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Codes + Standards

NAHB Successfully Appeals Two Proposed Changes to the IECC

Two of the National Association of Home Builders’ appeals to the 2021 building code were accepted by the International Code Council Board of Direct

Codes + Standards

How Excessive Design Standards Hurt Affordability

NAHB Housing Policy Briefing | Stringent residential design standards imposed by local governments are affecting housing costs; the impact of new residential construction on the broader economy (chart)

Leadership

NAHB New Chair to Tackle Regulation and Promote Trades

NAHB Housing Policy Briefing | Chuck Fowke named NAHB's new chair; a look at new single-family home inventory

Affordability

Andrés Duany on New Urbanism’s Legacy and Affordable Housing

As a leading advocate for smart growth, Miami-based architect and urban planner Andrés Duany's vision for housing development and affordability is both bold and practical

Fireplace

Have a Hearth, Just Make Sure It’s EPA Certified

For today's homebuyer interested in a fireplace for their new house, there's a wide selection of product options from which to choose, and the range of fuel sources and design styles is sure to satisfy any specific requirements

Regulations

OSHA Construction Safety Inspections Fall 84% During Pandemic  

OSHA’s in-person checks of construction sites have plunged by 84 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Resources and Information

OSHA Says Most Employers Don’t Have to Track Worker COVID-19 Infections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has clarified employers’ responsibility to track workplace COVID-19 virus infections.

Codes + Standards

Why Are Building Codes Important?

Building codes not only provide a standard benchmark contractors must meet, they also establish a building’s safety and energy performance for years to come

Regulations

A Problem in Common: Balancing Regulations With Environmental Stewardship

To find the balance between fees and regulations and address issues of environmental stewardship and housing affordability, keep in mind that we all caused this problem, so we all should share in the costs and solutions to fix it

Regulations

Mud Puddles No Longer Deemed Protected Waters

NAHB Policy Briefing | Decades of uncertainty over federal jurisdiction of U.S. waterways is resolved

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