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15 Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before Signing a Construction Contract

By Craig Schoenberg — owner of Schoenberg Construction, Inc of Saint Cloud MN, a Central Minnesota Builders Association (CMBA) & Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) member.

So, you’ve met with a new contractor, and you’re eager to get the project rolling. Congratulations! But are you sure you’ve fully vetted your contractor and that you’re both on the same page regarding project expectations? Before you sign on that dotted line, ask your contractor the following questions to make sure there won’t be any unpleasant surprises down the road. (more…)

2019 IBS BAM Report

2019 NAHB IBS BOARD MEETING

BAM Programs & Operations Update

Association Statistics: as of December 31, 2018

  • Members: 1,794 (B-556; A-1,209; AF-29)
  • Member Employees Statewide: 54,500
  • 12 Local Associations

2019 BAM Executive Committee (more…)

Codes: TAG Review Report Released Comments Due June 1, 2018

The first phase of the 2015 and 2018 I-Codes review is complete. The process began in January 2018 when the Construction Codes Advisory Committee (CCAC) established Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) to review the 2015 and 2018 I-Codes and make recommendations for potential adoption with amendments to the Minnesota State Building Code. The TAG work is complete and their review has been submitted to the CCAC. The CCAC is now tasked with making recommendations for the adoption of the I-Codes with potential Minnesota amendments. After that the next phase will begin as DLI staff will prepare drafts of each rule for possible adoption. (more…)