Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association
BUILDING uzz B May 2017
SPRING AWARDS MIXER & GMM page 5
Finding Skilled Tradesmen page 5
Bismarck Livability Survey page 6
Building Officials Roundtable page 8
Young Adults and the Construction Trades page 9
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New Members & Anniversaries March 2017 New Members Keller Williams Inspire Realty - Ann Andre firstname.lastname@example.org | www.annadndre.com Real Estate Bismarck Winsupply Co. | Greg Burr email@example.com | Plumbing/Heating/ Air Conditioning Build Jarhowski Construction | Dan Szarkowski | firstname.lastname@example.org
Century 21 Morrison Realty - Cathleen Engel email@example.com Real Estate
GS Design | Gregg Sattler firstname.lastname@example.org Single Family Spec/Tract Building Single Family Custom Building
Verity Homes - Nick Faber email@example.com | verityhomes.com Single Family General Contracting Multifamily Building (Condo/Coop Units)
Members with May Anniversaries. Renew by May 31, 2017.
Banking BEK Communications | Paul Frank www.bektel.com Marketing/advertising or Public Relations Bianco Realty | Kathy Feist www.biancorealty.com Land Development | Real Estate
Border States Electric | Aaron Jahner borderstateselectric.com | Electrical Work Brendel’s Lawn Sprinkling, Inc. Bryan Brendel www.brendelslawnsprinkling.com Landscaping
Dakota Wall Systems | Phil Birnbaum www.dakotawall.com Masonry/Stone Work/Tile Setting/Plaster Extreme Sales, Inc. | Vern Vetter www.extremesales.biz
Ferrellgas | Michelle Bushee | ferrellgas.com
Fettig Millwork and Windows | Brian Fettig Building Materials Lumber (Retail Dealership) GTG Homes | Troy Olson | gtghomes.com Single Family Spec/Tract Building
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Professionals building our community through promotion of home ownership, education and legislation since 1958.
2017 Board of Directors PRESIDENT
Shannon Reichenberg Diversity Homes Phone: (701) 751-3999 firstname.lastname@example.org
1ST VICE PRESIDENT
Lynn Klein Gate City Bank Phone: (701) 355-7633 email@example.com
Herner Homes, LLC | Dave Herner Single Family Spec/Tract Building
Greg Zenker Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air Phone: (701) 222-2155 firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARY/TREASURER Susie Franklin Choice Financial Phone: (701) 751-7282
2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Chad Moldenhauer K&L Homes Inc. Phone: (701) 258-4584 email@example.com
Rory Anderson Verity Homes of Bismarck Phone:(701) 354-2846 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Sattler Sattler Homes Phone: (701)255-7628 email@example.com
Bill Schmid Townsquare Media Phone: (701) 250-6602
Time to Renew! America’s Home Loans | Darin Ketterling www.americashomeloans.com | Mortgage
Your membership is three-in-one: BMHBA, NDAB and NAHB
Brian Eiseman Stoneshire Builders Phone: (701) 471-6935 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wade Vogel Premier Homes, Inc. Phone (701)226-1809 email@example.com
Marc Menge BNC National Bank Phone:(701) 250-3000 firstname.lastname@example.org
TK Homes, Inc. - Jesse Sornsin Single Family Spec/Tract Building
Larson Engineering, Inc. | Dale Johnson www.larsonengr.com Engineering | Planner or Designer
Morton County | Natalie Pierce www.co.morton.nd.us | Planner or Designer Myhre Concrete Design | Clayton Myhre www.myhreconcrete.com | Masonry/Stone Work/Tile Setting/Plaster | Concrete Work Oaktree Realtors | Darren Schmidt www.oaktree-realtors.com | Real Estate
Ramada Bismarck Hotel | Laurie Schumacker www.rawww.gang/hospitality.com
BIANCO REALTY SALES AWARDS Bianco Realty has named SHIRLEY THOMAS and JUDY MASLOWSKI “REALTORS® of the Month”! Shirley & Judy had the most closed sales at Bianco Realty for the month of March 2017. Shirley has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2001 and Judy has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2007.
