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Publication of the

October 2017 • Vol. 20, No. 10 Editor: Jennie Korth

Chairperson’s Message by Pam Magner

I woke up a few weeks ago and realized the sun isn’t even starting to rise once I have. While I love nearly everything about fall, I dislike the waning daylight hours. It is hard to believe we are already into the 4th quarter of 2017. I have listened to fellow members talk about what a busy year it has been already and I am encouraged about the future of our industry and our association! Our annual golf tournament raised $3,500 for the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. I’d like to thank the committee for all their hard work on this event. They added some extra fun on the course with challenges and prizes. We hope our golfers enjoyed the new activities and that you will encourage others to participate in future tournaments. It’s a great opportunity to golf even if you aren’t a golfer. In September, we had an informative meeting about how to keep job sites safe from crime. If you weren’t able to attend, I’ll sum it up in a nutshell: we need to remove the opportunity to steal from our sites. There are many ways to do that, but locking things up is the first, most obvious step. Always be mindful of your surroundings and how and where you are storing things of value to you. Our next meeting will be at the HBAL office where we will have lunch and hear from Jess Baker from GRNE Solutions. I’m looking forward to hearing about this cutting edge local business! Enjoy the beauty of fall!

October Meeting October 4, 2017 • 11:30 a.m.

Today’s Solar

Presentation by Jess Baker, GRNE Solutions We will discuss how solar has changed in recent years, the newest solar technologies in the current market, and how to help customers implement solar into any new or remodeled home. We will focus on local incentives that make Lincoln an exceptional market for solar implementation, and show how national trends may eventually change local energy code requirements.

HBAL Office 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C Cost: $10 per person (includes lunch from La Paz) Please send your RSVP to info@hbal.org or call 402-423-4225 by September 29.

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Common Thefts at Jobsites & Keeping Your Business Safe Presentation by Lincoln Police Department

Construction-site crime statistics routinely show theft to be the top threat to construction company owners and contractors. The lack of adequate security measures can serve as an open invitation to thieves who help themselves to unprotected machinery, tools, equipment and materials. The high employee turnover that is commonplace in the industry can also contribute to the rampant theft at construction sites. Some estimates have annual loss at sites due to theft at approximately $1 billion.

Officers Cassi Nissen and Chad Hein of the LPD Community Services Department presented Construction Site Security to the Remodelers Council on September 6.

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Security Measures To Take On The Job Site

Commonly Stolen Equipment

The Crime Triangle

• Provide for limited access to jobsites at all times, preferably with lockable gates. High-quality locks, such as round locks are preferred.

• Mowers, welders, generators and compressors are relatively small, easy to load and can be sold for quick cash. • Tractors are mobile and can be used to load or pull other equipment.

• Maintain a clear zone adjacent to fencing. Store equipment, materials, and tools away from perimeter fencing and remove equipment and materials from the site when no longer needed— do not use the site for storage. • Post warning signs to keep unauthorized persons off the site. • Check-out the site at the end of each day before securing it.

• Skid steers are relatively small and easy to load onto an enclosed or dump trailer within minutes. • Trenchers are smaller and easier to move and sell for cash.

Eliminate the opportunity and you could avoid the crime.

• Provide parking areas outside of the site for employees and visitors. • Consider utilizing a secured area within the site for equipment storage and maintain an inventory control system for all equipment, tools, and materials. Implement a check-out system for them. Include photographs of equipment and expensive tools. • Park equipment centrally in a well-lit, secure area. Lock all equipment cabs during non-working hours. Immobilize equipment by disabling it or using antitheft/anti-vandalism devices.

• Handtools and construction materials are easy prey and are among the most commonly stolen construction items.

Steps to take to prevent theft on job sites • Develop a jobsite security plan. Assign supervisory security responsibilities. Encourage security awareness among all workers. • Contact the police and fire departments before starting a job. • Establish contact with adjoining properties—encourage them to report suspicious activities on the site. • Require prompt reporting by workers of incidents of theft and vandalism. Report all losses to the police immediately. • Maintain complete records of all security incidents and review those records periodically.

• Lock oil and gas tank caps where possible as a means of deterring vandalism. • Keep the on-site inventory of materials to a minimum and schedule material deliveries to coincide with installation.

