BIASC's June Newsletter
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Please Welcome Your Newest Members
BIA Baldy View Fourth Annual Housing Policy Conference Kicks Off Historic Partnership with AIA
BITA Competes in The SRBX Design Build Competition May 10-11, 2017
CBIA CEO Dave Cogdill Honored with Churchill Award
Seven Industry Leaders to be Inducted in 2017 California Homebuilding Foundation 'Hall of Fame'
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Mike Balsamo, BIASC, CEO
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When we speak about member benefits related to networking and education, it isn't just lip service. We provide something for everyone across the great Southern California region. 

BIASC has culminated the Spring season with a number of informative events. BIA Riverside County Chapter (BIA RV) had their Elected Officials Night at PIRCH in Rancho Mirage on May 24, 2017, and the Southern California Builders Safety Alliance (SCBSA) had their Scaffold Set Up & User Awareness Training in recognition of OSHA's National Fall Protection Stand Down Week on May 25, 2017.

BIA RV & the Urban Land Institute (ULI) held a breakfast on the state of housing in the Inland Empire at the Riverside Convention Center on May 31, 2017, and BIA Orange County Chapter (BIA OC) hosted a Political Update Lunch on June 1, 2017. BIA Baldy View Chapter (BIA BV) had their 4th Annual Housing Policy Conference at the Doubletree Hotel on June 2, 2017, and held their June Mechanics Lien Seminar, presented by Theresa Crawford Tate, Esq. Construction Attorney at Crawford & Bangs, LLP, on June 14, 2017.

The BIASC Political Action Committee (BIASC PAC) held the 2017 Gala at the Nixon Library and Museum on June 7, 2017 with discussion about the New Landscape in Washington DC from former White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, and former Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove. The discussion between these two D.C. heavyweights was certainly dynamic and at times combative in a friendly way! Proceeds from the event go to a vital cause, the BIA Southern California Political Action Committee. BIASC also celebrated Spring with our annual PASS Networking Event at Green River Golf Club on June 2, 2017. 

A series of fun events to kick off the summer included BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter's (BIA LAV) 28th Annual Golf Tournament at the Moorpark Country Club on June 12, 2017 along with a Wine Tour, and BIA RV's Barbecue and Brew Crawl at the BIA House on June 15, 2017. I look forward to many more great networking events to carry us through the summer. Please make sure to join us before summer is gone!

Mike Balsamo
Please Welcome Your Newest Members 
May 17th - June 16th
BIA Baldy View Fourth Annual Housing Policy Conference Kicks Off Historic Partnership with AIA
The BIA Baldy View Chapter announced a new partnership with the American Institute for Architects Inland California Chapter. This year's Housing Policy Conference was eligible for three hours of AIA HSW Continuing Education credits.
BIA BV's efforts to foster collaborative relationships with fellow professional associations in the building disciplines scored a major success as Chapter President Ali Sahabi of Optimum Group LLC, announced the event's historic partnering with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Inland California Chapter for its 9 a.m., Friday June 2, Fourth Annual Housing Policy Conference in Ontario.
BITA Competes in The SRBX Design Build Competition May 10-11, 2017
Four California high schools running the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) competed in the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange Education Foundation (SRBXEF) two-day challenge to design and build a 96 square-foot structure. 
 Student teams gathered at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento on May 10th and 11th to compete in this fun but rigorous learning experience that also promotes career awareness in the construction trades.
CBIA CEO Dave Cogdill Honored with Churchill Award
Earlier this month the California Business Properties Association announced it will present CBIA CEO Dave Cogdill with it's Churchill Award at their Annual Board Meeting in June. 
California Business Properties Association and the commercial real estate industry, are honored to present the Churchill Award, an award recognizing his tireless achievements on behalf of California's business community. 
 Additionally, for his leadership in serving as a coalition leader and ally with the commercial real estate industry and CBPA to Dave Cogdill, President & CEO of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA).
Seven Industry Leaders to be Inducted in 2017 California Homebuilding Foundation 'Hall of Fame'
On June 27th , 2017 at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego, seven new inductees will join the ranks of over 200 distinguished men and women who have been recognized for their professional and philanthropic contributions to the building industry. The Foundation is pleased to announce the 33rd  annual Hall of Fame, Class of 2017: 

Lynn L. Jacobs (posthumously), President of Ventura Affordable Homes, Inc.; Paul Johnson, Senior Vice President of Community Development for Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC; Sandra Kulli, President of Kulli Marketing; Gary L. McDonald, Chairman of the Board of Gary McDonald Homes; Jill D. Williams, AIA, Principal |Chairman of KTGY Architecture+Planning; Borre Winckel, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County; and Bob Yoder, Division President of Shea Homes Southern California.

Save The Date for BIS 2017!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 16th as the Building Industry Show moves to Orange County!

WHEN: Wed, November 15th and Thu, November 16th
WHERE: OC Fair & Events Center

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The Pre-Conference Events will take place June 27, 2017, and the rest of the e xhibits and conference will take place June 28th & 29th.

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