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Professional Education


The Summit - Utility Infrastructure Safety

A great opportunity for Utilities, Contractors, Excavators and Safety Professionals to learn how to work together cooperatively to prevent unnecessary damages to utility infrastructure throughout the Midwest. More (including sponsorships) at MoCommonGround.org Save the Date for The Summit on December 11 & 12, 2019 Ozark Empire Fairgrounds - 3001 N Grand Ave, Springfield, MO

HBA Emerging Leaders- First Meeting was a Success!

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - the HBA's new committee, Emerging Leaders, met for the first time at Galloway Station. Everyone had a great time getting to know each other and discussing their goals and plans as individuals and as a group. These are likely future leaders of our HBA in addition to leaders in ... Read More

HBA Emerging Leaders - Plan for the Future

Connect • Engage • Lead Mission The HBA of Greater Springfield is starting a committee of emerging leaders. The mission of this committee is to create a plan for the future of the association by merging young or developing professionals into the construction industry as well as preparing them for leadership roles. The committee will ... Read More

Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builder sentiment is at its highest level since October 2018 after declines in late 2018 due to higher interest rates and concerns over slower growth. ... Read More

How Does Your Business Measure Up?

Nobody likes to operate in a vacuum, but in a competitive industry such as home building, it can be very difficult to determine how your business measures up to your competitors. Industry benchmarks on profit margins, asset levels and equity positions are important because they allow businesses to compare their performance to their peers, and ... Read More

Build My Future UPDATE

April 17 is the day. There are more than 2,500 high school students registered to participate in the third annual “Build My Future” construction career day. More than 2,500 students have the opportunity to explore what their future could look like in the construction industry! The HBA of Greater Springfield is proud to be part ... Read More

Upcoming HBA Education - Aug through Nov 2018

Get your calendar out and mark these dates for HBA Education in August through November 2018. August 23  Insurance & Subcontractor Agreements 3pm, HBA office, No charge to attend. Terry Fortner (Fortner Insurance) and Jason Smith (Spencer Fane) will answer questions about what the certificates of insurance that you collect from subcontractors and suppliers should ... Read More

HBA Education for July - Sept, 2018

Get your calendar out and mark these dates for HBA Education in July through September, 2018. July 24 Choosing The Correct Insulation For Each Job and Why It Matters 3pm, HBA office. No charge to attend Representatives from G5 Enterprises will be on hand to discuss the variety of different types of insulation and which ... Read More

NEW Opportunities for Workforce Development

The HBA is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Holland Elementary during the 2018/2019 school year to promote construction career opportunities. A group of HBA members (and MSU construction and interior design students) will meet monthly with 3rd through 5th graders to complete small projects while exploring construction career opportunities. How can ... Read More

How to Make Sense of the Tax Law Changes in 2018

In a series of posts featured on the Eye on Housing blog, NAHB economists are helping builders and remodelers make sense of the changes in tax law that resulted from legislation passed in December. The initial two posts of this Tax Reform Toolkitdiscussed the basics of the pass-through deduction, or 199A, and how those rules apply to high-income taxpayers. Those ... Read More

How to Infuse Universal Design into Any Home

As much as we hate to admit it, getting older is an unavoidable part of life. Our hearing and vision begin to weaken, and our aging joints make even the most mundane tasks—from taking out the trash to enjoying a hot shower—just a bit more difficult to accomplish. Fortunately, there are some universal updates you ... Read More

Education for HBA Members - May 2018

It’s time to RSVP for HBA Education in May! We have three different topics scheduled this month ranging from how title requirements have changed in new construction to managing people to installation tips for windows and doors – there’s something for everyone! Call 417-881-3711 or email today to reserve your spot. - BUILDERS! - These ... Read More

Building Science Sessions by Dr. Joseph Lstiburek - April 5th

Join Dr. Joseph "Joe Lstiburek, dubbed the "dean of North American building science" by the Wall Street Journal, for a day full of learning and laughter! Morning Session: "Building Science 301" Afternoon Session One: "The Perfect Wall - Keeping the Outside OUt and the Inside In" Afternoon Session Two: "Roofing - Where the Building Touches ... Read More