Deadline Extended Until May 4th
Submit Your Projects For The 2016 BIAW Excellence In Remodeling Awards
Do you have a remodeling project you believe is worthy of recognition? No project is too big or too small. (There are over 27 project categories!) Receive recognition and exposure for your craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail. BIAW's Excellence in Remodeling (EIR) awards are open to all BIAW members.Download the 2016 EIR Nomination Packet and Entry Form.
Why enter the EIR? Download the EIR Marketing Materials and discover the many reasons you should enter.
Entries are due Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The EIR reception is Wednesday evening, June 22 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. For more information, contact Al Audette at 360-352-7800, ext. 163.
BIAW Summer Board Meeting Just Around the Corner
Save the date for BIAW's Summer board meeting scheduled for June 22-24 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Several exciting events are scheduled that you won't want to miss:
- Excellence In Remodeling Awards Reception
- 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament
- Whiskey Tasting (21 & over only)
- Spike Party
Check out the complete meeting agenda to plan your schedule.
A block of rooms are being held until May 21. Reserve your room with the Coast Wenatchee Hotel at (509) 662-1234 directly. Mention you're with BIAW to receive the $109 single/double room rate.
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.
BIAW Prevails in Legal Settlement; SBCC Admits Process Errors Made in Code Adoption Processs
BIAW has prevailed against the State Building Code Council after filing a lawsuit against the agency for failing to follow state law that guides rulemaking of state building codes.
"This violation, among many others, has been an on-going issue the the SBCC. BIAW filed a lawsuit after it became clear the SBCC would not act to correct its own process and procedure failure," said BIAW president Dave Main.Read entire press release
Code Changes Take Effect July 1st! Are You Ready?
Learn the significant changes of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) by attending a BIAW codes updates class. This 4-hour, information-packed class is custom-tailored for residential building and remodeling and only covers what you need to know. As an added bonus, we also cover Washington amendments, as well as Plumbing, Fire and Mechanical codes. BIAW members receive a discounted class price. 2015 IRC books are available at an extra cost.
Register for a Codes Updates Class today!
Purchase a copy of the 2015 IRC book. BIAW members receive a discounted price.
Questions? Please contact Education Program Assistant Lori Rohila at 360-352-7800.
BIAW Now Accepting Education Program Scholarship Applications
BIAW is pleased to announce it will offer at least $10,000 in scholarship awards to Washington state students pursuing an education in the homebuilding industry or related fields. A fillable 2016-2017 Scholarship Application is now available for your convenience at www.BIAW.com.
The deadline to submit a scholarship application to BIAW is May 6, 2016.
If you have any questions, please contact Education Program Director Amanda Fields at 360-352-7800, ext.114.
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.