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News & Events
Contact the NWAHBA Office for more information! 479.751.6688 or email Shana
Thank to all members and sponsors who helped make this year’s Clay Shoot a success!
The 2019 NWA Home Show Registration opened to members October 29th! Get your registration complete and to the NWAHBA office before registration opens to the public on November 7th.
Over 50 people attending the NWAHBA’s October Lunch and Learn, including over 25 member builders and associates. Local fire departments were present to talk about Residential Fire Sprinkler systems. Fayetteville Fire Marshall, Brian Sloat, led the discussion, talked about current codes and dispelled myths about the future of mandatory sprinkler codes for Arkansas. Sloat also discussed insurance discounts for home owners with sprinklers, and explained how sprinklers work, only deploying one at a time in the resident, which saves water and water damage to the entire home.
The discussion was followed by a live fire demonstration, which can be viewed here. The first video shows a fire in a living room settling with just a smoke detector; the second video shows a fire in a room with a sprinkler system. The videos speak for themselves.
Be on the lookout for more Lunch & Learns in 2019!
The Long Range Planning Committee has invited builders to a focus group meeting to discuss the attached Subdivision Design Standards. The focus group is scheduled for 5-6PM, November 27th, in Room 111 of City Hall in Fayetteville. The committee is requesting input and discussion on how the elements in the attached proposal would specifically affect the cost of home and subdivision construction, along with other ideas and suggestions to improve neighborhood safety and character or reduce cost. The deadline to RSVP has passed. If you are interested in attending this meeting please contact Matt Hoffman. You are welcome to email comments or discuss the project with us prior to the meeting.
On October 25th over 60 builders, suppliers and concerned members voiced their options of the plan, which would drastically increase the cost of building a new home in Springdale. The National Vinyl Siding Institute gave a presentation, and attorneys from the National Association of Home Builders were in attendance as well. If the proposed plan passes, it will mean higher building costs for local builders and will leave less money for interior features. It will also limit homeowners’ potential by “pricing them out” of the market.
Citizens of Springdale, builders, suppliers, trades people and potential home buyers in Northwest Arkansas are encouraged to email the planning commission to voice your concerns. Please email Patsy Christie at pchristie@springdalear.gov to give your opinion about the proposed plan.
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Thank you to each of our members that continually support the NWAHBA! Need to renew your membership? Contact the NWAHBA office today!
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