News Releases


March 11: Housing Affordability Index: Homes less affordable today

March 11: 2024 session brings mixed results for housing costs in Washington

March 8: Court denies request to delay building code implementation date

March 6: House passes HB 1589, clearing path for electrification, energy rate hikes

March 4: Senate passes electrification bill that would dramatically increase costs for ratepayers

Feb. 22: Natural gas restrictions could affect 800,000 households

Feb. 14: Senate committee poised to approve natural gas restrictions

Feb. 5: Cost to build new homes increased dramatically over the last decade

Jan. 23: Coalition renews legal fight against state natural gas ban in Superior Court

Jan. 22: State Building Code Council elects Daimon Doyle council chair

Jan. 16: SCOTUS declines to hear capital gains tax case, driving more businesses out of Washington

Jan. 15: Pointing to strained energy grid, PSE tells people to limit energy use while pushing bill to ban natural gas

Jan. 8: Building industry battles two-headed monster blocking affordable housing as legislative session begins

Jan. 4: Ninth Circuit denial fuels legal fight against a natural gas ban

Jan. 4: Central Washington Builder becomes BIAW president for 2024


Nov. 29: SBCC continues assault on energy security

Sept. 1: Builders urge State Building Code Council to adopt more flexible approach, preserve energy choice

Aug. 14: Investing in the homebuilding workforce: BIAW awards nearly $80,000 in scholarships and grants

June 29: Homebuilders Endorse Mullet for Governor

June 12: BIAW releases new Housing Affordability Index

May 23: New Federal Challenge to Natural Gas Restrictions

May 19: Building Industry Association asks cities to pause natural gas bans in light of 9th Circuit court ruling

March 16: Builders, hospitality industry voice opposition to PSE’s natural gas ban

March 16, 2023: BIAW partners to offer economic outlooks to help plan for the future

Feb. 28, 2023: Labor, business and homeowners file lawsuit to challenge costly new codes

Jan. 31, 2023: Builders applaud bi-partisan approach to housing, renew call to remove barriers to building new homes

Jan. 5, 2023: Building Industry Association of Washington welcomes new leadership



Dec. 14, 2022: BIAW calls for real action to clear barriers to home building

Nov. 7, 2022: State Building Code Council ignores cost concerns, passes heat pump mandate

Sept. 29, 2022: Builders urge balance and energy choice in building code proposals

Aug. 18, 2022: Increasing rent, rising cost of living push homeownership further out of reach

Aug. 8, 2022: BIAW’s building the future workforce, investing $70,000 in 21 students and seven trades organizations

July 25, 2022: BIAW urges action by Gov. Inslee to tackle housing supply crisis

June 13, 2022: BIAW’s 2022 Excellence in Remodeling Awards celebrate beauty and innovation

May 16, 2022: Governor appoints Olympia building leader to State Building Code Council

April 6, 2022: Governor to appoint BIAW and AGC nominees in important legal victory

April 4, 2022: Overwhelming majority of Washington unable to afford new homes

February 4, 2022: Special report: Permitting delays add more than $22,000 to the price of new homes

January 3, 2022: Building Industry Association’s new leadership takes the helm



Nov. 22, 2021: Governor’s Office admits misrepresenting facts in building code council lawsuit

Nov. 19, 2021: Building industry recognizes key leaders in annual awards ceremony

Nov. 2, 2021: BIAW sues to stop unconstitutional tax on document filing

Sept. 10, 2021: BIAW, AGC fight illegal building code appointments

Aug. 26, 2021: Building Association seeks pause of costly new energy code requirements

July 8, 2021: Building Industry Association invests a record-breaking $60,000 in its future workforce

June 8, 2021: Building Association honors 20 projects with Excellence in Remodeling Awards

March 1, 2021: First-time home buyers increasingly priced out of Washington housing market

February 22, 2021: Media Advisory: Oral argument in BIAW’s suit against the governor and Dept. of Fish & Wildlife set for Feb. 23

February 2, 2021 – Builders Celebrate CTE Month/Announce Scholarships

January 21, 2021 – State building association celebrates remodeling excellence

January 4, 2021 – BIAW welcomes 2021 Senior Officers


November 19, 2020 – BIAW honors 2020 Builder, Associate and Remodeler

August 20, 2020 – BIAW Awards Record-Breaking $40,000 in 2020 Scholarships and Grants

July 29, 2020 – Jenn Kavanaugh Named New R.O.I.I.® Select Director

July 7, 2020 – Home Building Industry Contributes 188,000 Jobs; $16 billion in Wages to Washington’s Economy

June 8, 2020 – BIAW Lawsuit Would Stop L&I Emergency Rule to Fine Businesses

May 29, 2020 – BIAW Calls on Gov. Inslee To Repeal Department of Labor & Industries Emergency Fines Rule

April 22, 2020 – Homebuilders Call on Governor Inslee to Restart Construction This Week

April 21, 2020 – Governor’s Office Receives Over 1,100 Safety Pledges from Construction Workers



September 19, 2019- State Supreme Court: Permitting Agencies are Liable for Damages

September 12, 2019 – BIAW Backs WOTUS Repeal & New Rulemaking Action Provides Regulatory Certainty In All States

August 29, 2019 – BIAW Applauds Legislature for Bipartisan Suit Legislature Also Seeks Clarification of Governor’s Veto Authority

August 15, 2019 – BIAW Successfully Defends Workers’ Compensation Fund

July 23, 2019 – New Study Shows Home Building Adds $8.4 Billion Annually to State’s Economy

July 16, 2019 – BIAW Lawsuit Alleges Gov. and Legislature Violated State Constitution

July 11, 2019 – BIAW Announces 2019 Education Scholarship and Grant Award Winners

July 9, 2019 – BIAW Files Suit to Stop Raid of Workers’ Compensation Fund

June 25, 2019 – BIAW Announces 2019 Excellence in Remodeling Award Winners

May 2, 2019 – BIAW Offers Amicus Brief in Contractor Liability Case

April 29, 2019 – BIAW Offers Amicus Brief in Church of the Divine Earth

March 7, 2019 – BIAW Offers Amicus Brief to Seattle First-In-Time Suit

March 5, 2019 – BIAW “Red Tags” State Capitol