September 17, 2018

Nearly 500 BIA members turned out for our annual awards gala and to say that it was a fun event, would be an understatement! Our emcee, Good Day Sacramento's   Cambi Brown, kept the audience laughing while running the show smoothly. MAME is always a wonderful evening because it celebrates the very best in our industry and, like each year, there is so much to be proud of! 

Congratulations to this year's finalists and winners.  And, of course, many thanks to our tremendous sponsors, without whom such events would simply not be possible. Here are some pictures from MAME 43. Look for more coming throughout the week.     

Governor Brown Approves Clean Energy Bill
Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 last Monday with the goal of shifting California's retail electricity from fossil fuels to renewable energy by 2045. The bill raises the bar on the state's lofty clean energy goals by increasing California's 2030 renewable energy target to 60%, up from 50%. Additionally, Brown announced that the state would be attaining carbon neutrality by the same year-ensuring greenhouse gas emissions are low enough to be absorbed by natural sources.
South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (SSHCP) Adoption
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors adopted the SSHCP at their September 11th meeting. The SSHCP aims to streamline federal and state permitting processes for SSHCP-covered development and infrastructure projects while protecting habitat, open space and agricultural lands. It is led by a multi-jurisdiction collaboration that includes Sacramento County, the cities of Rancho Cordova and Galt, the Sacramento County Water Agency, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, and the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority.
Sacramento County Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Approved
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors recently voted to approve their adopted budget for FY2018-19. The $4.2 billion spending plan maintains the services the County provides to residents, as well as funding for new or enhanced programs and services. The Adopted General Fund Budget includes $7.5 million to General Reserves. With this adjustment, the General Reserves balance will stand at $21 million.
City of Roseville Preparing Two Budget Scenarios Based on Election Outcome
Roseville is preparing two budget scenarios based on the City Council's recent annual goals workshop. The City will know which of the two scenarios to budget for after the results of the Roseville community's vote on Measure B in November -a half-cent sales tax to protect Roseville's essential services. If passed, Measure B is estimated to generate $16 million to $19 million in revenue annually. If Measure B does not pass, the City estimates there will be a $1 million to $3 million operation budget shortfall in Fiscal Year 2019/20 and a continued $10 million to $14 million annual shortfall to fund long-term expenses.
Sacramento Valley Housing Survey to Influence Regional Housing Policy
Cities, counties and housing authorities throughout the Sacramento valley are collaborating on a regional housing and economic opportunity study and are looking to get community input. The survey focuses on housing challenges and changes that people would like to see in their neighborhoods. Along with the survey, the Sacramento Valley Fair Housing Collaborative is offering community meetings and focus groups. More information, including a link to the survey, can be found  here.

Sponsor 80s Retro BIA Fall Golf!
We need Tee Box sponsors for Fall Golf! Decorate your tee box in the 80s theme and interact with every golfer throughout the day! You are strongly encouraged to serve food and/or drinks! 

For more information on sponsorships click here, or email Angela

IBS 2019 Registration
NAHB's International Builders Show registration is now open! This is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 80,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.  Register and book your hotel rooms fast, as this event is in very high demand.  

For registration and deadlines, click here

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Click here  to view more 2018 BIA events.

The Idea District 
Don't Miss the Idea District this Week!   

At The Idea District we open discussions that make you think outside the box.  Be a part of innovative conversations by inserting your thoughts or just listening and observing.  On September 20th we will be having a new discussion at ONS LaunchPad about Space and Place.  Our three speakers work with taking different types of space and making them a place.  Bring your creative thinking and leave this night feeling inspired.   
The conversation will be facilitated by Tristan Osborn, Cobblestone Placemaking and will feature: 


-Ed Chandler, Loftgardens Landscape Architecture 

-James Roberts, TAYNER Tiny House Architecture 


For more information, see our Eventbrite page. 

We Want to Hear From You  
North State BIA is keeping the Spirit of 75 alive throughout the next year.  We want to share your BIA experiences.  If you have an anecdote about the BIA or some photos you want shared, please email  Morgan

Cordova High School to Toured USA Properties' Talavera Site 
On September 11th,  Cordova High School's construction program was able to tour USA Properties' Talavera Site with Foundation Staff. Mr. Leineke's class had the opportunity to see the four phases of the construction process and ask the management crew questions. Many of the students are interested in working in construction, and for some it was their first time on a construction site! All were impressed by the work that they discovered "behind the walls." Our next step is to get them involved in internships! 

Shaping the Construction Talent 
Thanks to all who attended the Sierra Community College "Shaping the Construction Talent Pipeline" on September 7. The Foundation's Rick Larkey gave a presentation on workforce needs and led a panel discussion of employers which included Kevin Sheley of Anthem United, Jeff Panasiti of Lennar, and Rick Wylie of Villara Building Systems. The panel was followed by small group discussions that explored how the College and employers could work together to meet the employment needs of today and tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming meetings and progress!
For more information, please contact  Amanda.

Post Your Jobs on 5k in 5! 
The North State Building Industry Foundation started the 5k in 5 Initiative in 2017 to address the severe labor shortage in the homebuilding and construction trades.  The goal is to hire 5,000 people in the following 5 years throughout the Greater Sacramento region.  

In order to accomplish our goal, we have created a job board with a database of candidates to fill your positions.  If you have a job available, please post to the 5K in 5 job board here. This initiative is free to you and will allow industry professionals to see your jobs first.    

What a Year for the Trap Shoot! 
HomeAid's largest event has come and gone for 2018, but the contributions made will allow us to continue helping the Sacramento community.  This year we raised $105,125! The support we have received is astonishing and we cannot THANK YOU all enough! 
Last Chance to be a Rider in Cycling for a Better Tomorrow! 
Cycling for a Better Tomorrow is only two weeks away.  This event helps raise money for HomeAid Sacramento, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. 

Cycling for a Better Tomorrow, September 29, starts at McBean Park in Lincoln, CA. There are three courses which allow riders of all skill levels to participate. Come support a great cause and have fun riding your bike through the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills.  To register and pick your course click  here

Want to learn more about this Event? See Colin Roe and Earl Keith expand on why this is such an important event. 
UC Davis Extension  
Take the next step in your career with Construction Management courses from UC Davis Extension. Now enrolling for Fall, courses start in October, including  Construction Accounting and Financial Management and  Construction Plan Reading & Specifications.  UC Davis Extension offers a 10% discount to North State BIA members on  Construction Management courses. Use code BIADISC when enrolling online.

Free Hands-On Installer Training
High performance attics (HPA) and high performance walls 
(HPW) will soon become a critical feature of residential new construction. These training sessions will provide current and prospective installers, builders, and contractors with the tools to expand adoption of HPA and HPW. At each session, attendees will:
  • Explore common construction assemblies
  • Identify best practices, pitfalls, and solutions
  • Examine a series of common assembly displays 
  • Participate in hands-on group exercises
This is a free workshop hosted by Wise, at North Coast Builder Exchange at 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. 

Participants may register for one or both sessions online:
- Tuesday, September 18: High Performance Attics
- Wednesday, September 19: High Performance Walls

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