Real Time Pain | Tanya Long | Utilities
Terry Richter - State Farm Insurance www.terryrichter.com | Mortgage Banking | Insurance or Title Company Venture Homes LLC | Claire Schlabsz www.venturehomesnd.com | Single Family Spec Tract Building | General Contracting | Single Family Custom Building
Bismarck-Mandan Permit Reports
through March 31, 2017
BISMARCK PERMITS 700
MANDAN PERMITS 400
80 13 0
Bismarck Single Family
Bismarck Multi-Family Units
Mandan Single Family
Mandan Multi-Family Units
Linear (Bismarck Single Family)
Linear (Bismarck Multi-Family Units)
Linear (Mandan Single Family)
Linear (Mandan Multi-Family Units)
COUNTY PERMITS 40
Lincoln Single Family
Lincoln Multi-Family Units
3 1 2017
Linear (Burleigh County)
YEAR-OVER-YEAR PERMITS THROUGH MARCH 31, 2017 40
25 22 20
1 Bismarck Single Family
Burleigh Co. -40%
Lincoln Single Family
0 Mandan Single Family
Morton Co. -86%
Burleigh County Single Family 2016
5 3 1
Morton County Single Family
May 2017 | Building Buzz
reetings BMHBA Members,
I am writing this letter after a very busy weekend of our Spring Parade of Homes. The numbers aren’t all in yet, but talking to fellow builder members some of the homes saw upwards of 1,000 to 1,500 people walk through their doors in the four days. I’d like to thank all participating builders for entering their homes, associate members for their continued support, all the people who attended and I am also thankful for the great weather we had.
Speaking of the Parade, builders if you have a sub-contractor who is currently not a member of the association, we have a deal for you…now through May 31st we are offering a $100 discount for them to sign up and join our great association. Send the referrals to Tracy at the BMHBA office and she’ll take care of the rest. As each of you gets busier and busier with the building season here, the association also is busy working on your behalf. We have been very involved in the Bismarck Infrastructure Task Force, which recently brought their recommendations forward to the Bismarck City Commission. As that task force begins to wind down we will pick up with the Bismarck Special Assessments Task Force where a couple of our members, including me, are keeping our Association’s best interests in mind.
Shannon Reichenberg Board President
The past few months have been a lot of work…so now it’s time to play. I’m sure you have heard the buzz about the Builders’ Only Socials. On May 11, we will host our third social at Fabricators Unlimited. We are seeing more and more builders attend these events and it is a great time to get together, have a few cold ones, share stories and talk about how we are stronger in numbers. If you haven’t attended one of these yet, you don’t know what you’re missing! Be sure to stop by for burgers and beers and see what the buzz is all about. On May 18, we will all get together to celebrate the success of our Spring Parade with the Awards Mixer & GMM at the Baymont Inn in Mandan. This is a great opportunity to get together, get a recap on the Parade and celebrate each other’s successes. Register to attend online at bmhba.com/events and pick up a sponsorship to show your support. Lastly, we will wrap up the month on May 30 in the BMHBA’s backyard for our New Member BBQ. This is a great way for the members to be introduced to our association, enjoy some great pitch fork fondue prepared by Past President Greg Zenker and paid for by Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating & Air, enjoy some cold drinks and great conversation.
As always, if you want to know how you can be more involved in the Association, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Continue to look for my video messages and I hope to see you all out and about this month. “All Hands on Deck!”
Your President, Shannon Reichenberg
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HOW NOT TO LOSE THE TRADES YOU HAVE Finding skilled tradesmen has become increasingly difficult. So the last thing a builder wants to do is anything that might damage relations with the trades they currently do business with. “Consistent, detailed communication is key,” says Scott Paige, vice president of operations for Mattamy Homes’ U.S. Group. “Our trades manage their workflow based on the communication we have with them, and at the end of the day if we aren’t communicating with them on the [same] level of how we communicate with our internal employees, we’re doing [those trades] a huge disservice.”
