2nd IRC Update Announced
August 24, 2016
HBA announces a second IRC Update Seminar to be held September 23.
This seminar will review changes made to the most current edition of the International Residential Code (2015 IRC). Participants will leave with an understanding of the intent of changes and the impact to their everyday work. Discussion will include an update on the status of the adoption process for municipalities in our service area.
Thanks to our sponsor, Alpine Lumber, for keeping this event free to our members.... Read more...
2016 Safety Fair - Advancing Safer Work Places
August 21, 2016
On August 10th the HBA of Metro Denver's JobSite Safety Committee, in partnership with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), offered a free Safety Fair, designed to educate workers in the industry. The Event, staffed by Committee members was open to anyone interested in enhancing safer work places. ... Read more...
Impressive Industry Night Opens 2016 Parade of Homes
August 16, 2016
On Friday, August 12th, industry professionals gathered together at the Terrain Community located in Castle Rock to celebrate the opening of the 2016 Parade of Homes. The celebration, known as Industry Night was hosted by Starwood Land Ventures. Sponsors treated guests to brick oven pizza, a full ser... Read more...
Metro Denver builders ramp up home starts, but mostly on high-end models
August 11, 2016
Metro Denver home builders are swinging their hammers faster than at any time since the last recession. But production, which remains concentrated on more expensive homes, appears to be ramping up just as the overall housing market is showing signs of cooling off.
Builders started construction on 2,950 homes in metro Denver in the second quarter, 20 percent more than in the first quarter and 32 percent more than the same period a year earlier, according to Metrostudy, which conducts field surveys of lots.... Read more...
Don't Miss MAME's FINAL August 10th Deadline! Enter Today!
August 02, 2016
With a streamlined entry process - refreshed categories - updated entry requirements - and over 55 categories - the opportunities to win are endless!
New this year, there are 3 professional recognition categories with NO ENTRY FEE or personal interview! Categories 11-13 will recognize our industry's rising start of the year, associate partner of the year and trade partner of the year. Enter your nominees today! There will be NO DEADLINE EXTENSION this year... Read more...
See 60-plus new model, custom and luxury homes for free
August 02, 2016
The 2016 Denver Parade of Homes www.paradeofhomesdenver.com will open its doors next week to more than 60 homes located in 17 cities and 44 neighborhoods throughout metro Denver – from Loveland in the north to Castle Rock in the south; and from Arvada in the west to Aurora in the east.
This luxury "Dream Home" by TRI Pointe Homes is located in Whispering Pines in Aurora and priced at $905,900. It is one of four Dream Homes featured in the 2016 Parade of Homes.
The public can view these new, never-lived-in homes for free from August 11 through Labor Day (September 5). Parade homes will be open Thursdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to tour this year’s Parade of Homes.
Karna Pryor, 2016 chair of the Parade of Homes and marketing manager for TRI Pointe Homes, said, “We welcome all to enjoy one of Denver’s most anticipated summer celebrations. This year’s Parade showcases new, designed model homes, custom homes, affordably priced homes and luxury “Dream Homes” built by 19 new home builders comprised of custom and national home builders.
“This is a great way to explore new neighborhoods and see the latest in architectural and design trends, as well as learn about the best in new home construction practices and energy savings—and the tour is free.”... Read more...
WORK Act Promotes HBA-CCI Skills Training Programs
August 01, 2016
Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) and Colorado Construction Institute (CCI) announced the award today of a WORK Act grant to fund a marketing and outreach campaign for jobs in the construction industry. Known as “Discover Building Careers,” HBA-CCI’s campaign will attract youth and adults from across the Denver Metro Area to existing training programs that equip participants for well-paying jobs in Colorado’s fast-growing construction industry. The WORK Act grant program was made possible by the 2015 WORK Act (HB15-1276) and managed through Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
A website, Discover Building Careers, will launch next month. This new online resource will allow potential employees the ability to explore jobs in the construction industry, view video testimonials of local construction professionals, and learn about HBA-CCI training programs available in their area. Discover Building Careers will become the public face of HBA’s Construction Skills Development Initiative in partnership with Colorado Construction Institute (CCI), a Denver-based nonprofit training organization.... Read more...
CARE Awards – Last Call for Entries, Tickets on Sale!
July 29, 2016
The 2016 CARE Awards (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) presented by the Custom Builder & Remodeler Council (CBRC) of the HBA of Metro Denver are just around the corner, but it’s not too late to submit your entries! LAST CALL ENTRY DEADLINE AUGUST 15TH! The CARE Awards honor achievements in remodeling, both commercial and residential, and are the largest awards ceremony in Colorado focusing specifically on the remodeling industry. The awards recognize architects, builders, and designers to name a few who have demonstrated exemplary work in the remodeling capacity throughout the Denver metro area.... Read more...