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The MAB

Homefront Spring 2018

INVITE A FUTURE MEMBER TO JOIN US ALSO IN THIS ISSUE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST HOW TO SECURE YOUR FIRM FROM CYBERATTACKS NAHB WEIGHS IN ON BUILDING CODES


FUTURE MEMBER SOCIAL Join the Minot Association of Builders’ Board of Directors to learn more about the Association, how your membership will positively effect your business and how you can get involved.

05.03.18 | 6 - 8 PM

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Future Member Social

26-28 NDAB News

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Letter from the President

29-31 National News

5

Memo from the EO

6

PAC Corner

6-9

Membership

10-11

Staying Connected

14

2018 Events

2

Future Member Social

16

Spring Cleaning Checklist

10-11

How to Secure Your Firm

18-19

MAB Update

16

Spring Cleaning Checklist

21

Realtors in the News

29

NAHB Weighs In on Codes

23-25

City, County and State

ON THE COVER

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY

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A-1 Evans Septic

17

Grand Hotel

11

Ackerman Estvold

27

Gravel Products

20

Acme Tools

9

Integrity Outdoor Living

3

Acme Tools

12,13

Kipp's Heating & Air

4

Affinity First Federal Credit Union

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Landsiedel's Heating & Air Conditioning

3

Aisha Vadell

4

Legacy Fence

4

All-State Contracting

10

Lite-Form of Minot

25

American Bank Center

29

Lowe's Garden Center

11

Anderson Wade & Whitty

3

Menards

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B & B Insulation

10

Mindt Construction

29

Blake Krabseth

27

Minot Lumber and Hardware

26

Bremer Bank

11

Minot Sash & Door

29

Clean Tech

3

Niess Impressions

11

Coldwell Banker

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North Dakota Guaranty & Title

9

Concrete Mobile

25

North Star Steel

7

Connole & Somerville

29

Northern Prairie Home Improvement

20

Coughlin Construction

23

Prairie Supply

3

Dacotah Bank

30

Ready Builders

16

Dakota Fence

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Real Builders

4

Dawn Rasmussen

25

ServPro

23

Dig It Up

3

Signal Realtors

16

Double J Construction

29

Souris River Designs

7

Farroh Roof Truss

30

SRT

4

Ferguson

11

Steen Construction Company

26

First International Bank & Trust

18

SVR

16

First Western Bank & Trust

29

Tollefson's Carpetland

10

First Western Insurance

6

United Rentals

30

Front Street Lighting

25

Verendrye Electric Cooperative

24

Future Builders

25

Watne Realtors

31

Glass Doctor

26

Xcel Energy

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2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Melissa Francisco

Phil Risbrudt

Dakota Stone and Granite

K & R Contracting

VICE PRESIDENT Pat Bailey

Pella Windows and Doors

Muus Lumber & Hardware TREASURER Robb Rotramel

Real Builders

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Chris Dahl

United Rentals DIRECTORS Rob Orts

Verendrye Electric Al Schall

Northstar Steel

Boyd Sivertson Shane Lider

Minot Lumber and Hardware Kasper Ziegler

Burdick Job Corps Senior Life Director: Bruce Walker

Coldwell Banker

Life Director: Joe Stenvold

JAX Contracting

STAFF Executive Officer: Elysha Head

Dawn Rasmussen Century 21 Action Realtors

2018 COMMITTEES GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS Kal Larson and Chris Dahl

FINANCE Robb Rotramel

EXECUTIVE Melissa Francisco, Pat Bailey, Robb Rotramel, Chris Dahl, Bruce Walker

EVENTS Rob Orts, Phil Risbrudt, Dawn Rasmussen, Robb Rotramel, Amanda Geinert, Carissa Visocsky, Chris Dahl

HOME & GARDEN SHOW Kasper Ziegler, Loren Vannett, Sheila Melaas, Melissa Francisco, Carissa Visoscky, Minda Stockdill, Mike Frank, Shane Lider MEMBERSHIP Rob Orts, Dawn Rasmussen, Melissa Francisco, Chris Dahl

PARADE OF HOMES DelRae Zimmerman, Brittany Dahl, Mataya Lafontaine, Kimberly Keller, Renata Buen, Pat Bailey BIRDIE WITH THE BUILDERS Eric Wanner, Phil Risbrudt, Boyd Sivertson, Bruce Walker, Kal Larson, Dave Lebrun, Mitch Kraft, Rob Orts, Chris Dahl

Your membership with MAB automatically enrolls you in: Minot Association of Builders North Dakota Association of Builders National Association of Home Builders

The MAB Homefront is the official publication of the Minot Association of Builders (MAB). The MAB Homefront is published four times per year to its members and others associated with the building industry. Neither the advertisers, nor MAB, will be responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, herein contained. For advertising rates, resource file or address information, contact MAB. Suggestions, ideas and letters are always welcome! Minot Association of Builders (MAB) 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B Minot, ND 58701 Phone: 701-852-0496 www.minotab.com | contact@minotab.com Like us! www.facebook.com/minotab Follow us! www.twitter.com/minotbuilders Pinterest with us! www.pinterest.com/minotab The MAB Homefront || 4 || Spring 2018

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT MELISSA FRANCISCO 2018 MAB PRESIDENT

WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER. I truly believe more good can be done by working together than individually. Spring brings the opportunity for a fresh outlook on how we work together. That’s why we’re hosting a Future Member Social at Muus Lumber and Hardware on May 3rd. We’re bringing that personal touch back to member recruitment. Our board of directors will personally invite a future member to the social allowing them to receive one-on-one attention from our group and learn more about our association.

having that personal connection with members is a large part of how we plan on making it happen!

There are many ways we can collaborate as an industry every day. I challenge you to forge new partnerships this spring, because when we elevate one another, we elevate the industry as a whole. Here’s to a profitable and We hope to grow the association in a big way this year and collaborative building season!

MEMO FROM THE EO ELYSHA HEAD MAB EXECUTIVE OFFICER

WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT YOU. Let’s get engaged. Working in membership, we are always focused on the ebb and flow of recruitment and retention. Every month brings a new class of members who are eager to get involved and conversations with existing members who may be trying to find their place at the MAB.

members. Here are a few of the best ones:

Kickstart: One of the first questions a new member asks when they join is “So what now?” 2018 is the year we’re launching Kickstart! At Kickstart, you can wrap your head around where you fit in so you don’t need to waste Here’s the thing. We love our your time with areas you are not members. We’re serious about your interested in. You learn all about the success. We want this relationship to MAB and how to make the most of last a long time, so we think it’s time to your membership. get engaged. You’re ready. We’re waiting. What do we do next? Here at Calendar of Events: Our calendar is the MAB, we are loaded with ways to packed with quality events. We want engage you with your fellow you to join us for golf tournaments, The MAB Homefront || 5 || Spring 2018

trap shoots, award ceremonies, appreciation bashes, etc. Serve on a committee: We aren’t only interested in your good looks; we want you for your brain! We are lucky to have several active committees helping us serve our membership effectively. Refer a new member: Nothing says engaged member like referring someone you think will benefit from a membership with the MAB. Not only do you get the warm fuzzy feeling of referring someone but you’ll receive Spike credits! MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS


MEMBERSHIP

PAC CORNER WHAT is BUILD-PAC?

BUILD-PAC, or Builders United in Legislative Decisions Political Action Committee, is the political arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It helps elect pro-housing, probusiness candidates to federal office. WHICH party does BUILD-PAC support, Republicans or Democrats? BUILD-PAC is bipartisan. It supports pro-housing, probusiness candidates on both sides of the aisle regardless of their party affiliation. WHO can contribute to BUILD-PAC? Only NAHB members may be solicited to contribute to BUILD-PAC.

