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www.biasc.org is All New!

Mark Knorringa CEO of BIASC

It is with genuine excitement that I officially announce our all new new website at www.biasc.org! The site has a fresh, contemporary look with new content, new features and for the first time ever, our members can create Company (and Personal) profiles.

The new site also has a user-friendly master calendar for all BIASC Chapter and regional, and a photo gallery that features all of our great memories shared on Facebook.

Share Your Story With Us on Our New Blog!

Listed in the Newsroom drop-down menu, the all new BIASC blog already has several items to read through but we hope you will send more great BIASC and industry-related stories, press releases and other special announcements to Jasmine Lowe, Public Relations Specialist for BIASC at jlowe@biasc.org.

Finally, please take a moment to browse the new site, create your login and build out your profiles at www.biasc.org!

For questions about using the new site please email Kevin Ward at kward@biasc.org.

Welcome Your Newest Members!

Take a Look at Who Joined Between 3-23-16 and 5-16-16:

101 Mobility - Gary Bucher

AO Smith WPC - Megan Tassell

Arrowhead Mapping Corporation - Steve Dillon    

ASI - Melissa Salas

Chase - Mortgage Banking - Glen Arellano

Colony Holdings, LLC - Michael Hakim    

Cornerstone Solutions - Stuart Siegel

Dan Guerra and Associates - Dan Guerra    

Essex Mortgage - Roland Weedon   

Go-Staff, Inc. - Stacey Crumrine   

Horizon Solar Power    Regina Marston   

Insulfoam - Chris Woerner

James McMinn Inc. - Jim McMinn

Liberty Utilities - Eric Larsen

Lifescapes International - Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs

Otte-Berkeley Groupe, Inc. - Rob Otte    

REC Consultants, Inc. - Erin Crouthers

S & J Supply Company - Ryan McClure   

Sage Community Group, Inc. - Eleni Tinseth  

Shaw Industries - Travis Kurtz   

Triple J Contracting - Lisa Miller

Troncoso Koos Enterprise - John Koos    

Vadara Quartz Surfaces - Arik Tendler

2016 BIASC PAC Gala and Fundraiser a Huge Success!

Thanks to everyone who made the 2016 BIASC PAC GALA at the Nixon Library another resounding success on April 20, 2016.  We are pleased that the program featuring Fox News' Andrea Tantaros and Kirsten Powers was met with such enthusiasm by those in attendance. The event raised $378,000, easily surpassing the $250,000 goal set for the event!

The 2016 election cycle has already proven to be one of the most challenging political landscapes we have faced in many years, and the funds entrusted to the BIASC PAC will be put to good use defending our prior gains and forging new strongholds in jurisdictions where BIASC members are building desperately needed communities to help alleviate the State's housing crisis.

Your support and financial commitment allow BIASC to continue being a powerful and authoritative voice for the building industry in southern California and beyond.

Attn: Innovation/Sustainability Experts and Visionairies:

Your Participation on May 26th and 27th is a MUST.

California Community Colleges' "Doing What Matters" and Vital Link of Orange County Announce DACUM to Help Create "State of the Art" Construction Education Programs

A major effort to create a viable, forward-thinking curriculum at multiple colleges and vocational schools is launching on May 26th and 27th. As a current construction professional and/or greenbuilding consultant, your input and participation at the DACUM Process will ensure that the content and vision of the new curriculum is accurate, effective and up-to-date.

The skilled labor shortage will only worsen if our industry does nothing to properly prepare the many young men and women who sincerely want to pursue a career in construction and development.

 Click here to review the complete set of details
and please consider participating in this extremely important effort!

Two-Day DACUM Information:


Dates: Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th, 2016

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day

Ayres Hotel & Suites, 325 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa CA 92626

For more information please contact:

Helen Ramirez, helen@vitallinkoc.org or Kathy Johnson, kathy@vitallinkoc.org - 949-646-2520

A+ at "the Big A!" - HomeAid Essentials'

"Builders for Babies" Diaper Drive at Angel Stadium a Huge Success!

When it first started a few years ago, HomeAid Orange County's "Essentials for Young Mothers" involved little more than passing out cardboard boxes to a couple dozen offices around Orange County in an effort to collect baby care items for homeless mothers.

That was then...and a four-hour flow of cars and trucks packed with diapers, a building competition using diaper boxes, a mini-horse with a mission, dozens of volunteers and over 1 mil lion diapers collected...is now. The almost unbelievable, inspirational event was well documented in the April 29th article in the Orange County Register.

HomeAid Orange County extends an endless thank you to the entire building industry and everyone at Angels Baseball for making this inaugural Builders for Babies at Angels Stadium worthy of even more than an A+!

Southern California Gas Company Announces

Pre-Scheduled Meter Set Program!


In an effort to help Southern California builders more effectively manage their construction schedules, keep projects moving and reduce costs, SoCalGas announces their Pre-Scheduled Meter Set Program. 

The program has some minimum lead time requirements but is an exciting new development in the ongoing challenge builders face with regards to utility connections and service activation.Click here to learn more about the Pre-Scheduled Meter Set Program.


Save the Date!

BIS 2016:
November 9th & 10th, Riverside Convention Center!  
Block out November 9th and 10th on your calendar right now!

BIS 2016 Will Have Many New Features and Surprises!

BIASC Affinity Partner CDS Insurance Offers BIASC Members
6 Months Free Access to MyWave - CDS Connect Portal of HR Resources
CDS Insurance Services
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This offer is not to be overlooked. CDS's MyWave - CDS Connect Portal contains dozens of valuable Human Resource-related items such as Employee Handbook templates and MUCH more. 

Please click on the image to the right to download the list offers that add up to roughly $5,000 in free HR and Insurance related documents, templates and services. To learn more and gain access to the MyWave - CDS Connect portal, call 909-599-7200, visit www.cdsinsurance.com 

Thank You to Our Valued Industry Partners and  
Energy Efficiency Education Partner! 

Need Directional Signs to Guide Buyers to Your New Homes?
www.biasigns.com is a "one-stop shop" for all your directional sign needs.  The new website merges simplicity with capability, instantly putting the power of plotting and design choice directly in the hands of Southern California's single-family home builders, apartment home builders and local businesses.  We encourage everyone to "test-drive" this outstanding tool that makes creating or expanding your directional sign program as convenient as possible!
Are You Constantly Battling IT Problems?
Call Integrated Systems Solutions: 714-634-4697
Integrated Systems Solutions (ISS) provides the highest quality IT services to all members of the building industry, from block wall companies to master plan developers. We are a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner but our list of services goes beyond IT consulting and brings business/accounting "know-how" into the IT fold to optimize cumulative results.

We Keep Your IT Motor Running - World class network and server support, on premise and/or cloud based to limit (and often prevent) any actual downtime.

We Count Beans - Business consulting, accounting and project management software that maximizes efficiency and gets maximum results.

We're Builders Too - We will quickly build out specialized applications that don't just solve pressing issues, but embrace future demands.  We will soon have your company's desktops, web, and mobile systems all working together seamlessly.

Membership Does Matter - Ask us about BIA members discounts!

Or call us at (714) 634-4697
BIASC Career Center: Hire From Within Your Industry!
Help WantedDon't let your want-ad get lost in the abyss of massive job boards, promote your position on the BIASC Career Center!
Please read our one page information sheet to see our rates and get details about the value of this site . For questions about the BIASC Career Center, contact Maria Bolanos today!
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