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NAHB Construction Forecast: Normal is On the Horizon

The housing market could take off in the next two years as the U.S. economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Fall Construction Forecast webinar, held on Wednesday. Multifamily starts … Continue reading

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Changes in Overtime Pay Rules: Should You Be Worried?

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would raise the threshold under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime pay from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year in 2016, grabbed the attention of the construction and manufacturing … Continue reading

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Kitchens, Bathrooms Still Most Popular Remodeling Projects

May is National Home Remodeling Month, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers just released a survey on the most popular remodeling jobs by its members. Remodelers report that kitchen and bathroom projects remain the most popular, and … Continue reading

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NAHB: Housing Demand Soon To Surpass Supply

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Very good things are on the way for the residential glass industry, but they may take longer than initially expected to arrive. During the National Association of Homebuilders’ (NAHB) recent webinar, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s analytics, offered a holistic … Continue reading

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Prognosis Positive for Commercial Market

Economic forecasters cite several positive indicators for the commercial market, among them is the fact that prices in commercial properties are improving as compared to house prices which unfortunately are not improving at the same rate. Additionally, the Architectural Billing … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Housing Report: Regional Differences Still Exist and Employment Plays Key Role

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How is the housing recovery faring? Well it depends on where you live as major discrepancies still exist in different markets. Slow income growth is also prohibiting home purchases, while “part of the slow recovery has to do with slow … Continue reading

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Builder Confidence Rises Four Points in June

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose four points in June to reach a level of 49 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released yesterday. “After several months of little … Continue reading

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Housing Industry “Gets Back to Normal”

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In the years following the bust, economic forecasters often used the term, the “long road back to normal” or the “new normal.” In this week’s National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Spring Construction Forecast Robert Denk, NAHB assistant vice president for … Continue reading

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ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Urges OSHA to Withdraw Silica Rule

Some construction industry-related groups are asking the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to withdraw its proposed rule to drastically lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) of crystalline silica for the construction industry. Input for the last comment period was … Continue reading

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