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As of Today, Only 15.3% of Pierce County Voters Have Voted

The Primary Election is already tomorrow! This year you DO NOT need a stamp to put your ballot in the post ...

An Overview of the Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act

The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act was adopted in the 2018 Legislative Session and took effect on July 1, 2018.

Pierce County Proposed Sewer Code (Title 13) Update

The Sewer Division of Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department is now moving forward on the previously proposed Sewer Code (Title 13) Update.

Master Builders Association of Pierce County and MBAPC Affordable Housing Council 2018 Endorsements

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) endorses ...

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Celebrates 21st Annual Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards

The 2018 Master Builders Association of Pierce County (Master Builders Association of Pierce County) celebrated ...

Millennials View Homeownership as a Key Part of the American Dream

Data shows that despite the slow start, millennial are viewing Home ownership as a primary goal.

Addressing the Softwood Timber Tariffs

Softwood lumber, most commonly used for wood-frame residential construction, has seen a significant increase in ...

April Government Affairs Update

State Building Code Council Fees During the 2018 legislative session, Governor Inslee signed HB 1622 modifying ...

2018 Housing Forum Recap

Our Housing Forum was well attended! Guests heard from Congressman Denny Heck and Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist ...

Legislative News Updates

State of the County highlights: On Wednesday March 28th, Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier gave a brief ...

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Monthly Legislative Strategy Committee Update and Call to Action

Last Tuesday, Master Builders Association of Pierce County held its monthly Legislative Strategy Committee meeting. From that meeting, we have a couple of items of interest for members.

Don’t Miss BIAW’s 2018 Legislative Reception!

BIAW's Legislative Reception is on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the RL Hotel in Olympia from 7 - 9 p.m. We'll be celebrating our Fix Hirst! victory, and Washington legislators will be joining us to hear from members about BIAW priorities and pressing issues facing the home building industry.

Choosing the Right Professional to Help You Stay in Your Home

As the Baby Boomer generation embraces this stage of life, many are searching for builders and remodelers who can help turn their home into a safer, more convenient place to live as they age. Many Master Builders Association of Pierce County members are Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists helping locals make the necessary remodels to stay in their homes longer.

Capital Gains, Carbon Tax Bills Opposed by BIAW

Building Industry Association of Washington

Master Builders Association of Pierce County Members Partner with Local School to Give Back and Build Skills

The Master Builders Association of Pierce County partnered with Lincoln High Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program to build a structure that will give back to the community while teaching students valuable skills of the trade.

Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department Industry Notice

Effective Immediately There has been some legislation passed in Olympia specific to the “Hirst Decision” and ...

HIRST Fix Legislation Pass by Legislature

The Building Industry Association of Washington, which represents nearly 8,000 members in the home building ...

Confined Spaces WA’s Updated Rules Go into Effect Feb. 5

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&) has updated guidelines and rules related to confined spaces in ...