“Existing Construction” Allowed
Per the Governor’s new order, all existing construction is allowed to move forward under the Phase 1 guidance. Thanks to advocacy efforts, CWHBA and BIAW were able to secure a definition of “existing” that strongly favors builders. If you have a project with a contract entered in before March 23, that project likely qualifies as “existing” and may be able to move forward.

For purposes of this memo, in existence means construction activity that is:
  1. needed to fulfill an obligation under a contract effective prior to March 23, 2020, or
  2. authorized by a government-issued permit obtained prior to March 23, 2020
If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email Jake Mayson (505) 500-5521 or jmayson@cwhba.org
Project Permit Extensions
Did the shutdown push back your project timeline? Are you worried about your permit expiring? Reach out now to your project’s permitting office and request an extension. Most cities and counties have already agreed to provide no-fee extensions to all permitted projects.

If you’re having problems getting an extension or would like more info on how to request one, contact Jake Mayson, Director of Government Affairs at (505) 500-5521 or jmayson@cwhba.org
COVID 19 Employer Workplace and
Job Site Responsibilities

TODAY -- April 5, 3:00 pm
This Washington State-specific webinar will review Workplace and Job Site Coronavirus related employee safety requirements currently in place in Washington State starting May 1, 2020. In addition, this webinar will meet employee COVID-19 training requirements for return to work.

  1. COVID-19 Transmission Education and Prevention Strategies
  2. COVID-19 Workplace (Office Environments) and Jobsite Employee Safety Requirements
The webinar is brought to you by BIAW in partnership with Northwest Independent Contractors Association and NICA Director, Kris Alberti. After registering , you will receive an email confirmation and how to join the webinar.
May 2020 Home Builder E-Magazine Published
Through the difficult months we have all endured, our staff has been dedicated to delivering you the most up-to-date news, resources, and policy; all while advocating for the builders, workers, and businesses in the residential housing industry.

Read about our efforts and what's ahead in this edition of Home Builder Magazine.
Hard Hat Happy Hour L!VE was a HIT!
Last week's Hard Happy Hour L!VE event was one for the record books! We laughed, gave away some GREAT prizes, had some comedic fun with our members and state association representatives! A special thanks to Traditional Designs for making this event possible!
2020 CWHBA Golf Classic - Team Registration Open
This CHWBA member-exclusive event is one of the most anticipated opportunities for members to connect and have fun while helping support the work and efforts of the CWHBA membership association.

This year, the 2020 CWHBA Golf Classic will be held at the Apple Tree Resort in Yakima, WA.
You must be a member of CWHBA to register your team and our teams fill up FAST! Team registration is only $450 this year (4 players) and includes the green fee, cart rental (based on availability), lunch, fun golf games, prime rib dinner & Awards Par-Tee!
( Sponsorships opportunities are also available by visiting the registration link).
R.O.I.I. Select Application Deadline - May 15
$ $ $ EARN Your Return $ $ $

Over 200 CWHBA member companies are already participating in the Return on Industrial Insurance (R.O.I.I. ® Select) program and are earning a portion of their L&I money back each year. Plus, they get:

  • Outcome-based claims assistance
  • Comprehensive safety services
  • Exclusive risk management services
  • Return to work solutions
R.O.I.I is a safety incentive program with a simple goal: eliminate injuries through improvements in workplace safety and preventive strategies. However, if an employee is injured, help them get better quicker with a successful return to work experience. Do this and your business can earn a refund.
A Message from Bernd Moving
Bernd moving recently shared a letter for CWHBA members, highlighting their efforts to stay safe as they partner with local businesses.
Chelsea Snodgrass , Executive Officer

Jake Mayson , Government Affairs Director

Emily Jameson , Member Services Director, South Central

Cheryl Nelson , Member Services Director, North Central
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