NBN Online for the week of May 16, 2005

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In This Issue:

Front Page
Builders Seek Timely OSHA Citations and Other Reforms
Will You Be the Next Winner of a Digital Camera?
New Southern Nevada Homes Embrace Water Conservation
Coast to Coast
Developer Tactics to Avoid Housing Bust
Economics & Finance
Home Buyers Opt for Upscale Smaller Homes
Builder Confidence on Home Sales Holding Strong
Business Management
What Do You Need From Your Estimating Software?
Seniors Housing
A Holistic Approach to Wellness for CCRCs
Little Consolidation Seen in Remodeling Industry
Ohio Remodeler Named Remodelor™ of the Month
Education Calendar
New Roadless Rule Lets States Choose Forest Protection
Career Staffer New EPA Administrator
Building Quality
Pulte, KB Home Divisions Earn Quality Certification
Deadline for Housing Quality Award Application Nears
Workforce housing
2006 Workforce Housing Awards Open
Workers Make Hard Choices to Pay for Housing
Housing Costs Get Tougher Still for Working Families
ICC to Guide Mexican Codes and Standards Update
Student Chapter Opens at Acosta Job Corps Center
Building Products
Custom Sell Sheets Present Door Glass Upgrades
Builder's Engineer
Good Lawyer — Bad Lawyer
NAHB-Produced Shows on HGTV & DIY — This Week
Research Center Seeks Land Development Expert
Association News
Customize Your Computer’s Cursor With the NBN ‘Hammer’
Tsunami Relief at Almost $350,000
GM Discount Available on More Than 80 Vehicles
Calendar of Events

NAHB-Produced Shows on HGTV & DIY — This Week

"I Want That!" on HGTV

Episode: "Pleated Glass Walls"

  May 18, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
•  May 19, 1:00 a.m. ET/PT
•  May 22, 1:00 p.m. ET/PT


Connecting the indoors and outdoors takes on a whole new meaning with Nana Walls, accordion pleated walls of glass. Consider outfitting your home with a chimney pot. The unique clay sculptures sit atop chimneys, improving draft and design. They come in all shapes and sizes, including dragons and columns. Ever heard of a blender that cooks? Check out a new blender with a blade that rotates at 240 miles per hour, creating enough heat to turn raw ingredients into cooked soup. Make beautiful music with furniture that doubles as xylophones. You can literally plunk out a tune on a porch swing.

"Dream Builders" on HGTV

Episode: "Ship Bottom House"

•  May 22, 9:30 a.m. ET/PT


It's not just a house, it's a land craft — one ships' carpenters invented in Maryland. Also, from cow palace to "wow" palace: a major makeover for a California barn. And, an Idaho retreat straight from a storybook, complete with happy ending. Plus, recycled timber brings new joy to 21st century homes.

"Rock Solid" on DIY

Episode: "Kitchen Concrete Floor"

•  May 18, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
•  May 19, 12:00 a.m. ET/PT
•  May 22, 9:00 a.m. ET/PT


Dean and Derek, along with experts Jason Thoelke and Brandon Hobbes of Creative Concrete Solutions, install an acid-etched concrete floor in a kitchen. In the process, they learn that the road to concrete can be messy and multi-layered, especially if the demolition of the existing floor is difficult. Through the process, they demonstrate how to properly prepare a sub floor for a concrete overlay, how to mix the ingredients for each level of finish, how to find the right tools to achieve the desired texture and how to stain the floor safely and with even color.

Builders' Show Specials on DIY and HGTV

"DIY Inside: The Builders' Show"

  June 12, 3:00 p.m. ET/PT
  June 13, 2:00 a.m. ET/PT


"DIY Inside: The Builders' Show" showcases the latest building materials and helps viewers pick the newest tools and supplies for the job at hand. From heating to hi-tech, viewers learn about practical how-to technologies for the home as hosts Karl Champley and Amy Devers (the hosts of "DIY to the Rescue") give viewers an insiders look at the largest home builders show.

"International Builders' Show 2005" on HGTV

  June 26, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
•  June 27, 2:00 a.m. ET/PT


Hundreds of exhibitors showcase the latest appliances, materials and technology for the home. Items featured include fabulous fireplaces, the latest home technology, innovative tools and materials, luxury windows and doors, elegant baths and deluxe appliances, and the latest products for the outdoors and for the good life.

The NAHB Production Group is a full-service, self-contained, media production unit creating programming for cable television, broadcast television, non-profit, museum and corporate clients. Productions range from magazine format shows for general audiences to museum-installation videos for specialized use.

The production group includes award winning journalists, writers and photographers with experience in broadcast, documentary and corporate television.

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