Top Honors Bestowed During Annual Awards Ceremony

2014 Associate of the Year Kevin Kartak, Builder of the Year Bob Johnson and Remodeler of the Year Steve Shattuck.

BIAW's annual installation of officers and awards ceremony took place November 6 at Suncadia Resort and is where three members were bestowed BIAW's highest honors for their indelible dedication and service to the homebuilding industry.

BIAW President Bob Johson was named 2014 Builder of the Year, BIAW remodeler Steve Shattuck received the 2014 Remodeler of the Year award and BIAW Sectretary Kevin Kartak was named 2014 Associate of the Year.

BIAW Teams up with Vernon Promotional Products

BIAW is proud to announce its partnership with The Vernon Company, an 111-year old, family-owned business that manufactures and imports an endless array of custom promotional products. Earn non-dues revenue for your local association with every purchase you make.

Visit ShopBIAW and earn a 10% discount on all products, setup proofs, and art charges.

BIAW Produces Social Media How To Videos

What is social media and how can it help your business? If you're in the dark about the subject, you'll be glad to know BIAW has produced a series of beginner How To videos with a focus on social media and how to incorporate it in your marketing efforts.

These 1-3 minute videos are posted on YouTube and will cover the basics from creating a Facebook page to posting comments and images. BIAW will continue to produce and post additional videos -- so check back often.

Local Association and Member Referral Map

BIAW is proud to announce a new interactive map linking users with BIAW members and their local homebuilders association. The BIAW Technology Taskforce authorized the update during the Summer board meeting and it is now complete.

Users can click on a county using the interactive map which will link them to the corresponding local homebuilders association's Membership Directory. At that point a search can be initiated to find members by service/product, type of company, etc.

This addition to the BIAW website will make it easy for consumers to search for member companies and members to connect with other members.

BIAW Local Association and Member Referral Map

Washington State Energy Code Available Online

The 2012 Washington State Energy Code is now available for download via the State Building Code Council website. PDF versions include the WAC 51-11c (Commercial), WAC 51-11R (Residential), and Appendix Chapters.

The BIAW has scheduled 2012 IRC/Energy Code Update Classes throughout the state for BIAW members and non-members which highlight significant changes to the codes.

For more information or questions, contact Jan Rohila at 800-228-4229, ext. 101.

The Economic Impact of New Home Construction in Washington State

Recent research and data from BIAW, NAHB and the US Census Bureau provide an irrefutable case for the benefits of home building. New home construction is a leading revenue and job generator in the state of Washington and, if encouraged, could lead the state's economic recovery.

Economist Dr. Elliott Eisenberg shows us how and why in this entertaining, interesting video highlighting the economic impact of new home construction in Washington.

New Home Construction State's Third Largest Employer

The National Association of Home Builder's Housing Policy Department research estimates the first-year impact of 13,825 new single-family homes built in Washington State is nearly $3.1 billion in state and local revenues, $729 million in state and local taxes and 41,000 jobs.

For the full press release Click here

Just how much do State employees make?

Find out with this user-friendly database or the OFM database showing gross pay for workers at state of Washington agencies, colleges and universities.