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NAHB accepting entries for SAFE Awards

NAHBWashington—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting applications for the 2013 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Co. Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE). The awards program recognizes home builders and contractors who have developed and implemented high quality workplace safety programs, and also honors government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations who work to advance safety in the home building industry. Continue reading NAHB accepting entries for SAFE Awards

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Call for entries for 2014 NAHBGreen Awards

Sept. 16/23 2013; Volume 27/number 11

Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 12.15.42 PMThe National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting submissions for its 2014 NAHBGreen Awards. Each year, NAHB recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for excellence in residential green design and construction practices, and for green building programs and advocacy efforts. The awards will be presented on Feb. 5, 2014, during an event held in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

“In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in green building, and the industry has responded by designing and constructing high-performance homes that reflect not only green and energy efficient principles, but also innovative design,” said NAHB chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “Each year, NAHB recognizes the very best work in this sector in its NAHBGreen Awards.” Continue reading Call for entries for 2014 NAHBGreen Awards

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Design & Construction Week brings industry together in Las Vegas

Sept. 16/23 2013; Volume 27/number 11

Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 11.41.11 AMWashington—More than a dozen trade associations and industry groups have signed on as supporting organizations for Design & Construction Week, joining forces for what promises to be the largest residential construction exposition in the nation in 2014. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will launch Design & Construction Week Feb. 4–6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center as the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) co-locate for the first time. Continue reading Design & Construction Week brings industry together in Las Vegas

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Associations show support for Design & Construction Week

NAHBWashington—More than a dozen trade associations and industry groups have signed on as Supporting Organizations for Design & Construction Week, joining forces for what promises to be the largest-ever residential construction exposition in the nation in 2014. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will launch Design & Construction Week Feb. 4 to Feb. 6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center as the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) co-locate for the first time. Continue reading Associations show support for Design & Construction Week

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Registration opens for 2014 International Builders' Show

NAHBWashington—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has officially opened online registration for the 2014 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction tradeshow in the world. The event, to be held in Las Vegas, from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, is part of the first Design & Construction Week, a co-location with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Continue reading Registration opens for 2014 International Builders' Show

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NAHB says OSHA rule raises concerns for construction industry

NAHBWashington—A coalition of construction industry groups is concerned about a proposed rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that’s intended to protect workers from inhaling dust containing silica, created by activities such as cutting brick or block, and sawing, grinding or drilling concrete. “We need practical, science-based solutions that protect workers in all facets of construction,” said Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C. “Unfortunately, OSHA’s initial announcement about this proposed rule indicates we aren’t there yet.” Continue reading NAHB says OSHA rule raises concerns for construction industry

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NAHB accepting submissions for 2014 NAHBGreen Awards

NAHBWashington—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting submissions for its 2014 NAHBGreen Awards. Each year, NAHB recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for excellence in residential green design and construction practices and for green building program and advocacy efforts. The awards will be presented on Feb. 5 during an event held in conjunction with the 2014 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Continue reading NAHB accepting submissions for 2014 NAHBGreen Awards

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NAHB: Remodeler confidence rebounds in second quarter

NAHBWashington—Confidence in the remodeling market rebounded in the second quarter of 2013 with the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rising six points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The rise in existing home sales and increased demand for remodeling projects contributed to the positive report. Continue reading NAHB: Remodeler confidence rebounds in second quarter

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New-home sales jump 8.3% in June, NAHB sees more soon

NAHBWashington—Sales of newly built, single-family homes surged 8.3% to a seasonally adjusted, annual rate of 497,000 units in June, their fastest pace in the last five years, according to data released today by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading New-home sales jump 8.3% in June, NAHB sees more soon

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National housing starts lower in June

NAHB-Color-LogoNationwide housing starts declined 9.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 units in June as construction of multifamily buildings slowed following recent months of strong activity in that sector, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the pace of single-family production held fairly even, with a decline of less than one percentage point. Continue reading National housing starts lower in June