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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

EDUCATION - 2012 IRC Wall Bracing Requirements

Don’t miss the next HBA Building Education session – 2012 IRC Wall Bracing Requirements. This educational session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st, 3pm at the HBA office. This session will last 1.5 hours and is a webinar hosted by The Engineered Wood Association. Register now to attend! Wednesday, March 21st 3pm HBA Office Live ... Read More

HBA Member Education Topics and Dates for 2018

HBA Education is off to a great start in 2018 and is open to all HBAGS Members. All the HBA Educational Event listed below count toward 2018 HBA Builder Requirements. one Builder Round Table one HBA Membership Event and one HBA Educational Event during the calendar year. (click here for detailed requirements) Our first Educational Event for 2018 was Strategic Leadership. That successful ... Read More

FREE Copy of the National Green Building Standard - Retail $19.95

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard ™ is the premier rating system for sustainable construction. It provides developers, builders and remodelers with a credible definition of green building and a useful measurement of its relative environmental performance. The flexible, points-based system offers a process for building affordable green homes that accommodates varying climates, market ... Read More

HBA BUILDER ONLY Events - Upcoming Education Schedule 2017

Add these dates to your calendar: Builders – don’t forget – In order to stay an HBA Builder Member in good standing, you must attend one HBA Educational Event, one HBA Builder Round Table and one HBA Membership Event in 2017. Questions on what you have attended? Contact Charlyce Ruth at 417.881.3711 or Char@SpringfieldHBA.com. October ... Read More