To find areas where it could improve, Mattamy Homes recently created a trades council within each of its seven divisions across the U.S. Each of the councils has as many as seven members representing the various trades whom Mattamy works with on a regular basis.
The councils hold monthly meetings to discuss their various projects — what’s going well and what, if anything, Mattamy should improve. Council presidents then share that feedback with their Mattamy representative each quarter. “We know there’s always room for improvement, and there’s no better way to find out how than to ask our trades directly,” Paige says. “Sure, we already know about many of the things they tell us, but it shows the trades that we’re listening and want to continually improve. We’ll follow up with them later on to tell them about the changes we’re making, and we think that goes a long way.”
• Pay them on time, every time. That one should be obvious. If, for example, you are continually delayed in adjusting purchase orders when changes occur, the time it takes to re-issue a corrected purchase order is costing both parties money. Over time, those little things can add up to real dollars. • Understand your trades’ work capacity. They need to know as early as possible which jobs and how many will be coming up. And you need to know realistically what can be accomplished within a specified time frame. Together, you are creating a mini business plan because each of you depends upon the other to succeed.
• Above all, focus on job readiness. Consistently having the jobsite prepped and the materials ready in advance will give your trades the confidence to send their best crews. Having the site ready allows them to do their job more efficiently, and helps to ensure the project — and the others that are currently or soon to be underway — stay on schedule.
Members can visit nahb.org/biztools to access a wide variety of tips, articles and presentations from industry professionals that can help builders keep their business running more efficiently.
Strong two-way communication is just one of the key areas to focus on. Paige also notes a few others to help strengthen ties with trades:
Strong two-way communication is just one of the key areas to focus on. May 2017 | Building Buzz
CITY & COUNTY
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BISMARCK LIVABILITY SURVEY RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE
The Bismarck Livability survey received 1,240 responses. Survey results will assist on-going efforts to explore what the community wants by beginning community conversations that will help to set the stage for the City’s future Strategic Planning efforts. When residents were asked what attracted respondents to Bismarck and what keeps them living here, 79% said, “the people and being closer to family” and career opportunities. Safe neighborhoods, academically successful schools, a stable local economy and recreation opportunities also topped the list. More detail will come at a later date after the responses have been fully analyzed. Access unedited responses and comments of survey respondents that include demographic information and responses to the six following questions online at bismarck.org.
• What are some things that make Bismarck a great place to live? • What are some things that need the most improvement in Bismarck?
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• Which land use changes should occur in Bismarck?
• Which changes to the transportation system should occur in Bismarck? • What attracted you to Bismarck? • What keeps you in Bismarck?
Also included are unedited responses and comments of survey respondents regarding strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the following areas: • Arts, Humanities and Recreation • Business and Innovation • City Government
• Commerce and Development
• Community Services and Healthcare • Education • Other
CITY & COUNTY Community Rating System Brings Rewards for Bismarck Residents and business owners in the City of Bismarck and Extraterritorial Zone (ETA) can now enjoy a reduction in flood insurance premiums because of the city’s active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS
There are approximately 275 eligible flood insurance policy holders within Bismarck and the ETA that qualify for a 10% discount and 56 eligible policy holders that qualify for a 5% discount. There are also approximately 270 preferred risk policies. The Preferred Risk Policies are not eligible for the CRS discount because they already have the best premium available. Those within the ETA will want to ensure their flood insurance policy identifies the Bismarck Community ID number (CID) specifically on their flood insurance policy to ensure the discount is applied for new
and existing policies. Contact your insurance agent for more information. Discounts for individual policy holders takes effect on or after October 1, 2017 depending on the renewal date of the individual’s flood insurance policy. As of May 2016, 1,391 communities nationwide participate in the CRS program. CRS communities represent only five percent of the over 22,000 communities participating in the NFIP. For more information visit www. bismarcknd.gov/floodresources.
