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March 31, 2020

2020 BUILDING CODES

The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry released the new state codes that go into effect on March 31, 2020. Below is are links to each of the codes or click here to visit their website. New codes effective March [Continue…]

January 12, 2020

Education Day on February 13

The MRBA will host an Education Day for all area contractors. Join us for our 7-credit offering (including energy). All courses are approved for Contractor CEU’s through the MN Department of Labor & Industry. Learn more

December 16, 2019

Attend our Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

Join us for our Annual Banquet on Thursday, January 23 at the Loose Moose Saloon. We will enjoy a dinner, live music and announce our award winners! To purchase tickets, click here.

February 20, 2019

BAM Legislative Update

Housing affordability and the negative impact regulations have on home ownership and housing was the featured topic for Week 6 of the legislative session. It was a busy week and we expect to keep up same pace during Week 7. [Continue…]

December 14, 2018

Important Step Forward on Waters of the U.S. Rule

NAHB announced this week that the Trump administration released its proposed new definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) on December 11 that will resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. This represents an important [Continue…]

September 24, 2018

Chinese Tariffs Act as a $1 Billion Tax Hike on Housing, Could Jump to $2.5 Billion

President Trump’s decision yesterday to escalate the trade conflict with China could wind up imposing a $2.5 billion tax increase on residential construction at time when builders are already grappling with higher housing costs. Trump announced he is moving immediately [Continue…]

March 16, 2018

Sen. Rich Draheim Authors Bill for Workforce Development Fund

Builders Association of Minnesota Executives, I’m happy to announce that the bills asking the legislature for workforce development dollars to enhance our Project Build Minnesota efforts have been introduced in each body. The numbers are HF3810 and SF3430. The language is for $1,000,000 [Continue…]

March 02, 2018

Week Two at the Capitol | Session Priorities

Week 2 Session Briefing  This week began the second full week of session and featured the release of the 2018 February Budget and Economic Forecast. Minnesota’s $329 million surplus was announced Wednesday. As recently as November the state was predicting a [Continue…]

October 10, 2017

Unlicensed Contractors, Unenforced Codes, & Consumer Protection

Unlicensed Contractors, Unenforced Codes, & Consumer Protection Builders Association of Minnesota (October 2017) Remi Stone, Executive Vice President Currently there is a gap in the state law about what happens when a permit is pulled outside city limits where the [Continue…]

July 17, 2017

BAM Update: Engineered Documents and Energy Code Certificates

Tell Your Friends…Engineered Documents and Energy Code Certificates Builders Association of Minnesota (July 2017) Remi Stone, Executive Vice President All too often we get so caught up in the day-to-day mania that little details slip by us and we forget [Continue…]