WHO decides which candidates receive BUILD-PAC support? Contributors like you! More than 100 NAHB members serve on the BUILD-PAC Board of Trustees, which decides which candidates receive support. HOW can we get more members to participate? Participation is critical. That’s why BUILDPAC created a new Fair Share level. With a contribution of just $25, far more members can join the fight for housing.

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MEMBERSHIP

RENEWALS

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our members who renewed their membership or newsletter advertisement this season! Your continued support of the Minot Association of Builders helps us continue to work for you at a local, state and national level. Ackerman-Estvold | Dusty Zimmerman www.ackerman-estvold.com

Dig It Up Backhoe Service | Travis Bohl www.facebook.com/Dig-It-Up-Backhoe-Service-Inc

Acme Tools | Rick Quinn www.acmetools.com

Double J Construction | Josh Jeffreys www.doublejconstructionnd.com

Affinity First Federal Credit Union | Karla Lonning www.affinityfcund.com

Dufner Construction | John Dufner www.dufnerconstruction.com

All-State Contracting | Warren Anderson

Edwards Gravel | Robbie Edwards www.edwardsgravel.com

Allied Building Products | Ken Salwey www.alliedbuilding.com Anderson,Wade & Whitty | Wayne Whitty www.andersonwadewhitty.com B & B Insulation | Jody Braasch www.bbinsulation.com Border States Electric | Mark Christopher www.borderstates.com Birdy’s Hydromulching | Levi Bjertness www.birdysmulching.com Brady Martz | Todd VanDusen www.bradymartz.com Bremer Bank | Jason Bentley www.bremer.com

Brokers 12 | DelRae Zimmerman www.brokers12.com Central Power Electric Coop. | Thomas Meland www.centralpwr.com Clean Tech | Chelsea Kirkhammer www.cleantechllc.us Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty | Bruce Walker www.coldwellbankerrealestate.com

Minot Paving Co. | Dick Rutten Minot Sash & Door | Myron Feist www.minotsash.com Mindt Construction | Mike Burckhard Montana-Dakota Utilities | Curt Olson www.montana-dakota.com

Muus Lumber and Hardware | Pat Bailey www.muuslumberandhardware.com

Farroh Roof Truss | Wayne Aberle www.trussmasters.com

Northern Prairie Home Improvement | Duane Block

Ferguson | Khris Walz www.ferguson.com

Paradise Spas | Brandon Solem www.paradisespas.com

First Western Bank | Pam Degele www.bankfirstwestern.com

Pella Windows and Doors | Boyd Sivertson www.heartlandpella.com

Front Street Lighting | Shelley Werner www.frontstreetlighting.com

Peoples State Bank | Rick Beall www.psbvelva.com

Future Builders | Matt Geinert www.futurebuildersinc.com

Prairie Federal Credit Union | Steve Tonneson www.prairiefcu.com

Gate City Bank | Peggy Johnson www.gatecitybank.com

Ralph’s Plumbing and Heating | Kevin Martin

Grand Hotel | Jessica Kearns www.grandhotelminot.com Integrity Outdoor Living | Dustin Mayer www.integrityoutdoors.net IBEW | Robert Wolf www.ibew.org iHeart Media | Sheila Melaas www.iheart.com

Kipp’s Heating and Air Conditioning | Kipp Jensen www.kippsheatingandair.com

Real Builders | Joel Feist www.realbuilders-nd.com

Rolac Contracting | Jason Sanders www.rolac-nd.com Ryan Chevrolet | Mike Gietzen www.ryanchevroletminot.com SRT | Casey Sidener www.srt.com Signal Realtors | Mike Pellenwessel www.minothomesearch.com

Cool Fish Refrigeration, Heating & Air | Michael Zerr www.coolfishservices.com

Landsiedel’s Heating & Air Conditioning | Larry Landsiedel

Souris River Designs | Dave Lebrun www.sourisriverdesigns.com

Concrete Mobile www.concretemobilellc.com

Legacy Fence | Rilie Domres www.legacyfencellc.com

Souris Valley Ready Mix | Sue Stewart www.svrconcrete.com

Connole & Sommerville | Julie Drady www.connolesomervilleheating.com

Leingang Home Center | Sid Belzer www.leingang.com

Steen Construction Co. | Eric Wanner

Coughlin Construction | John Coughlin www. coughlininc.com

Lite-Form of Minot | Robert Ebert

Stone Crafters | Jason Schnaible www.ndstonecrafters.com

Lowe’s Garden Center | Paul Beck www.lowesfloral.com

Tollefson’s Inc. | Brandon Tollefson www.carpetlandfloors.com

Mattson Construction | Terry Mattson www.projectdelivery.com

United Rentals | Chris Dahl www.unitedrentals.com

Menards | Kevin Hackett www.menards.com

Verendrye Electric | Rob Orts www.verendrye.com

Midco | Todd Jensen www.midco.com

Wells Fargo Bank | Sharon Ruppert www.wellsfargo.com

Minot Lumber & Hardware | Bill Huber www.minotlumberandhardware.com

Welstad Construction | Molly Welstad www.facebook.com/welstad-construction

Culligan | Ed Nush www.culligan.com Craft Builders | Joe Kraft Dacotah Bank | Lauri Hopwood www.dacotahbank.com

Dakota Fence | Mylan Sand www.dakotafence.com Dawn Rasmussen www.minotsells.com

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MEMBERSHIP

MAB’S NEWEST MEMBERS

JANUARY - MARCH 2018

Joining the Minot Association of Builders is the first step to becoming more active in our

top recruiters

Northridge Villas John Zimmerman 917-592-3166 www.northridge-villas.com

Houston Engineering Dave Schwengler 701-852-7931 www.houstoneng.com

Thanks to these members who have helped grow our MAB community by recruiting new companies to join our association. If you have a hot prospect, please contact Elysha Head (contact@minotab.com or 852-0496) and she’ll take it from there! (Reported thru 04/04/2018 from NAHB)

Core and Main Justin Hochhalter 701-852-6878 www.hdswaterworks.com

RTC Telecom Chad Betz 701-862-5301 www.rtc.coop

YOU COULD BE THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE MAB! Elite Real Estate Carl Lade 701-838-4040 www.eliterealestatend.com

CONTACT US AT 701-852-0496 TO LEARN MORE!

MEMBER ADVANTAGE OF THE SPRING

Do you know how many discounts and services come with your MAB membership? Each quarter, we’ll highlight some of our favorites! For sole proprietors and big business. For purchasing pros and occasional buyers. Amazon Business is the Amazon you love, built for work. As a member of your local Home Builder’s Association, you can gain access to Amazon Business’ vast selection, competitive pricing and shipping options to meet your needs. The MAB Homefront || 8 || Spring 2018

SUPER SPIKES: (250-499 Credits) John Coughlin (493) Bruce Walker (349) Todd Brady (345) Joe Stenvold (311.5) ROYAL SPIKES: (150-249 Credits) Gary Kramlich (205.5) Joel Feist (186.5) RED SPIKES: (100-149 Credits) Greg Aasmundstad (113) GREEN SPIKES: (50-99 Credits) Rob Orts (99) Jim Montgomery (75.5) Bill Huber (68) John Lund (67) Dave Lebrun (63.5) Karen Engle (54) Cindy Snay (52.5) Kal Larson (50) LIFE SPIKES: (25-49 Credits) Joe Kraft (40) Pam Karpenko (33) Mitch Kraft (29) BLUE SPIKES: (6-24 Credits) Eric Wanner (18) Clyde Thorne (18) Lauri Hopwood (15) Matt Geinert (13) Leonard Niess (9) Dwight Flygare (8.5) Stacey Abel (7.5) Kevin Connole (7) Phil Risbrudt (6) CANDIDATES: (1-5 Credits) Todd VanDusen (4.5) Elysha Head (4) Christopher Dahl (4) Rich Priesing (3.5) Jim Christ (3) Pat Bailey (3) Steve Siemieniewski (2) Dale Zarr (1) Melissa Francisco (1) Al Schall (0.5)

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK AND TRUST LAUNCHES FOURTH ANNUAL LIVE FIRST COMMUNITY GIVING CAMPAIGN First International Bank & Trust is proud to announce their Fourth Annual Live First Community Giving Campaign. Members within our communities are encouraged to apply for a Live First Community Grant that awards $5,000 to a project or cause that makes a difference within our community. Three fan favorites will also receive $1,000 each based on votes by social media followers. Applications are due by 11:59 AM CST on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Voting begins at 12:00 PM CST on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 through Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Additional details and Official Rules can be found on the First International Bank and Trust website (firstintlbank.com) and by visiting the First International Bank & Trust Facebook page.

