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‘Weekend Work’ initiative will identify safety concerns in 10 counties  DENVER – As work at construction project sites increases in Colorado’s Front Range, more workers may find themselves exposed to falls and trenching and excavation hazards. Over the last two years, at least six workers have suffered fatal falls, and nearly a dozen excavation collapses and…

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June 1, 2021 City of Aurora Increasing Building Material Use Tax The City of Aurora collects a building material use tax (BMUT) deposit at the time of permitting. The deposit is based on a 3.75% use tax rate calculated against 50% of the construction cost. This is an estimate of taxable materials used in a…

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News from Denver CPD that may impact building and development projects The City and County of Denver is adopting a new building and fire code, which will incorporate the 2021 series of international codes, as well as advance the voluntary 2019 Denver Green Code. To kick-off the code adoption process, we’ve created working groups to…

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Michael Booth in Colorado Sun: Fighting greenhouse gases means switching out fuel-burning furnaces, water heaters and stoves for models running on clean electricity. Coloradans will have to adapt. They are indeed coming for your gas stove. And your trusty 40-gallon tank of hot water sitting atop a natural-gas bonfire. And the belching, fuel-burning furnace in…

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FOX31 Problem Solvers story on Denver’s housing market that keeps setting new price records because inventory continues to drop across the metro area. Fox31’s Rob Low reports – originally aired Monday May 10, 2021 “We’re building as fast as we can right now,” said Ted Leighty, the CEO for the Colorado Association of Homebuilders. “We…

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May 4, 2021 Virtual Meetings with Colorado Congressional Delegation Scheduled for May – RSVP Today NAHB’s Bringing Housing Home® is an opportunity for our members to conduct in-district meetings with our U.S. representatives and senators. These meetings are key to strengthening relationships with our Washington lawmakers and to keep the housing industry as a priority…

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NAHB’s Bringing Housing Home® is an opportunity for our members to conduct in-district meetings with our U.S. representatives and senators. These meetings are key to strengthening relationships with our Washington lawmakers and to keep the housing industry as a priority in Congress. We encourage your participation in these meetings, which will be conducted entirely via…

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On April 8, the HBA of Metro Denver Jobsite Safety Committee sponsored a training session with OSHA Compliance Specialist John Olaechea. The session covered several updates to the agency’s health and safety regulations, as well what it is currently prioritizing during inspections of the residential-construction industry.

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The HBA’s Metro Housing Coalition supported two candidates in an April 20 special election in Parker to fill two vacant seats on City Council.  The HBA’s fundraising and political organization provided both direct and indirect contributions to help solidify a business-friendly majority in Parker. Candidate Joshua Rivero was the night’s top vote-getter with 4,616 votes,…

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April 6, 2021 Please contact Morgan Cullen, mcullen@hbadenver.com or 303-551-6730 with questions about any content within this monthly newsletter, or to become engaged in any of the HBA of Metro Denver’s Technical or Regulatory Committees. Jobsite Safety Committee: OSHA Update for Construction – April 8th, 8:00AM This discussion will cover updates regarding the new administration…

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