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How It’s Made: Building Codes

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Model codes are the basis of adopted local building codes. Learn more on the history behind building codes, what goes on at code committee hearings, how codes are adopted and applied on the local level and in what areas of home building codes are currently being considered.


Meet Your 2022 KCHBA Board of Directors Candidates


Who will lead the KCHBA into 2022 and beyond? Read short bios on the candidates as well as find out who has been approved to join the Executive Committee as Secretary/Treasurer.

Safety Column: Understanding the Employee Misconduct Defense in Challenging an OSHA Citation


By Andrew Brought of Spencer Fane

That’s a Wrap for the Fall Parade of Homes


View photos from the Fall Parade of Homes Awards Ceremony, the first ever Parade Party Bus Tour and the Fall Parade Student Tours.

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Meet Your 2022 KCHBA Board of Directors Candidates Associate At-Large Incumbent – Mike Bryant, Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling Mike Bryant is president of Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling. The company has supported the KCHBA as an elite sponsor and Parade of Homes sponsor for the past three years. Bryant also participates as a member of the KCHBA’s Membership Committee. Incumbent – Drake Vidrine, NBKC Drake Vidrine is senior vice president of commercial lending at NBKC where he manages and supervises a construction and development loan portfolio. NBKC is an annual sponsor of the KCHBA. Vidrine serves as chair of KCHBA’s Workforce Development Committee and has participated as a driver for judges during the Parade of Homes. Christy Meers, Spire Christy Meers has been with Spire, a natural gas utility, since 2016 supporting residential development in the Northland. She earned her MBA in 2008 and continues to grow with the industry as a member of the Construction Association, Professional Women in Building and KCHBA. Spire is a gold level elite partner. Greg Kudrna, Henges Insulation As president of Henges Insulation for more than 20 years, Kudrna manages all branch operations and personnel. Kudrna is a previous KCHBA board member and has been a longtime annual sponsor of the KCHBA.


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of excellence for custom home building. Willis Custom Homes has won numerous awards for his homes on the Parade of Homes and he is current and past participant in the Artisan Home Tour. Willis is a current board member, is a past chair of the Parade Committee and has served as Kansas Area Council chair.

Builder – Missouri South Council Angie Beerup, Elevate Design + Build Angie Beerup is a co-founder and co-owner of Elevate Design + Build. She is also a Missouri licensed realtor with Engel Volkers. Beerup is the inaugural chair of the KCHBA’s Professional Women in Building Council. She was awarded the “Enterprising Woman of the Year” award earlier this year.

Incumbent - Matt Ernst, Ernst Brothers Home Construction Ernst has built more than 200 homes, villas and duplexes in the Platte and Clay Counties over the past 20 years. He has served as chair of the Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Show and as a member of the Foundation Committee where he was instrumental in launching the Parade of Playhouses, the Foundation’s largest fundraiser. Ernst is a national delegate alternate at NAHB, a past Missouri North Area Council chair and is active in Kansas City, Mo., municipal meetings.

Builder – Missouri North Council Joe Christensen, Cardinal Crest In 2011, Christensen decided with a friend from college to start a business building custom homes. Since then, he has evolved into a premier custom home builder that offers concierge service that handles everything from architecture, interior design and building. Christensen is a member of the Artisan Home Tour Committee.

Incumbent - Ben Tarwater, James Engle Custom Homes Ben’s depth of knowledge in the building industry was gained by working with top professionals, holding positions in each department of construction and, most importantly, putting Continued on page 14

Builder - Elected at Large Patrick Willis, Willis Custom Homes Patrick Willis continues the legacy of his father, Bob Willis, in providing a high standard



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Understanding the Employee Misconduct Defense in Challenging an OSHA Citation By Andrew Brought of Spencer Fane


s someone who routinely defends OSHA citations on behalf of a variety of companies, an issue that frequently arises is whether an individual employee’s failure to follow a company policy will completely excuse a violation. While the employee misconduct defense is a valid basis for defending the allegation, the elements necessary to establish the defense are generally misunderstood. Consequently, businesses need to be aware of the factors necessary to support the defense.

element requires that the employer establish a process for evaluating whether employees are actually adhering to the work rules. In short, OSHA expects that a company cannot simply establish work rules and assume that all employees will adhere to them without more. Rather, the agency requires that an employer have mechanisms in place to evaluate how the safety rules are met, e.g., periodic auditing and monitoring, safety walkthroughs and inspections, etc.

