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Tour of Homes June 16 – 24 The 2018 HBA Tour of Homes, presented by NW Natural, officially opens June 16 with 23 homes on display from 18 of the Association’s premier builders. The Tour runs June 16 –24, noon to 6 p.m. on weekends and 6 to 9 p.m. weekdays. Home prices in this year’s Tour range from just below $300,000 to more custom luxury homes with the highest priced at $850,000. As in years past, most of the homes are located in the Salem area, but several are located in surrounding communities including four in Dallas, one in Turner, one in Keizer, one in Sublimity, three in Stayton and one in Monmouth. Make sure to check out the Tour of Homes website at www.tourofhomes.net starting Monday, June 11. The Tour of Homes magazine will not be distributed in the newspaper this year, but you can pick up a copy at any of the Tour homes, or by visiting the HBA office or any of our Tour of Homes supporting sponsors starting June 11 – Cherry City Interiors & Design, Hear No Evil, Home Smart Real Estate or The Fixture Gallery/Consolidated Supply. Tour information will also be available at the official Tour of Homes mobile app, ParadeCraze, which can be downloaded for Android and Apple devices via a link at www.tourofhomes.net or directly from the Google Play or Apple App Store. The mobile app also offers turn-by-turn directions to the homes on your phone, along with full color exterior and interior photos of the homes. All HBA members are invited to join us at the Tour of Homes kick-off event – the annual Builder’s Bash taking place on Saturday, June 16th, from 6–8 p.m. at the 2018 HBA Showcase House on Limestone Avenue SE in Salem in Rockridge Estates. Join your fellow association members as we thank volunteer builder Mike Riddle of Mike Riddle Construction, and all of the many subcontractors and material suppliers who generously contributed to the success of the 2018 HBA Showcase House. The meal will be provided by NW Natural and the brews and wine courtesy James Hardie Building Materials. There is no cost to attend. HBA members, employees, and significant others are encouraged to attend this fun (and free!) event. RSVP to HBA by June 13 at 503-399-1500 or online at www.HomeBuildersAssociation.org.
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CONTENTS / MEMBERSHIP & BOARD
2018 Board of Directors
Matt Holstege,MC Northwest VICE PRESIDENT
Mike Riddle, Mike Riddle Construction, LLC SECRETARY/TREASURER
Brett Tallan, M.J. Tallan Construction ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT
Phil Fitzner, Power Auto Group IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Kent Kaufman, Kaufman Homes, Inc. FORMER PAST PRESIDENT
Chuck Foster, Chuck Foster Homes & Remodeling
BOARD MEMBERS Jeff Boles, Parr Lumber Brent DeHart, Northwestern Mutual Jason Dudley, J. Forrest Construction Nolan Fridley, Nolan Fridley Construction Tim Mametieff, New Crossing Homes, LLC Brent Pence, Pence Northwest Construction, LLC Jason Sawyers, Randy Fultz Custom Homes, LLC Rich Tovar, Wind River Homes Nate Scharer, Northside Electric Trever Pfeifer, Pfeifer Roofing Alan Sorem, Saalfeld Griggs, PC Kelli Terjeson, Fidelity National Title
