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NAHB applauds passage of House Resolution overturning Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule

NAHB Applauds Passage of House Resolution Overturning WOTUS Rule The House today approved a Senate-passed Congressional Review Act resolution (S. J. Res. 22) that would rescind the ill-advised “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The White House has threatened to veto the […]

Heads up, Remodelers! Lead Paint re-certification coming due….make sure yours is current?!

NAHB Remodelers Chairman Robert Criner met with White House officials Monday to, again, plead the industry’s case for a simplified re-certification process for NAHB members who do work in homes with lead paint. An estimated 380,000 remodelers and others who must re-up their Lead-Safe Certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency to comply with its Lead: […]

BASF Teams up with ABC and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez….July 15 Breakfast….

(MIAMI, July 14, 2015) – Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Associated Builders & Contractors and Builders Association of South Florida invite you to join them to discuss how to best engage private industry in addressing workforce development and unemployment in Miami-Dade County at the Employ Miami-Dade Forum Wednesday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m., at the Miami […]

Unnecessary building code requirement? Really expensive…..Your BASF Membership today? Priceless!

Another hard-fought BASF Legislative Victory….. Two key building code provisions were about to be implemented  – to industry’s detriment. BASF and FHBA, our state association in Tallahassee, and key builder members, worked hard to obtain a much needed one-year delay in two important code provisions: The first delay relates to an additional Fire Access elevator, lobby, […]

Fla. Congressional Districts to be redrawn…..

In an important decision today, the Florida Supreme Court decided is that 8 of the 27 congressional districtsmust be redrawn for violating the Fair Districts requirements in place now. The reality is, more than 8 districts will be affected because once district boundary lines are shuffed around – and changes cascade throughout the state. The eight […]

Follow the logo to SEBC/Orlando.. Biggest Regional Trade Show Around!

Join us for SEBC 2015  On  July 16-18, 2015 in Orlando for the largest regional building industry trade show in the Southeast! Our rockin’ new format will include Residential and Commercial Construction Educational Sessions, two days of the Expo Hall and several fun-filled social events. This is your opportunity to make personal connections with leading […]

NAHB-supported Senate Bill Would Fix Flawed EPA Water Bill…..read on for details….

Senate Bill Would Fix Flawed EPA Water Proposal that Harms Housing, Economy Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Land Development by NAHB Now on May 19, 2015 • 0 Comments NAHB today urged the Senate to pass pending legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to go back to the drawing board and withdraw […]

BASF Trustees meet with two Members of Congress on possible High-Rise Building Height Limits

At their March 12 Quarterly Luncheon, the BASF Trustees will hear from two Members of Congress from the South Florida delegation regarding the possible FAA height limitations on downtown high-rise buildings. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-24) and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-26) will be two of the four panelists to discuss this important development issue before the Trustees, […]