BIASC's May Newsletter
In This Issue
Please Welcome Your Newest Members
What is SCBSA?
Celebrating the life of Dr. Albert Karnig: Guest commentary
GM Savings: The Clincher for This Member
BIASC's GSM Council Tours Model Homes During Lunch and Learn Series
What's New With BIASC's Environmental Affairs?
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A Message from BIASC's President

I appreciate the opportunity to reach out and connect with you, the members of the BIA of Southern California, Inc. It's a great honor to be BIASC's president for 2017, and I'm looking forward to getting to see and meet more of you as the year continues.

Your Membership with BIASC is especially important now, as I embark to our nation's capital in Washington D.C. next week, along with fellow BIASC leadership and the BIASC PAC. BIASC's leadership does its best to act as the voice of Southern California's building industry by anticipating, protecting, and promoting their common interests throughout our region, and this annual trip is just one of many cases where we do so.

BIASC's mission is to serve its members first, which is what I strive to do this year as the President of this organization, and why I want to hear from you.

I encourage you to continue to attend our membership events, meetings, and to engage with your fellow members at every possible opportunity.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the many BIASC events to come.

Thank you for your membership!

Peter Vanek
BIASC President
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Please Welcome Your Newest Members 
April 20th - May 17th
What is SCBSA?
The Southern California Builders Safety Alliance or SCBSA is a regional committee created with the profound importance of worker safety in mind. 
Representatives from many of our region's top builders including CalAtlantic Homes, K. Hovnanian Homes, Shea Homes, Toll Bros and Warmington Homes have joined together to create a forum for education, hands on training, peer to peer evaluations and quarterly job site safety awards to keep our job sites safe for everyone involved.  
The Alliance is currently seeking participation from additional builders to bolster its effectiveness to improve job site safety across the region.
Celebrating the life of Dr. Albert Karnig: Guest commentary
San Bernardino County lost a true reflection of what a good American citizen should be when California State University, San Bernardino President Emeritus Dr. Albert Karnig, who devoted his life and career to inspiring our region and our neighbors to be the best they could be, passed away suddenly earlier this month.  His family, associates, friends and many beneficiaries of his remarkable and wide-ranging career will gather at CSUSB's Coussoulis Arena followed by a reception at the CSUSB reflecting pool to celebrate a life that focused on improving all of our lives every day.
GM Savings: The Clincher for This Member
Thanks to his NAHB membership, Dave Rauch just saved $1,000 on another new truck.  But that makes it just another day at the office for Rauch, who estimates that he has saved about $12,000 a year for the past four years - and totally worth paying his dues to BIA of Southern California .
The founder and president of  ProTec ,  which provides construction, repair, plumbing, maintenance programs and inspection services for home owners associations (HOAs) in Southern California and Nevada, Rauch had been mulling whether his BIA membership was a good fit for the company.
BIASC's GSMC Tours Model Homes During Lunch and Learn Series

The  Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.  (BIASC)  Greater Sales and Marketing Council  (GSMC) has completed a series of insightful Lunch and Learns last month at  Playa Vista  in Los Angeles,  Westridge at Canyon Hills  in Lake Elsinore, and  Parasol Park at Great Park Neighborhoods  in Irvine.

GSMC would like to thank Florentine CreativeWolff Horticulture, and Chameleon Design for sponsoring the event series.

What's New With BIASC's Environmental Affairs?
During the first 5 months of 2017, BIASC has been aggressively advocating the homebuilding industry in California, trying to hold back the continual push for more regulations affecting home building, and build in wherever possible flexibility for compliance.  In addition, we've been working hard collaborating with our members and their consulting teams, public works agencies, and water supply and distribution utilities to ensure that the largest portfolio of water supply options possible are pursued as we move out of an historic 5-year drought emergency in California.
Here's a short overview of three important water quality issues affecting BIASC member businesses.
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There are currently over 50 of the country's leading Manufacturer Brands participating in the Member Rebate Program offering the same rebates as the "Top-5 Builders" receive regardless of your volume.

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