SAFE START WASHINGTON
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Last week, Building Industry of Washington (BIAW) filed a lawsuit to repeal an emergency rule that authorizes the Department of Labor and Industries to fine businesses. Read More >>

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Visit the Safe Start page  to learn more about the activities allowed for each phase. That page also includes business guidance for safe reopening.
New Electrical Code Enforcement Delayed Until October 29, 2020

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has adopted changes ( CR-103) to the state’s electrical rules that will amend new safety codes, update and clarify existing rules, and make housekeeping and other rule changes. The changes affect “ chapter 296-46B WAC Electrical Safety Standards, Administration, and Installation.” Due to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, L&I will move the effective date of the new rules and the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) to October 29, 2020.
Other Code Enforcement Effective Dates:

  • Electrical Code Effective: Oct 29, 2020
  • Building Code Effective: Nov 1, 2020
  • Residential Energy Code Effective: Nov 1, 2020
  • Commercial Energy Code Effective: Nov 1, 2020
  • Fire Code Effective: Nov 1, 2020
  • Mechanical Code Effective: Nov 1, 2020
  • Plumbing Code Effective: Nov 1, 2020
  • Residential Code Effective: Nov 1, 2020
MEMBER UPDATES
ACTION REQ'D: Home Resource & Buyers Guide
WE NEED ALL MEMBERS TO REVIEW YOUR DIRECTORY LISTINGS FOR ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS BEFORE JUNE 30!
If you have updates to make on your listings and/or contact information, please contact us with those changes no later than June 30th.


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2020 CWHBA Scholarship
Due FRIDAY
CWHBA awards scholarships to local students furthering their education in the building industry or its related fields based on academic factors, applicant performance and career goals. Applications must be postmarked by June 19th, 2020.
UPCOMING EVENTS
NEW EVENT
Remodeling Economic Outlook: Housing Changes After COVID 19

Thurs, June 25, 11 AM – 1 PM
Free Webinar for Members
Join the top remodeling analysts in the nation for a review of economic and housing conditions related to the home improvement industry as the economy reopens after a period of virus-related mitigation efforts:
  • outlook for remodeling,
  • market challenges, and
  • preference changes for housing
This event is brought to you by:
Axes & Ales with CWHBA
July 15, 5:30 PM
Axe Bliss in Wenatchee, WA
Have an Axe to Grind?
We want to give our members a chance to blow off some steam by chucking axes as we reemerge from this pandemic! Join us on July 15th in Wenatchee for the unique members event. It's $20 to register and includes axe throwing, complimentary food, and beverages. Axe Bliss in Wenatchee is a new location with a unique activity and sport that is growing across North America. Everything is designed with safety in mind.

Space is limited - so don't delay!
2020 CWHBA Golf Classic
July 30, 2020
Apple Tree Resort
Tournament is almost full!

This CWHBA member-exclusive event is one of the most anticipated opportunities for members to connect and have fun, while helping support the work and efforts of the CWHBA membership association.

If you would like more information about potential sponsorship opportunities please reach out to Lindsay at lbrown@cwhba.org or 509-454-4006.
What's Ahead for CWHBA?
CWHBA continues to closely monitor developments around the state relating to the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19.

We assure you that the safety of our participants, volunteers and partners remains our number one priority. 
EDUCATION
Michael Lubliner leads the Washington State Energy Code-Residential technical assistance program and also supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program.
2018 Energy Code Update Webinar
July 21, 8:30 AM
Online Webinar Training

The effective date of the 2018 Washington State Energy Code was recently postponed to November 1, 2020. CWHBA and Washington State University is hosting a two-hour live online new code requirement update for CWHBA members.

This training is designed for building department staff, builders, sub-contractors, architects, homeowners, and other building industry professionals. The training will include a question and answer session.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Affordable Housing Council of Central WA
Next Meeting
Wednesday June 24, 3:00 pm
The 2020 elections will be critical for our industry.

Help contribute to electing politicians who are pro-building and pro-business by committing to giving to the AHCCW.
You can also give...
By written check:
  • Pay to the Order of AHCCW,
  • send to 3301 W Nob Hill Blvd Yakima, WA 98902
With a card over the phone at
  • (509) 454-4006
CONTACT INFO
Chelsea Snodgrass , Executive Officer

Jake Mayson , Government Affairs Director

Emily Jameson , Member Services Director, South Central

Cheryl Nelson , Member Services Director, North Central
CWHBA Yakima | 3301 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902
CWHBA Wenatchee | 25 N. Wenatchee Ave., Suite 207-B, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Office - 509.454.4006 | follow us on social media  @CWHBA  |  www.cwhba.org