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An Open Letter on Coronavirus Safety from NAHB Chairman to Residential Construction Workers

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | July 10, 2020 |

An Open Letter on Coronavirus Safety from NAHB Chairman to Residential Construction Workers NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke today sent an open letter to the nation’s residential construction workers imploring them to continue following guidance to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in the face of rising cases nationwide. Read the letter below: Dear Colleagues, As chairman…

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | June 22, 2020 |

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…

NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | June 16, 2020 |

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…

OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 22, 2020 |

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…

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 18, 2020 |
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,…

Lumber Prices Move Sharply Higher on Rising Demand and Supply Constraints

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 18, 2020 |
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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…

GSABA Government Affairs Update

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 7, 2020 |

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…

New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Safety

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 7, 2020 |
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New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Safety NAHB has published a video toolbox talk that demonstrates proper safety precautions for workers on a home building job site to prevent the transmission of the new coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness. The video, available in English and Spanish, is intended to provide live…

NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | April 27, 2020 |

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…

Register for this Week’s Coronavirus Response Webinars

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | April 21, 2020 |

Register for this Week’s Coronavirus Response Webinars NAHB has hosted 12 webinars this month to provide members with guidance on a variety of topics related to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on business operations. These webinars give members an opportunity to ask questions directly to NAHB staff and outside experts. NAHB continues its Coronavirus…