Association Staff Mike Erdmann, Chief Executive Officer mike@HomeBuildersAssociation.org
Jeni Huntington, Director of Events jhuntington@HomeBuildersAssociation.org
Carrie Daye, Director of Member Services carrie@HomeBuildersAssociation.org
Shannon Baughman, Administrative Assistant shannon@HomeBuildersAssociation.org
David Davidson, Safety Management Consultant david@HomeBuildersAssociation.org
Tracy Mitchell, Contract Accountant accounting@HomeBuildersAssociation.org
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John Gooley 2257
STATESMAN SPIKE 500+ Ric McNall 796
SUPER SPIKE 250–499 Mike Smith 440 Tim Mametieff 426 Rick Massey 419 John Mills 383 Mike Meaghers 366
Dan Dorn 355 Dean Kaufman 312 Jeffrey Green 309 Chuck Foster 260
ROYAL SPIKE 150–249 Jubal Frost 247 Steve Johnson 228 Don Druliner 200
Tom Wheeler 180 Rick Ziebell 159 Ken Hannegan 156 Randy Fultz 154
RED SPIKE 100–149
Kelvin Dettwyler 141 Rob Rardin 119
Mike Riddle 104
GREEN SPIKE 50–99
Jerry Page 97 John Hammer 93 Rich Kansky 81 Larry Bilyeu 75 Bob Cavell 67 Matt Endler 60
Eric Olsen 60 Kent Kaufman 59 Mike Smith 56 Kerry Kuenzi 50 Brad Moore 50
LIFE SPIKE 25–49 Don Sturgeon 49 Steve Herr 46 Patrick Jackson 46 Serge Serdsev 45 Chris Pfeifer 44 Jim Hobbs 43 Randy Melton 42 Ryan Bloedel 40
Eric Templeton 35 Tim Youngkin 34 Tim Kelsh 34 Matt Holstege 39 David Hafner 28 Rich Fry 26
BLUE SPIKE 6–24 Rich Clausen 24 Mark Shipman 24 Kimberly Hosmer 24 Laura Dorn 23 Kevin Stone 22 Kraig Kelly 21 Jason Robertson 20 Randy Reeves 20 Hunter Emerick 19 Rod Ashford 19 Caleb Remington 17 Don Lulay 12 Brent Pence 11
Ricky Fast 10 Steve Hurley 10 Michael Devlin 9 Jim Sparkman 9 Jason Sawyers 9 Brett Tallan 9 Mike Giles 9 Tim Roth 8 Gary Epping 8 Alan Wilding 8 Nigel Guisinger 7 Chris Rasmussen 7 Bonique Hollinrake 6
New & Reinstated Members 3Gs Construction Roger Griswold (503) 871-8434 Abiqua Electric Angela Tovar (503) 390-0831 Spike: Rich Tovar Allweather Wood, LLC Randy Lilyengren (541) 297-8366 Arne Jensen Landscaping Aren Jensen (503) 363-4706 Spike: Mike Riddle Blue Sky Farm, Inc. Cam Buck (503) 982-4225 Chad E. Davis Construction, LLC Chad Davis (503)357-8587 Closet Factory & Wall Beds of Oregon Shelli Dierck (503) 692-2877 CoEnergy Propane Randy Camp (541) 738-6733 EverFab Daniel Bryan (503) 303-3300 ....continued on page 13
Dropped Members Do you know or do business with any former members of the association? If so, give them a call and encourage them to maintain their HBA membership. You’ll get a Spike Credit, plus help keep the association strong.
Artisan Custom Homes Jayson Valech (503) 385-7520 Stone Paving, LLC. Sherda Garber (503) 623-2106
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Make Most of Member Benefits So here we are, almost half way through 2018. I hope that I am not the only one trying to figure out where the days have gone. Our time is becoming an even more valuable commodity as we all try to navigate our busy calendars and schedules. This is a time where working smarter and more efficiently can really make a difference.
