NORTH SUBURBAN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
NEW SEMINAR SERIES for NSBA Members
Effective Estate Planning and What You Should Know About Your Social Security Benefits
Thursday September 20, 2012----6 p.m.-----NSBA Office Babcock Boulevard
The North Suburban Builders Association is pleased to announce the first in a series of seminars, designed to help our membership in their personal and professional lives. This seminar is scheduled for September 20, 2012 at 6 PM and will be held at the associations building on Babcock Blvd.
This event will be catered and free of charge. Our hosts for the evening will be Clark Smith and Ron Cepicof of Stifel Nicolaus and Joe Ferguson of Transamerica. Mr. Cepicof will be discussing the need for effective Estate planning and Mr. Ferguson will be discussing what you will need to know about your Social Security benefits.
This evening is meant to be strictly informative in nature and no individual financial products will be marketed. Due to the size of our boardroom, we will have to limit the attendance to 24, so reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis. We hope to see you there.
Just call the office 412-364-6100 by Tuesday 9/18/2012 and let us know you will be there.
Chief Warrant Officer Michael Slebodnik Memorial Phone Cards for Our Troops Drive
If you would like to contribute to this ongoing project, make your tax deductible check payable to:
and send to: 3442 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh Pa 15237
EPA CERTIFIED LEAD RENOVATION, REPAIR AND PAINTING TRAINING
During the past few months, several inquiries have come into the office from members who have new employees that need the training.
NSBA would like to host this training, but we need to have at least 15 participants. Cost will be based on the number of attendees. If your company has need of this training, contact the NSBA office soon.
Reminder: As of October 31, 2010, contractors who perform renovations in pre-1978 housing and facilities must have this training. For more information, you can visit EPA.gov and follow the links for Lead.
Pennsylvania One Call Procedure
Dues-paying members of North Suburban Builders Association are entitled to the services of PA One Call as part of their annual NSBA membership.
When you receive your PA One Call invoice, forward it to NSBA immediately--Do not pay the invoice!
NSBA will contact PA OneCall to have your account credited for the amount due.
The current fee for PA One Call is $100!
Save your hard-earned dollars and let NSBA take care of this one for you.
PA Statewide IRC Code Books Now Available
Pennsylvania will follow the 2009 IRC for Residential Construction and the 2009 IBC for Commercial Construction.
These prices change frequently, so call the office for an updated quote.
Follow this link to Pennsylvania's Department of Labor & Industry website
NOTICE of Pennsylvania Contractor Registration Law
Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration Law is now in effect.
SPRINKLER MANDATE UPDATE
The Sprinkler Mandate has been removed! The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to concur with the Senate with a vote of 129 - 68! The bill will now go to the Governor for his signature. In addition to removing the Sprinkler Mandate in all new 1 and 2-family residential construction, HB377 also requires the installation of a practical method of enacting construction codes in Pennsylvania.
Thank you to everyone for contacting Senators and Representatives--Don't forget to thank them also!
The passage of HB377 is truly a victory for the Pennsylvania building industry as well as Pennsylvanias housing consumers and demonstrates our strength when we band together on an issue affecting our industry!
The Pennsylvania Senate voted 33 - 17 in favor of HB 377 to remove the sprinkler mandate, with no ammendments. The Bill is expected to be returned to the Pennsylvania House for the final vote on April 13 or after the Easter Recess, and then move on to the Governor for his signature.
The Pennsylvania State Senate is expected to act on HB377 before the scheduled Easter break.
NSBA members are encouraged to contact their state senator and let them know that you need them to act immediately to remove the sprinkler mandate and install a practical method to adopting future codes to prevent this from happening again in Pennsylvania. If you can, explain the impacts this mandate has on your business.
A very small group of Senators wants to allow local governments and counties the ability to decide, locally, if they want to keep the sprinkler mandate in their communities. They are calling this the Municipal Option. You should make sure your Senator will not support the Municipal Option effort. A similar attempt was defeated in the House by a vote of 125-73.
The House of Representatives of the Pennsylvania General Assembley voted YES on HB 377 to remove the fire sprinkler mandate in one- and two-family homes. The requirement that all new residential construction be equipped with a fire supression system was removed in a bi-partisan vote of 154-39.
This action only removes the mandate in single family detached homes and duplexes and is NOT law as yet. The requirement to install sprinklers in new residential construction of three units or more will remain in place. HB377 only affects 1 and 2-family dwellings. Dwellings with 3 or more units will still be required to have a sprinkler system installed.
Next the Pennsylvania Senate will consider HB377. Action in the Senate on HB377 may take place in the next several months.
Thomas E. Scheller Scholarship