This year, the NAHB Federation is focusing on net growth during the 2017 Membership Drive. HBAs can earn $35 per net new member, up to a total of $1,500. Net growth will be determined based on an association’s total Builder and Associate membership as of Dec. 31, 2016 compared to its total on Dec. 31, 2017. HBAs must have a net growth of at least five Builder or Associate members to get the cash.
Spikes receive triple credits for new members recruited during the drive recruitment month and are entered to win a trip to the 2018 International Builders’ Show! Learn more by contacting Membership Services Representative Tracy Deforest at email@example.com or 222-2400 ext. 3.
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BMHBA NEWS COMMISSIONERS JOIN BUILDING OFFICIALS FOR ROUNDTABLE
he BMHBA hosted is biannual Building Officials Roundtable on April 11. The event attracted more than 40 members to talk about: New Codes and Inspections for 2017; Stormwater Management Concerns; Infrastructure & Special Assessment Task Force Update; Land Use/P&Z Updates; and Subdivision & Lot Update. Members were reminded of the 2015 State Building Code adoptions by the City of Bismarck take effect for permits pulled July 1, 2017 and beyond. New or now scrutinized requirements include vertical rebar in basement walls and bracing of foundations before backfilling.
Stormwater officials said that the updated stormwater policy will be in front of the Bismarck City Commission in May. They confirmed that responsibility of the home builder transfers to the owner at closing. There was initial talk of making home builders responsible after the sale to ensure stabilization of the soil. That idea was nixed.
Commissioner Steve Marquardt was in attendance and talked about discussions to date by the Infrastructure Task Force. City Engineer Gabe Schell provided the reason the task force was formed is the change in federal funds: not only how much we have access to, but how it is now shared via the Metropolitan Transportation Organization with Mandan, Lincoln, Burleigh and Morton Counties. Participants were made aware of the newly formed Special Assessment Taskforce which is chaired by Commissioner Nancy Guy. Board President Shannon Reichenberg will represent the HBA on that committee.
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Gabe Schnell gave a demo of the GIS maps accessible through the City of Bismarckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. The association has the opportunity to request specific layers of data be added to help us access information on lots. If you would like to see information added to the mapping system, reach out to the HBA at 222-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morton County and the City of Mandan are both reviewing their land use and planning and zoning ordinances. Morton County Planner Natalie Pierce provided maps of recently added lots to the county.
Mandan City Commissioner Dennis Rohr shared sentiments with the membership that recognized the burden of regulations that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t address real issues. Burleigh County Building Official Ray Ziegler commented that construction is picking up. He showcased the orange sheet that is available at building sites, talked about a new text and inspection feature and mentioned work with Bismarck to clarify the Extra Territorial Area.
The next Building Officials Roundtable will be held this fall. Watch bmhba.com/events for details.
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EVENTS Builders Only Social - May 11 Beer and Burgers- for builders only! Thank you Fabricators Unlimited for opening your showroom! Starts at 5:30. Located at 171 Eastdale Drive in Bismarck.
Spring Awards Mixer & GMM - May 18th
Join is at Baymont Inn, Mandan as we celebrate the success of the 2017 Spring Parade of Homes. The event kicks off with a social hour at 5:30, then Dinner at 6:15, followed by the awards presentation and special guest speaker. Register now at BMHBA.com/events or call 2222400. Sponsorship are available.
New Member BBQ - May 30 Thank you Boy Scout Troop #123 and new member Raevin Corporation Roll-off Containers for the 3rd Annual Spring CleanUp! The troop enjoyed pizza at the HBA office before sprucing up Parade of Homes developments. Be sure to show appreciation for the scouts and Raevin as you enjoy the litter-free neighborhoods during the Parade of homes!
