President's Pen by Jessica Scheurich, HBA President
Jessica Scheurich

Lots of exciting news to share!

Our local Home Builders Association is performing reviews of the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) for you! The Codes Committee is to review 1 to 2 chapters a month making recommendations to IBA for code changes/concerns in order to assist in updating our code but yet stay cost effective for our industry. We need individuals with areas of expertise for upcoming chapters. Currently they are on Chapter 8 Roof-Ceiling Construction and Chapter 9 Roof Assemblies. If these or any of the forth coming chapter reviews are in your area of expertise and you can lend a lunch hour please contact the HBA office for meeting dates and times to assist or contact Matt Momper at 260-432-7543. It is important that we have key individuals that can ascertain the effects of moving from current code to the 2015 IRC. Thank you to all of those who are jumping in right now and lending a hand with reviews, it is truly appreciated!

IBA is working on getting grant assistance for “From the Ground Up” kits for recruiting for the construction industry. However, they are just now in the beginning processes of getting the funding started. Recently the Junior Achievement presented to the board their Construction Trades Recruitment and Finding efforts. The board has decided to partner with Junior Achievement and establish a workable program for both. Junior Achievement has a reach into area schools that will connect us to where we need to be. At this time we will be calling on all those who have shown interest to set up a committee for Programs/Education and Recruitment efforts. The tasks will be to establish marketing materials, create partnership efforts, creating a presence in the community and engagement of members with the students.

Hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful summer. We look forward to seeing you at the TinCaps game on Thursday, August 3rd.


Jessica Scheurich
HBA President

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