President’s Message by HBA President Matt Holstege
In the last President’s message, I urged you to get personally involved in our HBA. Many of you have done so and I hope Members tab at the top, enter your email address and presto – you are finding it worth your valuable time. Today, I wanted to your classes are free. If your email address isn’t recognized as a urge everyone to make sure that you are taking advantage of member, call the HBA office and they’ll get it straightened out. the benefits of the HBA. 2. For those of us with employees, we have access to a workers When you hear someone talking about working smarter comp discount program through the SAIF corporation and a and more efficiently, you may want to look into some of the group medical insurance policy as well. The SAIF discount benefits that come along with being an HBA member. Aside alone saves members 6% on their workers comp insurance. from making our lives a little bit easier, your membership can save you money. We want you to make the most out of your 3. Other things that can directly help reduce our overhead are discounts on wireless service through Verizon and a fuel membership. discount program on Pacific Pride fuel. 1. We have free CCB continuing education available to us through the HBA. This is the mandatory continuing education that is required for license renewal. To take advantage, go to www.homebuildersuniversity.com, click on the HBA
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As a member of our local HBA, you are also a member of the National Association of Home Builders. National membership offers a number of discounts on products and services at www.nahb.org/MA . I encourage everyone to go online and look to see where they can save money. The biggest and most popular NAHB discounts are the $1,000 off most GM cars and trucks, and $500 off most Dodge/Chrysler/Ram/ Jeep cars and trucks. Those discounts are on top of discounts you negotiate with the dealer, so are exceptionally valuable. Our staff at the HBA is also constantly watching our local jurisdictions and keeping an eye out for new policies that directly or indirectly effect us. Just this year, Mike Erdmann was able to intervene in a scenario that had a local city increasing SDC’s significantly without appropriate warning or notification. Multiple builders would have been paying tens of thousands more in SDC’s this year without the HBA. The same can be said at the state level. There have been many poor initiatives turned away from our industry because of the efforts of the OHBA. Issues such as predictive employee scheduling and inclusionary zoning regulations that could have been costly to all of us.
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Challenges and Change Higher construction costs and the dwindling availability of buildable land are forcing a higher volume of home builders to move from Portland into the greater Salem market. “As Portland pushes against their Urban Growth Boundary, builders there are having trouble finding development land and so they’re looking to secondary markets like Salem,” said Mike Erdmann, Chief Executive Officer of Home Builders Association of Marion& Polk Counties. “Land prices in the Portland metro region have skyrocketed, and as expensive as out land is here in this area, it’s still considerably less expensive than it is up there.” In many cases, the migration of homebuilders makes it much tougher for smaller, more local builders to acquire building lots, Erdmann said. “In past years, we had developers like George Suniga and Larry Epping that developed large subdivisions
and were willing to sell individual lots, or small numbers of lots, to local builders, even if it meant that it took a few years to sell all the lots in the subdivisions,” Erdmann said. “Unfortunately, those developers have passed on, and in today’s market, volume builders are making offers to buy entire subdivisions before the project is even platted. That’s putting a squeeze on smaller builders, and it’s likely going to get worse in years to come.” Builders are still finding pockets of land in Marion and Polk counties, particularly in neighboring communities like Dallas, Independence, Turner, Stayton and Sublimity. As lot prices continue to increase in Salem, pushing housing affordability beyond the reach of many home buyers, builders are finding more affordable opportunities in nearby smaller communities. In 2017 alone, Dallas permitted nearly 120 new homes, more than
one-third the number of new homes built in Salem last year. Additionally, with home costs rising, less available land, and the influx of families living together or retirees downsizing from single-family homes, Erdmann cited another market trend having an impact: more multi-family apartments under construction, up significantly over the last couple of years. “Income levels aren’t keeping pace with increasing housing costs, both with new construction and existing homes,” Erdmann said. “This makes it increasingly difficult for people to afford home ownership, and so we’re seeing increased demand for more affordable apartment living. “Increased down payment requirements compared to 10 years ago make it more difficult for aspiring home owners to move from apartment living to home ownership,” he added. “So they spend longer living in apartments as they save up their down payment for a home.”
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New Trends Require Builders to Adapt Statistics show that as of April the average two-bedroom apartment in the Salem area rents for about $950. As rents continue to rise right along with home ownership costs, it makes it difficult for want-to-be home owners to save for a down payment. With home-ownership just out of reach, the transition from single-family to multi-family building is becoming a reality for many. “Anyone that has been through a few economic cycles will tell you that you have to learn to adapt in order to survive,” said Matt Holstege, Chief Executive Officer of MC Northwest, Inc., a Salem-based firm. “We hope that we learned from the recession. We want to be a little more diverse in our strategy, and we realize that changes in the market will change who our customer is. We also see the value in building something that produces a residual income.” “Also, with the push for higher density, it seems like an inevitable market change.”