• When possible, enclose the job site with a security fence. • Provide for nighttime lighting of the site, a good rule of thumb is to keep the light fixtures at least 24 feet above ground level.

Building Permits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Total Avg. Cost

1,800,000 1,600,000 Jan. Feb. 1,400,000 March 1,200,000 April May 1,000,000 June July800,000 Total 600,000 Avg. Cost 400,000 200,000

#

2 5 10 10 9 14 17 67

#

71 76 72 85 65 89 96 554

2009 Cost 52,000 125,240 206,900 198,413 183,000 297,872 554,070 1,617,495 24,142

2009 Cost 784,232 706,588 946,927 813,112 617,270 766,615 1,172,764 5,807,508 10,483

#

6 3 11 19 9 12 15 75

2010 Cost 152,980 99,500 317,000 706,474 148,500 460,740 697,500 2,582,694 34,436

Remodeling Permits: Additions City of Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 9 Year Table

#

3 7 18 15 20 16 9 88

2011 Cost 80,100 178,700 452,005 908,366 340,080 603,388 248,618 2,811,257 31,946

#

2 5 10 11 20 7 10 65

2012 Cost 43,500 107,786 691,458 600,931 723,945 224,812 414,975 2,807,407 43,191

#

6 2 8 10 13 9 9 57

2013 Cost 422,000 33,000 357,600 212,603 776,408 379,500 264,975 2,446,086 42,914

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3 3 8 12 12 12 9 59

2014 Cost 59,336 64,000 338,910 609,495 596,540 430,200 232,625 2,331,106 39,510

#

4 2 15 8 14 14 11 68

Permits: Alterations Additions City ofRemodeling Lincoln - Detached Single Family - 9 Year Table

#

57 69 125 154 124 117 161 807

2010 Cost 502,454 600,743 1,229,150 1,386,859 931,223 754,480 1,181,825 6,586,734 8,162

#

69 79 104 133 111 112 99 707

Alterations

2011 Cost 988,395 893,584 900,086 1,292,245 946,242 819,225 1,104,259 6,944,036 9,822

#

81 69 96 96 123 110 109 684

2012 Cost 804,484 565,929 1,055,957 871,985 1,544,337 1,093,867 1,029,087 6,965,646 10,184

#

66 42 65 108 92 87 114 574

2013 Cost 751,024 702,668 1,000,016 1,158,054 605,739 784,050 1,331,940 6,333,491 11,034

#

90 87 93 110 98 93 103 674

2014 Cost 1,279,205 811,667 1,011,061 1,010,930 1,088,989 1,239,491 1,514,047 7,955,390 11,803

#

71 71 89 103 94 123 97 648

2015 Cost 114,877 18,650 816,118 342,365 541,952 575,322 791,636 3,200,920 47,072

2015 Cost 1,254,169 949,830 1,225,863 1,446,555 1,087,272 1,322,160 1,156,359 8,442,208 13,028

#

6 2 15 10 9 9 10 61

#

60 64 111 85 84 87 85 576

2016 Cost 288,700 392,168 469,496 350,200 259,600 326,950 410,020 2,497,134 40,937

2016 Cost 743,166 392,168 1,145,593 1,670,275 960,082 683,484 887,988 6,482,756 11,255

# 13 3 15 17 16 9 6 79

#

77 87 122 79 92 110 84 651

2017 Cost 1,255,950 686,575 1,281,039 369,500 814,997 329,874 406,500 5,144,435 65,119

2017 Cost 1,001,282 1,282,094 1,602,109 1,046,978 1,148,390 1,479,373 1,129,395 8,689,621 13,348


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Oct. 4

HBAL Board of Directors Meeting HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 10:30 a.m.

HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for lunch

“Cyber Security 101: It All Starts With the User,” presented by Sirkdot, focuses on the role we play in safeguarding ourselves and our clients from cyber threats. The goal of this class is to provide education and encourage action. Learn about steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of the next cyber crime. You will also learn about different types of malware and how to react if your computer or network is compromised.

Oak Creek Sporting Club

Friday, October 13

Sporting Clay Shoot

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Oct. 12

Oct. 6

Remodelers Council Meeting GRNE Presentation HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 11:30 a.m. • Cost: $10 for lunch Cyber Security 101: It All Starts With the User

Fall Parade of Homes

Oct. 1-8

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