TOLLEFSON WINS AWARD Floor Focus Magazine has announced Brandon Tollefson as a winner of the 2018 Future Focus Leaders award, which honors the up-and-coming next generation of talent in the dealer/retailer/ contractor segment. Brandon is a fourth generation co-owner of Tollefson's Retail Group.

TOWN & COUNTRY CREDIT UNION GIVES BACK Town & Country Credit Union presented a check for nearly $5,000 to the Minot Souris Valley United Way at TCCU’s Annual Meeting on March 15th! Pictured is SVUW Executive Director Rich Berg, TCCU Board Chair, Joanne Lautenschlager and TCCU CEO, Jeremiah Kossen.

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HOW TO SECURE YOUR FIRM FROM CYBERATTACKS In May 2017, a ransomware attack exploited outdated operating systems in the U.K., resulting in the temporary shutdown of 16 hospitals. Two months later, credit reporting agency Equifax revealed that hackers used an application vulnerability to leak the personal information of more than 143 million Americans. Cyberattacks such as these risk more than sensitive information; they also jeopardize valuable capital. Cybereconomic data company Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that global ransom payout costs in 2017 will exceed $5 billion—15 times the amount paid in 2015. And according to technology research firm Gartner, global information security spending will reach $93 billion in 2018.

The statistics are staggering, especially since business workflows and assets have largely gone digital. Architects and builders have welcomed significant shifts in their digital workflow with cloud-based BIM software for remote project coordination, internet file hosting for global accessibility, and virtual workspaces for team communication. And the end results—the buildings themselves—are slowly but increasingly connected to Internet of Things (IoT) networks, with building management systems storing user information on everything from HVAC usage to lighting preferences.

the platform; and a cyberattack focused on a building control system in a hospital or airport could put the safety of its occupants at risk. These situations are certainly on the minds of technology leaders at any architecture firm doing government, infrastructure, defense, or corporate work. Below, design and information technology (IT) professionals explain how they stay one step ahead of cyberattacks through secure cloud platforms, prioritizing network security, and integrating blockchain. Balancing Security and Collaboration in the Cloud As Woods Bagot’s principal of technical innovation based in New York, Shane Burger has witnessed his firm’s digital tools become increasingly connected to the cloud. Instead of storing CAD files and 3D models on local hard drives, these files now live on internet-based services, allowing practitioners from the firm’s offices worldwide to work together on a project. However, the transition to the cloud was not without its risks. The Breach Level Index estimates that 4.9 million data records are lost or stolen globally every day.

Thus, businesses relying on the cloud need to secure their data. “It’s a balance,” Burger says, “On the one hand, our teams Consider the following hypothetical need to be able to share their data with scenarios: a hacker targeting an their teams and clients as freely as architecture firm could expose sensitive possible, but we also need to consider data about a client’s confidential business how digital data is being securely operations; a data breach at Dropbox controlled and accessed.” Woods Bagot could expose any one of the 1.5 billion balances these requirements by DWG (drawing) files currently stored on establishing an internal list of approved

cloud services for employees to use. These services are set up under enterprise agreements with providers that address security and intellectual property.

Autodesk, the software giant behind AutoCAD and Revit, is one such provider that has been strategically connecting their programs to cloud platforms, such as BIM 360, for collaboration since 2013. Reeny Sondhi, Autodesk vice president and chief of product and cloud security and compliance, focuses on implementing cloud strategies that address the top security threats facing the company's customers. For many of Autodesk's clients, security weaknesses still boil down to vulnerabilities associated with individual user passwords. In Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations report, researchers found that 80 percent of hacking-related breaches leveraged weak or guessable passwords. Sondhi notes the importance of sharing this information so Autodesk's customers can better protect themselves. “It’s a joint responsibility,” she says. “Setting strong passwords, using two-factor authentication, and using federated identity and single sign-on reduce the risk of stolen passwords Complying with New Cybersecurity Standards For global firm HDR, digital security standards are often dictated by new client requirements. “We believe that cloud collaboration adds value to our projects,” says Rachel Riopel, AIA, CONTINUE READING ON PAGE 17

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...digital design principal based in the firm’s Omaha, Neb., office. “But we also need these technologies to comply with the policies of the clients we work with. Many of our government projects have security standards that impact how we use our tools.”

Participants in a blockchain can collectively agree and verify any transaction without the need for a centralized authority, making a blockchain’s records nearly tamperproof—a very appealing concept for cybersecurity.

To keep up with evolving standards and compliance requirements, HDR tasked an internal IT team with tracking the latest developments in policy and its potential consequences for the firm’s data strategies in the future. One resource was the National Institute of Standards and Technology's 2017 publication of a cybersecurity self-assessment handbook that introduced new standards for increased security on the transmission and storage of controlled unclassified information. For architects and builders, this information could include data about facilities. The requirements affect anyone with a government contract.

As an example, Kristoffer Josefsson, chief technology officer of New York– based blockchain development company Foam, is creating applications for using the technology in GPS, which is used to locate an object or person in the world, but also vulnerable to hacking. This weakness made the headlines in 2017 after several U.S. Navy ship collisions raised concerns about the ability of navigation systems to be tampered. “When we apply blockchain to the problem of geospatial location,” Josefsson says, “proof of location is given when everyone on the blockchain agrees on the truth.”

“We discovered that some of our commonly used tools [including our cloud-based collaboration platforms] didn’t fully comply with the new requirements,” Riopel says. This realization meant devising production strategies and workflows that didn’t rely on cloud services. “We had to find alternatives to meet the new standards and deliver our projects successfully.” Software companies are also taking steps to protect their users. According to Autodesk’s product security website, the company regularly performs thirdparty audits on its platforms to ensure compliance with industry best practices and standards. “ Is Blockchain the Future of Security? To say that blockchain—a digital ledger that chronologically and securely tracks transactions, including those involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin—is experiencing a great deal of hype in the media would be an understatement. Blockchain has been cited as a technology poised to disrupt banking, healthcare, manufacturing, and nearly every supply chain imaginable.

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Greenville, S.C.–based human factors and information architecture consultant Joseph Manganelli, AIA, believes that blockchains may become a necessity as built environments and cities become smarter. “The complexity of a city with an infinite number of parameters makes the idea of centralized system impractical,” Manganelli says. Blockchain could be used to securely regulate devices that track anything from available parking to infrastructure maintenance such that all devices in the network are able to verify the validity of their reports. “Blockchain offers a way for fast and cheap validation of transactions for a decentralized network of devices,” he adds. As buildings and communities increasingly become interconnected, Manganelli says, architects are in the unique position to manage and utilize collected data once blockchain technology becomes accessible: “As an industry, if we are in a position to document and dictate how things are supposed to function and interact, and if that’s a relatively low-risk and high-profit thing to do, we would be fools not to do it.”

