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Welcome Your New Members!
BIASC Members Recognized at GSMC's 2016 SoCal Awards
BILD Helps Win Case Supporting Funding of Storm Water Programs
Start the Conversation at BIS
The 55+ Housing Council 2016 SAGE Awards to Celebrate 22 Years
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A Message from CEO, Mike Balsamo

We are entering into the fall season following a summer of fantastic BIA networking events. Our regional building industry professionals were honored on Saturday, September 10th at the Greater Sales & Marketing Council's 2016 SoCal Awards at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. In front of an audience of over 600, more than 50 awards were given out to the winning finalists for achievement in sales, marketing and design throughout the Southern California home building industry.

The Baldy View Chapter's Educational Summit on September 8th at Chaffey College turned into a great opportunity to have a regional discussion on education. Riverside County Chapter's Golf Tournament and Wine Tour in Temecula gathered friends, builders, clients and co-workers for a dinner banquet with plenty of festivities and networking.

Orange County Chapter's Craft Beer & Classic Cars Networking Night was a fun event to get to know fellow BIA members, and the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter's House L.A. 2016 tackled affordable housing issues with an insightful discussion.

Looking forward, the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) and HomeAid Orange County will be bringing industry leaders together for a great day of golf, food, and drinks in the month of October for the annual Caddyshack golf tournament on October 10th and, last but certainly not least, we're "Starting the Conversation" at the Building Industry Show (BIS) in November.

This year BIS is planning a new format by engaging attendees in Popup education discussions. The show is evolving to do more than provide a place for building industry professionals to catch up with colleagues and discuss new job prospects. What's different about this year's Building Industry Show is that we are addressing a broad cross section of key issues faced by building industry professionals. In addition, we will have a keynote lunch speaker, Tim Kane of MBK homes. You also won't want to miss our annual pub crawl and the installation of Peter Vanek of Meritage Homes as your new BIASC President.

I encourage all of our members to join the conversation by attending the show on Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th at the Riverside Convention Center. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Please Welcome Your Newest Members Aug 22 - Sep 19
BIASC Members Recognized at GSMC's 2016 SoCal Awards

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The best in homebuilding shined this Saturday, September 10th at the 
Greater Sales & Marketing Council's 2016 SoCal Awards. Six industry professionals spent 4 days judging nearly 500 incredible entries of over 40 building professionals and visiting 15 communities traveling 558 miles.

Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC) members, and building industry professionals from Pasadena, Palm Springs, San Diego, Encinitas, San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, Newport Beach, Lake Forest, in 53 categories have been chosen as finalist to represent the greatest building industry professionals that Southern California has to offer. Read More Here
BILD Helps Win Case Supporting Funding of Storm Water Programs

After several years of administrative and courtroom battling, the California Supreme Court handed down a decision on August 29, 2016, that promises to relieve pressure on the building industry to fund costly storm water quality programs throughout the state. 

BILD Foundation was involved in each stage of the litigation, filing friend of the court briefs supporting the argument that the terms of the storm drain permits extend beyond federal requirements, are imposed at the discretion of the state, and are, thus, subject to reimbursement by the state.  
The goal of the BILD briefs was to support the local governments, ensure access to funding of the local programs, and thereby relieve some pressure felt by the building and construction community to contribute to the funding of these costly programs. 
Click here to read the rest of the article on BILD's website.
Start the Conversation at BIS
This year the show, taking place on Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th at the Riverside Convention Center, is doing just that by addressing key issues faced by working building industry professionals in the BIA.

BIS is "Starting the Conversation" by adding insightful Pop-Up Education presentations that cover a range of topics from discussions of how mobile apps are transforming home building; what you need to know about solar: code requirements to future trends; advanced framing techniques; minimizing costs & increasing efficiency; CEU workshops; to design trends for 2017. Check out what else is coming to BIS 2016 by clicking here.

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The 55+ Housing Council 2016 SAGE Awards to Celebrate 22 Years
The 55+ Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) is celebrating 22 years of Shaping Advancements in Generational Environments (SAGE) at its annual awards ceremony on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens in Costa Mesa. These annual awards honor the innovative professionals, projects and programs that have contributed to the enhancement of life for California residents age 55 and older. 

For information on the upcoming SAGE Awards click here.
2016 Homebuilding Industry Compensation Report Now Available from the California Homebuilding Foundation

The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) has made its Compensation Survey 2016 Report available for purchase. We urge all managers, owners, human resource consultants and any other interested parties to
visit CHF's 2016 Compensation Report webpage to gather more information.  BIASC members can purchase the report for $350, $100 less than non-members will pay for the same information.
The survey findings of this report include:

Profile: Geographic Location, Primary Activities, Firm Operations, Total Revenue

Compensation Overview: Increases, Types of Increases and Bonus, Current Issues

Detailed Compensation: Overall, by Geographic Area, by Revenue Size Range

Employee Benefits: Insurance, Transportation / Commuting, Retirement, Leave

To order your copy, follow this link, and for more information please contact Terri Brunson at 

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