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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

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