March 4, 2019
Quick to Make a Difference!   
Michael Strech, President and CEO 
BUILD is a year long program that helps standout young professionals expand their skills and take a deeper dive into the building industry. BUILD, Building Universal Industry Leadership and Diversity, has helped identify several standout leaders early on in their career. The BUILD class is quick to live up to their name! The eleven participants who were chosen to be a part of this program have met only twice so far this year, but are making moves. Their ability to take charge and work as a team is already making a difference in the building industry and community. 

In addition to the educational sessions the group participates in once a month, each BUILD class is responsible for choosing a community service project to complete by the end of the year.  Last Wednesday, the group met to discuss their options and selected Volunteers of America to create a play area and shade structure with some landscaping at a veteran's housing complex. Volunteers of America helps individuals in need rebuild their lives through resources the organization helps provide. This project will allow kids a safe shaded area to play and will be a vast improvement from the current area. 
These young leaders have taken charge of this project and are helping improve the lives of the brave men and women who have protected our country. With only two meetings under their belts, this group is making a difference in our industry and working together to develop legacies. Make sure you meet the future leaders of the building industry at one of our next events!

Michael Strech 
President and CEO, North State BIA      

Back row from left: Nick Elliot (Elliott Homes), Ryan Hatheway (Taylor Morrison), Mike Jacobs (Taylor Morrison), Parker Carson (The New Home Company), Kevin Sheley (Anthem United), Ryan Burgman (The New Home Company), Dave Kerby (The Hills Group), Josh Wylie (Villara); Front row from left: Krystal Heslep (Next Generation Capital), Renee Cojocaru (NEXT Crafted), Lindsey Walters (Bardis Homes) 

North State PAC Holds First Event of 2019 - Builders and Brews!
Please join us at Old Town Pizza in Roseville for our next Builders and Brews event sponsored by the BIA Political Action Committee.  The event promises tasty pizza, craft beers, many of the area's leading builders and over 20 local political leaders. All donations help the BIA's political efforts to elect quality candidates that help support new home development. Please RSVP here

Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP) 2019B Applications Due May 1st
California Statewide Communities Development Authority's (CSCDA) first annual issuance of SCIP pooled financing Bonds is underway for 2019. There are currently 17 participating projects, all new single-family or multi-family residential developments located throughout 8 different counties in California. The anticipated size of the bond issue is between $40 and 45 million in par amount, planned to price this April and close in May. CSCDA is accepting applications through May 1st for the Statewide Community Infrastructure Program's Annual Fall "Series B" financing, expected to price in August and close in September 2019. The application can be found  here.
CBIA Spring Government Affairs Committee Meeting
On February 27th, North State BIA members and staff attended CBIA's Winter Government Affairs Committee meeting. The group discussed the importance of bills relating to the creation of housing, considering the open political window with Governor Newsom's housing goals and the progressive democratic supermajority in California's legislature. The group stressed the importance of working with Governor Newsom to create an environment that promotes, rather than stifles, housing across the state. There are efforts underway to look at major revisions to the fees that builders pay and at creating new tax increment financing. There is also significant movement with legislation to create another school bond on the March 2020 ballot. For more information email Crisand
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Electronic Plan Review Officially In Effect
Metro Fire transitioned to electronic plan review on March 1, 2019. Electronic plan submittal through their Mobile Eyes Permit Portal is now mandatory, and paper plan sets will no longer be accepted. Plans which were previously submitted in paper cannot be resubmitted electronically through the portal, the resubmittal process must be completed with paper plan sets. Create an account  here. See permit application guidelines  here. See electronic plan submittal guidelines  here.

Don't Miss the SMC Ski Trip to Squaw Valley   
This year has been a record snow fall year, and you wont want to miss a day with your friends in the snow! Board the motorcoach at 7am and rest and relax on the ride with your BIA friends to Squaw Valley! Be prepared to tear up the mountain all day.  Then board the motor coach at the end of day for the rejuvenating ride back to Roseville with cocktails and snacks hosted by our sponsors. BIA MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. For more information, click here

The Idea District - The Name Game 
"I'm glad you're here because that probably means you have a naming problem... and that's the only thing I'm good at!" Steve Cecil is the man with the words! A verbal branding professional and short-form copywriter specializing in nine-letter novels and 6 syllable sagas including: product names, corporate identities, registered trademarks, taglines and slogans. 

