Professional Education

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

Workforce Housing Summit in Branson July 29

Taney County’s first Work Force Housing Summit will be held July 29, according to Cy Murray, president of the Taney County Industrial Development Authority (IDA). The Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to about noon at Presleys’ Country Jubilee Theater in Branson. Sponsors are the Taney County IDA and Taney County Commission. Originally scheduled ... Read More

HBA Comprehensive Local Market Research Campaign Released to Members

The local residential construction market in 2007 was a moving target for builders. In 2008, challenges for local home builders will continue in our shifting market. While considerable national research has been conducted regarding consumer confidence, home buying trends, and home building niches, precious little local research is available. Of course, every local housing market ... Read More