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:
Whiskey Tasting Event

Whiskey Tasting Event June 23 @ 5pm

Check out the complete meeting agenda to plan your schedule.

A block of rooms are being held until May 29. 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 Enrollment

The R.O.I.I.® Select team is excited to kickoff enrollment for the 2016-2017 plan year!

To find out if R.O.I.I.® Select is a good fit for your company, fill out and return the no-obligation R.O.I.I.® Select release form or download the 2016-17 Application form here.

For more information contact R.O.I.I.® Select Enrollment Coordinator Jessica Matriotti at (360) 352-7800 ext 132, or

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.

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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.

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.

BIAW Local Association and Member Referral Map

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.

For the full press release Click here

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.