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29Jun, 2015

FHBA Action News – June 29, 2015

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President’s ReportI am pleased to announce that the one-year delay has been confirmed for three specific provisions in the 5th edition of the Florida Building Code: mandatory blower door testing, mechanical ventilation, and fire service access elevators…read more
Infiltration and Duct Leakage CodeCompliance Training – SEBC 2015

So you want to test homes for the new Energy Code? Attend theTraining Program for Infiltration and Duct Leakage Certification at SEBC 2015 to become certified in accordance Florida’s State Energy Code (FL 553.990)! You’ll learn how to perform the…read more

Aurora and Excel Awards at SEBC 2015Join us for an epic reception and awards presentation as we celebrate the 30th year of highly esteemed Excel Awards and honor the Florida SMC Rock Stars for Excellence in Marketing…read more
Waters of the U.S. – UpdateIf you haven’t heard already, S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, sponsored bySenator John Barrasso (R-WY) andSenator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), will force the EPA and Army Corps to withdraw the final “Waters of the U.S.” rule, address…read more
Investors Eye Improvements in Data forHousing Stocks

Housing stocks rallied on Friday and the industry group should get more good news this week, though sustained and robust future gains may depend on wage growth and other signs of improving home affordability…read more

The Bottom Line

The success of acquiring a legislatively mandated one-year delay of blower door testing, mechanical ventilation and a secondary fire elevator in high-rises requires not only a commitment by volunteers and staff, but legislators…read more


Calendar of Events

July 16 – 18, 2015
Orlando, FL
October 15 – 17, 2015
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

NOTE: For a more complete listing of calendar events, visit the Education Calendar and FHBA Calendar of Events at www.fhba.com.


President
Jerry Linder
St. Augustine

First Vice President / Treasurer
Ray Puzzitiello
West Palm Beach
Second Vice President
Paul Iandoli
Orlando
 
Secretary
Jeremy Stewart
Crestview
Third Vice President
Tony Martin
Orlando
 
 
Immediate Past President
Ron Lieberman
Beverly Hills
Past Second Vice President
Cindy Hall
Jensen Beach
 
CEO/Chief Lobbyist
Rusty Payton
Tallahassee
More about the FHBA…
Affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional home builder associations, the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) enjoys a legacy of success. At its core, FHBA is about advocacy and its legislative, legal and political initiatives have worked together to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for our members to succeed. In addition to advocacy, FHBA provides members with timely news and information, high-quality education and a wide array of competitively priced products and services.

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22Jun, 2015

FHBA Action News – June 22, 2015

President’s ReportFHBA staff and key volunteers have worked diligently with the leaders at the Capitol to ensure there will be a one-year delay (June 30, 2016) for three elements of the 5th edition of the Florida Building Code, which are mandatory blower door testing, new…read more
U.S. Homebuilder’s Confidence in Sales SurgesU.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident about their sales prospects than they have since last fall, while their outlook for sales over the next six months is at the highest level in 10 years. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released…read more
St. Petersburg Police Crack Down, Warn Homeowners to Beware of Unlicensed ContractorsThe air-conditioning system wasn’t working, but it wasn’t exactly broken either. Police had removed the AAA batteries from the thermostat, rendering it temporarily useless. The empty house heated up as undercover investigators waited…read more
Infiltration and Duct Leakage Code Compliance Training – Sponsored by Owens Corning CorporationAttend the half-day training on July 16th at the 2015 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) to become certified in accordance to Florida’s Energy Code (FL 553.990).  This course will provide step-by-step and hands-on instruction on how to perform…read more
Looking for a Hotel During the 2015 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)?We have secured a block of rooms for SEBC at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on International Drive for a nightly rate of $169. To make reservations at the Hyatt Regency…read more

The Bottom Line

Late Friday, members congratulated FHBA staff and volunteers who work diligently on Governmental Affairs for their hard work to delay blower door testing, mechanical ventilation, and the secondary fire elevators in high rises. It was also suggested that…read more

Calendar of Events

July 16 – 18, 2015
Orlando, FL
October 15 – 17, 2015
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

NOTE: For a more complete listing of calendar events, visit the Education Calendar and FHBA Calendar of Events at www.fhba.com.


President
Jerry Linder
St. Augustine

First Vice President / Treasurer
Ray Puzzitiello
West Palm Beach
Second Vice President
Paul Iandoli
Orlando
 
Secretary
Jeremy Stewart
Crestview
Third Vice President
Tony Martin
Orlando
 
 
Immediate Past President
Ron Lieberman
Beverly Hills
Past Second Vice President
Cindy Hall
Jensen Beach
 
CEO/Chief Lobbyist
Rusty Payton
Tallahassee
More about the FHBA…

Affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional home builder associations, the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) enjoys a legacy of success. At its core, FHBA is about advocacy and its legislative, legal and political initiatives have worked together to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for our members to succeed. In addition to advocacy, FHBA provides members with timely news and information, high-quality education and a wide array of competitively priced products and services.

Read More