AUGUST MEMBERSHIP MEETING
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 12:30 P.M.
LUNCH FR8 YARD
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST.
NEC Code Adoption Kits Now Available
The National Fire Protection Association last year issued its most recent edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). States are now in the process
of adopting this most recent set of electrical codes.
NAHB staff has reviewed the code changes and has made available the 2020 National Electrical Code Adoption Kit that identifies the significant changes that would most impact the home building industry.
New WOTUS Rule
Now in Effect
The “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” (NWPR), which includes the Trump Administration’s new definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), is now in effect.
NAHB has posted resources to help builders and devel- opers make use of the new rule. Visit nahb.org/wotus for updated resources, includ- ing an analysis of the rule, a video on its implementation, and an overview that explains key features and changes compared to prior rules.
FHFA and FHA
The FHFA has announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend the moratorium on single-family foreclosures and evictions until at least Aug. 31, 2020. The morator- ium applies to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed single-family mortgages only.
HUD announced that the FHA is also extending its foreclos- ure and eviction moratorium by two months through Aug. 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured single- family mortgages.
President Suspends H-2B Work Visas
Citing job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump has issued a proclamation extending his existing ban on immigrant visas and further suspending work visas through the end of the year, including H-2B visas used by employers in the construction industry.
As a result of the president's executive order, if NAHB members were expecting an H-2B worker and that person does not have a travel document and has not yet arrived in the Unites States, they will not be able to come this year.
A Win on Infectious Disease Guidance
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a petition by labor unions, led by the AFL-CIO, to compel OSHA to issue an “emergency temporary standard” to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
The court agreed with OSHA’s position that the agency should determine if a standard is necessary and that OSHA’s decision to issue nonbinding, industry- specific guidance rather than an enforceable rule to protect workers from COVID-19 was sufficient. NAHB had filed an amicus brief supporting OSHA's position.
At the conclusion of NAHB's recent Spring Leadership Meetings, Chairman Dean Mon informed the Board of Directors he would be unable to complete the remain- er of his term due to personal reasons and was resigning his chairmanship.
Mon will continue to be an active member of the Federation, providing guidance to both NAHB leadership and members going forward. His leadership this year during the COVID-19 pandemic helped position the housing industry as an essential business that allowed NAHB members to continue working.
Effective immediately, NAHB First Vice Chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., will take on the duties of chairman. His chairmanship will continue through the 2022 International Builders’ Show, Feb. 8-10 in Orlando.
Immediate Past Chairman Greg Ugalde will continue his duties as past chair during this same time period. Jerry Konter, of Savannah, Ga., will remain Second Vice Chair and Alicia Huey, of Birmingham, Ala., Third Vice Chair until the next senior officer election takes place at the 2021 Builders’ Show in Orlando on Feb. 11, 2021.
Office Reopening Guidance
OSHA has issued guidance to assist employers reopening business offices and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic.
The guidance provides general principles for easing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus through the use of phased reopenings. During each phase of the process, employers should continue to focus on strategies for basic hygiene, social distancing, identification and isolation of sick employees, work-
place controls and flexibilities, and employee training.
NAHB members are reminded to check with their state and local officials on occupancy and other restrictions. OSHA notes that all local and state orders should be followed before reopening begins.
Charlie Cook Previews Election
The race for the White House centers on President Trump, political pundit Charlie Cook told
NAHB's Leadership Council during its spring meeting.
“An incumbent president is a referendum election,” said Cook. “Do we want to renew his contract for four years? Yes or no. Usually the challenger has nothing to do with it.”
Cook, who worked in NAHB’s political shop in the early 1980s and is editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, said that more than three-quarters of Americans strongly approve or disapprove of Trump and “there is just not a lot of ambivalence in between.”
NAHB Announces New Chairman of the Board
2020 HBA BOARD
BUILDER BOARD MEMBERS
ASSOCIATE BOARD MEMBERS
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events
No HBA Events
Scheduled for July
Mon. Aug. 3 - Board Mting.
Tues. Aug. 21 - Membership
Meeting ,FR8 YARD.
Mark Nix, HBA of SC Speaker
Tues. Sept 8 - Board Mting.
Membership Meeting - not schduled. Ideas and sponsors would be welcomed
Mon. Oct 5, Board Mting
Membership Meeting- Sporting Clays
Thursday, Oct. 15
Member Rebate Program
By using any of the 5o+ manufacturers , you will be able to participate in the Member Rebate Program. Builders and Remodelers , no matter how large or how small, qualify for the program. When you participate in the program, you can count on receiving checks every quarter!
RECEIVE MONEY BACK FOR PRODUCTS THAT YOU ALREADY USE!
$1,472.55 SAVINGS PER MEMBER LAST QUARTER
PROGRAM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT HBASC MEMBERS
REPORTS FOR INFORMATION JUNKIES
Spartanburg Association of Realtors
Monthly Indicators for June
Spartanburg County Building Codes Department
Monthly Permit Report for June
Spartanburg County Planning Department
Monthly Subdivision and Land Use Report for June
S.C. Housing Attainability Virtual Conference
4 Sessions Aug. 11,13,18, & 25 $25 for all four sessions
The conference will be held as 4 one-hour to one-hour fifteen minute virtual conferences on Zoom. The conference will allow the speaker(s) to make a 35-45 minute presentation (allowing for slides) and questions/discussion with the remainder time. We will have a moderator(s) to keep the discussion moving. We will also have a Zoom director to feed the moderator(s), assist in the presentations, and keep to the schedule.
T And T Lighting
MARY SPEED IS PODCAST CRAZY !
Give these a listen !
FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
BY CLICKING HERE
HBA WELCOMES THESE NEW MEMBERS
Kyra Gregory T and T Lighting
Garrett Boulware, American Conrete and Precast
Andy Long, Long Heating and Air
HBA THANKS THESE MEMBERS FOR RENEWING
Antonio Richardson, Piedmont Natural Gas
Dan Gilfillan, Broad River Electric
Gordon Brooks, Garage Door Services, Inc.
Stephen Parrish, Southeastern Insurance Group
T.J. Arends, Polysols
Ben Moseley, The Heirloom Companies
Mark Autorino, Autorino Construction
Allen Bunn, A.R. Bunn Construction, LLC
T.J. Arends, Polysols
Manning Lynch, Manning Lynch, Inc.
Ricky Camp, Ricky Camp Construction
Buddy Womick, B.E. Womick G.C.
Chad Bourguignon, All In One Home Products
Bryan Overcarsh, Freeman Gas
Steve Carter, S.H. Carter Development
Jason Dawsey, ProSource Supply
FOR ALL YOU DO
We are building our social media platforms with the help of Wilson Digital Marketing. They are posting weekly about a member of the HBA. We will work our way through the entire membership list. If you are on social media, please follow us and look for your post.
ATTENTION BUILDER MEMBERS
In addition to member posts ( mentioned above), we are posting weekly about a builder member. We are ready to start scheduling July and August posts. Please send a link to a house that you have for sale . If you have a website, we will include the web address. For custom builders and remodelers ,we would like a couple of pictures of a recent job and we'll do the rest. I'm hoping to get 8 takers in the next few days. GO! firstname.lastname@example.org
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HBA OF SC MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDING SNAZZY TRAVEL
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