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still like their space. They want to have an RV pad, a private yard and a garden. I am one of those people.”
“We may see more people buying duplexes with the intent to occupy a side and rent the other side, or multi-generational families purchasing properties like this,” he predicted.
In the future, the building industry may embrace more efficient homes that are cost, energy and maintenance friendly, Holstege said.
To date, Holstege said single-family homes are not losing popularity. Rather, he noted, due to high demand, less inventory available. As the cost of living continues to rise, people are exploring joint living situations, he said. “We are starting to see that, and I think we will see more of it,” he added. Holstege also expects more demand for such building options as homes with zero lot lines, smaller lots, and even integrated “green” communities like Pringle Creek Community in Salem. “Salem has been very resistant to it thus far,” he said. “A lot of people
“Design trends are always changing,” he added. And challenges are inevitable, most builders agree. “It’s cliché but appropriate to use the phrase ‘it’s the best of times and the worst of times’ currently in the construction industry,” said Mike Riddle, owner of Mike Riddle Construction. “With high demand for housing, keeping up with supply is a difficult and seemingly impossible feat. Rising material and labor costs, labor shortages and more regulations that slow down the process all cause change in the way the whole industry operates.” A custom-home builder, Riddle currently has two custom homes in Continued on page 8
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Local Election Results Produce Mixed Bag for Building Industry May’s primary election will bring about further changes to the Salem City Council, with local activist Jackie Leung defeating incumbent Ward 4 councilor Steve McCoid who has represented South Salem since 2015. McCoid, the former CEO of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, has been very understanding of small business issues and the building and development industry. Leung, on the other hand, was quoted in the Statesman-Journal in April as saying that “developers should have to create five units of housing for low-income residents when they apply to the city to build here”, and that “city leadership needs to be more accountable to citizens and less beholden to developers”. Leung will take office in January of next year. The good news coming out of the May election was Jim Lewis winning his hard-fought re-election battle over Micki Varney to continue representing the Ward 8 area of West Salem on the City Council. The HBA was a significant contributor to Lewis’ campaign, contributing $14,000 from the association’s political action committee, with thousands of additional dollars coming from HBA members. The race, which centered on the issue of a new third bridge over the Willamette River in Salem, with Lewis having been the strongest advocate on the City Council for construction of a new bridge. Despite Lewis’ victory, a majority of the Council has expressed strong opposition to a new bridge crossing. In other election news, voters also passed the Salem-Keizer School District’s $619 million bond measure, which will provide additional school capacity throughout the district, despite not building any new schools. The HBA endorsed and contributed $7500 to the bond measure campaign from our political action committee, recognizing that adequate school capacity is a key factor in our members’ ability to sell new homes to buyers from outside the community.
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construction, six custom homes in design or the permitting stages, and seven extensive remodel projects. Riddle also helps lead Advanced Construction Education, a nonprofit that partners with the Salem-Keizer School District to provide opportunity and financing for students in the residential construction program at the Career Technical Educational Center. CTEC students build a newly constructed home each school year, which is sold to provide funding for the next lot purchase, continuing the process from year to year. Students are now working on their fourth home through the program which provides a model for other schools around the nation, Riddle said. “We provide students the opportunity to learn real world construction skills,” Riddle said. “This type of work force development gives high school students a world of options other than college after they graduate. With this investment in the community, we hope to train the next generation to lead the construction industry.” According to Riddle, everyone needs a place to call home, albeit, he said, “a ‘home’ is a very subjective term.” “From the apartment to the luxury home, there’s always someone upgrading or simplifying by downgrading.” Riddle said. “All ages participate in the market and keeps product moving. In any market, there is always someone in the market for some type of home – for themselves or as an investment.”
