Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 February Newsletter

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
As a member of the NWA Home Builders Association you are also a member of the national association, NAHB. To make the most of your membership you should be taking advantage of NAHB Member Advantages. These member advantages are easy ways to reduce expenses, maximize profits and increase efficiency. Through agreements with leading national companies, NAHB offers exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services that can benefit your business, employees and family. Check out some of the offerings from DellGeicoGeneral Motors and Lowe's.
SEE WHAT'S COMING UP
UPCOMING EVENTS
February 3
  • State Board Meeting
    Little Rock 
February 15
  • Exec & Finance Meeting
February 17
  • Meek's Expo
    NWA Convention Center
February 21
  • Board Meeting
February 23
  • General Membership Meeting
    BMC - Bentonville
    6:00 - 7:00 PM
February 28
  • Home Show Set-up
2017 HOME & GARDEN SHOW PREMIER SPONSORS





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SILVER SPONSORS


 
 
**All AARP members will receive $1 off day pass or $2 off 3 day pass

        Contact the HBA office for details
DID YOU KNOW?
 
NAHB OPPOSES HUD'S NEW FLOOD STANDARD

NEW STANDARDS IN THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE
NAHB filed comments opposing HUD's planned implementation of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard in December. As was previously reported NAHB believes the proposed rule is substantially flawed and should be withdrawn. 
 


SPRINGDALE WATER PROPOSING ORDINANCE FOR RELAXED HOOOKUP REQUIREMENTS
Springdale has proposed an ordinance that has relaxed the requirements for water hook-ups. The bury hydrant will be allowed to be installed alongside the plumbing rough-in before the slab is poured. The is an effort to eliminate an extra trip by the plumber, allow for plumbing work to happen simultaneously and save builders some money.




ECONOMIC GROWTH EXPECTED TO PICK
UP NEXT YEAR

The U.S. economy is expected to strengthen next year, in part because of the government stimulus proposed at by President-elect Donald Trump, but job growth is likely to slow as the recovery approaches its eighth anniversary, according to a recent survey of economists.
 
The city of Fayetteville has recently changed their codes. The city will now approve installation of gas meters for heat as long as the home is painted inside and the furnace is hooked up with thermostat and all grills are installed in the ceiling. 
They will also allow permanent electric meter to be set after sheetrock as long as there is a GFI installed in the home.


 
OSHA CONFINED SPACES STANDARDS IN CONSTRUCTION
In May 2015 OSHA issued new standards for construction work in confined spaces. Confined spaces can present physical and atmospheric hazards can be avoided if they are recognized and addresses prior to entering these spaces. OSHA has provided a list of common questions and answers to assist employers in protecting their workers while working in and around confined spaces. 
 


RADON MEASUREMENT
& MITIGATION TRAINING COURSE

Kansas State University is hosting a Radon Training Course in Little Rock the week of February 20, 2017. In-person training has not been offered since 2013 so don't miss this opportunity! Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the nation and the primary cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Learn more about the course here.

 
NEW MEMBERS




RENEWED MEMBERS
 

 
   

Coyle Enterprises
 

LRD Construction

  
 

 
 
ADVERTISING & SOCIAL MEDIA
HOW'S YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA?
Stay up with the trends of social media in the new year! 
  • Video is King - Facebook Live and Periscope make video engagement easy
  • Social Media Engagement is Vital - Content should create engagement
  • Domination not just Participation - Find out where your audience is most active and engage with them there
  • Content Rules - Develop content that informs, inspires and entertains
  • Conversion is the only Goal - Use social media to generate business
GIVE YOURSELF SOME CREDIT!
Do you like knowing you are dealing with a reputable company? So do your customers! Let them know that you know us by branding yourself as an HBA member. Need some stickers or logos to hang? Let us know and we will send
you what you need.