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TOOL BELT BARBECUE THURSDAY, MAY 24TH | 11 AM - 1 PM | MAB PARKING LOT Launched in 2017, the Tool Belt Barbecue has become one of the MAB’s favorite events. Join the association in deciding which dish cooked by a MAB board member is the best!

BUILDERS BAR HOP JUNE 2018 | DOWNTOWN MINIOT Bar hops are always a good time. Grab some friends and register for the Builders Bar Hop in June 2018!

BIRDIE WITH THE BUILDERS MONDAY, JULY 23RD | TIME TBD | MINOT COUNTRY CLUB The MAB’s biggest summer event is back! Save the date for 18 rounds of golf at the picturesque Minot Country Club.

GUNS ‘N’ ROSES SHOOTOUT AUGUST 2018 | TIME TBD | MINOT GUN CLUB Spend a night on the range with the Minot Association of Builders! We’re taking our Guns ‘n’ Roses Trap Shoot to the next level this August! Contact the MAB to find out how your business can sponsor the event or get involved!

PARADE OF HOMES SEPTEMBER 15TH | 10 AM - 4 PM | MINOT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA Explore homes built by local builders! The Parade of Homes offers you a unique opportunity to tour multiple new homes at one time and get a peek at what’s new and different in home design in 2018. You’re sure to find some inspiration for your next project, a builder or subcontractor who can fit your needs, or maybe even your new home.

BUILDERS AFTER HOURS An oldie, but a goodie. Look for a Builders After Hours event this fall!

BUILDERS BANQUET DECEMBER 4TH | GRAND HOTEL Raise your glass at the Minot Association of Builders’ Builders Banquet! We will celebrate the industry and present all of our awards and honors together at one spectacular event!

For more information on how your company can sponsor one of these events, contact the MAB at contact@minotab.com or 701.852.0496!


2018 MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS THE MAB HOMEFRONT ADVERTISING RATE AGREEMENT

The Minot Association of Builders is pleased to provide our members with a quarterly, full-color, 32 page magazine, The MAB Homefront. This publication is a great opportunity for you to showcase your business to members and their organizations. The MAB Homefront informs readers of building trends, local updates, legislative issues and upcoming events. Full color ad placements are available throughout the magazine. Your advertisement is an investment that very likely will direct your business in the right direction. Our goal at the Association is to promote members to do business with members, what a great opportunity to showcase your products and talents. Sincerely, Elysha Head Executive Officer, Minot Association of Builders

2018 MAB HOMEFRONT ADVERTISING RATES Ad Size

Specifications

Investment

Brick and Block Business Card (Yearly Rate)

2.54” W x 1.67” H

$120.00

Double Up Draft - Vertical Placement (Yearly Rate)

2.54” W x 3.34” H

$240.00

Double Up Draft - Horizontal Placement (Yearly Rate)

5.08” W x 1.67” H

$240.00

Triple Slot Tooling - Vertical Placement (Yearly Rate)

2.5” W x 5.12” H

$360.00

Triple Slot Tooling - Horizontal Placement (Yearly Rate)

7.62” W x 1.67” H

$360.00

Third Page Plaster Master (Yearly Rate)

7.62” W x 3.34” H

$648.00

Half Page Header (Yearly Rate)

8.5” W x 5.5” H

$800.00

Major Beam Full Page (PRICED PER SEASON - 4 seasons per calendar year)

8.5” W x 11’ H

$300.00 per season OR $1000 (if entire year purchased)

CALL THE MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS TODAY - 701-852-0496 Customer’s Business Name: Customer’s Business Contact: Customer’s Business Address: Phone Number:

Email:

Advertising Agreement (Circle Choice):

Brick and Block · Double Up Draft (V) · Double Up Draft (H) · Triple Slot Tooling (V) · Triple Slot Tooling (H) · Third Page Plaster Master · Half Page Header · Major Beam Full Page

Customer’s Signature Subject to Conditions Stated Below:

All advertisements are subject to cancellation if payment is not made 2 weeks after advertisement request.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

Minot Association of Builders · 606 Burdick Expressway West Suite B · Minot, ND 58701 · 701-852-0496

EMAIL AD COPY TO ELYSHA AT: contact@minotab.com

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the

ultimate

spring cleaning checklist

Entry

Dining Room

Clean out lint trap

Clean door mat

Launder curtains

Organize supplies with hooks & hangers

Coat Closet

Dust blinds

Linen/Medicine Closet

•Clean baseboards

Dust/polish furnishings & shelves

Remove EVERYTHING

•Donate unneeded items

Replace seasonal linens

Dust and wash all shelves and drawers

•Empty and clean walls

Clean window sills & glass

Organize misc items with fitting baskets

Living Room

Wash doors, walls, & baseboards

Discard expired medications

Remove items & dust bookshelves

Wipe light switches & outlet covers

Office

Dust all décor & surfaces

Vacuum vents & ceiling fan blades

Discard any old clippings, junk mail, etc

Clean window sills & glass

Sweep & Mop/Vacuum floors

Throw out pens/markers that don’t work

Dust & clean lamp shades

Bedrooms

Organize loose paperwork into files & scan

Vacuum under sofa cushions

Dust & Polish furniture, shelves and decor

Dust bookshelves and décor

Launder all throw pillows & blankets

Remove items, wipe down drawers and return

Dust printer, computer, desk phone, etc.

Dust blinds & launder curtains

Remove items from closet/donate clothing

Remove all unnecessary items from desk

Sort and donate unneeded items

Tidy and organize shoes

Wash doors, walls, & baseboards

Wash doors, walls & baseboards

Launder bedding & Curtains

Wipe light switches & outlet covers

Sanitize children’s toys

Wash pillows, protectors, and comforter

Clean window sills & glass

Donate unused toys

Remove items from under bed, organize,

Vacuum vents & fan blades

Vacuum vents & ceiling fan blades

Dust light fixtures

Sweep & Mop/Vacuum floors

Sweep & mop/vacuum floors

Wash doors, walls, & baseboards

Computer

Kitchen

Wipe light switches & outlet covers

Back up to an external hard drive

Clean window sills & glass

Vacuum vents & fan blades

Organize pictures into events and year

Dust light fixtures

Sweep & Mop/Vacuum floors

Run any software updates you've put off

Scrub backsplash

Bathrooms

Remove dust, crumbs, debris with compressed air.

Remove items from shelves & clean

Remove all items from cabinets & drawers, wash

Wipe down exterior with microfiber cloth

Clean cabinets

Discard expired medications and materials

Do any filing you’re put off

Scrub faces & hardware

Dust over mirror, light fixtures & cabinets

Pets

Remove items, wipe down space and return

Clean tub & shower tiles

Wash bedding

Oil cabinets if necessary

Shine all hardware (sink, toilet & shower)

Wash water & food dishes

Soak hot water/vinegar in coffee pot

Clean sink & drain

Gather all pet information and organize

Clean microwave

Clean toilet

Garage

Clean stove and oven - inside and out

Clean window sills & glass

Sweep out floors and clean up spills

Clean fridge

Wash doors, walls, & baseboards

Clean out vehicles

• Wipe down exterior, top to bottom

Wipe light switches & outlet covers

Organize tools

• Dust & Clean top

Vacuum vents & fan blades

Organize sporting equipment/toys

• Remove EVERYTHING, wipe down

Sweep & Mop/Vacuum floors

• Throw out expired goods

Laundry Room

• Move and clean under stove and fridge

Remove everything from shelves & wipe down

Clean pantry

Clean sink & drains if applicable

• Remove EVERYTHING, wipe down, throw out expired goods Wipe down all appliances

Wipe down exterior of washer & dryer

Clean sink & hardware

Wash doors, walls, & baseboards

Wipe down light switches and outlet covers

Wipe light switches & outlet covers

Sweet & Mop/Vacuum Floors

Sweep & Mop/Vacuum floors

Clean washing machine (interior)


CONTRACTING CONCERNS

AS SPRING CONSTRUCTION KICKS IT UP A NOTCH, THINK SAFETY FIRST No fooling, five hundred workers get hurt every day on construction job sites--one every two minutes--and, once about every two hours, a construction worker dies on the job. Construction job sites accounted for almost 200,000 non-fatal occupational injuries among workers in 2016, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data published late last year. That's No. 6 on the 2016 BLS list ranking of occupational injuries and illnesses by industry sector.

the number of injuries and the number of deaths--631 of which trace to falls, struck by objects, electrocutions, and caught in between--to be so high is source of much dismay.

