Housing http://wvtf.org en Annual Population Report http://wvtf.org/post/annual-population-report <p>Population growth in Virginia slowed last year—but the commonwealth still outpaced the nation.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:37:14 +0000 Connie Stevens 16500 at http://wvtf.org Annual Population Report New Construction Site Safety Regulations http://wvtf.org/post/new-construction-site-safety-regulations <p>A construction site accident at Virginia Tech last week, once again highlights the importance of safety measures at commercial construction sites.</p><p>Five people suffered non-life threatening injuries, when a hydraulic scaffold collapsed and fell about 25 feet. No word yet on the cause of that accident.</p><p>Falls by workers are one of the major causes of fatalities on construction sites. And while there have long been fall prevention regulations for commercial construction, OSHA recently implemented safety requirements for RESIDENTIAL construction as well.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:51:37 +0000 Robbie Harris 6976 at http://wvtf.org New Construction Site Safety Regulations The Building Goodness Foundation Builds More Than Homes http://wvtf.org/post/building-goodness-foundation-builds-more-homes <p>If you follow world news, it’s easy to get discouraged - to feel helpless in the face of so much violence, suffering and destruction, but a group of Virginia builders have found a way to improve conditions and to raise spirits.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:24:14 +0000 Sandy Hausman 3269 at http://wvtf.org The Building Goodness Foundation Builds More Than Homes The Downside of Development http://wvtf.org/post/downside-development <p>Every five years, Virginia requires cities and counties to update plans for development – how and where they’ll grow.&nbsp;</p><p>Many communities assume growth is good – and some even offer tax breaks to attract new industries and businesses, but a new report by Charlottesville economist David Shreve and planning consultant Craig Evans suggests that’s not the case if new companies hire people from elsewhere.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:32:55 +0000 Sandy Hausman 1583 at http://wvtf.org The Downside of Development