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NAHB Announces New Chairman From NAHBNow.com At the conclusion of NAHB’s 2020 Spring Leadership Meetings, NAHB Chairman Dean Mon informed the Board of Directors that he would be unable to complete the remainder of his term due to personal reasons and was resigning his chairmanship. Mon will continue to be an active member of the…

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NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations From NAHBnow.com In the residential construction industry, a safe work environment and well-written, up-to-date safety program isn’t optional; it’s essential. Not only does it keep employees healthy and safe, but it can stave off huge losses, including everything from workers’ compensation to equipment issues, administrative…

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OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of COVID-19 on OSHA injury and illness logs. The new requirements go into effect Tuesday, May 26. As with the…

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Program

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application From NAHBnow.com The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, has released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans,…

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lumber prices higher

Lumber Prices Move Sharply Higher on Rising Demand and Supply Constraints From NAHBNow.org Rising demand stemming from a surge of do-it-yourself projects from consumers working at home coupled with restricted supply due to lumber mills operating at a diminished capacity have led to a recent upsurge in lumber prices. The latest Random Lengths Framing Composite…

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GSABA Government Affairs Update By Kristi Sutterfield, Executive Vice President Greater San Antonio Builders Association City of San Antonio Development Services Department Update and Handouts: Agenda for the upcoming Development Services Task Force meeting Modifications have been made to Drop Off/Pick Up Development Services Department Budget with FY 2020 Budget numbers Monthly Permit Summary to…

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NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction Posters The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has published important updates to its guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response. NAHB is a key member of CISC. The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction describes how to prevent…

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Governor Abbott issued Executive Order: All Residential Construction Deemed Essential Governor Abbott just issued his new Executive Order today at 2:00pm that designates “Essential Services” statewide based on the CISA 2.0 guidance that I sent to you on Sunday, March 29th that were released on Saturday, Mach 28th.   This Executive Order is intended to…

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