2016 Primary Voter's Guide
The Washington Affordable Housing Council (WAHC), has endorsed candidates for the 2016 primary election. Cast your vote for state senators, representatives and statewide candidates friendly to the building industry. Remember to return your ballot by Tuesday, August 2.
View the 2016 Primary Voter's Guide.
View BIAW's 2016 How They Voted guide to lawmakers' votes during the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions and how they impacted the building industry.
New Code Changes Now in Effect
The State Building Code Council has adopted the 2015 editions of the IBC, IRC, IFC and UPC with state amendments and the 2015 Washington State Energy Code. The 2015 codes went into effect July 1, 2016.
View a more detailed review of the code update changes here.
If you have questions regarding the new code changes, contact BIAW Codes and Regulations Manager Al Audette at 360-352-7800, ext. 105.
Call for Entries: Builder/Associate/Remodeler of the Year
Do you know a fellow BIAW Builder, Associate or Remodeler member that has given selflessly to the building industry? Now is the time to nominate them! To submit a nominee, download the 2016 B/A/R nomination form and return it to BIAW.
The deadline to submit a B/A/R of Year nomination is September 9, 2016.
For more information or questions, contact Brenda Kwieciak at 360-352-7800.
BIAW Hall of Fame: Call for Nominations
Do you know a fellow BIAW member, industry leader or legislator whom you believe is worthy of
entry into the BIAW Hall of Fame? This is a way to honor those men and women who have made
significant and lasting contributions to the Building Industry Association of Washington.
The deadline to submit a HOF nomination is September 9, 2016.
Questions? Contact Brenda Kwieciak at 360-352-7800, ext. 113.
2016 Excellence in Remodeling Awards Winners Revealed
BIAW is proud to announce the 2016 Excellence in Remodeling Award winners. The EIR award reception recognizes outstanding remodeling projects throughout the state. Read more...Check out EIR photos from the event.
2016 Spike Party: A Peace, Love & Joy Groovy Gathering!
If you happened to miss it, BIAW’s annual Spike Party held June 24 was the talk of the board meeting. The evening event’s theme, Peace, Love & Joy, brought out the inner hippie of everyone in attendance. Spikes were honored for their recruiting skills and unwavering support of the building industry. A good time was had by all.
Check out 2016 Spike Party photos from the event.
BIAW's Second Annual Cornhole Tournament
BIAW members and guests participated in BIAW's second annual Cornhole Tournament during the BIAW Summer board meeting. Players tried their best to toss corn-filled bags into a 6-inch hole cut into a wooden board. Cold drinks and tasty snacks kept the participants and spectators alike engaged and competitive.
Check out 2016 Cornhole Tournament photos from the event.
BIAW Announces 2016 Scholarship Award Winners
BIAW is proud to announce the 2016 Scholarship Award recipients. The winners hailed from across the state and their continued education and future careers will be an asset to the home building industry. Read more...
2016-17 R.O.I.I.® Select EnrollmentThe R.O.I.I.® Select team is excited to kickoff enrollment for the 2016-2017 plan year!
For more information contact R.O.I.I.® Select Enrollment Coordinator Jessica Matriotti at (360) 352-7800 ext 132, or email@example.com.
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.
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.
Just how much do Washington state employees make?
Find out using the OFM database showing gross pay for workers at state of Washington agencies, colleges and universities.