Professional Education

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

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

OSHA Announces New Recordkeeping Rule Regs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Wednesday announced it has issued its final electronic recordkeeping rule. The rule requires covered industries, including construction, that are employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit their 300, 300A and 301 forms to OSHA on an annual basis. Construction industry employers that have between 20 and 249 ... 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