Issue 15
The Campaign is On!
What is Campaign to Cancun?

Campaign to Cancun is a 10-month program to recruit new members to our association. Since we know the best recruiters for new members are active members themselves, BAMP is offering a couple of special incentives: A $500 gift card or a free trip to Mexico!

Did Somebody Say Free?

You bet we did! Here's how it works:

  • Recruit 5 new members; receive a $500 VISA gift card

  • Recruit 8 new members; receive 1 free, 5-day/4-night all-expense trip to Cancun

Please Note : Recruiting credit is awarded based on the name the prospective member lists as his/her membership sponsor on the membership application.
For details and eligibility requirements, contact Melissa Alesi, BAMP Director of Sales & Marketing:
(412) 434-5690
Offer includes air and all-inclusive luxury hotel accommodations at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun or equivalent.
Register Now for These Exciting BAMP Events!
February GMM @ Topgolf Bridgeville
Tuesday, February 25
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$55 per Person
Extra $40 to Golf
Sponsored by
Housing-Industry Education Seminars
Trade Show
Thursday, March 5
DoubleTree Pittsburgh-Greentree
500 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

AM Education Seminars
Fall Prevention in Residential Construction Training
 8:00 AM-12:00 NOON / $25
Builders, trade contractors, supervisors and maintenance workers will benefit from this seminar. The program identifies accidental fall hazards found in residential maintenance and construction. The course covers OSHA fall protection regulations and safe work practices to prevent fall-related injuries and deaths.

Landlord-Tenant Better-Business Buffet
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM / 3 Sessions @ 1 Price of $50
Menu Includes:
HR Employee Practices - Pittsburgh Mandatory Sick Leave, E-verify Screening Requirements
L & T Actions - Working with District Justices, Appeals, Possessions, Execution of Judgements
Tenant Relations - Service Animals, Medical Marijuana, Fair Housing

PM Education Seminars

Lead-Safe Refresher Certification
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM / $165
This certification is required when performing work that disturbs painted surfaces in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, such as daycares and pre-K classrooms. Please note that certifications are valid for five years; if you received Lead-Safe Refresher Certification in 2015, this course offers the opportunity to remain current with EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting regulations.For those interested in attending this refresher course, please make sure your current certificate has not expired before March 5th, 2020.

Participants May Attend ALL of the Following Sessions at 1 Price of $50
What is Quartz: The Solution for Commercial & Residential Surfaces / 1PM-2PM
Sponsored by
Quartz surfacing is a man-made material consisting of over 90% natural quartz crystal. In this course you will discover the other components behind the beauty, durability and flexibility of this surfacing material. You will see the composition, production and quality assurance processes that go into making the material and the resultant attributes, capabilities and the installation basics of quartz surfacing materials. AIA Info: Course #WAQTZ2016 | IDCEC Info: Course #104076 (Qualifies for 1.0 LU | HSW)

Construction Contracts & Employment Practices / 1PM-2PM
This program covers the recent changes in employment that will not only impact the way you hire and manage employees but also the oversite of subcontractors retained on your various construction projects. The presenters will review the new requirements of state Act 75 of 2019, which requires employers in the contstruction industry to use the federal E-verify system. The law extends to the staffing agencies you utilizes as well as your subcontractors and the language you should include in your contracts to ensure your subcontractors are in compliance. This program also examines recent developments with employment practices as they relate to medical marijuana participants as well as recent regulatory and court decisions as they pertain to mandatory payment of overtime.

How to Get the Most Out of LED Lighting / 2PM-3PM
Sponsored by
Don's Appliances
This session reviews LED lighting as it stands today and shares how we can take advantage of its qualities and work around its perceived deficiencies. FCC and warranties related to LED will also be discussed. Participants will learn about the adoptions of LED technology to date and where it is expected to go in the next few years. Attendees will also learn how to use LED most effectively in a home. These lessons will include information on color, when to use integrated luminaires, how to assess the real cost of LED and how to determine the correct quantity of light needed in a home. IDCEC Class Code #108432 (designated Health/Safety/Welfare - HSW. Valid for ASID, IDC, & IIDA members. Many AIA state boards also allow- please check. NKBA CEU approved. ALA 1 credit hour.

Natural Gas Hookup at Building Site / 2PM-3PM
Sponsored by
Columbia Gas
Last year, the process of gas hook ups to homes changed. Come and hear about the new procedures, and learn how to be most effective at having a timely tap in. 

Codes Update / 3PM -4PM
Details TBA - Stay tuned!

Factors for Specifying Treated Engineered Wood Siding as an Exterior Cladding 3PM-4PM
Sponsored by
LP Building Products
An introduction to treated engineered wood siding and its use in residential, light commercial and multi-family construction projects, with explanations of and comparisons to other cladding options commonly specified for these projects. Course content also includes the benefits of engineered wood siding, such as design potential, work-ability, durability, sustainability and use in fire-rated assemblies. AIA Info: Course #LPSS082017 (Qualifies for 1.0 LU /HSW)
DoubleTree Ballroom
Free for Builders & Owners to Attend!
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch Included

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Want to Exhibit Products/Services?

Email for limited remaining space.
Return form by February 27 to .
Hemlock Home Building - Bryan Bercik
Modern Edge Ventures, LLC - Michael Sokolowski - Andrew McKewan
Stambrosky Homes - Richard Stambrosky

American General Services Corp. - Regis Krohl
Creative Designs - Lynne Tocchet
Excel Glass & Granite - William Pecora
Madison Settlement Services - Jim Wiesner & Ed Lantz
MMC Land Management - Sean Murray
Triangle Sales - Brett Adelman
PBA Member Benefits

Less Than One Month Remains to Claim Your PBA Rebates!

Q4’19 Claim Deadline
Friday, February 28. 2020

To claim residential jobs completed October 1 - December 31, 2019

All claims MUST be submitted by the set claim deadline for each quarter.
Promote, Register & Claim at      
Mark Your Calendars
BAMP February Member Mixer
Topgolf, Bridgeville
Tues. February 25

Professionals Education & Industry Trade Show
Pittsburgh Double Tree, Green Tree
Thurs. March 5

St. Paddy's General Membership Mixer
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle
Wed. March 18

Pirate Home Opener & Tailgate
PNC Park
Thurs. April 2

BAMP April Member Mixer
Drum Bar at Rivers Casino
Tues. April 28