News for CommunityTuesday, April 20, 2021North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle. Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read moreCategories: Scholarship, Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Community, Safety, Member News, Event Related, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Cornerstone Partner NewsWith Millions of Californians Still Working and Schooling from Home, Calling 811 Before Digging More Important than EverThursday, April 15, 2021Recent survey indicates that many homeowners are using their extra time at home to complete projects that require diggingSAN FRANCISCO, Calif – With the arrival of spring, many Californians are thinking of starting projects to make their outdoor spaces more livable, and many of these projects will require digging. To help ensure these projects can proceed safely, and without disruptions to ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Safety, Community, Member NewsCon Millones de Californianos que Siguen Trabajando y Estudiando Desde Casa, Llamar al 811 Antes de Excavar es más Importante que NuncaThursday, April 15, 2021Un estudio reciente indica que muchos propietarios de viviendas están utilizando su tiempo extra en el hogar para terminar proyectos que requieren una excavación SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – Con la llegada de la primavera, muchos californianos están pensando en iniciar proyectos para hacer más habitables sus espacios al aire libre y muchos de estos trabajos requerirán una excavación. Para ayudar a ...read moreCategories: Member News, Community, Safety, Builders CornerWednesday, April 14, 2021Job Hazard Analysis (JHA): Thorough hazard assessments for your worksites are critical to assure continued protection of staff. Learn what the most violated construction standards are, so you can create a plan to avoid unnecessary losses. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish Safety & Training Shorts ...read moreCategories: Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, Community, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Business TipsTuesday, April 13, 2021We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2021:Terrence Knoles, And Them Design, who referred Nick Knoles, Knoles Construction Company (Special thanks to Terrence for donating his bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund!)Oliver Dibble, Dibble & Company, who referred Tim Salyers, Energy Efficient Services (Special thanks to Oliver for donating his ...read moreCategories: Community, Marin Builders Association NewsMonday, April 12, 2021New Community Development Agency Director is One of County’s OwnTom Lai has served 29 years with the department San Rafael, CA - The next leader of the Marin County Community Development Agency (CDA) has been No. 2 on the team for the past 11 years. Assistant Director Tom Lai, who has spent his entire 29-year professional career with the County of Marin, is the choice to take over CDA following ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Builders CornerMonday, April 12, 2021Reprinted from The North Bay Business Journal Kathryn Reed April 8, 2021 Building material costs, with lumber alone up by 180%, may not drop to pre-pandemic levels soon, even when mills return to full staffing and overseas factories fully recover, according to some suppliers and contractors. “This price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by more than ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Community, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Member NewsTuesday, April 06, 2021RESILIENT SR37ONE CORRIDOR, ONE TEAM, MANY SOLUTIONS Think of Highway 37 as more than just a commute! The future of this critical transportation corridor demands ﬁnding solutions to chronic traﬃc congestion and periodic ﬂooding due to rising tides. It requires balancing transportation needs with protecting and enhancing sensitive marshland habitats. It also presents an opportunity to provide ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, Safety, CommunitySaturday, April 03, 2021THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL STAFF April 2, 2021, 5:12PM Norma T. Kostecka, a longtime advertising director who in October 2020 became publisher of the North Bay Business Journal, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her home in Napa. She was 58. “My mom was a force of good and a force of compassion and a force of joy,” said daughter Megan Kostecka, 29. “She’s gone but she will be ever-present ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Member News, Cornerstone Partner NewsThursday, April 01, 2021Marinwood CSD Park Maintenance Facility Project: Project consists of furnishing all required labor, materials, transportation, equipment, incidentals, and services for construction of a new Park Maintenance Facility consisting of a 1,200 sq. ft. enclosed workshop, break room (not including cabinetry and sink re: Add Alt 02 below), restroom, and storage closet contiguous with a 1,300sf covered ...read moreCategories: Project Bid Requests & Informal Bid Notices, Community, Builders Corner, Bid OpportuntiesTuesday, March 30, 2021The Marin Builders Association supports efforts to address climate change. We believe the best way to solve this crisis is through innovation, investment, and partnerships. A ban on natural gas to residences will increase construction costs, decrease consumer choice, reduce energy availability for homeowners during Public Safety Power Shutdown periods, potentially cause unforeseen impacts to ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press ReleaseThursday, March 25, 2021Understanding your clients is an important part of your marketing strategy, one that takes some effort. Part of that effort should include spending a little time developing personas. While not as straightforward as, say, completing your Google My Business profile, you have an advantage over business owners in other industries. Because you are in the remodeling industry, you basically ‘live’ with ...read moreCategories: Member News, Community, Business Tips, Builders CornerWednesday, March 24, 2021We recognize the tremendous opportunity for trained professionals in the construction industry, now and in the future. All high school seniors pursuing a college, university, or trade school education are eligible to apply. More information can be found here: SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIASCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (DOWNLOAD and PRINT)FILLABLE PDF APPLICATION Applications, including ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Event Related, Scholarship, Construction Education & TrainingWednesday, March 24, 2021The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Marin County BusinessesMarin Builders Joins Coalition Advocating for $2 million in Relief Grants for Local Businesses For Immediate Release:Executive Summary Marin County’s businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact will have lasting effects on our local economy. Leading Business Associations at Keep Marin Working launched a survey ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Community, Press Release, Advocacy and LegislationWednesday, March 24, 2021COVID- 19 Vaccine Have questions? We’ve got answers. WHO: Marin Health and Human ServicesWHAT: A 60-minute webinar where you can learn about the vaccines, getting vaccinated, and the truth about some myths and misinformation.WHEN: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. now through May 27th.HOW: Join our Zoom meeting 3 ways: 1. Use the link https://tinyurl.com/4z85kxf2 2. Scan the QR code ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Builders CornerWednesday, March 24, 2021The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has added an update to the treated wood waste (TWW) FAQ page. Below is the update added and the link to the TWW FAQ webpage.Q: Can you please clarify the rules applicable to residents that generate treated wood waste (TWW)? A: A homeowner does not require a variance to manage TWW generated incidental to owning and maintenance their own place ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Builders Corner, Green Building - SustainabilitySolarCraft Completes Solar Power Installation for Oakmont Village Association - Santa Rosa Community Saves with SolarThursday, March 18, 2021Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, recently completed the installation of three individual solar electric systems at Oakmont Village Association (OVA) in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA. Increasing the sustainability of their operations and reducing their power costs, installing these solar photovoltaic systems will save Oakmont hundreds of thousands in utility fees over the life of the solar ...read moreCategories: Member News, Green Building - Sustainability, Community, Press ReleaseMonday, March 08, 2021The Marin Home Resource Guide is the only print and digital resource guide in the North Bay that devotes all content to our industry, trends, architecture, building, and our local community. Reach over 50,000 Readers ~ More than ever! High Quality Glossy Magazine with Brilliant Color. Direct Mail Distribution to Leading Building Industry Professionals throughout Marin County. Targeted Email ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Marin Home Resource Guide, Member News, CommunityMarin Builders Association Offers Vaccination Assistance to County for Essential Construction WorkersWednesday, March 03, 2021On behalf of the Marin Builders Association Board of Directors, the following letter was recently sent to Marin County Health Officials to offer our support with essential construction worker vaccination:(Link to letter pdf.)Dear Dr. Willis and Dr. Santora:First and foremost, we want to thank you and your team for your work during these ever-changing times. Specifically, we would like to commend ...read moreCategories: Safety, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News, COVID-19 ResourcesMonday, February 22, 2021You can help keep our recycling streams clean and organized when you avoid making these recycling errors. Are you confused about whether an item is recyclable or not? Are you following MSS’s most recent recycling guidelines? Below we detail some common issues we’ve found in our recycling streams.1. Stop putting ‘garbage’ plastics in the recyclables cart. We don’t accept as many plastics as you ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Cornerstone Partner News, CommunityThursday, February 18, 2021If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the need to be empathetic. Given the challenges of the pandemic, people in the building trades, like all of us, have had to make adjustments on how to run their businesses, as well as how they communicate with clients and potential clients. Clients should know that you work safely, under guidelines from OSHA, CDC and state and local authorities. They ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, COVID-19 Resources, Business TipsTuesday, February 02, 2021The Houzz community has spoken and the results are in! We’re excited to let you know that Design Set Match has been voted as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2021 award in design and customer service. Our profile includes some of the most popular photos and glowing reviews on Houzz in 2020 and has earned a serious round of applause! The annual awards recognize home design and remodeling ...read moreCategories: Member News, Press Release, CommunityWednesday, January 27, 2021For Immediate Release The Alternative Management Standard (AMS), which allows waste haulers to accept treated wood waste (TWW) from residential and commercial customers, expired on December 31, 2020 when Governor Newsome vetoed a bill to extend the statute (HSC 25150.7) and regulations (22 CCR 67386.1 et seq.). For this reason, beginning January 1, 2021, waste haulers in the County of Marin ...read moreCategories: Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, Member News, Green Building - Sustainability, Business Tips, Builders CornerThursday, December 31, 2020Curative testing sites remain free in Marin, but appointments must be scheduled in advance through the Curative website (available in English and Spanish). Appointment slots open about 3-4 days in advance of each scheduled testing day. The updated schedule of Marin County based Curative test sites includes:Bolinas: Mondays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Bolinas Fire Station (100 Mesa Road) Larkspur: ...read moreCategories: Safety, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Member News, COVID-19 Resources, Builders CornerWednesday, December 23, 2020• 775+ sq. ft. located in Terra Linda • 3 Private Offices with Windows • Private Entrance and Restroom • Coat Closet and Storage area • Includes Alarm System, Utilities, and Available High Speed Wi-Fi • Annual or Month-to-Month • Large Meeting Rooms and Other Amenities Available Call or email Rick for more info. FULL FLYERCategories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Member News, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, CommunityTuesday, December 15, 2020AUTHOR Joe Bousquin PUBLISHED Dec. 15, 2020 Construction DiveDive Brief:A new study tracking the results of more than 730,000 COVID-19 tests found that construction