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US Announces Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

President Donald J. Trump recently announced that he plans this week to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the country, drawing praise from in the industry but stoking fears o...


NAHB Calls on OSHA to Help Small Businesses

The National Association of Home Builders recently spoke at a House subcommittee hearing to call on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to expand its small business compliance ...


NAHB Launch Safety 265 Initiative

An industry association is taking steps to raise awareness on work site safety. The National Association of Home Builders recently launched its Safety 265 initiative, a campaign designed to ...


International Builders' Show Runs Through Thursday

The National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show is in full swing at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.


Pruitt Begins Tenure as EPA Head

Administrator Scott Pruitt has taken the helm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indicating in his first address to employees and the nation that he would follow President Donald J...


Pruitt Begins as EPA Leader

On Tuesday (Feb. 21) newly confirmed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt delivered his first speech to his employees and the nation.


Feds: Multifamily Production Drops 38%

Multifamily construction dropped sharply in September, bringing nationwide housing starts down 9 percent to an annual rate of 1.05 million units, according to new federal data.


NAHB Elects New Leaders for 2016

The National Association of Home Builders elected four senior officers to its 2016 Board of Directors at the association’s recent annual conference in Las Vegas.


Economists: Housing Market Improving

U.S. builders are expected to break ground on 1.33 million units in 2016 and hit 1.56 million units in 2017, a new forecast suggests.


Multifamily Surge Drives Housing Data

U.S. builders broke ground on more residential projects last month than they have in nearly eight years, new government data suggests.


NAHB Decries Joint Employer Change

Stating that a new rule regarding joint employer relationships would hurt housing affordability and small businesses, a Texas home builder also told Congress this week that the standard is “...


Study: What’s 'Green' to Home Buyers

What is it about a “green home” that makes a potential home buyer want to spend green?


Housing Starts Hit 8-Year High

New-home construction accelerated in July, but the pace of multifamily homebuilding was not a contributor.


Home Building Hits 8-Year High

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. housing market has apparently drained the last dregs of winter and is well back on the road to recovery, new government data suggests.


Home Sweet Housing Starts in 2014

U.S. builders broke ground on more than one million new homes and apartments in 2014—the highest level recorded since the boom of 2005 and 8.8 percent higher than the 2013 total, the federal...


Residential Construction Rebounding

Home builders are walking taller in the wake of new Census Bureau estimates that show spending on both single- and multifamily construction soaring in the last year, according to the Nationa...


Builders Slam U.S. Silica Proposal

A federal plan to slash silica exposure in the workplace will cost about $3.9 billion—nearly eight times the government’s estimate, the construction industry contends.


Construction Tabs Silica Plan at $3.9B

Unworkable, unaffordable and unnecessary is the construction industry’s final judgment on a federal proposal to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.


Fed OSHA Steps in on AZ Rule

Unsatisfied with the rigor of Arizona's residential fall-protection rules, federal regulators are following through with a threat to impose their own.


Builder Confidence Hits 7-Month High

U.S. home builders are building not only homes, but also confidence, as construction activity continues its upturn, according to a new report.


Builders: Material Shortages Easing

Lots and labor may remain in short supply, but building materials have become easier to obtain in 2014, U.S. homebuilders report in a new survey.


Wall Board Made to Fight Fire

JetProducts has introduced a building product that purports to deliver eight times the fire-suppressing power of drywall, garnering the nickname "fireman in a wall.”


Online Reporting Plan Gains Reprieve

Employers are getting more time to weigh in on a plan to mandate electronic reporting of injuries and illnesses, eventually making the data publicly available online.


OSHA Adds Comment Time for Injury Rule

Stakeholders will have 30 more days to comment on a proposal that would require electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, and eventually make the data publicly available onli...


Employers Unite Against Silica Rule

Construction employers have rushed to mobilize against a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, ensuring a showdown with unions over the controversial measure.


Battle Lines Drawn over Silica Rule

A showdown is quickly shaping up over a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, pitting a new group of construction employers against organized labor and safety ...


Housing Takes Hit to 10-Month Low

U.S. housing production took an unanticipated nose dive in June to its lowest level since August 2012, due to a slowdown in the multifamily sector, according to new data from the Commerce De...


Residential Market Posts Big Gains

U.S. home builders are more confident and they’re proving it, according to the latest economic indicators.


Home Building Hits 5-Year High

The U.S. residential construction industry may be crawling, slowly but surely, out if its post-recession funk.


Bill Seeks to Revive Lead Rule Opt-Out

Reinstating a homeowner's right to opt out of the federal lead rule for renovation, repair and painting is once again the target of new legislation.


ANSI OKs Green Homebuilding Standard

The newly updated ICC 700 National Green Building Standard has gained approval by the American National Standards Institute—the first and only residential green building rating system to do ...


 
 
   

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