As bad weather begins to give way to better Spring climes, and the need to make up for lost days in the starts-tocompletion cycle of projects where there's a swelling backlog of orders, it's all the more important, not only to be more mindful of the health and safety of the people working on As the Department of Labor's our job sites that we have, but to Occupational Safety and Health put that mindfulness into practice in Administration notes as well, 5,190 all the big and little ways, such as workers were killed on the job in 2016. the #safety365 training program the That averages out to more than 99 a week National Association of Home or more than 14 deaths every day on top Builders calls out. of the more than 500 non-fatal injuries a day mentioned above. The operative term here? Free. It doesn't cost you anything to have At the same time, in this era of labor you and fellow builders in a market challenges, shortages, expense volatility, participate in this training. and capacity constraint, that we'd allow

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The same can not be said for insurance, which is another matter altogether, and one that--especially in light of initiatives and programs aimed at attracting young people into construction fields as a career --could be considered an opportunity area for commitment, investment, and potentially high returns.

MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS


MAB UPDATE

THE MAB ATTENDS STATE MEETINGS Members of the Minot Association of Builders attended NDAB meetings and the House & Home Social on March 21st. The following day, the Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association hosted leadership classes for the entire state. The classes were very informative and we can’t wait to share our knowledge with our members!

WELCOME KASPER! Join us in welcoming our newest board member, Kasper Ziegler to the Minot Association of Builders Board of Directors! Welcome, Kasper!

GOODBYE STEPHEN! One of our favorite board members, Stephen Worlund, is moving on from the Minot Association of Builders Board of Directors. Thanks for everything, Stephen!

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MAB UPDATE

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Familiarize yourself with the local, state and national websites to take advantage of all the benefits offered: • www.minotab.com • www.ndbuild.com • www.nahb.org Go through your MAB welcome packet • Display your membership certificate in your place of business • Review the MAB’s Code of Ethics and Mission Statement Sign up for committees that interest you Check out the discounts we offer • www.nahb.org/ma • www.ndabrebates.com Read The MAB Homefront Magazine Learn about the various events products by the MAB • Sign up to participate in an event • Volunteer to help organize an event

Share your MAB experience with someone that would benefit from joining the association • Sponsor a new member to join the MAB • Bring a future member to a MAB event Take advantage of advertising and sponsorship opportunities

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Attend a MAB event Log onto www.minotab.com to verify your listing has the correct information Include the MAB logo on your website and place stickers at your place of business and vehicles Like the Minot Association of Builders Facebook page, Twitter page and follow us on Instagram

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BRINGING HOUSING HOME KICKS OFF ON MAY 1ST NAHB’s Bringing Housing Home™ is an opportunity for members to conduct indistrict meetings with their U.S. representatives and senators. These meetings, especially important during each election year, are key to strengthening relationships with lawmakers and to keep housing issues as a priority in Congress.

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This year’s Bringing Housing Home is scheduled for May 1st in Bismarck. Each local association will have the opportunity to submit a question they would like to ask our Congressman and Senators.

NAHB LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESS TO ADOPT A STRONG HOUSING AGENDA NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde conducted two days of meetings this week with Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda. The NAHB Senior Officers reiterated the importance of housing and homeownership to the economy and stressed that a vibrant housing market is necessary in order to maintain robust job and economic growth. Discussions were held with several influential lawmakers from both sides of the political From left, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, aisle, including: Rep. Steve Scalise and First Vice Chairman Greg Ugalde. • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) • Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee • Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.); • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) • Senate Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) • Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee • Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Talks centered on the need to enact policies that would: • Provide a stable and affordable supply of credit for home buyers, home builders and rental housing. • Reduce or eliminate unnecessary regulations to make homeownership and rental housing more affordable for teachers, firefighters, police officers and other middle-class families. • Adopt sensible workforce development and immigration policy that will help the residential construction industry to fill open jobs and boost the nation’s economy.

Achieve a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program that will keep the program fiscally sound and let builders provide safe and affordable housing. The MAB Homefront || 20 || Spring 2018

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REALTORS IN THE NEWS

COLDWELL BANKER

WATNE REALTORS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COLDWELL BANKER 1ST MINOT REALTY REALTORS WHO RECEIVED AWARDS FOR 2017!

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Clyde Thorne – Top Listing Volume, Top Selling Volume, Top Total Volume, Top Listing Sides, Top Selling Sides, & Top Total Sides. Amber Alexander – Service Excellence Agent of the Year Tamie Dunn – Production Growth Award. Level of Excellence Awards – Brad Livesay, Micky Venable, Aisha Vadell, Jerry Thomas, Lori Henderson, Amber Alexander, Tamie Dunn, Cindy Strandberg & Clyde Thorne. Million Dollar Club – Dawn VerBruggen Multi-Million Dollar Club – Aisha Vadell, Cindy Strandberg, Amber Alexander, Brad Livesay, Lorell Seibold, Jerry Thomas, Micky Venable, Tamie Dunn, Lori Henderson & Clyde Thorne. Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society – Aisha Vadell, Jerry Thomas, Lori Henderson, Cindy Strandberg Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle – Clyde Thorne FEBRUARY REALTORS OF THE MONTH Clyde Thorne was the Agent of the Month February at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Clyde can be reached at 701-240-8594 or 701-852-0136 or emailed at cthorne@srt.com Tamie Dunn was the Agent of the Month for February at Coldwell Banker 1st Minot Realty. Tamie can be reached at 701-720-1723 or 701-852-0136 or emailed at tdunn@srt.com MEET YOUR REALTOR Micky Venable

Real Estate has always been my drive. I take my clients on a guided journey throughout the entire transaction period. I have learned to expect the unexpected in hopes to prevent and avoid any problems within the transaction. I am here for you for all of your buying and selling needs. I received my Real Estate license in 2014 and then my Brokers license in 2017. I have degrees in Business Management and Applied Science, graduating with honors in both programs. I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS (R) and I am currently working on my CRS accreditation to better serve my clients. Real Estate may be one of the toughest decisions of your life, let a trusted Real Estate Advisor guide you along the way. Have someone looking out for you and your best interests to ensure that the process goes and smooth as possible. You can reach me at 240-5257 or mickyvenablecb@gmail.com.

CENTURY 21

Congratulations to these individuals that won door prizes at the Watne Realtors booth.

Otto Williamson TCL – Roku TV 55” 4K Smart TV

Teri Kinzell George Foreman Camp & Tailgate Propane Grill

Deb Haman Stanley 65 piece Homeowners Tool Kit

Thomas McMahon $25.00 Gift Card Olive Garden or Longhorn Steakhouse

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Watne Realtors booth at the 2018 Home and Garden Show.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM GOLD Dawn Rasmussen and Sheila Kubas Century 21 Action Realtors REALTOR AND SALES TEAM of the Month for Feb. 2018 Dawn can be reached at 701-833-1770 Email: dawnloveshouses@gmail.com Sheila can be reached at 701-721-1900 Email: sheilakubas6874@gmail.com The MAB Homefront || 21 || Spring 2018

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CITY, COUNTY AND STATE

BROAD-BASED PRICE INCREASES PLAGUE BUILDING MATERIALS

MINOT BUILDING PERMITS 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0

840 1056 363 292

1133 598 191

209 60 38 95 2 43

181

9

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Single Family

Multi-Family

WARD COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS 43

50 40 30 20 10 0

33 18 5 2012

4

5

2013

2014

17

2

201 5

Sing le Family

9

2

2016

9 6 2017

Comme rcial

2015-2018 LUMBER PRICES

2016

2017

1.The producer price index tracks prices paid by wholesalers, distributers, and retailers rather than what those businesses charge customers. 2. The index does not include prices paid for Canadian products as it does not include imports (just as the consumer price index does not reflect prices paid for exports).

