Directors and Members visit State Capitol

Posted on March 30, 2011 by Mike Means
This past week Oklahoma State Home Builders Association Directors and Members visited the Oklahoma State Capitol to speak to their senators and representatives about the various issues facing the industry. Everyone reported great feedback from the legi...
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Certified Professional Builder Program Contest

Posted on March 24, 2011 by Mike Means
We're holding a contest! Help us choose the logo that best represents the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association's Certified Professional Builder Program. This logo is not for the Association's main logo, but a specialized logo for our Certified ...
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Code Hearing drawing near

Posted on March 9, 2011 by Mike Means
Next week the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission will be holding a public hearing to discuss Oklahoma's first ever residential building code. The hearing will be held at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center on March 15 beginning at 10:00 am. ...
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Oh legislation, we hardly knew you...

Posted on March 9, 2011 by Mike Means
Last Thursday was the first legislative deadline. This particular session there were 2255 bills introduced for consideration. Only 926 made it through the deadline. The other 1329? The term used is dormant. That translates into "dead, for now, but may ...
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Homeowners shouldn't have to install sprinklers

Posted on February 28, 2011 by Mike Means
A study done by the University of Maryland found that hard-wired smoke alarms with a battery backupoffer a much better degree of safety than sprinkler systems Earlier this month, the Oklahoman published a front-page article, entitled...
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Good-bye to a Friend

Posted on February 21, 2011 by Mike Means
These days I find myself at the Capitol quite often. In fact, just about every day the legislature is in session those of us working on bills will be there. Most of the time is spent trying to catch a Senator or Representative for a moment or two to sh...
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