Based on OSHA case law and precedent, OSHA expects an employer be able to demonstrate four key points to satisfy the defense:

• Effective enforcement of rules when violations are discovered – The fourth element involves ensuring that the company has an appropriate policy in place to ensure corrective action and discipline commensurate with the violation. A company cannot allow employees to violate safety rules without consequences. On the flip side, first time violations should usually not be grounds for termination, but each fact pattern needs to be evaluated carefully in concert with the severity of the violation and the gravity of the resulting harm.

• Work rules – The first element is that an employer must have an established work rule adequate to prevent the violation. While it is not necessary that the rule be in writing, per se, the ability to demonstrate to OSHA that the company had such a work rule is much more challenging if the safety rule is not in a written policy or otherwise not in writing. • Communication of rules – The second element is that the employer must have effectively communicated the rule to employees. An employer can prove this element by showing the health and safety training that occurred and documenting attendance and the employee’s acknowledgment of the requirements.

The second and third elements are frequently the areas most challenging for a company to convince OSHA why the defense applies. For the second element, can the company make a showing of effective training and communication of the work rule? And for element three, what actions did the company undertake to ensure that work rules were being followed?

• Methods for discovering violations of work rules – The third

OSHA frequently refers to the defense as the “unpreventable employee misconduct” or “isolated employee misconduct” defense because the agency takes the position that the violation must have essentially been unavoidable under the circumstances present. Bear in mind also, that the employer has the burden of proof for this affirmative defense. In many cases, the company is unable to demonstrate the actions it took to oversee and ensure its employees were following and understood the safety rules by establishing all four elements. In summary, there are a number of relevant legal defenses when challenging OSHA allegations. Knowing the key defenses and their factors will help your company focus energy and efforts on issues most relevant and most likely to succeed in the defense. Andrew Brought has extensive experience helping companies with workplace safety incidents and industrial accidents that involve the intersection of health, safety, and environmental regulations and government agencies including OSHA, the EPA, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Board, and the Justice Department. Andrew is frequently called upon by a variety of industrial sectors to assist in handling crisis management situations, strategic response, and incident investigations. Contact Andrew at or at 816.292.8886.


That’s a Wrap for the Fall Parade of Homes

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he Fall Parade of Homes ended Oct. 3. Throughout the Parade, KCHBA members actively participated in several events.

KCHBA members and friends gathered at Children’s Mercy Park as home builders were presented with the 2021 Distinctive Plan & Design and Pick of the Parade awards at the Fall Awards Celebration, sponsored by Nebraska Furniture Mart.

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Each fall, local home builders compete for top honors in the awards competition held in conjunction with the Fall Parade of Homes. The Parade provides consumers the opportunity to visit more than 200 new homes throughout metropolitan Kansas City during the 16-day, three-weekend event that opened Sept. 18 and continued through Oct. 3.



The DPD and POP awards are the premier honors for new home construction in the greater Kansas City region. Builders’ entries were rigorously judged on architectural design, construction techniques, craftsmanship and selection of materials. Homes competed in categories based on price range and were judged by teams made up of industry professionals from across the Midwest.

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Congratulations goes to Mike Yancik for winning half of the Foundation’s 50/50 raffle pot — a whopping $720 — as well as Keith Sauro for winning the Membership Committee’s booze basket raffle. Thank you to everyone who submitted a referral to the Membership Committee!


