Governor's Veto will Slow Economic Recovery
With new housing construction starts at 1981 levels, BIAW is surprised and disappointed that Governer Jan Inslee vetoed legislation that would create jobs, improve the economy and increase local and state revenues—all critical issues he has consistently heralded as his top priories.
Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1652 proposed shifting payment of growth-related impact fees from the time a building permit is filed until the actual time of impact—when a home sale closes or certificate of occupancy is issued. Sponsored by Rep. Marko Liias (D-Mukilteo), the bill had broad bipartisan support in the Legislature—pasing with 73 votes in the House, 34 votes in the Senate and with 83 votes when the House agreed to Senate amendments.Click here to read more...Governor Veto will Slow Economic Recovery
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.
BIAW Hall of Fame Call for Entries
BIAW is now accepting applications for entry to the BIAW Hall of Fame.
If you'd like to nominate a fellow BIAW member (builder or associate) whom you believe is worthy
of entry into this revered Hall, download the application
packet. Entry deadline is June 3, 2013.
For more information or questions, contact Brenda Kwieciak at 800-228-4229, ext. 113.
Register for the BIAW 2013 Golf Tournament!
The BIAW 2013 Golf Tournament is just around the corner. Held in conjunction with the BIAW Summer Board Meeting,
the tournament is a great way to help out a great cause-the BIAW Education Scholarship Fund.
Kick off the BIAW Summer Board meeting with an afternoon out on the links under a sunshine-filled sky.
Add a little freindly competition and you're good to go. Sponsorships are availabe, too. Click on the link below for more information.
BIAW 2013 Golf Tournament
Contact Brenda Kwieciak at 800-228-4229, ext. 113 for more information.
2013 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.
Check out the 2013 Education Schedule--BIAW working for you!
BIAW Responds to Court of Appeals Decision
In November, the state Court of Appeals ruled on a 2-1 decision alleging that BIAW, because of the actions of its for-profit subsidiary and political action committee, might also have to report all revenue and expenditures to the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). BIAW filed a motion for reconsideration and a motion to publish the Court of Appeals decision. The Washington State Wire recently broke the story, offering an excellent account of the case and the potential ramifications of the Court's ruling. Click here to read more.
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.
BIAW Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available
Here's your opportunity to reach the 8,500+ members of BIAW. Whether you're looking to advertise in Building Insight magazine or sponsor a hole at the BIAW annual golf tournament, you've come to the right place. There are hundreds of sponsorships available - with one that's right for you.Click here