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HBA Golf Tournament Moves to Monday, July 16 This year’s summer golf tournament, presented by HomeSmart Realty Group, has been moved from the Monday following close of the Tour of Homes to Monday, July 16. This will be the same golf tournament you have grown to know and love, just held on a different day. With warmer weather and a longer break following the Tour of Homes, we hope to encourage Association members to join us while enjoying a relaxing day at Salem Golf Club.
For only $99* a player, you will receive 18 holes of golf, cart, drinks, lunch (courtesy of NW Natural), dinner and tee prizes while networking with your fellow HBA members. Teams fill up quickly for this popular tournament, so don’t wait to sign up a team or it may be too late! Entry forms are available in this newsletter or may be downloaded from the HBA website at www.HomeBuildersAssociation. org. * member pricing - $149 for non-member
Be a Golf Sponsor at the HBA Golf Tournament Be a sponsor at the HBA Golf Tournament, presented by HomeSmart Realty Group, coming up on Monday, July 16 at 12:30pm at the Salem Golf Course. Spend the day at the course networking and drumming up business while relaxing or have the signage at the hole do all the work and head to your office. Either way, it is a great opportunity to support the HBA and market your company. If you are interested, please email Jeni Huntington at 503-399-1500 or by email at email@example.com to reserve your sponsorship.
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DINNER SPONSOR $1,250 – 1 AVAILABLE • Logo on table tents at the dinner • Logo included on tournament scorecard • Flyer insertion in team packets • Hole sponsorship with option to staff hole • Logo on signage at sponsored hole • Logo on a flyer included in golf packets
•Logo on HBA Facebook page for event • Ability to hang banner at HBA tournament • Promotional display table available at dinner • Logo on HBA website promoting event • Speaking opportunity (2 min.) after dinner • Logo on weekly promotional update/emails • 1 golf team registration
PUTTING SPONSOR $500 + PRIZE FOR THE WINNER – 1 AVAILABLE • Logo on signage located at putting green • Ability to provide a company banner to be hung on a display table at the putting green • Ability to have a rep. at the putting green to organize the contest and network
• Company name listed on the tournament scorecards as the putting sponsor • Company name listed as putting sponsor on golf packets flier • Ability to announce the winner of the contest and award the prize after the dinner
HOLE SPONSORSHIPS $395 – 8 AVAILABLE • Ability to have a representative at the hole to network with golfers
• Company name listed as a sponsor on a flyer included in golf packets
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Building Connections to Support Our Members Good things are taking shape here at the Oregon Home Builders Association, and it’s my goal to connect with each of the local associations to start building stronger relationships and increased communication throughout the state.
STATE ASSOCIATION UPDATE Jodi Hack, CEO
Not only have we been travelling around the state visiting our locals to get an understanding of current needs and successes, but we have been hard at work creating membership resources that we hope serve the locals where they need it. In order to truly be of service as your state association, we understand the need to be involved on the ground and in person--working collaboratively to promote membership, gain stronger understandings for advocacy work and support a flourishing dynamic between associations. DID YOU KNOW?
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The Member Rebate Program alone has put $121,124 back into the pockets of participating active builders statewide. That’s free money that our current and prospective members need to know about! Taking advantage of these programs is easy, and it pays big.
Moreover, Health Net provides health insurance services to any company of two or more individuals on the jobsite, and specialized services by SAIF offer a Group Worker’s Compensation Program that locals report are large draws for prospective and current members. To top it all off, we are revamping our online education system, Home Builders University. It sorely needs a refresh, and we excitedly tackle the challenge of sprucing things up. A look ahead… we will be interviewing candidates for endorsement and will be working on our legislative policies. Looking toward the 2019 Legislative Session – we are working with stakeholders and legislators to develop a “housing bill package.” If you are interested in joining in on this work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – Communications Coordinator and she will get you on our contact list.
