The HBA of Greater Springfield offers great opportunities for continuing education. Builders and Remodelers of the HBA of Greater Springfield are required to attend at least 3 education events per year to stay in good standing with our HBA.
In addition to continuing education our HBA is involved with education outlets and workforce development programs, like Build My Future, to educate and inspire the youth to consider a construction career.
The HBA Builder Requirements were set forth in 2017. The purpose of these requirements are to set HBA Builders a step above the rest as well as creating a better connection with the HBA through increased participation. The HBA of Greater Springfield committed to promoting HBA members through TV commercials, PSAs, social media and video blogs. The messages focus on how to find HBA members and why using an HBA member matters. In 2017 HBA Board of Directors adopted a new policy concerning builder members. In order to be an HBA builder member in good standing, builders must attend:
- one Builder Round Table
- one HBA Membership Event and
- one HBA Educational Event during the calendar year.
Recent Education & Workforce Development News
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…Read More . . .
Housing Tax Credit Teleconference Monday, March 16 at 1 pm at HBAThose who want to learn more about how to use the $8,000 tax credit to sell new homes should listen to this telephone audio-conference which will offer details about the tax credit program and tips from leading marketing specialists.…Read More . . .
On Thursday, January 8, the Southwest Missouri Code Officials organization (SMCO) is offering an educational seminar entitled, “Swimming Pool & Spa Legislative Laws and Codes”, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at OTC. The program is open to non-members for $15.00, SMCO members may attend for $10.00. For more information…Read More . . .
Information Sessions on New Springfield Land Disturbance Permit Scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday
Two informal question and answer sessions have been scheduled for this week on the subject of the City of Springfield’s new Land Disturbance Permit. These sessions will consist of a short (20 minute) presentation and handouts relating to how the City’s new Land Disturbance Permit will be implemented. The remainder…Read More . . .
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…Read More . . .
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…Read More . . .