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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 >


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.

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...

Construction, Codes and Standards

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

Aging-in-Place Remodeling

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

Types of Home Construction: 50+ Housing

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

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...

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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Do You Know the Endowment? Here’s Money on It.

May 22, 2015

Since 1987, the National Housing Endowment has distributed over $13 million in grants to support NAHB and the broader home building industry, and it wants to make sure all NAHB members know what the Endowment does and how to support its work. Take this survey and be eligible to win a $100 gift card — and learn more.

Augmented Reality Offers Home Builders More Freedom, Efficiency and Options

May 22, 2015

Augmented reality technology is beginning to pick up steam, and will soon allow builders to sale homes sooner, provide consumers with more design options up front, and make building processes more efficient.

How to Generate and Maintain Predictable Cash Flow

May 21, 2015

Now available at -- Managing Your Business with 7 Key Numbers -- lays out a process that helps business owners see where they stand every day, with every job, by monitoring just seven key numbers that drive all profits and cash flow.