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John B. Scheuman, 71, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Franciscan Health St. Elizabeth East. He was born January 30, 1949 in Lafayette, IN. John was a lifelong Lafayette resident and graduate from Jefferson High School in 1967. He was awarded a full...

The Indiana Quality Assurance Builder Standards (QABS) program has changed in two ways: Indiana QABS manuals are now offered through IBA directly to you, the member, and in digital format. All builder members can participate. The Indiana QABS program creates a series of performance guidelines that builders/remodelers and...

What a year. When starting my time as IBA president after our December board meeting last year, I never would have expected what 2020 had in store for us as individuals, a community and an industry. I came in to my term as IBA president...

The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) members on the ballot found success on November 3 as general election results poured in across the state. After all the votes were counted, IBA will add 2 members to the Indiana General Assembly, with now 10 members of the...

Indiana joins eight other states when Governor Eric Holcomb officially declared the month of October to be Careers in Construction Month. Indiana’s Careers in Construction Month is designated to help increase public awareness of the opportunities available in construction trades professions. “The importance of the construction industry’s...

Mary Ellis, Executive Director of the Builders Association of Greater Lafayette (BAGL), knows the key to a successful event is networking. Typically BAGL’s monthly membership meetings are dinners held at the American Legion, which has great food, service, parking and cheap beer. Their set-up, like...

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 28, 2019) – Statewide totals for building permits issued in September show 1,447 single-family permits were pulled, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. September permits are down 4 percent from August of 2019, when 1,531 permits were pulled. The 1,447 permits pulled in September...

After 19 months, the rule adoption process is nearly complete for the residential code. On November 7, 2019, the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission (Commission) approved the proposed rule to amend the 2018 International Residential Code, with a few editorial changes. The proposed...

The Indiana Builders Association will grant two awards to both an associate member and remodeler who have shown extraordinary leadership skills and have made exceptional contributions to the organization. The awards are based on merit and will be judged by a special judging panel. The application...

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