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Weekly Update: June 8, 2017

NAHB Legislative Conference Next Week
We will have at least 21 Iowans represented at the NAHB Midyear and Legislative Conference meetings next week in Washington D.C.  On June 14, we’ll ask federal policymakers to move forward on several key issues, including reducing regulations that harm small business, reforming the nation’s housing finance system, protecting tax incentives, promoting sensible energy codes and more.  Here is our schedule for June 14 – 100% connectivity with our legislators!

Congressman Young – 10:30 a.m.
Congressman King – Noon
Congressman Blum – 1:00 p.m.
Senator Ernst 2:00 p.m.
Senator Grassley – 3:30 p.m.
Congressman Loebsack – 5:00 p.m.

NAHB has developed videos and a brochure detailing these issues and they are of vital interest for home builders and the housing industry. Thank you for all of your efforts to make sure the home building industry – a key driver of the nation’s economy – thrives.
Watch the videos
Read the brochure
For more information about NAHB’s 2017 Legislative Conference, visit
The Aging Workforce Does not Help our Labor Scarcity
A scarcity of labor remains an important headwind for home builders and the entire construction industry. NAHB analysis of the most recent 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data reveals that the median age of construction workers is 41, …
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Weekly Update: May 4, 2017

  The Iowa Building Code Advisory Council met last Tuesday at the Iowa Department of Public Safety Building.  No major changes are on the immediate horizon, but the 2018 code set is due to be released late this Summer.  From left to right:  Rich Bolten (Iowa Building Code Commissioner), new Building Code Department staff member, new Council member Kari Sebern (Sebern Structural Services), David Kuhn (Urbandale Building Inspector), Chairman Mark Reetz (Homes by Fleetwood), Don Beal (Beal Development), Marsha Bannister (Homeworks Realty), and Ljerka Vasiljevic (Deputy Building Code Commissioner).  Participating on the phone were Scott Webster (Premier Custom Homes) and Amy Infelt (Design Engineers).  Non-members in the room were John Easter from the American Chemistry Council and HBAI EO Jay Iverson.  Thanks to the fine group of HBAI members who participate!
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