Professional Education

Why is R-22 Refrigerant so Expensive Now?

Phaseout of Ozone-Depleting Substances U.S. government has placed restrictions on how much refrigerant can be produced and by 2020 will no longer be produced. As the amount of R-22 refrigerant that's available dwindles down, the cost of the refrigerant begins to skyrocket. So what should I do? If you have replaced or upgraded your system ... Read More

Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Partnership Buy-Outs - Education

RSVP for education today and join us for a very important and informative education session presented by Jason Smith from Spencer Fane Law Firm.  Jason will present information related to Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Partnership Buy-Outs.   You will not want to miss this, click here to RSVP today, email Emily@SpringfieldHBA.com, or call 417.881.3711. When:  Tuesday, November ... Read More

HBA Membership Marketing Resources 2017

New HBA Member Opportunities Release August 19, 2017! Your 2017 HBA Membership Marketing Resources, with many refinements from 2016 to better target your needs, is ready for you to review. In addition to better opportunities, we've added hyperlinks on the table of contents page so you can click back and forth to pages making navigation easier (use ... Read More

Penalties for OSHA Fines Will Increase Aug. 1

On Aug. 1, monetary penalties issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for regulation infractions are slated to rise by up to 150% depending on the type of violation. Last fall, the president signed a budget bill that allowed the agency to enact a catch-up adjustment and raise fines annually in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). ... Read More

Moisture Management is a Must - Educational Opportunity

Moisture Management is a must – whether you’re focused on improving best practices related to framing, flashing, ventilation or energy efficiency – or all of the above. The challenge lies in knowing how voluntary or code-mandated changes positively or negatively affect the structure and the occupant’s health.  Make plans now to attend the “Basic Building ... Read More

OSHA Announces New Recordkeeping Rule Regs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Wednesday announced it has issued its final electronic recordkeeping rule. The rule requires covered industries, including construction, that are employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit their 300, 300A and 301 forms to OSHA on an annual basis. Construction industry employers that have between 20 and 249 ... Read More

Home Fire Sprinkler Summit - March 23rd

The City of Springfield Fire Department and the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition have partnered together to host the Home Fire Sprinkler Summit on March 23rd at the Springfield Police & Fire Training Center (see images below for details). All HBA members are invited to attend this educational opportunity at no charge. The event is scheduled ... Read More

New Closing Rules - June Education Series

Mark your calendars and come to learn about the new closing rules that will effect all in the building industry.  Don't be left out not knowing what changes will be taking effect on August 1. *WHEN:  TUESDAY, JUNE 23 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm *WHERE:  Meek’s Design Center (3231 N. Glenstone, Springfield) * Sponsored by Meek’s ... Read More

Will & Estate Planning - April Education Series

* THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm * LOCATION:  Meek's Design Center (3231 N. Glenstone, Springfield) * Sponsored by Meek's - The Builder's Choice * Presenter:  Ann Mason from Neale & Newman Law Firm * Topic:  Ann will present a brief overview of Wills & Trusts, Pro-Bate Trusts, Durable and Healthcare Power ... Read More

EPA Extends Lead Paint Recertification for Remodelers

Good news Remodelers!  Have you been struggling to get your Lead Certification updated?  Well, there is soon to be an easier way!  EPA has issued a final rule extending the certifications of thousands of remodelers under the Lead:  Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) program that would otherwise have expired before planned improvements to the rule ... Read More