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Amazon’s home automation platform now standard in new Lennar homes

Alexa, what are you doing in my house? Lennar Homes is building Amazon’s digital assistant into all its new homes, including a subdivision in Aurora “Alexa, what are you doing here?” Lennar Corp. had previously run with Siri and Apple’s smart-home technology. But the nation’s largest home builder is now married to Alexa and offering…

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HBA Recognizes OSHA Fall Stand-Down Week

Stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Fall Hazards” 5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Begins May 7th  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold its annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11. The event encourages companies and workers to pause during the workday…

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Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

Nine days of hearings on proposed amendments to many of the International Code Council’s (ICC) building codes governing the construction of single- and multifamily homes have resulted in a series of victories for safe and affordable housing. NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards volunteers and staff attended the ICC board of directors meetings and testified at…

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Silica Safety Enforcement Ramps Up at Construction Sites

Six months into federal safety regulators enforcing a rule that protects construction workers from breathable silica, compliance is a work in progress, building industry safety professionals said. Examples of how to reduce silica dust, which can cause a potentially fatal lung disease, are a starting point. But the construction industry continues to look at practical…

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The single-family home is in danger

An American icon faces an uncertain future “A man is not a whole and complete man,” Walt Whitman claimed in 1856, “unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on.’’ In a little more than a century, the single-family house helped make America something new in the world: a nation of suburban homeowners.…

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CENTURY COMMUNITIES TAPS BULLOCH TO HEAD COLORADO DIVISION

Standard Pacific/CAA vet will handle management, operations, development, land acquisition, marketing and sales Century Communities, Greenwood Village, Colorado on Tuesday named Dave Bulloch Colorado’s new division president. Bulloch comes to Century Communities with more than 25 years of cross-functional building experience including leadership, operations management, sales and marketing, land acquisition, and land development. “Dave brings…

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HBA Intern selected to attend 2018 NAHB Residential Construction Symposium

We are excited to announce that our intern, Megan Fitzpatrick, has been selected to attend the 2018 NAHB Residential Construction Symposium in Washington D.C. from June 17th through the 23rd. Megan has recently joined the HBA Denver team this past March as an intern to Senior Vice President , Chérie Talbert. She is a sophomore…

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