Please help us in welcoming our new members with games, prizes, and dinner, courtesy of Northern Plains Plumbing, Heating, & Air. Hosted on the BMHBA patio. Register at BMHBA.com/events.
BSC Carpentry House is FOR SALE BY BID
Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Picnic June 15
The home constructed by the BSC Carpentry Program is for sale. This 1288 sq. ft., singe story, two-bedroom home meeting all building codes is ready to be moved. The bid minimum of $69,200 and a certified check or money order in the amount of $1000 is due by 2:00 pm Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the office of Business and Operations Manager, 806 N Washington Street, Bismarck, ND 58501. Please contact Dave Peterson at 323-4340, ext. 3054 for more details.
Project Management: NAHB Live Online Course - Begins June 6
Develop the skills you need for successful project management by learning how to get a project built on time and on budget. Register at NAHB.com or call Tracy at 2222400. Enjoy a picnic at The Post in Mandan to raise money for the future of the residential building industry. Take home a silent auction item or a raffle prize, proceeds going to the BMHBA Scholarship fund to benefit students in the trades.
Annual PAC Golf Challenge - July 11
Hosted by Bismarck Title Company, this annual event is a favorite with golfers and spectators alike! This event is filling up quickly! Register at BMHBA.com/events. Register your team by June 16th for a chance to win a $50 gift card!
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned! Last year, our members saved up to $1452.00 with the NDAB Member Rebate Program. Visit www.ndabrebates.com for a simple way to save some serious cash. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to take advantage of the other rebate and discount programs available to BMHBA builders and remodelers! Call Tracy at 701-222-2400 for more information on rebates through NPP and NAHB discounts.
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A Memo from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald As we have reported to you over the past year, NAHB has been closely monitoring the situation regarding U.S.-Canadian lumber trade. To provide a quick background, the Softwood Lumber Agreement between the United States and Canada expired on October 12, 2015. There was a one-year coolingoff period where neither country was allowed to engage in litigation on the issue. That cooling-off period expired last October. Yesterday evening, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced countervailing duties of up to 24 percent to be imposed on shipments of softwood lumber from Canada, retroactive to 90 days. This action was taken at the behest of the U.S. Lumber Coalition, an alliance of domestic softwood lumber producers.
NAHB was expecting this action from the Trump Administration and we have been preparing a strategy to mitigate the effects of this tariff.
First, NAHB remains committed to boosting domestic production by seeking higher targets for timber sales from publicly-owned lands and opening up additional federal forest lands for logging in an environmentally sustainable manner.
We are also highlighting that American producers, which cannot produce enough lumber to meet the nation’s needs, continue to export lumber to countries like China because it is more profitable to sell abroad then home in some circumstances. We need to “Sell American” and reduce lumber exports.
Second, as we fight to free up additional domestic harvest and to curb exports, we still need other sources of lumber. Last year, 33 percent of the lumber used in the U.S. was
imported, and the bulk of those imports – more than 95 percent – came from Canada. Canada remains our best option to fill the need for lumber.
NAHB is working with the Canadian industry, provincial governments and federal government to encourage them to negotiate a new, fair softwood lumber agreement. Granger MacDonald Because the timber industry is a much larger component of the Canadian economy compared to the U.S., the Canadian government will be under a great deal of pressure to accept a new agreement deal that, most likely, will be unfavorable to U.S. lumber consumers. Third, NAHB is exploring new markets. Chile makes the most sense from a legal perspective as our two nations have a Free Trade Agreement that covers lumber. We have worked with the Chilean government and industry to help their lumber products meet American standards and to perfect their supply chain; however, developing this market will take time. Other potential markets include Sweden and Brazil, which faces the same challenges as Chile. Finally, we are exploring the idea of leveraging our members’ buying power in the market. Staff is beginning to examine the feasibility of creating a national buying cooperative that uses our federation structure as the supply chain. State and local HBAs could opt in to such a cooperative.