The percentage increase in softwood lumber prices (not seasonally adjusted) was the biggest since 2012 according to PPI historical data. The last time prices rose nearly this sharply was February 2017 (+4.7%), which marked the first month of price increases after the last softwood lumber agreement expired.

Most of the advance in prices paid for services is traceable to a 0.3% increase in the index for services less trade, transportation, and warehousing. A 3.7% increase in the price paid for traveler accommodation services was a major factor, while the indexes for automotive fuel retailing, food retailing, and airline passenger services also moved higher. In contrast, margins for machinery, equipment, parts, and supplies wholesaling fell 1.4 percent.

Due to methodology, OSB and softwood lumber data in the PPI tend to lag market conditions. According to Random Lengths, the price of OSB has risen more in recent weeks than PPI data suggest. These increases will likely be captured in next month’s PPI release. Price information for structural panels as recent as early March 2018 is shown below.

$550 $500 $450 $400 $350 $300 $250

2015

Prices paid for building materials increased across the board in February. The indexes for softwood lumber (+5.6%), gypsum products (+4.2%), OSB (+3.1%), ready-mix concrete (+0.4%), and inputs to residential construction less labor (+1.0%) all increased, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2018

The prices listed below provide an overview of the behaviors within the U.S. framing lumber pricing market. The information is sourced each week using the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite, which is comprised using prices from the highest volume-producing regions of the U.S. and Canada. Information provided by Random Lengths.

Two important factors drive disparities between price changes builders have experienced and the PPI index changes:

The 0.1% decline in prices for final demand goods was the first decrease since May 2017. Prices for fresh and dry vegetables led the February decrease, dropping 27.1%. The indexes for gasoline, diesel fuel, and light motor trucks also fell, while prices paid for residential natural gas increased.

MINOT BUILDING PERMITS - MARCH 2018 BUILDING PERMIT TYPE

NUMBER OF PERMITS

PERMIT VALUATION

Single Family Dwelling

6

$826,000.00.00

Relocation Residential

1

$0.00

Public Works & Utilities - Minot

1

$43,000,000.00

Stores & Customer Service

1

$2,217,000.00

Structures Other Than Buildings

1

$20,000.00

Residential Remodel

5

$156,000.00

Commercial Remodel

7

$1,555,500.00

Detached Garages & Carports

2

$15,000.00

Demolitions

1

$22,000.00

TOTAL

25

$47,811,500.00

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MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS


CITY, COUNTY AND STATE

BUSY 2018 CONSTRUCTION SEASON The 2018 construction season is already under way in Minot, with work beginning on initial phases of flood control work and the second year of work beginning on the Broadway Bridge project, among other projects. Phases 1-3 of flood control Work is under way on the first three phases of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project. Phase MI-1 Fourth Avenue includes six blocks of, floodwalls, a new sanitary sewer lift station, and a large storm water pump station, and the relocation of several blocks of Fourth Avenue Northeast between Broadway and Third Street Northeast. U.S. 83 Broadway Bridge Viaduct Replacement Work on the second year of replacing the two Broadway Bridges began April 2; the project is scheduled to be finished in late fall 2018. Traffic will be moved to the two north-bound lanes and will have head-to-head traffic during the removal of the old bridge on the west side, and the reconstruction of the new west side bridge. U.S. 83 Bypass Additional lanes have been built on the west side of the current lanes. The $13.5 million project includes the DOT and the City of Minot. The project includes adding traffic signals at the intersection of the Bypass and 21stAvenue NW. North Hill water tank This project will provide 1.5 million gallons of water storage for the North Hill system.

FLOOD CONTROL BEGINS IN MINOT Ground was officially been broken on the first phase of flood control on March 28th. For so many people, it brings back bittersweet memories as the next step in Minot’s history takes place.

UNDERSTANDING TREE LOSS FOR FLOOD CONTROL Flood control construction is underway. You may have noticed trees coming down in the valley. Here's why:

Sundre water line relocation Work is expected to be completed mid-summer on this $13.5 million project that will relocate a water line from the Sundre well field that carries two-thirds of Minot’s municipal raw water that gets treated for the residents of Minot and surrounding communities.

Water Treatment Plant expansion A $26 million expansion project that will essentially double the daily capacity at Minot’s Water Treatment Plant is set to begin this spring. The project is part of the Northwest Area Water Supply Project, which will provide clean drinking water to many communities in northwest and north central North Dakota. Upsizing sanitary sewer lines at lagoon This project is expected to begin this spring, depending on the weather. The nearly $6 million project will upsize the sanitary sewer lines that convey water from the aeration pond to the lagoon cells.

Unfortunately, trees and levees do not mix well together. Tree roots can extend up to 15 feet from the edge of the tree, creating paths for seepage water to travel from the wet side to the dry side of the levee. Any uncontrolled seepage can cause levees to fail during a flood. It’s important to remove all trees from the future levee footprint, including all roots, as rotten tree roots can be paths for uncontrolled seepage.

of Minot The MAB Homefront || 23 || Spring 2018

MINOT ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS


CITY, COUNTY AND STATE

REGISTER FOR STORM WATER TRAINING The City of Minot Engineering Department and the North Dakota Department of Health would like to invite the members of the Minot Association of Builders to a storm water training workshop on April 24, 2018. This event is free and open to the public, including contractors, designers, and landscaping services.

DECADES OLD ELEVATOR DEMOLISHED A flour mill that turned into an elevator was torn down in anticipation of upcoming flood control measures. The building was acquired by the city with federal funds. Phase one of floor protection begins at the building’s edge and will continue west to Broadway.

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CITY, COUNTY AND STATE

Housing North Dakota will bring housing-industry representatives and community leaders together for policy discussions and professional development. Hosted annually by North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, the Statewide Housing Conference is April 25-26, 2018, at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck, ND. “To adequately and successfully address North Dakota’s housing needs, it’s essential to have an understanding of current policies and available resources,” said Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director. “Conference attendees hear from recognized experts, develop new skills, learn about available resources and make real face-to-face connections.” April 25th presentations focus on housing policy including Gov. Doug Burgum discussing housing’s role within the Main Street Initiative and an Economic Forecast from Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., a nationally acclaimed economist. Other presentations are Livable Communities, attracting and retaining investment, people and opportunity; Opportunity360, a comprehensive approach to understanding and addressing community challenges; and Housing and Health, a discussion of why housing should be a care consideration followed by best practices. Concurrent sessions on April 26th offer professional development opportunities for lending and real estate professionals, multifamily developers, and property owners and managers. NDHFA will present its Champion of Affordable Housing Awards on the second day of the event as well. The awards recognize and honor exceptional affordable housing contributions made in North Dakota.

