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We will continue to share additional information as we receive it.
Housing Market Outlook - Upcoming Webinar
Meyers Research Chief Economist Ali Wolf and Senior Managing Principal Tim Sullivan will dive into the current residential construction market, addressing what the pandemic means for economic growth, how different industries will be affected, and how to look at the next recession.
Housing Poised to Lead US Economic Recovery
(Written June 8, 2020) A decade ago housing was seen as the big culprit in driving the U.S. economy into the abyss during the Great Recession, however this time around, the housing market could lead U.S. economic recovery once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
The Impacts of Coronavirus on Housing
(Written June 3, 2020) This consumer study unveils what “home” means to consumers and how this could impact future design and amenity features in residential housing.
Update June 1, 2020: Creating a Return to Work Action Plan
As more Indiana business continue to reopen, it is important to have an action plan in place.
OSHA Reverses Course, Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases
The new requirement went in to effect Tuesday, May 26. It should be noted that the new guidance applies only to employers currently subject to OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements. Due to employee size limitations, many home builders are exempt from most of the new requirements.
5 Lessons for Small Business Owners
(Written May 21, 2020) FORBES highlighted 5 major lessons that small business owners should learn from the coronavirus crisis.
1. We’re not alone
2. What we do now will determine our future success
3. The future has already changed
4. We can never over-prepare
5. This too shall pass
10 Questions to Ask when Reopening your Business
Every business is different, even if they are in the same industry. COVID-19 has effected every business in one way or another, but what makes sense for one business may be disaster for another. Click the button below to read the 10 questions you should keep in mind while reopening your business.
Municipality Permitting & Inspections as of May 19, 2020
NEW updates on municipalities’ permit and inspection processes to continue business can be found here.
Update May 18, 2020: Paycheck Protection Program
Revisions have been made to the SBA Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness application. Click “Read More” for the new application.
Article: How Construction can Emerge Stronger after Coronavirus
(Written May 8, 2020) Engineering, construction, and building materials have a vital role to play in a post-pandemic recovery of our communities and economies. Seven actions can help companies prepare for the next normal.
Update May 14, 2020: Historical Mortgage Rates
Check out this history of mortgage rates chart since 1972, provided by Wells Fargo.
Update May 12, 2020: City of Fishers
Find the latest information from Fishers about their recovery plan, access to PPE Marketplace details, and dial-in information for their next city update on Thursday, May 14th at 10am.
Update May 11, 2020: Developing Reopening Plans
Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-26: Roadmap to Reopen Indiana requires businesses reopening to develop a plan to ensure a safe environment for their employees, customers, clients, and members by Monday, May 11. IBA compiled a couple resources to assist our members in this.
Update May 1, 2020 - Governor Holcomb Announces Re-Opening in Stages
In an address on May 1st, Governor Holcomb announced a 5 Stage re-opening approach to getting Indiana “Back on Track.” Learn more about the different stages and the associated dates to get a better understanding here.
Job Site Safety Guidelines as of April 26, 2020
BAGI’s Board of Directors recommends the following safety best practices to be implemented on job sites.
New OSHA Guidance: COVID-19 Illnesses Not Recordable for Construction
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised its guidance on whether employers are required to record cases of COVID-19 in their Form 300 Logs for reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. OSHA’s memo is in direct response to significant concerns raised by NAHB and construction industry partners in a letter to OSHA.
Businesses, Associations Support Holcomb's Plan
Indiana Builders Association was included as one of 39 businesses and business associations consulted and in support Governor Holcomb’s plans for reopening the state.
COVID-19 Realtor Contract Addendums
BAGI Member FYI as of April 17, 2020 regarding realtor contracts.
Best practices for connecting with remote shoppers, using new technology, and more.
Update March 27: Greenwalt Small Business Resource Center
Summary of Tax and Loan Provisions in CARES Act
Free Marketing Resources
Download Collective Alternative’s How to Market During a Pandemic Resources
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In this trying time, hospitals are in desperate need of protective equipment supplies. Would you consider donating any additional supplies you have available? We have included contact information for Franciscan, but you can drop off at any hospital near you.
Highest need items are listed below.
- N95 Respirators
- Surgical or isolation masks
- Face shields
- Eye shields, visors, or safety goggles
- Medical exam or non-surgical procedure gloves
- Protective or surgical jumpsuits/coveralls
- Isolation or cover gowns
- Hand sanitizer
- Disposable personal wipes
- Surface disinfectants
- Thermometers and probe covers
- Acoustic stethoscopes
- Specimen collection or transport container/bags
- Swab collection or transport containers
Donations have been requested by the following:
Contact Steven Daudy to coordinate: 317-601-1316 (cell)
Lawrence Police Department
Donations of masks, gloves, cleaning wipes, and hand sanitizer can be delivered M-F and drop-off can be arranged by contacting Capt. Steele at 317.542.4504
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