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11 Nov

November Membership Meeting & Chili Cook-Off

Join us for a terrific event as we tour Northern Energy Homes new Mankato showroom and offices AND enjoy our Annual Chili Cook-Off! Also, we’ll elect our 2015 Board Members — you’ll want to be a part of this important evening. Bring [Continue...]

12 Nov

New Construction Code Overview

Code Changes Are Coming! Are You Ready? Join Us for a special Construction Code Overview MN State Building Code changes go into effect January 24, 2015. The MRBA has teamed with the cities of Mankato and North Mankato to present [Continue...]

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October 15, 2014

2015 Code Guides Are Here

The 2015 Minnesota Codes will be enforced starting in 2015. January 24 the Building Code will be enforced and February 14 the Energy Code and radon requirements will be enforced. As part of the benefit of membership, you have access [Continue...]

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...]