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Fall Protection – A Technical Point to Consider If your employees are using the In other words, the exception only exception to fall protection in the applies BEFORE the PROJECT has OSHA rule # 1926.500(a)(1), be started or AFTER the PROJECT has careful! This exception states: been completed. David Davidson “The provisions of this subpart HBA Safety Management For new construction; the (Subpart M – Fall Protection) do Consultant clock starts when the project not apply when employees are has progressed to the point making an inspection, investigawhere the 6’ trigger height has been reached – Start tion, or assessment of workplace conditions prior to the of Construction. The clock will continue until all actual start of construction work or after all construction construction activities have stopped and the structure work has been completed.” has been completed – Completion of Construction. The subpart of this rule is fall protection. The exception During construction, from start to completion, this rule allows workers to do only what is noted above; exception does not apply and fall protection would inspection, investigation, or assessment WITHOUT fall be required if working 6’ or over. So not the start or protection even if working 6’ or more. completion of a sub-contractor’s part of the project but However, Oregon OSHA will cite the employer who the entire start and completion of the entire project. allows workers to do the tasks noted above while Example of worker tasks that could use this exception construction is going on without fall protection. are: Estimators who are gathering information to do a Example would be a roofing contractor; workers note project estimate or a Supervisor doing a quality control some dry rote or other issue. Supervisor goes up on check after the project has been completed. the roof to investigate the issue further without the use of fall protection – citation! The supervisor is doing In conclusion remember that this OSHA Exception the task(s) AFTER construction has started but BEFORE is very limited in scope and in most cases once the construction has been completed AND doing so 6’ trigger height has been reached fall protection is WITHOUT fall protection. Here this exception does not required. apply. This would still be the case even if the supervisor If you have any questions on this safety topic or others, came by while all workers were at lunch, thinking that please feel free to contact David Davidson at the HBA the construction tasks have stopped. However, the Offices – 503.399.1500 or david@homebuildersassociexception notes; “after all construction work has been completed.” Completed, not just stopped. ation.org
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Vital Statistics NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
Units Sold 12 Months to Date Average Sales Price
Information Courtesy of Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service
Average Square Footage
Average Cost per Square Foot
Average Days on the Market
Currently Active Listings
Top Area Builders
Sold Units-12 Months to Date
2. 3. 4. 5. 6. (tie)
Chad E Davis Construction LLC Scott Martin Construction Fowler Homes Banner Homes Comfort Homes MC Northwest Boylan Construction, Inc. Stafford Homes & Land LLC Don Lulay Homes
58 44 38 29 24 24 23 21 20
Data for all areas of Marion and Polk Counties. March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018. Data compiled from building permits applied for through Salem, Marion County, Polk County, Dallas and Independence building departments.
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HBA Events Calendar DATE
June 16th - 24th
HBA Tour of Homes
Lead Paint Certified Renovator Training
8:30am - 5:00pm
HBA Conference Room
Lead Paint Certified Renovator Refresher Training
8:30am - 12:30pm
HBA Conference Room
Fall Protection Safety Training
8:30am - 10:00am
HBA Conference Room
HBA Golf Tournament
Lead Paint Certified Renovator Training
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Less Waste, More Money Green Building
The increase in lumber prices has made it more important to consider how to use wood in “greener” ways. There are several ways to reduce the amount of lumber we use which cost little to implement and will save money. Howard Asch
A code change allows salvaged lumber from remodels to be reused if it is in good condition and free from rot or damage. Longer lengths of scrap lumber can be donated to Habitat for Humanity rather than going in the dumpster. Clean sawdust can be used in compost piles or in garden areas. People are
Start with building design. Wall length can be designed to correspond to stud layouts to reduce off-dimension studs. Adjusting room sizes to more closely reflect that plate material comes in lengths of 2’ multiples will eliminate excessive waste. Careful planning of framing layouts can avoid wasted lumber. Placing windows and door edges to align with the stud layout will eliminate extra materials. Code changes mean single member headers can often be used over doors and windows instead of multiple thicknesses. Headers can be eliminated on non-load bearing gable walls or were rim joist headers can carry the loads from the floor above. Save cutoff ends for fire blocking, partition ladders or short cripples. Insist they be used before cutting full length material.
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