August 2017

Recommended Decrease of 9.6% in Overall Workers Comp Premium by NCCI

Using the most recent pre-Castellanos/Westphal experience data available, NCCI has recommended an overall premium level decrease of 9.6%, effective January 1, 2018.The proposed reduction represents a continued improvement in claim frequency, more than an 8% decrease in Florida over the last two years, and is the primary driver of the decrease filed with the OIR. …

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What Contractors Need to Know About OSHA’s New Silica Rule

After a few legal fits and starts, as well as extra time for review and input, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard for construction is scheduled to go into effect about a month from now, on Sept. 23. What that means is contractors who engage in activities that create silica dust — that …

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FHBA Model Contracts Updated to Reflect Change in Statute of Repose Law

Once the Governor signed the Statute of Repose Bill, FHBA Senior Officers had two immediate requests. First, update our model contracts to address the changes. As a result, FHBA worked with a Board Certified Construction Attorney to revise the model contracts in an effort to address the most recent changes to Florida’s Statute of Repose …

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Architecture Faculty Builds and Lives Inside This “Tiny Box” Home

Behind impressively overgrown plumbago, lantana and firebush sits a house one with nature. On either side of the front walkup stand fruit-bearing Persian, Key lime and Meyer lemon trees while nearby pineapple plants congregate like old friends, their bounty nearly ripened. In the back of the home tower an avocado and a banana tree, and …

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Area Housing Boom to Continue

The upswing in new home construction that the Daytona Beach area is currently experiencing should keep rising in the coming years. That was some of the good news delivered by Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, who spoke at a Volusia Building Industry Association luncheon Wednesday…read more

USGBC Florida Kicking Off First-of-its-Kind Tiny Home Build

The U.S. Green Building Council Florida Community (USGBC Florida), along with its partners Eco Relics and Norsk Tiny Homes, are celebrating the groundbreaking of the United State’s first LEED certified tiny home on Saturday, August 26, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at 106 Stockton St., Jacksonville, FL 32204. The project, known as LEEDing Tiny, is …

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The Opposition To A Smarter Building Code Process Continues

Using the anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, opponents continue to create public hysteria by smearing a smarter Florida Building Code Development Process. Click here to view the latest interviews by local media outlets, where FHBA President, Jeremy Stewart, and FHBA Chief Executive Officer/Chief Lobbyist, Rusty Payton, defend the new process and how moving forward strengthens Florida’s …

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July’s Top Spikes!

Way to go to all who work hard recruiting others in the industry to join our local HBAs, FHBA, and NAHB. You deserve kudos! Local HBA Member Name Company Manatee-Sarasota BIA Bill Smock Gator Plumbing Inc Collier BIA Dave Dunnavant Peninsula Construction and Engineering Gold Coast BA Stefani Glaser The Glaser Marketing Group Inc Collier …

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Former FHBA President Reappointed on the Florida Building Commission

FHBA is proud to announce that Governor Scott reappoints former FHBA President Jay Carlson for another term on the Florida Building Commission, with his term ending February 11, 2021. Jay, an active member of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association and FHBA, and president of Carlson and Soforth Construction, is one of six appointed by the …

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