Nevada Builders Blueprint
May 2019
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From the CEO 
We are now 88 days into the 2019 Legislative Session with a month to go.  The Economic Forum has now projected revenues for the next two years and budgets are being closed.  The good news is that economists agree, Nevada is booming and not slowing down anytime soon.  We continue to track major issues and want to thank everyone that turned out for the Assembly Judiciary Committee on AB421 (construction defect).  Because of your overwhelming turnout and support we were able to secure significant amendments to the proposed legislation.  Look for more updates and alerts to come...
April New Members
Welcome and Thank you!
ABC Heating & Sheet Metal (Carson City), CTR Roofing (Dayton), J. Allen Murray Enterprises (Reno) Reno Custom Crating (Reno), Silver State Barricade & Sign (Sparks), Thermold Insulation LLC (Washoe Valley), Minions Construction (Las Vegas), Mr. Gutter LLC. (Reno) Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (Reno) and Westpac Construction (Sparks).
Workforce Development Update:
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IT'S COMING! The 4th Annual Northern Nevada Construction Career Day! Save the Date: Friday, October 18 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Sponsorship opportunities are available so please consider participating in this amazing event and supporting the development of our future workforce! Last year we saw over 1200 students from Reno, Sparks and surrounding areas. Click here for a flyer and click below to see a video from last year's event. The Las Vegas Construction Career Day is TBA, but we will provide an update as soon as we get the information.
2018 Construction Career Day, Reno NV
2018 Construction Career Day, Reno NV
 
Have you heard of Work-Based Learning ? In 2017 Nevada Legislature passed SB66 which, among other things, required all Nevada School Districts to establishing educational strategies that offer students the opportunity to connect classroom learning to authentic business/industry experiences. This is done through career exploration and various activities including informational interviews, industry tours, job shadowing and pre-apprenticeships. Nevada Builders has been involved with developing an innovative Tri-County program called Career Bound NV . This collaboration with JOIN, Inc., Washoe County School District, Carson City School District, Douglas School District and various business and governmental agencies will work to connect students to in-demand careers throughout the region. For more information click here then ask us how you can get involved!
 
Nevada Builders has also been working with the Clark County School District, Workforce Connections and industry leaders to help make the construction trades more accessible for CCSD students.  Currently, there are several working groups addressing the following issues: Early exposure, Streamlining Access, Messaging and the Licensing Process. We welcome any insights, suggestions or participation.
 
For more information on these and all of our workforce development efforts, contact us at outreach@nevadabuilders.org
Safety Corner           
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     Would you bid more jobs if you could find the workers to build them? You're not alone. Here in the Battle Born State, Construction Industry employers are all too familiar with the shortage of qualified and available construction workers.
     Not only is it difficult to find workers to keep up with the work that needs to be completed, but it is even more difficult to find skilled workers. You may get both skilled and non-skilled workers, and experience levels will vary, so grow your staff the right way by conducting the appropriate training upon hire and during their employment.    
     OSHA regulations prescribe certain training requirements, but it's also the smart way to protect the quality of your product and build loyal, experienced crews. New hires and seasonal workers getting accustomed to the job, their coworkers, and the equipment they are using are at more risk of being injured or causing an accident. If you can get them over that first hurdle of unfamiliarity with the job, and communicate your safety expectations, you've added to your production capacity, and ultimately to your bottom line. 
     No matter what the industry, all employers have a responsibility to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards. With the high stakes in the construction industry, it's crucial we inform our employees about hazards on our job-sites. Training should address OSHA standards and your own company policies. Your specific trade may have additional training requirements due to the nature of serious hazards. If you weld, work at height, dig trenches, use hazardous chemicals, or wear respirators, for example, your employees need specialized training prior to starting the task.
     Nevada builders are under high pressure right now to get tools in hands and drive production. It's a good problem to have! Making the time investment for effective training will ultimately protect your reputation for quality work and improve productivity and profitability. The desired result is a strong workforce with a healthy safety culture. We can help.
     For more information on safety training, or other construction industry safety questions or concerns, please contact PGM Safety Services, an affiliate
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 company of Pro Group Management, and we will be happy to assist. Visit us at www.pgmnv.com or call (800) 859-3177.
Don't miss these Nevada Builders Events:

Nevada Builders Night at the Reno Aces
All In Reno Aces
Thursday, May 16th doors open at 5:30pm game starts at 6:35pm Dinner and a Game $15 for Members
Nevada Builders Foundation will be selling Raffle tickets for Construction Scholarships so, bring full pockets!
"No one has ever become poor from giving." - Anne Frank

May 15th, 5pm Winnemucca Inn
You won't believe all the new jobs in the area

and these industry events:

NAIOP SNV: May 23rd May Breakfast 
NAIOP NNV: May 23rd Developers Forum
NNDA: May 22nd Workforce Retention
BANN: May 17th Sporting Clay Tournament
ABC: May 23rd Meet the Contractors
SNHBA: May 10th Spring Builders Golf Classic 
FORE THE KIDS: May 18th Golf Tournament
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors: 
    
Miles
Weber_s Cabinet

RCM Realty Group

AVK
We are constantly updating our contact list so If there is another member of your team who would benefit from this information, please let us know! Email updated contact information to: membership@nevadabuilders.org. Thank you!
Nevada Builders
Aaron West| Nevada Builders | 775/882-4353 | Membership@NevadaBuilders.org | www.NevadaBuilders.org
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