First Annual Parade Members Take Students on Tours of Parade Homes Party Bus Tour a morning of Sept. 29, students from Olathe West High School’s Geometry Fun Time! OnandtheConstruction class and Olathe Advanced Technical Center’s (OATC) con-


n Sept. 24, 60+ KCHBA members loaded into two party buses and visited several homes on the fall parade on the first ever Parade of Homes Party Bus Tour. The afternoon started with lunch, games and raffle prizes at the KCHBA before heading to homes by Aspen Homes, Don Julian Builders, J.S. Robinson Fine Homes and Patriot Homes. “The HBA party bus checked off the three boxes I look for when going to any event: I learned a lot, I met people I typically wouldn’t, and I had fun,” said Kevin Jones of Bravas. “We rarely get a chance to all get together as an industry without being pitched to and truly spend some time appreciating the work we’ve all collectively done in the KC area. Already looking forward to next year.”

struction science class received a guided tour from Steve Lambie, Lambie Custom Homes, of homes on the Parade where they learned about the various phases of building a home from foundation to finish. Students visited homes at foundation, framing, rough-in and trim stages, all being built by Lambie Custom Homes. The finished homes students toured were built by Drees Built Homes, Hilmann Homes, Roeser Homes, LDH and Gabriel Homes. In the afternoon, Shawn Woods of Ashlar Homes took students from another OATC construction science program through the process of home building. Students visited homes at the foundation, framing, rough-in and trim stages by Prieb Homes and viewed the same completed homes as the morning group.

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How It’s Made: Building Codes M

odel building codes are the basis of adopted local codes not only in the United States, but the world. Jurisdictions look to these codes and will then modify to fit local conditions. KCHBA reached out to George Schluter, local residential building codes expert, to learn more about the codes process and the latest round of codes hearings. Schluter is a KCHBA past president with 48+ years of homebuilding experience. He is also KCHBA’s designated Building Codes Taskforce Chairman, attending multiple committee meetings throughout the year to advocate for Kansas City home builders. The International Building Code (IBC) is the model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). The ICC was created in 1994. Its creation brought together three different organizations that prior to the ICC had developed three separate sets of model codes throughout the United States. The Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and the Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI) make up the ICC.

According to, there are nearly 400 ICC chapters spread throughout the country and the world. Chapters are designated as Regional, State, Local, Professional, Student or Global. The main topics covered in the IBC fall under building, fire, mechanical and plumbing, with some ICC member chapters founded on one particular discipline. Proposed code changes are usually submitted by proponents in early January. This is followed by an ICC committee hearing every spring. This event consists of a 12-14 ICC member committee that will hear any proposed code changes. A person does not need any particular credentials or relevant experience to submit a proposal. If this code proposal is approved by the committee in a majority vote, it moves forward to a public comment hearing later in the year. If the committee does not approve a change, it can still be carried to the public comment hearing if the proposed change has the support of one or more of the ICC committee members.

The public comment hearings typically take place in the fall. At this meeting, governmental members of the ICC vote on whether to include the proposed code changes from the spring committee hearing. If a code change was approved by the panel of ICC committee members in the spring, a majority vote is all that is needed. If the proposed change was brought forward without the spring committee’s majority vote approval, the change will need a two-thirds majority approval to be adopted into the model code. Following a hearing approval, code amendments have a period of 60 days in which any certified governmental ICC member can also vote. Ranging from four to 12 votes, each jurisdiction, county or state gets a certain number of votes depending on its population. “If you’re a little tiny town of only 100 people, you still get 4 votes. If you’re Kansas City you get 12 votes and if you’re Los Angeles or New York City you still get only 12 votes,” said Schluter. As far as who casts those 12 votes, KCMO follows the protocol of many jurisdictions in which the city’s building official is a voting member who appoints the remaining 11 voting members. These members are usually employees within the city’s Building Codes Department. The most recent public comment hearings were held in Pittsburgh in September of this year. Potential IRC provisions in plumbing and mechanical were discussed, along with provisions in the IBC regarding egress, general, fire safety and structural. The International Swimming Pool and Spa Code as well as the International Fire and Wildland-Urban Interface Codes were also brought forward. The KCHBA will keep members updated as online voting is completed by governmental members in November. 10

The IBC is updated every three years, with 2021 being the most recent edition. Generally in this three year cycle, approximately half of the proposed code changes are heard in year one, the second half in year two and year three is the time to finalize and ratify. The proposed changes for the 2024 edition began this year.

within a certain range need to be built with certain precautions in place. This is obvious in parts of the country where earthquakes are frequent, such as California, but these codes also apply to places like New Madrid, Mo. New Madrid sits on a major fault line. In February of 1812, the city and surrounding area experienced one of, if not the largest, earthquake ever recorded in the United States. Although major seismic activity has not been experienced there in over 100 years, earthquake related building codes are required and enforced.

