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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 >

Design/Build

When well managed, a full-service building or remodeling business can increase profits and maximize customer satisfactio...

Green Homes Show Growth in a Recovering Market According to New Report from McGraw Hill Construction

Residential construction is a key engine behind economic growth in the United States. According to McGraw Hill Construct...

VISION House at Armory Park del Sol

Built to the Gold level of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, the one-level house is optimized for performanc...

Green Home Building Continues to Climb, Valued at $36 Billion in 2013

McGraw Hill Construction, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), today released findings from a new Green Home Bu...

Big Changes Coming for Water Heater Efficiency. Are You Ready?

New water heater efficiency standards that go into effect April 15, 2015 will require significant changes to the install...

Greenhouse Gases and Home Building: Manufacturing, Transportation, and Installation of Building Materials

This study focuses primarily on the “cradle to gate” embodied emissions created during production, transportation, and i...

Valuing Green Homes for What They're Worth

Are your green homes undervalued? Maybe it’s not the market, but the appraiser.

Construction, Codes and Standards

Virtually all residential construction must adhere to comprehensive building codes and standards governed by local and s...

Rhode Island Builder Chooses NGBS as Best for Green Building

The builder of the first home certified under the 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), Caldwell could h...

What is Design for Independent Living?

In response to the huge wave of baby boomers starting to retire, all sorts of products and services are popping up cater...

Aging-in-Place Remodeling

Older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfo...

50+ Housing

The 50+ niche is vitally important to help ease the transitions between life stages. Builders are redefining what it mea...

Construction Immigrant Worker Flow

The article examines 10 years of the American Community Survey data and constructs and presents new estimates of the imm...

Expensive Fines, Subcontractor Mistakes Characterize New Round of EPA Lead Paint Violations

The EPA announced on Feb. 18, 2014, that 35 home remodeling contractors and training providers settled with th...

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How Long it Takes to Complete Multifamily Projects

September 02, 2015

In an Aug. 26 Eye on Housing post, NAHB economist Na Zhao breaks down the Census figures by number of units per building and by region of the country to see how long it takes to build an apartment or condo building once the developer has authorization in hand. It took about a month longer, […]

19 Cities Still Miss the Mark on Ozone Standard

September 02, 2015

EPA has released a report determining that 19 metropolitan areas still have not met Clean Air Act requirements to limit ozone emissions, and the clock is ticking.

Selling Homes on Bad Weather Days

September 02, 2015

It's easy to get model home traffic in the spring when the weather is beautiful. But how do you sell homes in bad weather? This MIRM has an answer.

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