HBAG News - December 2016
Building a Better Georgia 
At this special time of year, we are thankful for many things, especially the gift of your membership and loyalty to HBAG. We thank you for providing us with the opportunity to work with you this year. Your trust and confidence in us is greatly appreciated and we look forward to a prosperous 2017. Our warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season!

Warm Regards,


Kelly Lass, EVP
Home Builders Association of Georgia

Please join us for the 2017 Winter Board Meeting and Legislative Rally on February 21, 2017 at the Capitol. This is the perfect opportunity for talking with local legislators and learning the issues important to them that might affect home building. In return, legislators are able to learn from individuals in the building industry. Please call your legislator ahead of time and set an appointment to meet. Legislative issues will be provided closer to the day of the event. 

Registration is $20 per person. Click the button below to register. If you would like to pay with cash or check on the day of the event, enter promo code HBAG2017 and you will not be charged. Please make sure to register, even if you choose to pay at the event. Call the HBAG office at 404.763.2453 with any questions or concerns. 

9:00 - 10:00 Gather in room 216 of the Capitol for Legislative Briefing
10:00 - 10:15 Photo on the stairway
10:15 - 11:30 Move up to House & Senate Chambers
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch in room 216 in the Capitol
1:30 - 3:00 Board of Directors Meeting- Blue Room at the Freight Depot


HBAG will be sponso ring the East Coast Builders Conference (formerly BRExpo) scheduled for May 4-5, 2017 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. On behalf of our members, we're working closely with the ECBC managem ent team to bring you a first-class conference and expo and give builders the opport unity to gain valuable knowledge, earn continuing education, network with peers, source new products and have a little fun!

HBAG President Lamar Smith Excited for ECBC
HBAG President Lamar Smith excited
about ECBC

For more information:
Visit  www.ECBCShow.com and sign up to receive updates about the conference.  Be sure to mark your calendar and join HBAG at this ideal meeting place for the East Coast building and remodeling community!
Construction Codes Will Remain the Same for 2017 - Swimming Pool Code Becomes Mandatory
Update from the HBAG Regulatory Affairs Committee

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) states that there will be no new code editions for 2017. The 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) with GA Amendments that provides construction standards for residential and commercial pools will become mandatory. Training classes on the Swimming Pool Code are being conducted around the state. Check the HBAG website for dates and locations.

See this attached list of current construction codes  in effect in Georgia for 2017.
Upcoming HBAG events

HBAG members may now register for the 2017 IBS (January 10-12). Visit www.buildersshow.com  for more information regarding the show and to register. Georgia delegation will be staying at the Point Orlando Resort.

*Early registration deadline has ended.
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