2014 BIAW Golf Tournament

Please join us for the 2014 BIAW Golf Tournament to be held at Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco, in conjunction with the June Board meeting. This year, proceeds will go toward the BIAW Education Scholarship fund for worthy students who are pursuing an eduction in the building industry or related fields.

Sponors are welcome and encouraged--without you there wouldn't be a tournament For more information visit: 2014 BIAW Golf Tournament or contact Brenda Kwieciak at 800-228-4229, ext. 113.

2014 Excellence In Remodeling Call for Entries

Have a cool remodeling project you want the rest of the state to admire? Then why not enter it in the 2014 Excellecnce In Remodeling Awards. If you win, you'll get some serious exposure and platitudues from your peers and homeowners across the state. Hurry, registration ends April 25, 2014. Award winners will be announced during the EIR Awards reception on June 25 in Pasco and featured in the July issue of Building Insight and online. For an entry form and complete list of rules and eligibility requirements, visit: EIR Awards or contact Brenda Kwieciak at 800-228-4229, ext. 113.

2014 Education Scholarship Application is Now Available

BIAW is pleased to announce it is again offering Education Scholarships to those individuals pursuing an education in the home building or home building-related fields.

Bob Johnson to Lead Builders in 2014

Bob Johnson, CAPS, CGP, president of Oak Harbor's Ward-Johnson Masonry and Tile will lead BIAW in 2014. Johnson, a longtime member of the Skagi/Island Counties Builders Association, has been a general contractor in the Oak Harbor area since 1982.
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R.O.I.I.® Select Job Opening

BIAW is now accepting résumés for an Underwriter position within the R.O.I.I.® Select retro department.
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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.

Top Honors Bestowed During Annual Awards Ceremony

2013 Associate of the Year Susie Nelson, Remodeler of the Year Monty Smith and Builder of the Year Audrey Borders.

BIAW's annual installation of officers and awards ceremony took place on November 7 at the Seattle Airport Hilton Hotel and is where three members were bestowed BIAW's highest honors for their indelible dedication and service to the homebuilding industry. BIAW President Audrey Borders was named 2013 Builder of the Year, BIAW Treasurer Monty Smith received the 2013 Remodeler of the Year award and BIAW State Director Susie Nelson was named 2013 Associate of the Year.

Hansell and Stewart Inducted into Hall of Fame

2013 Hall of Fame inductees Rob Stewart and Jeff Hansell.

BIAW members Jeff Hansell and Rob Stewart have been inducted into the BIAW Hall of Fame. The award recognizes members who have made significant and lasting contributions to BIAW, the industry and their communities.

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.

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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.