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Avoid OSHA Fines with this Fall Prevention Class

Posted on November 19, 2018

KCHBA will be offering a FREE 4-hour Fall Prevention in Residential Construction training course on Dec. 14.  The English session will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a Spanish session will be offered 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ...

Single-Family Permits: Declines in the Midwest and Northeast

Posted on November 16, 2018

Over the first nine months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 664,665. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 5.7 percent increase over the September 2017 level of 62...

Not a Lot of Lots, Builders Report

Posted on November 16, 2018

In a recent NAHB survey, 65 percent of builders reported that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas was low to very low. This is up only 1 percent from June 2017, but significantly higher than the 42 percent pos...

SAFE Awards Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 28

Posted on November 16, 2018

The application deadline for the NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) awards program has been extended to Wednesday, Nov. 28. The SAFE Awards recognize the achievements of builders and trade contractors wh...

Young Professionals Holiday Event

Posted on November 13, 2018

Tuesday, December 4 • 4 - 7 pm Nick & Jake’s on Main • 5301 Main Street, KC, Mo 64112 $20 (includes heavy appetizers) • Cash Bar IT’S ABOUT TO GET UGLY: Put on your best ugly sweater for your chance to win...

Avoid OSHA Fines with this Fall Prevention Class

Posted on November 12, 2018

$129,336. That's how much a serious OSHA fall protection violation could cost you. To help you avoid costly fines and protect workers, the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) is conducting a four-hour Fall Prevention in Residenti...

NAHB Hosting Lumber Webinar, Nov. 14

Posted on November 12, 2018

The recent import tariffs on lumber from Canada have generated higher interest among many builders in importing lumber from other countries that may or may not have properly graded the imported wood for structural use. Gradin...

Building Business News November 2018

Posted on November 5, 2018

View photos from the fall Clay Shoot, Onsite Construction 101 and the Past Presidents dinner, as well as see who the HBA presented Defender of Housing awards to recently. Click here to read the November issue of Building Busi...

Free Webinar Explores Enforcement of OSHA Silica Rule

Posted on November 1, 2018

NAHB is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 8, Lessons Learned: OSHA Silica Rule 1 Year After Implementation, that will look at how the agency has been enforcing its new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Constructi...

HBA Recognizes Rep. Hartzler as a Defender of Housing

Posted on October 22, 2018

The HBA recently presented Rep. Vicky Hartzler with the Defender of Housing Award, which recognizes courageous federal legislators who have demonstrated strong support for housing and NAHB positions on key issues facing the i...