As we work through the strategies outlined above, NAHB will continue to make our views known to the Trump Administration and Congress. We will also keep making our case to the media that these tariffs harm housing affordability and hurt home builders and other U.S. lumber consumers.
MORE BUILDERS BANKING ON SMALL BANKS Small banks are the best bets for builders looking for singlefamily construction loans. This, according to NAHB economists who recently reported that 64% of residential construction loans in 2016 were made by small and midsize banks (those with less than $10 billion in assets). NAHB Senior Economist Michael Neal notes that the largest banks have the smallest concentration of residential construction loans, and the small portion of their total assets focused on those loans has remained mostly unchanged for several years.
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Meanwhile, the portion of residential construction loans has steadily grown for the smaller banks each year since 2012, especially for those with $100 million to $1 billion of assets. “It suggests smaller banks are where the relationship banking aspect of home building is taking place,” Neal said in an article by National Mortgage News. In all, banks held nearly $70 billion in one- to four-family construction loans at the end of 2016 – a big drop from the 2007 total of $202.9 billion, but still a promising sign of recovery when compared to just $42.3 billion in 2012. For more detailed analysis, read Neal’s article on EyeOnHousing.org.
HOUSING MUST FIGURE IN TAX REFORM EFFORTS
LISTEN TO SMALL BUSINESSES
As lawmakers take the first steps in what is expected to be a months-long process, NAHB remains fully engaged.
Our message to the Trump administration and Congress is to ensure that any tax reform efforts protect vital housing tax incentives that are needed to keep housing and the economy moving forward. Initial proposals being floated out of Capitol Hill would double the current standard deduction from $12,600 to $24,000 for joint filers, or $6,000 to $12,000 for single filers.
From the inception of the tax code, our public policy has been consistently in favor of incenting people to buy homes.
In a recent interview with nationally syndicated real estate columnist Ken Harney, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard warned that this approach, absent further steps to encourage homeownership, could severely weaken the long-standing special status of housing in the federal tax code. “From the inception of the tax code, our public policy has been consistently in favor of incenting people to buy homes,” Howard said. “To water down that incentive for most taxpayers, he (Howard) believes, would be a social and economic mistake,” Harney added.
NAHB has positioned itself so that we will have a seat at the table as the tax reform debate moves forward this spring and summer. We will continue to work with policymakers to achieve lower rates for small businesses and hard-working American families and to assure that Congress takes the right approach to protect home owners and renters to foster economic growth.
NAHB called on Congress to work with federal regulators to fix the regulatory rulemaking process by ensuring that effects on small businesses are a primary focus for existing and future regulations. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, NAHB First Vice Chairman Randy Noel told lawmakers that builders must navigate an ever-increasing tangle of regulations. “On average, regulations imposed by government at all levels account for nearly 25% of the final price of a new single-family home,” said Noel. This is not just a problem for the small businesses that build them. NAHB research shows that approximately 14 million American households are priced out of the market for a new home by government regulations.
“It is therefore imperative that new and existing regulation must address policy objectives while acknowledging the burdens of compliance, particularly for small businesses,” said Noel.
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“Congress must provide some direction to address the problem of poor or non-existent economic impact analyses,” he added. “NAHB believes it is critical to include indirect costs as part of any economic impact analysis. Additionally, economic analysis should be reviewed by a non-partisan, third party. Implementing these changes will undoubtedly improve the analysis and provide a more accurate accounting of the burdens small businesses face in complying with regulations.”
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Compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which requires federal agencies to review regulations for their impact on small businesses and consider less burdensome alternatives, continues to fall far short of the act’s objective, Noel told lawmakers.
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With a standard deduction that large, most households would forgo itemizing, which would dilute the effectiveness of the mortgage interest deduction.
Senior Officer Randy Noel testifies at the hearing.