workers had the highest positivity rates for asymptomatic cases of any occupation, including healthcare staff, first responders, correctional personnel, elderly care workers, grocery store workers and food service employees.The ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Business Tips, Community, SafetyWednesday, December 09, 2020Please familiarize yourself with the following new regulations/guidelines: Cal/OSHA has recently issued Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulations to Protect Workers from COVID-19, which are now in effect. There is a one-page fact sheetand FAQs which provide a summary of the regulations. Requirements include: A site-specific, written COVID-19 prevention (see model COVID-19 prevention program) to ...read moreCategories: Safety, Community, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, COVID-19 Resources, Builders CornerFriday, November 20, 2020NOVATO, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2020) - CP Lab Safety, a Woman Owned Small Business in Marin County, California, announced their new at-home saliva collection kit for COVID-19 Testing. This process uses (RT)-PCR technology (Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction) to diagnose active infections of the virus. The sample is gathered at home and shipped to a certified laboratory. Once it is received at the lab, ...read moreCategories: Member News, Builders Corner, COVID-19 Resources, Press Release, Community, SafetyWednesday, October 28, 2020Lower credit card processing fees with level 2 and level 3 processing The cost of accepting credit cards is one of the biggest expenses a business faces. It is an unavoidable cost of doing business in a society that rarely carries cash anymore. For any business processing more than $100,000 a month in credit card transactions, the cost to process cards can approach $4,000 in fees alone. If your ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Business TipsMonday, October 12, 2020Mahalo to our members and guests for making the 44th Annual Marin Builders Association Golf Classic - Luau on the Links a tremendous success. We welcomed more than 70 players at Indian Valley Golf Club on Friday, October 9th for a fabulous day of golf, camaraderie, sportsmanship, delicious food & refreshments. Players and supporters celebrated our commitment to education as a portion of the ...read moreCategories: Marin Builders Association News, Event Related, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Community, Press Release, ScholarshipThursday, October 01, 2020Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read moreCategories: Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, Member News, CommunityMonday, September 21, 2020Like some industries, construction has a tendency to put people at risk for illness or injury. This is why so many tasks require personal protective equipment (PPE). There are many types of PPE you may need, depending on your field and the kind of work you do. Here’s what to expect from headgear, masks, gloves, boots and more.Masks The recent pandemic has made masks a topic of national attention. ...read moreCategories: Safety, Community, Member News, COVID-19 ResourcesThursday, September 17, 2020AUTHOR Kate Tornone @KateTornone PUBLISHED Sept. 17, 2020 Construction Dive If an employee refuses to work although there is no imminent danger, "the courts have made it clear that those employees don’t have to be paid," says a human resources expert. Contractors across the country are dealing with labor issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Some workers who are receiving unemployment ...read moreCategories: COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Community, SafetyWednesday, August 26, 2020AUTHOR Kim Slowey @kimslowey PUBLISHED Aug. 26, 2020 Construction Dive Since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the U.S., contractors have been increasingly nervous about maintaining and building their backlog of work as jobs in some areas and sectors are put on hold or canceled. To build their books, many firms are bidding on more projects than usual. This is increasing competition, with ...read moreCategories: Community, Builders CornerMonday, August 10, 2020With the way that the economy has changed throughout the past 10-15 years, it’s not surprising that people are rethinking about how they consider starting a career. Getting a college degree used to be a popular option that would secure a good job. Now, not so much. Instead, you might be thinking about learning a trade that offers you a lot of upward mobility. But how soon can you start? Here’s ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Member News, Marin Builders Association News, Community, SafetyTuesday, August 04, 2020You know it could be coming, and it might even happen within the week. When whole states are shutting down construction projects to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, it may not take long before your contracting business is affected. There are times throughout your career that you will need to suspend work on an ongoing project due to weather problems or even a contract dispute. If you have to ...read moreCategories: Safety, Community, Member News, Builders Corner, COVID-19 ResourcesMonday, November 11, 2019Marin Builders Association, Town of Tiburon and Marin Economic Forum Collaborate to Measure and Improve the Permit Customer Experience The Town of Tiburon has announced a new partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for the permit customers. The Customer Satisfaction Assessment is a program designed to measure and ultimately improve ...read moreCategories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Press Release, Advocacy and LegislationStudents Get Connected to Construction Jobs with Help from Marin Builders, College of Marin, Canal Alliance and Career Point MarinSunday, June 16, 2019Construction Training Program Tackles Shortage in Building Industry In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association has again partnered with College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin. The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program ...read moreCategories: Community, Safety, Marin Builders Association News, Press ReleaseClick here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.Reviewed and Updated March 2021Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Tax Liens and CompletionsClick here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Board member Dan McLennon.Reviewed and Updated March 2021Categories: Tax Liens and Completions, Marin Builders Association News, Community
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