Professional Education

Housing Conference Recap - Finding the New Normal

The "good old days" of housing are gone for good. If you are waiting for the housing industry to get back to normal, you’re in for a surprise. It’s not going to happen. The old "normal" is gone, a new "normal" is evolving. Springfield’s 1st regional housing conference served as a road map for success ... Read More

Compliance with the EPA's RRP Rules - Resources for Identifying the Age of a Home

The Greene County Assessor's office does provide on-line access to property information. The site, at www.greenecountymo.org/assessor/, allows users to search for individual property parcels by owner, address, parcel ID or general location. The site offers two levels of access to information about individual parcels. Owner names, address, taxing districts, total acreage, appraised value, assessed value ... Read More

Amendments to EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule

National Association of Home Builders Summary of Amendments to RRP Rule On April 23, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced release of an amendment to the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule that removes the opt-out provision for pre-1978 homes without pregnant women or children under age six in residence. The amendment also instructs contractors ... Read More

Remodelors Council Discusses Education Opportunity

At its March meeting, the Remodelors Council members received a recap of Legislative Day, discussed the upcoming "Call A Remodeler" segment on KY3 and talked about establishing an educational opportunity which would facilitate builder members joining the Remodelors Council if they wish to do so. Matt Bailey updated the Council about the main issues discussed ... Read More

CEO Blog: Live from Las Vegas

It is Sunday evening and I'm in my deeply-discounted Las Vegas hotel room (Imperial Palace, if you must know) working to recap the highlights of my first day at the 2010 National Association of Home Bulders' International Builders Show (IBS). If you never have been to an International Builders Show, you certainly should at some ... Read More

SMCO Seminar: What's New in the 2009 "I" Codes?

The Southwest Missouri Code Officials chapter of the International Code Council is presenting an educational seminar on Thursday, October 22, entitled "What's New in the 2009 'I' Codes?" Chris Straw, the speaker, is a licensed Architect and has been Springfield’s Code Administrator for more than 5 years. He will be discussing the significant differences in ... Read More

New Member Orientation Well Attended

Welcome to these new members who recently attended New Member Orientation: In attendance:All-Brite Solutions, LLCJocelyne John, Murney AssociatesJoe's CarpetJohn A. Barnett Enterprises, LLCMissouri Valley Plaster, Inc.Summit Roofing & Roll FormingThe Closet Company, LLC

Builder - Remodeler Breakfast Focuses on Lending Issues

Builders and Remodelers are invited to join us for a complimentary breakfast and roundtable discussion with lenders on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 7:30 AM AT THE HBA OFFICE. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about issues affecting mortgage and AD&C lending. To RSVP click here.

Lead Paint Warnings Now Required of Remodelers

At the August 4 meeting of the HBA Remodelors Council, members reviewed contract language from the National Association of Home Builders to address remodeling where disturbance of lead paint is necessary. The language must be added to all remodeling contracts in order to be compliant with the law. HBA members can download the recommended contract ... Read More

Deck Construction, Shear Walls & General Connections

The Southwest Missouri Code Officials Chapter of the International Code Council is offering an education seminar entitled, "Deck Construction, Shear Walls & General Connections". James Feldt, territory manager for Simpson Strong Tie, will be giving a presentation on deck construction and safety per the 2006 IRC, braced walls/shear walls, and on general connector use and ... Read More