January 31, 2018
Calendar
Board & Committee Meetings:
Looking to get more out of your membership?
Attend one (or more) of our committee meetings
and see what might be a good fit for your involvement in 2018.
Open enrollment throughout the year… 
Communications
Tuesday @ 8:15
HBASC Office
February 13
March 13
April 10
Membership
Wednesday @3:00
HBASC Office
January 31
February 28
March 28
Parade of Homes
Tuesday @11:00
First National Bank
February 6
February 20
March 6
Board of Directors
Thursday @ 4:15
Strater Hotel
February 8
March 8
April 12
Education
Tuesday @ 11:30
HBASC Office
February 27
March 27
April 24
Government Affairs
Thursday @ 4:15
HBASC Office
February 15
March 15
April 19
Member Meetings:
Meet the Member Expo

This Expo is an opportunity for HBASC professionals to come together, present their services, and encourage members to network and do business with each other.

February 8th
5:30 to 7:30
Strater Hotel - 699 Main Ave.


Sponsored by:
Attending Vendors
Southwest Appliance
US Health Advisors
Aim Construction Services , LLC
Cedar Networks
Twin Buttes of Durango
Kysar Millennium Leavitt Insurance Agency
Tile & Light Art of Durango
First National Bank
Louisa's Electronics
Durango Wood Company
Durango Signs
Random Tasks
Stonescapes of Durango
XRock
Four Corners Expo
Selph's Propane
Rocky Mountain Resurfacing
EXIT Realty
Express Employment
2180 Lighting and Design
Animas Kitchen and Bath
ChemDry of the Southwest
LPEA
Tax Benefits and Pitfalls 2017

Important changes that you should know about our New Federal Tax Law Changes.
Presented by: Chuck Fredrick, Fredrick Zink & Associates

March 8th
5:30 to 7:30
Strater Hotel - 699 Main Ave.




Employment Opportunity
HBASC Executive Assistant:

The Home Builders Association of SW Colorado is looking for a multi-talented Executive Assistant/Content Coordinator for our fast-paced professional association, grounded and committed in our community.

Immediate opening for a business professional who possesses a multitude of talent in office management skills, client relations, and multi-media marketing. Excellent verbal, written, organizational skills required. Some lifting required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, QuickBooks online, Photoshop ~ Illustrator~ & In Design, and various industry software required. Limited evenings and weekends required. 40 hours per week, pay range DOE. Please Email Resume to: Katie@hbasc.com
Membership
2018 Events & Opportunities



 No need to wait for last minute planning!

Start planning for your HBASC events now. Dates and details are included in the 2018 Sponsorship and Marketing Program


Call or Email Katie to set up a lunch date & talk about your involvement in 2018!
Savings & Review

Schedule Your Member Review
Maximize the benefits of your HBASC membership! Come in to review your membership and learn about the savings available through NAHB.

Email Katie to set up an appointment.

Enter to win a great prize too!
ONE SIMPLE STEP TO GETTING REFERRALS

We are consistently receiving calls asking for referrals. Please help us complete our data base with your area(s) of expertise so that when we are asked for a lead on services, we can direct them to you!

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Hot Topics
Durango TV Features:
HBASC Trades N Training

Thursday February 1st
9:00 pm on MeTV

Cable: Charter 15 ~ Comcast 3
Satellite: DirecTV 25 ~ Dish Network 6
Over the Air/Antenna: New Mexico 15.1 ~ Colorado 17.1
REMINDER:  2015 I Codes (2009 IECC) effective date January 1, 2018
Contact the LPC Building Department for details. Training schedule in process.

La Plata County Building Department Resources:
REMINDER : 2015 I Codes effective date January 1, 2018 (IECC Delayed untill 10/1/2018)
Contact the City of Durango Building Department for details. Training schedule in process.

City of Durango Building Department Resources:
  • 2015 IBC - PDF
  • 2015 IECC - PDF
  • 2015 IFC - PDF
  • 2015 IFGC - PDF
  • 2015 IMC - PDF
  • 2015 IPC - PDF
  • 2015 IRC - PDF
Education
City and County ICode Training

We are working with City and County staff to coordinate and provide training specific to changes contained in the
recent ICode adoptions.

Please stay tuned!!

2015 IECC training tentative for April
(City of Durango Regulation - training will be open to all).
Radon Workshop
Saturday, February 10th @ 10 a.m.
Archuleta County Extension Office
344 Highway 84 - Pagosa Springs
Call 970-264-5961 to Preregister
(receive a free radon kit per household)
Preventing radon problems in the home
By: Robin Young, Pagosa Sun
Preview Columnist
The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners have proclaimed January as National Radon Month. The CSU Extension office will be holding two workshops to educate on the effects of this gas, how to test your home, and what to do if elevated levels are found.
The Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Extension office.
Preregister - get a free radon kit per household.
Quick facts:
• Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can enter the home.
• Most of Colorado contains high concentrations of radon, considered the second leading cause of lung cancer.
• All Colorado homes should be tested for radon.
• Radon-reduction methods can be planned for and installed during new home construction.
• Home buyers and renters should ask if the home has been tested for radon and for the results.

What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas emitted from uranium, a naturally occurring mineral in rocks and soil. Normally, radon rises up through the soil and dissipates in the air outside. Radon becomes a concern, however, when it seeps through openings such as cracks, loose-fitting pipes, sump pits, dirt floors, slab joints or block walls and accumulates in the home. Air pressure inside the home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around the house’s foundation. Because of this difference, the house acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings.

Office Hours
Regular Business Hours:
 Monday - Friday 8:00 to 4:30
Closed @ 3:00 on Member Meeting dates
Home Builders Association of SW Colorado |463 Turner Drive 104B | Durango, CO 81303 | 970-382-0082 | office@hbasc.com
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