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Office: (701) 839-0021 Fax: (701) 839-0191 500 20th Ave SW - Minot, ND 58701

Continuing education applications have been submitted to the ND Real Estate Commission, ND Real Estate Appraiser Qualifications and Ethics Board, and the ND Board of Social Work Examiners. Credit will be offered upon the approval of the program by these licensing organizations. Conference attendance can also be submitted for the National Development Council’s Housing Development Finance Professional and the National Association of Homebuilders’ Housing Credit Certified Professional recertifications. Register online at www.ndhfa.org by Apr. 13, 2018, to receive the lowest rates. The fee for both the Policy Day and Training Day is $160; Policy Day or Training Day is $85; and the Champion Awards Lunch only is $17.50.

sheilakubas6874@gmail.com dawnloveshouses@gmail.com The MAB Homefront || 25 || Spring 2018

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NDAB NEWS KIM SCHNEIDER

NDAB CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SPRING IS IN THE AIR Owning a home is a big responsibility, and that fact becomes even more obvious every year when spring rolls around. Spring cleaning for home owners typically means much more than just cleaning out the garage and washing windows. For most, the to-do list can be quite extensive.

Inspect your roof for damage caused by snow or debris. While you’re up there, clean your gutters of debris. Even though you did this last fall, winter weather often brings a mix of storms and heavy winds that can cause debris to build up.

If the thought of spring cleaning makes you long for winter, try thinking about these annual chores to protect your family’s home and your future finances. All it takes is

Keep out pests and rodents by sealing any cracks and openings along baseboards, behind sinks, and around pipes and windows. Also, repair any holes in doors and window screens.

Check for evidence of termites such as sagging floors and ceilings or dry, brown tunnels in the ground near the home’s foundation.

just a few days to complete some simple tasks. Here are several items that should be on your spring cleaning checklist: •

Inspect all windows to ensure they operate properly and that all window screens are in place. Clean the • window tracks and check that the weather-stripping hasn’t cracked or torn. Preventing unwanted outside air from leaking into your home also will reduce your energy bills.

Have your air conditioning system inspected and cleaned. If your system has a filter, replace it every three months to keep your unit working efficiently.

Check the condition of the glazing compound, caulking and exterior paint. Replace or paint as needed.

Exchange glass and screens in storm doors and/or windows. Ensure the screens are clean by washing gently with soapy water.

Seed and feed the lawn and plant annuals, cut back perennials that need pre-growth pruning. Remember, focusing on these small jobs now will save you time and money in the long run. For more information about home maintenance, contact your local home builder association or visit

www.ndbuild.com Take care,

Kim Schneider

LUMBER

BUILDING MATERIALS

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NDAB NEWS DAN LINDQUIST NDAB 2018 PRESIDENT

On February 9 Congress passed the budget and President Donald Trump signed the major budget deal into law. It’s important to know that NAHB worked hard on behalf of our members to make sure key housing tax credits were retroactively extended for 2017. The following tax credits were reinstated on a retroactive basis for 2017 only: •

Section 45L Credit for Energy-efficient New Homes. Provides a $2,000 tax credit for the construction of homes exceeding heating and cooling energy standards by 50%.

Section 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction. Provides a deduction up to $1.80 per square foot for commercial and multifamily buildings that exceed specific energy efficiency requirements under ASHRAE 2007.

Section 25C Tax Credit for Qualified Energy Efficiency Improvements. This policy offers a credit worth up to $500 (subject to a $500 lifetime cap), with lower caps for certain products like windows, for consumers to install qualified energy-efficient upgrades.

phase outs, consumers who file their taxes can deduct premiums paid for private mortgage insurance in 2017. •

Mortgage forgiveness tax relief. The budget accord eliminates any taxes home owners might face due to renegotiating the terms of a home loan, which result in forgiving or canceling a portion of the outstanding mortgage, particularly in connection with short sales. The debt forgiveness pertains to debt discharged in 2017 but not in 2018.

Advocacy is one of the five pillars of NAHB’s work which strengthens the association and is carried out every day on Capitol Hill, in your state, and in the communities where we do business. The action of policymakers will determine in large part where our children live tomorrow. By being involved in your local association, you can let representatives know that you value homeownership. Thank you, Dan Lindquist

Mortgage insurance premiums. Subject to income

Back your PAC … your PAC backs you!

NDAB-PAC is the North Dakota Association of Builders’ Political Action Committee. It is a non-partisan political action committee that provides support for candidates who are friends of the building industry. Contact NDAB at (800) 326-4746, (701) 222-2401 or info@ndbuild.com to contribute or learn more! North Dakota Association of Builders ❖ 1701 Burnt Boat Drive, Suite 201, Bismarck, ND 58503-0801 ❖ 701/222-2401 or 800/326-4746 ❖ www.ndbuild.com

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852-0496

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NDAB NEWS

AROUND THE STATE Dot Frank, Executive Officer 701-222-2400 bmhba.com •

Members have expressed their concerns with a new utility fee on vacant lots. Work continues to eliminate the charge. Talks are ongoing regarding changes to infrastructure financing and special assessments in Bismarck. Quarterly HBA/Bismarck City Staff meetings have been scheduled to vet staff-initiated ordinance changes. The HBA co-hosted a Candidate Training Academy with the Realtors and Chamber to encourage residents to run for office. Bryce Johnson, Chief Executive Officer 701-232-5846 hbafm.com

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Forx Builders Association 701-746-4536 forxbuilders.com •

Home Builders Care of FargoMoorhead Foundation had its 55th Annual Fish Fry March 16! Over $30,000 was raised during the event. The HBA of F-M will have 93 homes on the Spring Parade of Homes April 27-29 & May 4-6. The Parade of Homes Celebration will be May 17. This event celebrates the hard work of builders and trade partners that put homes on the Spring Parade. HBA of F-M will host Candidate Forums for Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Cass County and Horace in anticipation of upcoming elections. HBA of F-M organized a "Do's and Don'ts of Deck Construction" March 28. It was scheduled as faulty deck construction is an issue locally on new and existing homes. Minot Association of Builders Elysha Head, Executive Officer 701-852-0496 minotab.com

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The 2018 Home and Garden Show was better than ever. New additions like the Chalks and Smocks competition, the MAB Man Cave, Workshops with The Foundry, Silver Springs Garden Art and Norm the Gnome were a hit with attendees. The Pub in the Park and the Ready Builders Lego Competition were back again as focal points of the show. Muus Lumber and Hardware is planning an invitation-only future member social in April. More details coming soon! The MAB is dreaming of summer and bringing back the Tool Belt Barbecue, Birdie with the Builders and the Guns and Roses Trap Shoot! Be on the lookout for event particulars.

We held our 2018 Home Design & Garden Show at the Alerus Center March 23-25. Thank you to everyone that attended. Dickinson Area Builders Assoc. Tiffaney Dolechek, Executive Officer 701-483-0044 dickinsonareabuilders.com The DABA Home Show is April 7th & 8th at the West River Ice Center. This year we have over 80 vendors and 130 booth spaces. We are doing a kids scavenger hunt and have 10 members participating. Our PAC event is scheduled for April 18th at the Ramada! We will have a social, meal, and door prizes for those who donate to PAC. Williston Area Builders Association 701-572-5744 willistonbuilders.com

The 2018 Williston Home & Garden Show will be held April 13&14 at the Raymond Family Community Center. This year Menards will be sponsoring a project in the Kids

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Zone. We will also have laser tag and face painting on Saturday from 10 AM - 2 PM. during that time Miss North Dakota and Miss Williston will be present. We will be holding a sticker scavenger hunt for the kids again this year as it has a huge success last year. Golf Scramble - June 19, 2018 Parade of Homes - June 2018 Date TBD NDAB is Proud to Announce the 2018 Professional Builders

Don Dabbert Jr. - Dabbert Custom Homes Todd Williams - Todd Williams Construction, LLC Mike Workman - Jordahl Custom Homes Charles Bon - C’est Bon Construction, Inc. Vern Hanson - Hanson Bros., Inc. Eric Berg - Eric Berg Construction, Inc. Michael Bullinger - Western Productions Jason Eid - Eid-Co Homes Tom Spaeth - Accent Kitchen & Bath Mark Spriggs - M & J Construction, Inc. Tyrone Leslie - Heritage Homes Todd Halle - T & S Custom Homes, Inc. Robert Leslie - Designer Homes Charles Zach - Zach Construction, Inc. John Gunkelman - Dakota Construction

The NDAB would like to thank you for continuing to be a part of this program. These individuals have invested in themselves, their community and their profession by continuing to educated themselves on new innovations in their industry. This program promotes those that go that extra mile by completing 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years. For more information on how to join the NDAB Professional Builders Program contact Sara Frank: sara@ndbuild.com or 701-222-2401.

