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Builders’ Use of Aerial Drones Takes Off

About two years ago, NAHB reported that 22 percent of single-family builders had used aerial drones (or unmanned aircraft systems, as the Department of Defense calls them) at least once in their construction businesses.  But the times they are a-changing.  When we revisited the issue in March of this year, we saw that the percentage of builders using ... Read More

How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes in 2018

In a series of posts featured on the Eye on Housing blog, NAHB economists are helping builders and remodelers make sense of the changes in tax law that resulted from legislation passed in December. The initial two posts of this Tax Reform Toolkitdiscussed the basics of the pass-through deduction, or 199A, and how those rules apply to high-income taxpayers. Those ... Read More

How to Infuse Universal Design into Any Home

As much as we hate to admit it, getting older is an unavoidable part of life. Our hearing and vision begin to weaken, and our aging joints make even the most mundane tasks—from taking out the trash to enjoying a hot shower—just a bit more difficult to accomplish. Fortunately, there are some universal updates you ... Read More

HBACF Bowling Tournament 2018

It’s time to sign up for the HBA Charitable Foundation Bowling Tournament! That’s right – the HBA is going bowling. If you have your own ball or fancy bowling shoe, get them out and ready! When: Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Where:  Enterprise Park Lanes (1625 E Enterprise Ave, Springfield)  The cost is $100 for a ... Read More

Education for HBA Members - May 2018

It’s time to RSVP for HBA Education in May! We have three different topics scheduled this month ranging from how title requirements have changed in new construction to managing people to installation tips for windows and doors – there’s something for everyone! Call 417-881-3711 or email today to reserve your spot. - BUILDERS! - These ... Read More

In Memory of HBA Past President – Don Hopper

Please take a moment of silence to honor past HBA President Don Hopper. Don was president of the HBA from 1978 until 1979. Don was 76 years old when he passed on March 18, 2018. Prayers go out to his family and friends. More information about Don's passing at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-leader/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188509619

Building Science Sessions by Dr. Joseph Lstiburek - April 5th

Join Dr. Joseph "Joe Lstiburek, dubbed the "dean of North American building science" by the Wall Street Journal, for a day full of learning and laughter! Morning Session: "Building Science 301" Afternoon Session One: "The Perfect Wall - Keeping the Outside OUt and the Inside In" Afternoon Session Two: "Roofing - Where the Building Touches ... Read More

Shop AmazonSmile - Support the HBA Charitable Foundation

In short. You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com (Go directly to HBACF AmazonSmile - click ... Read More

Emergency Preparedness Kit Winner

When it comes to storm safety FamilySAFE knows it is good to be prepared with one of their many sizes of EF5-Tested and certified above ground steel storm shelters, but it is also very important to have an Emergency Preparedness Kit. As prize sponsor of the 2018 HBA Home Show FamilySAFE created their own Emergency Preparedness Kit, ... Read More