Candidates Need Your Support
Vote November 8
BIAW's political action committee, the Washington Affordable Housing Council, has endorsed those candidates who understand the needs of Washington home builders and small business. WAHC is proud to endorse and encourage your support of these candidates.
View WAHC endorsements in the General Election Voter's Guide
Get Out The Vote Toolkit
In this election year, it’s more important than ever to encourage your employees, family, friends and vendors to vote for candidates that support the home building industry and small business. Use the handy toolkit tools and spread the word!
Toolkit Tool #1: Instructions and Tips
Toolkit Tool #2: Sample Letter to Employees
Toolkit Tool #3: Paycheck Stuffer
Toolkit Tool #4: WAHC-endorsed Voter's Guide
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.