Industry News

Westminster staff recommends early end to development moratorium

During the Westminster City Council Study Session on Monday, March 4, staff recommended an end to a 12-month moratorium on the acceptance of new development applications for projects proposed for the area generally north of 92nd Avenue in Westminster. The moratorium on new development applications included the area served by the Big Dry Creek Sewer…

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Households Priced-Out by Higher House Prices and Interest Rates

Increases in house prices and interest rates clearly have an impact on housing affordability. Often, stakeholders are interested in increases due to changes in government regulation. NAHB’s “priced-out” estimates provides a convenient way of putting these changes in context. The following overview summarizes the full article on HousingEconomics.com. Price Increases NAHB’s latest estimates show that nationally, a $1,000 increase…

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DU NAHB team wins 3rd place at the IBS

A recent note from Assistant Professor at Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate & Construction Management, Eric A. Holt, Ph.D.: DU NAHB team wins 3rd place (out of 37 national teams) at the International Builders Show! Thank you to our sponsors that made the trip happen: National Housing Endowment Travel Grant, Toll Brothers, Shea…

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13-year-old Parker Resident Receives Home Makeover Thanks to Home Builders Foundation and Partners

The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) recently partnered with Richmond American Homes and Van Dyk Construction to remodel the home of Joshua B., a 13-year-old Parker resident living with cerebral palsy and cortical visual impairment. Josh was born at 28 weeks and spent the first four months of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit…

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CAHB Capitol Close Up 02.12.19

Changes May Be Ahead for State’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Body Democrats in both legislative chambers—with House Speaker KC Becker of Boulder at point—are looking at several changes to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.  The COGCC is the appointed body that serves three key functions for the oil and gas industry—it creates the…

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Denver Young Leaders Council member named a finalist for NAHB Young Professional Award

Congratulations, Gilda Zaragoza for being named finalist for NAHB Young Professional Award! A message of NAHB’s Young Professionals Committee: On Behalf of the National Association of Home Builders, we would like to recognize Gilda Zaragoza as a finalist for Region E of the 2018 NAHB Young Professional Award! It is truly an honor to be…

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Denver PWB Member nominated for National PWB Leadership Award

Lauren Karsh of Colorado Modern Communication, an active Board Member of the Denver Professional Women in Building Council is one of the seven finalists (below) for the NAHB Professional Women in Building’s 2018 One to Watch Award (one of the four 2018 Leadership Awards that will be presented in February at the International Builders’ Show in…

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued a final rule eliminating a requirement that establishments with 250 or more employees electronically submit information from certain OSHA forms. These companies will no longer be required to electronically submit information on OSHA’s Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses form…

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All New for 2019!

The new www.hbadenver.com An improved website and business platform for HBA Communication is HERE!  We migrated our back-end operations to MemberZone effective January, 10 2019. Our new website and platform will enable us to communicate far more conveniently than ever before! Now that the website has launched, there is one thing we need for you to do: create…

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Dedication to Safety Pays Off for Boulder Creek Neighborhoods

(Hard) Hats off to Boulder Creek Neighborhoods for successfully completing the necessary steps to reach the highest honor awarded within the HomeSafe Colorado Partnership Agreement – Master Builder Status. The much sought after, rarely achieved Master Builder status is the culmination of several years’ worth of dedication to safety. Boulder Creek Neighborhoods began their quest…

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