NAHB Advocates on The Hill for You NAHB is working hard monitoring and speaking on the bills that impact builders. Here’s a short list of what they are working on; there have been numerous bills introduced in the 115th Congress to reform the regulatory process:
H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2017 • W ould allow Congress to review under the Congressional Review Act multiple regulations rushed out by an outgoing administration. • Passed the House on 1/4/17
H.R. 26, Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act • Would restore strong congressional oversight to the federal rulemaking process, ensure that all federal regulations are carefully designed to achieve their intended benefits. • Passed the House on 1/5/17
H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017
• Modernizes the 71-year-old Administrative Procedure Act and would make the regulatory process more transparent, agencies more accountable and regulations more cost effective. • Passed the House 1/11/27
WOTUS Win for NAHB
On February 28, 2017 President Trump signed an Executive Order directing EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin the process of rescinding or revising WOTUS. The agencies must now review the flawed rule. What will likely happen next is the EPA and the Crops will issue a proposed rule to rescind/revise WOTUS. It will appear in the Federal Register and be available for comment. After taking the comments into account, the agencies will issue their final rule. If the final rule says WOTUS should be revised, expect a flurry of lawsuits from interest groups afraid any new rule will not adequately protect the nation’s waterways. After that, the agencies will propose a new rule.
OSHA’s Volks Recordkeeping Rule Win for NAHB The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 established that all employers must keep accurate records of employee injuries and illnesses for five years and OSHA has six months to cite an employer for a violation. Subsequent court rulings upheld the six-month statute of limitations. OSHA’s Volks Recordkeeping Rule extended the explicit six-month statute of limitations on recordkeeping violations to five years. This rulemaking went into effect on January 18, 2017. NAHB key voted H.J. Res. 83, Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness which disapproved the Volks Rule.
Silica Rule Sidelined Originally scheduled to begin June 23, enforcement is now set to begin Sept. 23, 2017 of OSHA’s crystalline silica standard.
OSHA stated in a press release that the delayed implementation is “due to the unique nature of the requirements in the construction standard” and that it would be conducting “additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.” However, the rule will continue to be challenged by NAHB and its fellow members of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC).
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MEMBERS SAVE $6000 Nothing underscores the value of NAHB membership quite like cash savings. NAHB economists recently tallied it up and confirmed just how much our members are saving this year.
WHAT DRAWS YOUNG ADULTS TO THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES? Most young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 say the two most important benefits of a career in the construction trades are good pay (80%) and learning useful skills (74%), according to a recent poll of this age group conducted by NAHB. Only 15% cite seasonal work as a benefit, while a modest 37% rate it as an advantage that this field does not require a college degree.
The vast majority of those surveyed, 74%, say they know the field in which they want to have a career.
Meanwhile, the 26% of respondents who do not yet know the career path they want to take got a follow-up question about the chance they might consider a number of fields (construction trades being one of them) using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 meant “no chance no matter the pay” and 5 meant a “very good chance if the pay is high.” Construction trades got an average rating of 2.1, with 63% of undecided young adults rating it 1 or 2 (no or little chance regardless of pay) and 18% a 4 or 5 (good to very good chance if pay is high).
The combined effect of NAHB’s legislative victories and program initiatives from the past year amount to an average savings of nearly $6,000 per builder for each housing start in 2017. One prime example of a victory that’s positively impacting builders’ bottom lines is the delay of OSHA’s proposed rule regarding the release of silica on job sites. Our experts determined the delay amounts to an estimated savings of $1,500 per builder, per start. And that was before OSHA recently announced the rule’s enforcement would be delayed an additional 90 days (currently set to begin Sept. 23, 2017), meaning builders are likely to save even more. Go to nahb.org/savings for more about the financial impact of the delayed silica rule.
