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International Housing and Home Warranty Association (IHHWA)

The International Housing and Home Warranty Association (IHHWA) aims to promote the benefits of construction guarantees and warranties at an international level. The IHHWA brings together new home warranty bodies from across the world to:

  • Provide a forum for warranty organisations to establish contact and build relationships around the world
  • Exchange policy information on respective warranty markets
  • Share best business practices and experience
  • Share market and business intelligence
  • Provide a portal through the website of information, research and policy updates on housing and home warranty issues around the world
  • IHHWA provides a platform for members to engage between each International Housing and Home Warranty Conference
  • Provide regular updates on issues within the warranty market
  • Two annual meetings with a programme of activity discussions and updates.

IHHWA was founded in 1993, originally as the Association of European Home Warranty Organisations (AEHWO) to represent home warranty interest to parliamentary, government and civil service agencies, the Institutions of the European Union and other international bodies. It expanded to become IHHWA in October 2010.

Lewis Sidnick was elected as Chairman by the IHHWA Board in 2015.


International Housing Association (IHA)

For over 35 years, the International Housing Association (IHA) has provided a unique housing policy and solutions forum, bringing together housing sector leaders from countries around the world. The IHA’s growing membership spans nations from six continents and includes both developed and developing countries.

The IHA provides an international forum to address globally significant priority areas identified by member countries. The IHA often publishes Statements of Intent on these priorities, and shares information and solutions related to them through its working groups. Current IHA priority areas include:

  • Housing affordability
  • Managing technical building codes for residential construction
  • Building information technology
  • Addressing the needs of developing countries
  • Energy efficiency
  • Nonconforming and counterfeit products
  • Skilled trade workers
  • Social housing
  • Global housing economics

The insights gained through IHA membership provide a global context for the housing challenges members face in their own countries. By sharing their information and experience, IHA members are able to implement approaches and solutions at home that have been developed, tested and proven elsewhere.

The IHA also provides economic and issue-specific information and insights to other global organizations with interest in housing, such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, so these organizations have a more robust understanding of the many factors affecting housing and the housing industry around the world. In turn, IHA members benefit from the information and insights provided by these global organizations, which both strengthen members’ knowledge of global markets, and inform domestic policy recommendations and actions.

The IHA chairmanship is currently held by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) – Australia. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) serves as the secretariat. Further information regarding the IHA, global housing concerns, and potential solutions identified by IHA members can be found in the IHA Bylaws or by contacting the IHA Secretariat.


Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

TU Dublin, formally established on January 1, 2019, is Ireland’s first technological university. With campuses in Dublin City, Tallaght and Blanchardstown, it spans Ireland’s capital city and largest population centre.

We provide pathways to graduation from apprenticeship to PhD. Our 28,500 students learn in a practice-based environment informed by the latest research and enabled by technological advances.

TU Dublin is inclusive and adaptable and creates educational opportunities for students at all stages. TU Dublin students are socially responsible, open-minded, global thinkers who are ambitious to change the world for the better. As graduates, they will be enterprising and daring in all their endeavours and ready to play their part in transforming the future.

Our ideal students are socially responsible, open-minded, global thinkers i.e. people who focus on the bigger picture, or the grand scheme of things, and want to change the world for the better. And, as graduates, they will be enterprising and daring in all their endeavours and ready to play their part in transforming the future.



HomeBond is the leading provider of structural defect cover for new homes in the Republic of Ireland since 1978. To date more than 600,000 homes have been registered with HomeBond.

For Home Buyers the purchase of a new home is probably the biggest investment they are ever likely to make. It is vital therefore that this asset is protected. When a Home Buyer purchases a HomeBond registered home they have insurance cover* in relation to deposits, stage payments and structural defects issues.

For the Home Builder, HomeBond, through HomeBond Insurance Services Ltd, and underwritten by HSB Munich RE, offers HomeBond Insurance. This provides* structural defect insurance with deposit cover for new homes. HomeBond is dedicated to developing standards of construction, inspecting dwellings and giving advice to builders on all aspects of construction.

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