Face Mask Required on Construction Sites

June 24, 2020 This afternoon Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 147 (Order) which requires face covering at various business, manufacturing and other settings. Construction sites are specifically included: 7. In Certain High-Density Occupational Settings Where Social Distancing is Difficult. Social distancing is inherently difficult where multiple workers are together in manufacturing settings, at construction… Read More

OSHA Issues Guidance on Returning to Offices

NAHB Update: June 24 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued guidance to assist employers reopening business offices and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic. The guidance provides general principles for easing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus through the use of phased reopenings.… Read More

NAHB Webinar: Online Selling

COVID-19 has changed the way we do business. It is imperative that home builders have a strategy – including techniques, tools, process mapping and training – for completing home sales digitally. NAHB’s free webinar, Moving the Buyer’s Journey Online: A How-to Guide for Completing Your Sales Digitally, scheduled for Wednesday, July 1, 2-3 pm, will map… Read More

5 Design Trends for Life at Home

What does the turmoil of the coronavirus mean for new homes and communities? For starters, we are all spending more time at home, and gaining a greater appreciation for, or frustration of, all the things that come with that. What started as work from home, though, may have morphed into something bigger and more important for… Read More

Builder Confidence Surges in June

Housing Rebound is Underway In a sign that housing stands poised to lead a post-pandemic economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped 21 points to 58 in June, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Any reading above 50 indicates a positive market. “As the… Read More

Remodeling Economic Outlook

Housing Changes After COVID-19 NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz will join host Vince Butler, CAPS, GMB, GMR, and other top remodeling analysts from Harvard University and John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC) for a comprehensive review and economic outlook of the home-improvement industry. Todd Tomalak and Abbe Will — contributors to leading industry research forecasts,… Read More