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Contractor or Employee?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. But it’s important to do so to comply with the law and avoid fines. Learn more >

National Electrical Code Action Kit

So what changed in 2014 National Electrical Code? Read More >

Spotting Workers Comp Fraud

Workers’ compensation insurance fraud can be committed by employees, employers, insurers, agents, doctors, lawyers or anyone else involved in the workers’ compensation process. But workers’ comp fraud primarily penalizes employers and their employees. Read More in NAHB Now >

Land Use 101

The goal of Land Use 101 is to assemble the best available resources from NAHB that are most relevant to the issues curr...

What are Housing Starts?

A start is defined as excavation (ground breaking) for the footings or foundation of a residential structure. For a mult...

2017 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2017 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

Codes

While building codes protect public health and safety, government agencies often use them to back-door other policies.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency in homes is generally achieved through the use of building materials, construction techniques, designs...

Local Benefits of Home Building: Updated Estimates

In-Depth Analysis, November 10, 2005 by Paul Emrath Ph.D. The NAHB Model New residential construction often faces oppos...

NAHB Apartment Rent Estimator

Through a link on this page, viewers can access a model NAHB has developed to estimate the average gross rent for an apa...

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Associate Awards Now Open

May 24, 2017

The NAHB Associate Members Committee has opened the application process for three prestigious awards given annually to both Builder and Associate members for their service to the industry and support of their peers.

NAHB Multifamily Builders Needed for Accessibility Survey

May 24, 2017

Multifamily developers have plenty of stories about the difficulty of trying to comply with the myriad and sometimes conflicting, rules and regulations designed to make housing more accessible for those with disabilities. NAHB is hoping that some new survey responses will help to iron out the process.

2018 Codes Webinar Set for Tomorrow

May 24, 2017

Registration closes at 3 p.m. ET today for the webinar Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code which will take place from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 25. The webinar will highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version.