Steve created WhereWords, a professional naming company that helps companies find their brand and identity.  Come learn about Steve and his process as he talks with Good Day Sacramento's Cambi Brown at the next Idea District even on April 11th.  

An additional touch of creativity, our venue is the shared workspace and modern style of  The Cannery  at 1631 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento. 

Early Bird Ticket Pricing $25 / $35 after April 8th 

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
March 7
March 15
March 22 
April 4 
April 11
  Click here  to view 2019 BIA events.

Thank you to our Mardi Claws Crab Feed Sponsors
On Friday Night, over 400 members attended the 2019 Mardi Claws Crab Feed! What an exciting event! Raffle prizes, a silent auction, the live cake auction with a grand prize of a diamond ring and the always exciting live auction brought a lively competition from the BIA members! Thank you to those who sponsored the event. 
The King Sponsor 
Foothill Painting and Drywall

Krewe Sponsors

Blue Mountain Construction Services
Concrete Value Corp. 
Frayji Design Group, Inc. 
Heritage One Door and Carpentry 

Zulu Sponsors
Construction Happens 
Carnival Sponsor 
Chase Home Lending 

Royal Court Sponsor 
R.E.Y. Engineers, Inc. 

Where Y'at Sponsor 
The New Home Company 

We're Breaking Ground  
HomeAid Sacramento and our Builder Captain, Lennar, are thrilled to partner with WEAVE on the construction of two 900 square foot cottages to the organization's three-acre residential campus in Sacramento. One cottage will provide safe shelter while the other will house the 24/7 crisis line staff. The full scope of the work to be conducted includes plumbing, electrical, roofing, dry wall, flooring, and cabinetry. With the total cost of the project estimated at $400,000, we are grateful for the substantial financial support we have already received from Elliott Homes, Home(FUL), US Bank, American Woodmark Foundation and the American River Bank Foundation. A special groundbreaking event occurred at the North State BIA office on Thursday morning.

To read more about this project, and funding, click here
Hire Your Future Stars Now! 
Hiring? Exhibitor registration for the Fifth Annual Skilled Trades Job Fair is still open. We're recruiting talent from junior college CE programs, trades schools and those currently employed to attend! Don't miss this recruiting opportunity. Contact  Amanda Reynaud for questions or to register.

The Foundation is also planning for this year's internship program. This year, the BIA continues to demonstrate its commitment to workforce development and has provided $25,000 for intern wages. See the flyer for more information.
In addition to high school juniors and seniors, we also have junior college students to place. Contact  Amanda Reynaud if you're interested in hosting high school or college interns.
Upcoming Community Events 

- On March 8, The County of Placer is hosting a Fair Chance Employment Summit for employers to learn the benefits and latest legislation regarding reentry applicants. Register on  Eventbrite.

- Pleasant Grove High School Career Technical Education is looking for resume and interview evaluators for its Career Kickstarter event on March 20. Contact  Rebecca Hunter.

- Folsom Middle School is working on a miniature house construction project. Students will learn about the basics of home construction starting with design concepts on the Floor Planner free software. The final floorplan will be drawn to scale and the drawing will be placed on a foam board sheet, which represents the building lot. 3/8" poplar sticks are used to form the concrete stem wall. Walls will be constructed from 1/4" poplar sticks with studs in place as well as windows and doors framed in. The roof structure will be completed with three trusses. All of the exterior walls as well as the roof structure will be covered in manila folder (siding). Material donations are requested. Contact Teacher,  Dale Waldo to make a donation.
Thank You BIA! 
A big THANK YOU for the BIA's support of the OSY program at the Mardis Claws Crab Feed. Our youth enjoyed the experience of serving at the event and thank you for everyones generous tips! 

Sierra College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Building Industries Instructor. This position requires the ability to teach both lecture and hands on experience, and requires either a Bachelors degree and two years experience or an Associates degree and six years experience.  To read more about this job click here, and to submit a faculty application, please click here

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