Regulatory Compliance

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

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

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

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

Graphs & Laughs - Housing Outlook 2014 - Elliot Eisenberg

The entertaining and informative Dr. Elliot Eisenberg is coming to Springfield, MO for the 2014 Housing Outlook presented by the HBA of Greater Springfield (HBAGS) and the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors (GSBOR). Sponsored by Herrman Lumber Company. Topics to be discussed: OUTLOOK - Economic Outlook & Home Building Impact LOOKOUT - Unintended Consequences of ... Read More

Missouri’s Mechanic's Lien Law Affects You - FREE Seminar

Join attorneys Michael Bridges and Jason Smith for this informative presentation March 13 at 3:00 in The Library Center - 4653 S Campbell Ave. Sponsored by ACME BRICK CO and HERRMAN LUMBER CO. FREE to HBA Members. RSVP - kay@springfieldhba.com Overview: In 2010, the Missouri legislature enacted sweeping and controversial changes to the state’s mechanic’s ... Read More

How Will the Window Fall Protection Code Change Affect You?

Learn all about the window fall protection code change on Tuesday, November 27th at Meek’s Design Center. Learn who is affected by the code change and what the code change actually means. This is your opportunity to learn how this code change will affect the work you do. Jim Erbes (Windsor Windows), Jeremy Kessler (Andersen ... Read More

Springfield Issues New Administrative Rulings on Residential Code

Chris Straw, City of Springfield Building Development Services Director, has issued several new administrative rulings related to the International Residential Code. Straw recently shared these rulings with the HBA and they have been reviewed by the Regulatory Advocacy Committee, chaired by Shannon Lee, Rock Solid Construction. To download the full text of the administrative ruling, ... Read More

Worker Misclassification – The Stakes Are High

NOTE: This article is part two of a two-part series on the subject of worker misclassification. To read part one of the two-part series, click here. Last week, we reviewed information from a recent NAHB presentation with expert panelists discussing recent efforts to step up enforcement and to punish worker misclassification. The potential costs of ... Read More

Government Intensifying Efforts to Combat Worker Misclassification

Determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor may be a difficult test of federal and state laws. Recently, the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and certain state agencies have stepped up investigation and enforcement of labor rules concerning the use of independent contractor status. The National Association of Home Builders ... Read More

HBA Housing & Construction Conference May 23 - Last Chance to RSVP!

The HBA of Greater Springfield will host its third annual Ozarks Regional Housing and Construction Conference on Wednesday, May 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in south Springfield. The 2012 conference builds on the success of the 2011 event, while offering a number of substantial improvements for participants in 2012. Highlights of the 2012 Conference include ... Read More

"Spring Work Comp, I9, and E-Verify Seminar"

Connell Insurance Presents "Spring Work Comp, I9, and E-Verify Seminar" Friday, April 27, 2012 8:30am - 12:30pm (Arrive at 7:45am for continental breakfast and registration) Featuring: Randall Gammill, Connell Insurance Partner and Certified Work Comp Advisor, with "Work Comp and Employment Law Updates" Laura Foster, Special Agent with teh Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, and Dave ... Read More