IBCA Membership Services:
The Idaho Building Contractors Association (IBCA) through its services and advocacy victories reduced the cost to the buyers of new construction roughly $11,160 per house start in 2013-2014. (Numbers average to a 2,200 square foot home on an 8,000 square foot lot.)
- Negotiated keeping fire sprinklers from being mandated in single family residences and duplexes. Cost reduced on new construction (single family) an estimated $5,500 at $2.50 per square foot.
- Building Code Changes (Residential, Energy, Electrical and Radon): Cost reduced on new construction an estimated $4,100 per single family residence.
- Arc Fault: Cost reduced on new construction an estimated $1,560 per single family residence.
**The National Association of Home Builders calculated for every $1,000 increase in a new home price, 500 home buyers are priced out of the market. 8,000 potential buyers remain in the market because of this savings of twelve thousand dollars.
2017 Winter Board Meetings (Boise, ID)
February 1 – 3, 2017