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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 >

Codes

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

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...

Addressing Regulatory Barriers to Housing Affordability

There are many excellent resources that demonstrate the negative consequences of regulatory barriers.

What are Housing Starts?

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

2018 Release Dates for NAHB Quarterly Surveys

2018 release dates for NAHB's quarterly surveys: HOI, LMI, MMS, RMI, and 55+ HMI

Fall Prevention in Residential Construction

This 4-hour training program focuses on helping employees and employers identify and avoid fall hazards on the jobsite.

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...

Is NAHB Remodelers Right for Me?

Education, Networking, fancy awards. What’s not to like? Here’s more.

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Stay Safe Near Power Lines

May 21, 2018

May is National Electrical Safety Month, which means it's time for builders to turn their attention straight up to the power lines that may be near your jobsite. In 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the construction industry, according to the, although the figures are not broken down between residential and commercial construction.

Making a Difference for Our Injured War Heroes

May 21, 2018

Whether it’s giving back to local communities, helping house the homeless or assisting families in need in after disaster strikes, home builders are taking selfless acts to make a difference in communities across the land. Builders interested in focusing efforts on helping our nation’s war heroes can team up with Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans.

FloodSmart.gov is Back in Business

May 21, 2018

For many years, FloodSmart.gov was a resource for residents, business owners, floodplain managers and others interested learning more about the National Flood Insurance Program. But FEMA was forced to deactivate it shortly after the site experienced security issues in late 2016. Now, it's back — and even better than the original.