HBAFlash

April 12,  2018
4th Annual Cornhole Tournament
presented by 

May 4, 2018

ALMOST SOLD OUT!

ONLY 3 Team & Board sponsorships available

Team & Board Sponsor $350 (3 available)
  • Sign on one end of one lane
  • 1 team
  • 2 tickets and 2 t-shirts
IDEA HOUSE UPDATES

The Idea House is framed!!!

Check out the progress on the Idea House website.

             

Come out to the Idea House to see an installation 
demonstration of ECOSEAL presented by Tri-City!

April 16 at 12:00 pm
2248 Mannington Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306

WHY USE ECOSEAL?

Superior performance
  • Air leakage resistance exceeds EPA Energy Star requirements1
  • Limited lifetime warranty gives your customers piece of mind
  • Sound Transmission Class (STC) values beat foam2
  • Class A Rated for fire and smoke3
  • Seals areas traditional spray foam can't
  • Readily adheres to seams and doesn't crack or split
  • Wide range of application temperatures, 20° F to 115° F
Genuine sustainability
  • Water based; contains no solvents
  • No hazardous materials
  • Virtually no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's less than 0.3%)
  • No CFC's or HCFC's used in manufacturing or installation
Jobsite efficiency
  • Does not require full body protection or external air supply
  • No hazardous chemicals mixed at the jobsite; no concerns for worker exposure
  • No jobsite quarantine; safe for other trades to work in the home during installation
  • No hazardous VOC's released while curing. Meets or exceeds all State and Federal requirements for VOC's for architectural sealants
Savings for you and your customers
  • Installed cost is less than traditional foam
  • Energy efficiency makes homes easier to market and sell
  • Pass the savings on to your customers in the form of lower energy bills
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HBAF RENEWAL BILLING

Please read the following changes to the HBAF Bylaws detailing credit card/debit card payments and automatic renewal. Click here for frequently asked questions about the auto renewal process


1.2        Dues Structure[1]
Membership dues amount shall include (NAHB), North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) and HBAF dues amounts as listed below:

Builders/Associates
NAHB $198 (amount set by NAHB and is subject to change)
NCHBA $70 (amount set by NCHBA and is subject to change)
HBAF $282 (amount set by HBAF and is subject to change)

Affiliates
NAHB $15 (amount set by NAHB and is subject to change)
NCHBA $5 (amount set by NCHBA and is subject to change)
HBAF $115 (amount set by HBAF and is subject to change)

Dues that are processed with a credit card will be put on an automatic renewal. The auto payment will occur the month before their anniversary month. Credit card information will be encrypted and transmitted via a secure website connection. This process is for dues payments only and a member may stop the recurring payment at any time by calling the HBAF office.
 
HBAF Bylaws, Article I

[1] HBAF Bylaws, Article III, Section 1-3
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT IS RISING, BUT NOT FAST ENOUGH

It's not always pleasant when comparing current market conditions against the "good ol' days" of the early 2000s. But it can add some much-needed  perspective.

Thankfully, a recent comparison of employment data depicts a positive trend: The number of residential construction workers has steadily - though modestly - increased every year since 2011.

NAHB analysis of the most recent figures found that after construction employment bottomed out at 3.2 million in 2011, the number of Americans working in residential construction grew to more than 3.8 million in 2016.

That growth may come as a surprise for those who experienced home building's employment peak of more than five million back in 2006. In contrast, the majority of builders today rank labor shortages at or near the top of their list of concerns.

"While it is promising to see that residential construction employment is on the rise, it is still far below where we need to be to meet the increasing demand for housing," NAHB Chairman Randy Noel said in a recent press release. "We will continue to push for programs and policies that address the labor shortage, such as workforce development initiatives and comprehensive immigration reform."

The study notes that California led all states with more than half a million workers employed in home building in 2016. And despite being one of the states most severely affected by the housing downturn, Florida came in second with 361,000 residential construction workers. Rounding out the Top 5 were Texas, New York and North Carolina, respectively.

Other notable states include Nevada and Arizona, which were among those hit hardest by the housing downturn. These days, they maintain a relatively high share of workers employed in residential construction - more than 3% of each state's labor force, compared to the national average of 2.5%.

The states with the highest share of the labor force working in home building include Montana (4.1%), Florida (3.9%), Idaho (3.7%), Colorado (3.5%) and Vermont (3.5%).

CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT 

Candidates seeking endorsement:
The HBAF Build PAC Committee is accepting applications for candidate endorsement. Applications can only be submitted through the HBAF website. Please forward this information to local candidates.


Political races that may be considered for endorsement:
City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Town of Hope Mills, Town of Spring Lake, Hoke County, City of Raeford and NC General Assembly

 

 
April 16
ECOSEAL Demonstration
by Tri-City
12:00 pm
Idea House
2248 Mannington Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306

April 17
Board of Directors
9:00 am