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Building Business News December 2018

Posted on December 13, 2018

Members gathered at Kauffman Stadium to welcome the HBA's 2019 president and honor 2018 award winners in December. To see photos from the event and more in this issue click here....

IBS Early Bird Pricing Extended to Friday, Dec. 14

Posted on December 11, 2018

The deadline to take advantage of special early bird pricing for the 2019 International Builders’ Show has been extended to Friday, Dec. 14. Don’t miss your chance to attend the world’s largest annual light construct...

Active Home Buyers are Spending Significant Amounts of Time Looking for the Right Home

Posted on December 5, 2018

In the third quarter of 2018, 13 percent of adults in NAHB’s Housing Trends Report poll report planning to purchase a home in the next 12 months. Of that group, 46 percent are not merely planning it, they are already ac...

Single Family Permits Top 400 in October (October 2018)

Posted on November 20, 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO – Local cities and counties permitted 447 single family units in October, an increase of 110 from September.  The 2018 year-to-date total of 4,932 is higher than similar periods since the recession, with th...

Avoid OSHA Fines with this Fall Prevention Class

Posted on November 19, 2018

KCHBA will be offering a FREE 4-hour Fall Prevention in Residential Construction training course on Dec. 14.  The English session will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a Spanish session will be offered 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ...

Single-Family Permits: Declines in the Midwest and Northeast

Posted on November 16, 2018

Over the first nine months of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 664,665. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 5.7 percent increase over the September 2017 level of 62...

Not a Lot of Lots, Builders Report

Posted on November 16, 2018

In a recent NAHB survey, 65 percent of builders reported that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas was low to very low. This is up only 1 percent from June 2017, but significantly higher than the 42 percent pos...

SAFE Awards Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 28

Posted on November 16, 2018

The application deadline for the NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) awards program has been extended to Wednesday, Nov. 28. The SAFE Awards recognize the achievements of builders and trade contractors wh...

Young Professionals Holiday Event

Posted on November 13, 2018

Tuesday, December 4 • 4 - 7 pm Nick & Jake’s on Main • 5301 Main Street, KC, Mo 64112 $20 (includes heavy appetizers) • Cash Bar IT’S ABOUT TO GET UGLY: Put on your best ugly sweater for your chance to win...

Avoid OSHA Fines with this Fall Prevention Class

Posted on November 12, 2018

$129,336. That's how much a serious OSHA fall protection violation could cost you. To help you avoid costly fines and protect workers, the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) is conducting a four-hour Fall Prevention in Residenti...