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Covid Pandemic Making "Virtual" Inspections a Reality

Posted To: MND NewsWire

In its early April survey of builders for its Housing Market Index the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) added questions about the impact of the pandemic on construction. While many states have limited “non-essential” business activity, the Department of Homeland Security’s guidance has given state and local governments the option of classifying residential construction as essential and many have done so. NAHB asked builders whether construction was allowed in the areas where they build and 78 percent responded in the affirmative. But, even where construction is permissible, effects of COVID-19 may inhibit it or at least slow it down and as NAHB pointed out earlier, at least half of homebuilders have put projects on hold. One potential problem is the need for construction inspections…(read more)

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