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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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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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COVID Safety Posters and Governor Abbott’s Executive Order on Essential Services Please find COVID Safety Posters in English and Spanish for your work sites as well as an Employee Safety Poster for your offices, showrooms and warehouses.  It is recommended that you post these posters at all of these locations.  Many GSABA members have been…

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Update from DHS on Essential Infrastructure Business Congress has approved a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector. The…

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Critical Government Affairs Update – Essential Workers On Saturday, March 28th the Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released their updated list of critical infrastructure/essential services to include residential construction and many construction related services. Many thanks to the leadership of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and others in Washington…

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DHS Designates Residential Construction as “Essential Infrastructure Business” In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.” The designation will enable many home building firms to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic…

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NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) today published guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response. NAHB is a key member of CISC. The guidance describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job…

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