In the Kansas City metro, most cities are on a six year adoption cycle. KCMO’s City Council implemented the 2018 IBC in June 2020. Cities alternate implementing code cycles for a few reasons. “Most building officials don’t feel they can educate their building inspectors, plan reviewers, etc. and keep them up to date every three years,” said Schluter. “The cost of education materials, new books and training, is significant.”

A more mundane, relatable example is downspouts. “The model building code for residential says downspouts need to discharge 5 feet away from the foundation of the house,” said Schluter. “[The City of] Kansas City says 3 feet [is acceptable]. The reason is we have very dense clay soil. When we dig a basement, we don’t dig that far out. If you discharge the water into the hard clay it’s not going to impact the foundation.”

This timeline is fairly common practice throughout the country. There are “home rule” states and there are states that require statewide code adoption. Home rule states mostly consist of central and western states, including Missouri and Kansas. Local jurisdictions are given the ability to approve, amend and adopt what model codes they see fit. Many eastern states, such as Pennsylvania and Virginia, require all jurisdictions within the state to adopt the same core code requirements. Geographic factors are covered in the IBC to account for events such as earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes. For example, the seismic map shows where earthquake activity is most common or potentially devastating. Properties-

Most HBAs are involved when it comes to deciding which codes are enforced in their jurisdiction(s). KCHBA is no exception.


NAHB’s stance on codes is clear: change is needed only when it makes new homes safer and more efficient at a reasonable cost that does not affect housing affordability. Home builders, along with the majority of state and local officials, reject changes that benefit product manufacturers and activists more than homeowners.

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Pfeifer Homes welcomed a new member to the team on Sept. 12 at 3:52 a.m. Weighing in at 9lbs 14 oz and measuring 20.25” long, Justin and Brittany Pfeifer are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Tucker. Congratulations to the family!

Last month, Gov. Parson spoke at the opening of the Heritage Farms community in rural Jackson County. Grant’s Custom Homes is the exclusive builder of the development. Parson’s speech focused on the need to develop a more robust workforce.

The Gathering Place: Bickford & Co. Scott Bickford was featured in the August issue of IN Kansas City. Working with designer Carmen Thomas of Tran + Thomas Design Studio, their Leawood project “has all the hallmarks of traditional American architecture—sprawling lines, generous porches, peaked gables, and that feeling of easy well-being.” Read the full story and explore the home on page 83 of the August issue at

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ill Ruder, executive vice president of the KCHBA, welcomed new and “seasoned” members to a networking event at the KCHBA on Sept. 9. KCHBA’s new member coffees offer networking, staff introductions and coffee with pastries. We appreciate all the new members who attended the event and the long-time members who helped welcome them to the association.


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Affiliates North American Savings Bank Justina Rydberg 903 E 104th St. Bldg. C, Ste. 400 Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 695-8537

North American Savings Bank Howard Walters 903 E 104th St. Bldg. C, Ste. 400 Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 695-8537

North American Savings Bank Paula Stokes 903 E 104th St. Bldg. C, Ste. 400 Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 695-8537

North American Savings Bank Gail Simmons 903 E 104th St. Bldg. C, Ste. 400 Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 695-8537

Teague Electric Construction Suzy Fales 12425 W 92 St Lenexa, KS 66215 (913) 529-4600

North American Savings Bank Ginger Waddell 903 E 104th St. Bldg. C, Ste. 400 Kansas City, MO 64131 (816) 695-8537

Willis Custom Homes, Inc. Stacie Garner 6855 W 151 Terr Overland Park, KS 66223

Meet Your 2022 KCHBA Board of Directors Candidates Continued from page 5

in the hours, studying the business, processes and science of new home construction. Tarwater is president of James Engle Custom Homes.

