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BIAW's 2014 Primary Voter's Guide Now Available

BIAW and its political action committee, the Washington Affordable Housing Committee (WAHC), have endorsed 63 candidates in the 2014 primary election. Cast your vote for state Senators and Representative friendly to the building industry.

BIAW's 2014 Primary Voter's Guide


Call for Entries: NAHB BEAM Award

Launched in 2011, the National Association of Home Builders' Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM) award is presented to the one builder member who best personifies the association's motto of "It's good business to do business with a member."

BIAW encourages its members to nominate a builder for the BEAM award.

NAHB BEAM application packet


2014 Excellence in Remodeling Awards Winners in attendance during the annual award reception held at the Red Lion Hotel, Pasco.

2014 Excellence in Remodeling Awards Winners Revealed

BIAW is proud to announce the 2014 Excellence in Remodeling Award winners. The EIR award reception recognizes outstanding remodeling projects throughout the state. Read more...

View the complete listing of the 2014 EIR winners here.


2014 Education Scholarship Winners Announced

BIAW is proud to announce the 2014 BIAW/Mackenzie Cowell Memorial Education scholarship recipients. The scholarship awards were announced during the BIAW Summer Board meeting held in Pasco. Recipents halied from across the state and demonstrate a significant level of skill, dedication, and motivation worthy of the scholarship. "Reviewing and assessing the applications makes these awards special because I understand what an impact the program makes on the lives and careers of these students," said BIAW Education Committee Co-chair Jim Breidenbach, CGR, CAPS. "We really do make a difference." Read more...

The "unofficial" Spike Party cheerleaders get the crowd fired up during the annual event.

Spike Party - Get Your Game On!

BIAW's annual Spike Party was a sporting good time! BIAW Spikes and guests gathered for the sports-themed, annual party celebrating the year's recruiting accomplishments. A water balloon toss, beach ball relay, the twerk, and hula ball race were just a few of the "sporting" events attendees were encouraged to partake. BIAW also gave a special shout out for those Spikes who have earned over 300 total Spike credits.





The BIAW 2014 Golf Tournament's first place team, from left, Judy Mentor Eagleson, Lucinda Poppe, Dennis Poppe and Kevin Ryan.

2014 BIAW Golf Tournament

The Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco was the venue for BIAW's annual golf tournament held in conjunction with the BIAW Summer Board meeting. BIAW members and guests put their skills to the test during an afternoon of fun and sun out on the links.








Call for Entries: Hall of Fame and Builder/Associate/Remodeler of the Year

Do you know a fellow BIAW member whom you believe is worthy of entry into the BIAW Hall of Fame?
Or a Builder, Associate or Remodeler that has given selflessly to the building industry? Now is the time to nominate them! To submit a nominee, download a HOF nomination form or the B/A/R nomination form and return to BIAW. The deadline for HOF and B/A/R nominations is September 8, 2014.

For more information or questions, contact Ken Elliott at 360-352-7800.

2014 Education Schedule

BIAW is committed to helping you advance the depth and breadth of your professional experience. The BIAW Education Program is proud to offer our members and non-members accessible and affordable opportunities to improve their skills, advance their careers, and be recognized for their commitment to professional growth.

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.