May 2017 | Building Buzz
NDAB NEWS Monthly News from the North Dakota Association of Builders
State and National Capitol Visits
Presidents Message Now that the legislative session has ended, we have time to breathe a little bit and then turn our focus toward other important items for our members. One thing that we discussed at our board meeting in March was to get our education committee re-energized. The association has struggled the past couple of years in coming up with education opportunities for our members. We would like a member from each of the local associations involved in this committee, so that we can make sure to represent everyone’s interests. It was decided that the 1st Vice President of the association will chair the committee each year. For those of you who don’t know, our 1st Vice President this year is Dan Lindquist from Fargo. These days there are so many on-line training and educational opportunities, but I believe there is still the need for in class education and hands-on training. NDAB President Eric Brenden
Once we have all of the members of the committee in place, the first goal of the committee will be to brainstorm different topics that are important for our members to get trained on. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please let us know, and we can pass it on to the committee members. Once we have a list of potential topics together, we can then do the research to see how we can best facilitate the training. Again, there is a great deal of knowledge on a variety of topics within our membership, so any input, ideas and suggestions is appreciated. We are looking forward to having a busy and productive month of June as well. As I mentioned a couple of months ago, the NAHB midyear meeting is in Washington, D.C. from June 1317. We also have our next NDAB board meeting and PAC legislative social in Williston June 27-28. We will be taking a tour of a drilling rig while we are out there as well, so I look forward to seeing everyone from across the state at those two events!
May is here and that means flowers, warmer days, and the final day of the 65th Legislative Session! May 1st is the 80th day of the legislative session and per law, the legislators are limited to 80 days during the regular session. On behalf of NDAB, a heartfelt thank you to all our members that participated in NDAB sponsored events at the state capitol, that connected with your representatives, those who testified in front of committees, and everyone who donated to NDAB-PAC or BUILD-PAC. Your continued dedication and support is greatly appreciated and noted by the Kim Schneider legislators! We encourage you to watch your local associations calendar of events for more opportunities to meet with your legislators while they are back in their home districts. Our elected officials are working year-round and we always encourage the communication to continue. April brought us the official opening for registration for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) midyear board meeting. Being held June 13-17 at Marriott Wardman Park hotel, all members are invited to join in education, networking, and the celebration of NAHB’s 75th anniversary! Washington DC is full of history and a fantastic summer vacation destination if interested in bringing your family and extending your stay. NAHB and NDAB members will meet with their congressional delegations on Capitol Hill to discuss issues of vital interest to the home building industry. NDAB members from ND will be visiting with Senator Heitkamp, Senator Hoeven and Congressman Cramer and our MN members will be making additional visits with their representatives. We invite all of you to join us! If you have never had the opportunity to attend NAHB meetings, we have plenty of members that have regularly attended and would invite you to join them at their committee meetings and to watch the board of directors meeting. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming meetings or are interested in a possible White House Tour, US Bureau of Engraving, and Printing or of the National Capitol while in DC, we can do our best to help you out! Just call us at 701-222-2401. “You are as welcome as the flowers in May.” – Charles Macklin If planning to join us in DC, I want to take this opportunity to share some fun facts:
DC Residents drink more wine per capita than residents of any of the 50 states. There is an empty crypt beneath the Capitol building. George Washington was supposed to be buried there, but he wanted to be buried at Mount Vernon, so the crypt is empty. Beneath that crypt, you will find a nuclear fallout shelter. Washington DC residents could not vote for the President until 1961 and DC still has no representation in the Senate. Washington DC was built on mosquito-infested swamp and 20% of DC is park land. If you should visit the Library of Congress, the biggest library in the world, you can read a top-secret FBI interrogation manual which is one item among the more than 162 million objects in the library’s collection. DC averages 39 inches of rain every year, which is more than Seattle. Pack your umbrella! The Washington Monument will sway about .125th of an inch if the wind is at least 30 mph. Washington DC is technically named for George Washington, but it is also named for Christopher Columbus (The District of Columbia).
Take care, Kim Schneider
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