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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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Laundry Rooms: A New Design Frontier

May 18, 2018

All it takes is a quick look at Houzz to realize laundry rooms are becoming game changers. And depending on their market, home builders can promote their laundry rooms in ways that appeal to any number of different buyers.

Results from Lumber Tariffs Highlight Folly of Protectionism

May 18, 2018

As the Trump administration weighs imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies, most mainstream economists are warning that such protectionist trade policies will result in harsh negative repercussions for the domestic economy. But the president insists this course is needed to shore up struggling U.S. industries. So who is right? NAHB Chairman Randy Noel -- citing a real-life lumber tariff situation that has been flying under the radar for more than a year -- provides the clear answer in a recent op-ed published in The Hill.

Rising Prices of Lumber and Steel a ‘Terrible Downward Spiral’

May 17, 2018

Hefty tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports are causing lumber prices to skyrocket and making many home builders pray for a prolonged price plateau. Will it be long before more builders start using alternative materials such as steel?