now available for viewing on nahb.org.
80-Year-Old Home Transforming Into Impressive IBS Exhibit
Set to debut during the NAHB International Builders Show, The New American Remodel 2018 is in the midst of a comprehensive renovation. The project's green building consultant called the original home "one of the least efficient" he'd ever seen. That will certainly change when the project wraps up.