HBA Member
Continuing Education

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.


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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

Upcoming HBA Education – Aug through Nov 2018

Get your calendar out and mark these dates for HBA Education in August through November 2018. August 23  Insurance & Subcontractor Agreements 3pm, HBA office, No charge to attend. Terry Fortner (Fortner Insurance) and Jason Smith (Spencer Fane) will answer questions about what the certificates of insurance that you collect…

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HBA Education for July – Sept, 2018

Get your calendar out and mark these dates for HBA Education in July through September, 2018. July 24 Choosing The Correct Insulation For Each Job and Why It Matters 3pm, HBA office. No charge to attend Representatives from G5 Enterprises will be on hand to discuss the variety of different…

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NEW Opportunities for Workforce Development

The HBA is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Holland Elementary during the 2018/2019 school year to promote construction career opportunities. A group of HBA members (and MSU construction and interior design students) will meet monthly with 3rd through 5th graders to complete small projects while exploring…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Tax Reform and Your Bottom Line – Members-Only Webinar – March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018 at noon. (central time) The landmark tax reform legislation, which took effect January 1, created significant changes in the tax code that will affect the housing industry and our small business members. To help you understand how these changes could impact your business, NAHB is providing…

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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…

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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…

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HBA BUILDER ONLY Events

Add these HBA Builder Only Event 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…

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Understanding Certificates of Insurance – FREE Education for HBA Members

Understanding Certificates of Insurance is knowledge everyone should have whether you are a builder or not.   Builders are responsible for all aspects of the construction process, including the ever-dreaded paperwork. Part of the paperwork process is collecting certificates of insurance from all the subcontractors that work on your project.…

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