Home Builders Association of Delaware will be out of the office, Thursday, April 28th for our Annual Clay Shoot. The Clay Shoot will be rain or shine so dress accordingly!
The Home Builders Association of Delaware pitched in to help the bi-partisan effort of the Delaware General Assembly to increase winter donations for the Food Bank of Delaware.
The goal of our state legislators initiative is to collect 148,000 pounds of food during this winter – called the 148K in the 148th (recognizing this is the 148th Delaware General Assembly).
Taking the lead for the General Assembly is Representative Lyndon Yearick and Representative Ed Osienski.
HBADE members collected 464 pound of food – “that’s a lot of beans and such” as someone said. We’re happy to help our legislators as they help support the Food Bank of Delaware.
A special thanks to Mike Easton of Horty and Horty, our HBADE Board member that took the lead for us to solicit, collect and deliver the food to the Food Bank. Atta boy Mike!
Pictured below we conveyed the 464 pounds to them at an event this week. In the picture (left to right): Kevin Whittaker, 2016 Pres. HBADE; Howard Fortunato, EVP, HBADE; Mike Easton; Lyndon Yearick; and Ed Osienski.
Our members had the opportunity March 11th to meet with the entire delegation of our Washington elected officials – Senator Tom Carper, Senator Chris Coons, and Congressman John Carney.
Nearly 50 members joined us for a roundtable discussion of issues important to the housing industry. We talked about excessive federal regulations, healthcare costs as well as several other topics.
Although our time with the members was relatively short, it did allow time for q&a, and our members had the opportunity to chat, talk, and take pictures with them before they went off to their next meetings.
These really are a win-win. It allows HBADE members to meet and hear firsthand from Senators Carper and Coons, and Congressman Carney; and it gives them firsthand exposure and listening to us.
HBADE sponsors this forum in connection with our National Association of Home Builders Forum called Bring Housing Home, in which other home builder associations across the country meet that week with their respective delegations.
A huge thank you to our host John Tracey and his law firm Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor for again allowing us the use of the Rodney Square Conference Room!
This is a courtesy reminder that all contractors certified under EPA of Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) must take the refresher training course to recertify. The March 31st deadline is fast approaching, you should have receive a letter or letters from Delaware remind you as your certification expires.
Since March 14, 2014, the Delaware Division of Public Health is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to administer and enforce the Renovation, Repair and Painting lead program, commonly referred to as RRP (16 DE Admin Code 4459B; http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/Division of Public Health/hsp/leadregcomm.html) as well as Lead Based Paint Hazards (16 DE Admin Code 4459) in the State of Delaware.
The Division of Public Health’s mission is to protect and promote the health of ALL people in Delaware. One way the Division of Public Health carries out this mission is by working closely with firms and individuals to reduce exposure to lead-based paint hazards and prevent lead poisoning in children and adults by monitoring compliance of the regulated community (firms, individuals and training providers). Services provided by the Division of Public Health include technical assistance, individual and firm certification, training requirements, regulatory guidance and general information about lead poisoning prevention.
The mission of the Division of Public Health is to protect and promote the health of all people in Delaware. While the RRP Regulation gives the authority to the Division of Public Health to administer fines and penalties of up to $10,000 per violation per day the GOAL is to have contractors WANT to work Lead Safe to help ensure the health of all Delawareans especially children ages 6 and under who are most susceptible to lead poisoning.
The regulations and information available to contractors regarding the lead regulations are available on their link www.LeadSafeDelaware.org
Date: February 16, 2016
Becker Morgan Group is pleased to announce the following promotions.
Jeremy I. Walbert, P.E., Structural Engineer in the Salisbury, MD office was named Senior Associate. With a Master of Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology, Walbert has over 10 years of professional experience. He leads the structural department.
Ann M. Camper, NCIDQ, Interior Designer in the Dover, DE office was named Associate. Camper joined Becker Morgan Group 10 years ago after earning her Associate in Applied Science Degree in Architectural Engineering and Associate in Applied Science Degree in Interior Design from Delaware Technical Community College.
Bryan L. Hutchison, Jr., AIA, LEED AP, Architect in the Dover, DE office was named Associate. He has been with the firm for 12 years and has a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. Hutchison is an active member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Adam W. Jones, Prof. Land Surveyor, Land Surveyor in the Dover, DE office was named Associate. Jones earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics with an Engineering Emphasis from Delaware State University. He has been with the firm for 10 years and was named the Delaware Society of Surveyors 2013 Surveyor of the Year.
Becker Morgan Group provides Architecture & Engineering services with offices in Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.beckermorgan.com.
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