Ladder Nomination – Secretary/Treasurer Dennis Shriver, Hearthside Homes Dennis Shriver, owner of Hearthside Homes, has spent his entire career in the home building and development industry. He has been on the Missouri North Council, Developers Council, KCMO Focus Group contributor, NAHB Builder 20 Member and a PAC contributor. Shriver was the recipient of the KCHBA’s Next Gen Leader award in 2020.

Incumbent - Greg Prieb, Prieb Homes Greg Prieb, president of Prieb Homes, was named to Ingram’s 2019 list of 40 Under 40 and to the Kansas City Business Journal’s list of Next Gen Leaders in 2020. Prieb says the key to success is to carefully study the market’s absorption and pay careful attention to asking-price points in specific areas. Prieb was the recipient of the KCHBA’s 2019 Next Gen Leader award and is active in Kansas-area municipal meetings.

Congratulations to the 2022 KCHBA Board of Director Nominees! KCHBA Primaries are eligible to vote on Board candidates. Ballots for 2022 will be sent out via email this month.


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Oct. 1-31: Careers in Construction Month Oct. 15: Associate Appreciation Lunch + Clay Shoot Oct. 27: Leadership + Management = Accountability, hosted by PWB Nov. 10-11: OSHA 10, hosted by KBIG Nov. 11: PWB Happy Hour Nov. 16: NEBA Career Speaker Series – Construction

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he number of single-family home-building permits issued in metropolitan Kansas City remained ahead of last year’s pace again in August, according to figures compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). The number of single-family permits issued this year is up 17 percent from the same period in 2020, showing the local home-building economy remains resilient.

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138 30 0 94 8 0 0 270

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

138 30 0 94 8 0 0 270

1 0 0 11 5 11 18 0 0 51 52 7 0 10 8 0 174

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 11 5 11 18 0 0 51 52 7 0 10 8 0 174

24 1 0 50 34 45 150 0 0 513 466 66 0 132 118 0 1599

0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 154

24 1 0 82 34 45 150 0 0 635 466 66 0 132 118 0 1753

August 2021

Single MultiS-F M-F Family Family Total Units Units Units^ Units% Units YTD YTD LEAVENWORTH COUNTY Basehor 5 0 82 0 5 Lansing 0 0 0 0 0 Leav. County 12 0 91 10 12 Leavenworth 0 0 0 0 0 Tonganoxie 0 0 47 0 0 17 0 17 220 10 WYANDOTTE COUNTY Bonner Springs Edwardsville KCK/Wyandotte Co MIAMI COUNTY Louisburg Miami County Osawatomie Paola Spring Hill Totals

Total Units YTD 82 0 101 0 47 230

0 0 11 11

0 0 0 0

0 0 11 11

0 0 96 96

0 0 0 0

0 0 96 96

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

37 0 0 6 53 96

0 0 0 0 0 0

37 0 0 6 53 96







Comparison of Single Family Building Units for Greater Kansas City (Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte Counties) Month/Year January February March April May June July August September October November December Annual Total

2014 287 216 362 439 385 364 375 352 383 468 312 328 4,271

2015 240 260 393 437 395 438 399 425 462 459 360 432

2016 274 408 542 523 503 578 494 536 424 466 417 352

2017 2018 457 463 477 463 571 549 562 564 504 598 567 569 512 485 480 514 514 353 583 485 502 354 468 276

2019 234 234 357 411 391 387 471 429 396 500 410 434

2020 355 475 438 434 374 421 493 444 557 510 404 461

2021 411 493 560 637 579 558 480 437








Comparison of Permits By Units Issued Year to Date

2014 - 2021 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

S-F Units 2780 2987 3858 4130 4205 2914 3434 4155

M-F Units 2271 1765 3062 1213 2345 1447 1800 213

Total Units 5051 4752 6920 5343 6550 4361 5234 4368

^The Single Family number is units and includes both attached and detached units. %Multi-Family units are in buildings with 5 or more units. # Not available at time of report Permit information reflects the most recent data at time of publication. In order to ensure accurate recording of residential building permit statistics, the HBA may revise monthly and year-to-date figures when updated data is made available. Copyright 2020 Home Builders Assoc of Greater Kansas City. All rights reserved.




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