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OSHA Stirs up Some Dust With Its Crystalline Silica Rulemaking OSHA Stirs up Some Dust With Its Crystalline Silica Rulemaking

OSHA's proposed rule aims to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, but construction industry groups are concerned about compliance costs. More

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Chattanooga Man Named NAHB Remodeler of the Year

The�National Association of Home Builders Remodelers�named Tim Swafford of�Swafford Construction, Chattanooga, Tenn., as its 2013 Remodeler of the Year. More

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Remodeling Set for Best Year Since '05, Metrostudy Predicts

The fundamentals are in place for this year to be the best one since 2005 for remodeling and replacement activity, with 192 markets nationwide expected by mid-2014 to beat their previous high-water marks, the latest Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) indicates today. More

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NAHB Remodeling Leader Presses EPA Chief on Lead-Paint Rule

NAHB Remodelers chairman Bill Shaw pressed the Environmental Protection Agencyís †acting administrator in a recent meeting to approve reliable kits to test for lead-paint dust and focus more on disciplining contractors who havenít been certified for lead-paint removal than those who have, Shaw said. More

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Fix Lead-Paint Rule, NAHB Remodelers' Chief Urges House Panel

The chairman of NAHB Remodelers called on a House subcommittee to alter the government's lead-paint rule so that it stops restricting consumer choice, quits relying on faulty testing equipment, and doesn't get expanded unduly into commercial space. More

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RRI Forecast: Nearly One-Third of U.S. Markets Will See Remodeling Prospects Top '07 Peak RRI Forecast: Nearly One-Third of U.S. Markets Will See Remodeling Prospects Top '07 Peak

Metrostudy's analysis finds better-than-2007 conditions in 105 of 366 markets. More

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Fourth Quarter 2012 Highest RMI since Q1 2004

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) reached 55 in the fourth quarter of 2012, increasing five points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders. This is the highest reading since the first quarter 2004. More

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NAHB Forecasts Steady Improvement for Remodeling Sector

At the 2013 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, a panel of experts told the press that remodelers are gaining confidence and agreed with the National Association of Home Builders' assessment that remodeling spending for single-family owner-occupied homes will increase 2.4% in 2013 over 2012. More

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Hanley Wood Q3 2012 RRI: Remodeling & Replacement Projects Continue to See Gains Hanley Wood Q3 2012 RRI: Remodeling & Replacement Projects Continue to See Gains

According to the Hanley Wood Residential Remodeling Index, remodeling and replacement projects will increase well into 2013. More

Robust Improvement for Housing Is Lifting Economic Growth
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Robust Improvement for Housing Is Lifting Economic Growth

With data in from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), it is becoming clear that... More

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