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NATIONAL NEWS

NAHB WEIGHS IN ON BUILDING CODE PROPOSALS The International Code Council (ICC) is preparing for 10 days of hearings on the first batch of proposals to amend the 2021 edition of the building and energy codes. The good news: NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards committee members and staff are already on the job, preparing the building industry’s arguments to support safe, sensible code changes and jettison proposals that add money, time or materials to building practices that are not cost-effective, benefit product manufacturers more than their customers, or generally won’t work as advertised. Last month, members of the NAHB Proposal Oversight Group pored over the more than 1,300 proposals submitted for consideration at the ICC Committee Action Hearings, which take place in Columbus, Ohio April 15-25. The members are particularly concerned about three suggested amendments that would add to the cost of construction without an accompanying benefit to the health and safety of the home owner – the stakeholders NAHB represents when they testify at these hearings. F267 Part 1 and 2: These proposals both require that four-story or higher buildings of combustible (e.g., wood frame) construction have gypsum board or other noncombustible materials installed during construction on all but the highest two floors when portions of the building exceed 40 feet. This would typically require gypsum board to be installed on wood-frame construction as stories are being added to the building and potentially before the roof is installed.

S.22. This proposal requires electrical components, appliances, equipment and systems covered by the National Electrical Code to be inspected by a “special inspector.” If accepted, this proposal would apply to all buildings built to the International Building Code, including four-story single-family homes. It does not specify when the inspections occur, but would seem to require inspections for both rough-in and finish work. The cost is not quantified, but likely would add several thousand dollars to the typical multifamily project. Importantly, no evidence is provided to show significant electrical issues in buildings due to lack of “special inspections” above and beyond the building inspections already required.

FS34 and FS 35. These proposals would increase the fire-resistance rating of walls and horizontal assemblies between homes’ dwelling units to a two-hour fire barrier and require walls and floors to meet load-bearing requirements without sheathing. Builders would need to add more layers of Type “X” gypsum board to change the walls and ceilings from a one-hour to two-hour fire rating. It would increase the cost of constructing load-bearing walls because they would have to structurally support loads without compromise by fire or water damage and without sheathing being part of the structural assembly. NAHB members can download a list of these and other important code change proposals by downloading the NAHB Advocacy App at either the Apple or the Google stores. NAHB will report on the results of the hearings once they are over – and home builders will be asked to once again contact their code officials and ask them to support cost-effective, sensible codes when the final hearings – and votes – take place this fall. The MAB Homefront || 29 || Spring 2018

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT IS RISING, BUT NOT FAST ENOUGH It’s not always pleasant when comparing current market conditions against the “good ol’ days” of the early 2000s. But it can add some much-needed perspective. Thankfully, a recent comparison of employment data depicts a positive trend: The number of residential construction workers has steadily — though modestly — increased every year since 2011.

NAHB analysis of the most recent figures found that after construction employment bottomed out at 3.2 million in 2011, the number of Americans working in residential construction grew to more than 3.8 million in 2016. That growth may come as a surprise for those who experienced home building’s employment peak of more than five million back in 2006. In contrast, the majority of builders today rank labor shortages at or near the top of their list of concerns. “While it is promising to see that residential construction employment is on the rise, it is still far below where we need to be to meet the increasing demand for housing,” NAHB Chairman Randy Noel said in a recent press release. “We will continue to push for programs and policies that address the labor shortage, such as workforce development initiatives and comprehensive immigration reform.” The study notes that California led all states with more than half a million workers employed in home building in 2016. And despite being one of the states most severely affected by the housing downturn, Florida came in second with 361,000 residential construction workers. Rounding out the Top 5 were Texas, New York and North Carolina, respectively. Other notable states include Nevada and Arizona, which were among those hit hardest by the housing downturn. These days, they maintain a relatively high share of workers employed in residential construction — more than 3% of each state’s labor force, compared to the national average of 2.5%. The states with the highest share of the labor force working in home building include Montana (4.1%), Florida (3.9%), Idaho (3.7%), Colorado (3.5%) and Vermont (3.5%). Read the full study at housingeconomics.com. National-, state- and district-level employment totals for residential construction can also be viewed in the new NAHB Housing Portal.

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NATIONAL NEWS

EPA PUBLISHES NEW FORMALDEHYDE COMPLIANCE DATES It’s now official: The Environmental Protection Agency has set the new compliance dates for its formaldehyde emissions rule for composite wood products by publishing a notice today in the Federal Register.

The dates were set last month when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved an agreement among environmental groups, EPA, and NAHB and other industry groups. The new compliance date for the emission standards, recordkeeping, and labeling is June 1, 2018. Manufacturers, importers, fabricators and retailers that are already regulated by California’s formaldehyde regulation have until March 22, 2019 to come into compliance with EPA’s formaldehyde rule.

EPA CLARIFIES RULES ON WORKING WITH LEAD PAINT AFTER DISASTERS The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided needed clarification to the information it had posted regarding emergency renovations under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule – clarification that NAHB has insisted its members need to get needed repairs completed while staying in compliance with the rule. After hurricanes devastated parts of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico last fall, NAHB met with EPA to discuss the uncertainty that remodelers and renovators face regarding how the agency planned to implement the emergency repair provisions that the rule includes. NAHB staff and the leadership of NAHB Remodelers brought their questions to EPA to address these issues. Now, the agency has issued its answers on two points regarding recordkeeping – how to reflect the job was subject to an emergency renovation – and clarifications on what constitutes a “whole-house gut rehabilitation project.”

As a result of the new clarification, especially regarding the recordkeeping requirements, renovators impacted by massive disasters need not worry how to record the activities related to those jobs in their files. This is key should their files ever be audited by the agency.

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NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES UPDATES, RATE INCREASES Updates to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that became effective April 1 include a 6.9% increase in the average premium rate for standard flood insurance policies, rising from $994 to $1,062. Also, after remaining constant for several years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a rate increase for the Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) premium included in the standard NFIP policy. This provision provides additional coverage in the event of a claim if the policyholder needs to elevate the property or take other action to bring their home into compliance with local floodplain ordinances. ICC coverage remains at $30,000 despite efforts to raise the amount during the ongoing NFIP reauthorization debate. Premium changes will go into effect for Preferred Risk Policies on Jan. 1, 2019.

‘Write Your Own’ Updates FEMA has also announced plans to change “Write Your Own” insurance companies that sell flood insurance policies on behalf of the NFIP. The changes would take effect in October for insurers interested in participating in the program in fiscal 2019. Among the changes are two that could have a broad impact on the NFIP program and the ongoing effort to reauthorize it. First, FEMA intends to modify the restrictions on these insurers. In relaxing the “non-compete” requirements of the program, FEMA will be loosening the constraints on how companies can offer their own separate private flood insurance policies. In addition, FEMA plans to reduce compensation for Write Your Own companies to 30% of premiums from 30.9%. Both of these actions have been included, in some version, as a part of the legislative debate to overhaul the NFIP. Elimination of the non-compete requirements was included as part of the House-passed legislation and both House and Senate lawmakers have proposed lowering the compensation rate. For a full list of program changes, including updates to primary residence determination, see WYO Service Bulletins W-17061 or W-17068 released by FEMA.

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