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11 Oct

2014 Fall Tour of Homes

Click on the Tour of Homes tab for all the Details!

21 Oct

October Membership Meeting

Hosted by Town & Country Interiors Stop down right after work at 5 PM and enjoy some terrific networking, refreshments and a tour of the Town & Country Showroom. We’ll see you on the 21st!

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September 22, 2014

Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level Since November 2005

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics, Home Building on September 17, 2014 Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released [Continue...]

September 11, 2014

Building Permit Increase Stopped in Willmar

State Win, National Win: A Good News Report   Good news with statewide implication comes to us from Willmar, MN. The Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) and West Central Builders Association (WCBA) successfully stopped the increase of building permit fees [Continue...]

August 26, 2014

New Code Books Coming in September

BAM Monthly Column August 2014 They’re Here The new codes are (finally) out. Following a mutli-year process to promulgate the 2012 International Building Code, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has officially published the final language for the [Continue...]

August 18, 2014

Sprinkler Mandate Information

Below is a link to a matrix showing (to the best of BAM’s understanding) the sprinkler square footage calculation.  It was run by DOLI earlier this year for their review & comment before we started using it with members.  It MAY [Continue...]