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Week of July 25


HBAF is gearing up for the fall election season and we need to build up our Build PAC reserves to ensure that we can support candidates who are business minded and understand the importance of our industry.
 
Thirty percent (30%) of every dollar contributed to NC Build PAC is earmarked for the Fayetteville HBA to use as we see fit in local elections.  

Click here to download the form to make your contribution.
OSHA Warning

There are strong signs that OSHA is increasing its enforcement actions on home building sites throughout the country—in both Federal and state plan jurisdictions.  One of the main reasons is that new data shows the number of fatalities in residential construction increased by 37% compared to just a 3% increase in nonresidential construction in 2012, which is the most recent data available.  OSHA has also instituted a number of local enforcement emphasis programs aimed at reducing numerous construction hazards, including those in residential.

There are a few simple things that builders and trade contractors should do to improve safety on the jobsite and be prepared for OSHA inspections:

  • Conduct an assessment to identify and correct safety hazards on the jobsite;
  • Conduct appropriate safety training for employees;
  • Update records and make sure they are readily available;
  • Understand the OSHA inspection process (see link below to NAHB’s OSHA Inspection Toolkit).

Builders and trade contractors should pay particular attention to the following hazards, which are the top 10 most frequently cited Federal OSHA construction standards in 2013 (click on the link to access the OSHA standard):

  1. 1926.501 – Duty to have fall protection
  2. 19260.451 – General scaffold requirements
  3. 1926.1053 – Ladders
  4. 1926.503  – Fall protection training requirements
  5. 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication
  6. 1926.102  – Eye and face protection
  7. 1926.100  – Head protection
  8. 1926.453 – Aerial lifts
  9. 1926.651 – Specific Excavation Requirements
  10. 1926.20 – General safety and health provisions

In regards to No. 9 above, there have been some recent questions by builders about OSHA’s requirements for house foundations/basement excavations.  For those parts of the country where basements are common, the area between the house foundation and basement excavations becomes a trench (by OSHA’s definition) when constructing formwork, foundations, or walls.  In 1995, OSHA issued a memo â€œSuspension of 29 CFR 1926.652 to House Foundation/Basement Excavations”, whereby the agency altered the trenching/exaction requirements of the regulation as they apply to house construction, which is still in effect at the present time.  This memo essentially requires house foundations to be benched 2 feet horizontal for every 5 feet vertical (for a diagram of what this looks like, see page 2 ofNAHB’s Trenching Safety Card) and the other conditions outlined in the memo exist.  More information for OSHA’s trenching and excavation requirements can also be found in NAHB’s Trenching and Excavation Safety Handbook.

Finally, there are additional resources to assist builders:

WOW Idea

 

Security System
You and your family will feel safe and secure with the innovative 2 GIG GO control security system. The panel gives clear notifications that indicate system status, zone descriptions, alarms, and emergencies.  The one touch access buttons allow the quickest help possible in an emergency. The panel’s LED lit buttons indicate the system’s status. The built in Z-Wave radio enables various home automation functions:  including HVAC, appliances, lighting, and lock control.

There’s no need to worry about the panel’s software becoming outdated. With the Over-the-Air function, the panel can be remotely updated with the latest software. You will always be in control by remotely managing the system from a computer or web-enabled mobile phone.
 
The home is wired for a 5.1 home theatre system with speakers throughout the home including the screened in porch.

This WOW Idea proudly featured in the 2014 Idea House courtesy of Taylor Control Systems.



 

See pictures of the 2014 Idea House here!


 
In This Issue In Every Issue
HBAF Office Suite For Lease

THE SUITE IS LOCATED IN A HIGHLY DESIRABLE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE COMPLEX. EXCELLENT SIGNAGE AND EASY ACCESS TO DOWNTOWN FAYETTEVILLE, CAPE FEAR MEDICAL HOSPITAL AND FORT BRAGG. FIRST FLOOR SUITE.
 
Space Available: 805 SF
Rental Rate: $1,075 /Month
Space Type: Office Building

View additional information here


Construction Statistics

Local Stats: June 2014 

Local Stats Residential Trend: 2008-2014 

Absorption Report: June 2014 *new

Commercial Building Permit Index: March 2014

The Market Edge Residential Building Permit Trend: March 2014

NAHB NEWS
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Water Features and Landscape Architecture for Single-Family Homes & Communities

Wednesday, July 30, 2-3 p.m. ET
Design and Technology series

HBA of Fayetteville
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Natalie Fryer, Executive Officer
Pamela Grierson, Communications Manager

NAHB Member Discounts
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Dues Payments & Lobbying Expense 2014 Disclosure
Dues payments to Home Builders Association of Fayetteville are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses, subject to an exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB, NCHBA and Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, 8% of the total dues for Builder & Associate Members is NOT deductible for income tax purposes. For Affiliate Members, 1.8% of the total dues is NOT deductible for income tax purposes. Membership Dues are non-refundable.
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