HBA’s annual BuildRight Conference is the one-stop source for building industry professionals to get cutting edge building technology and business development innovations. In addition to a full day of educational opportunities, the Conference will include Q&A session on Metro’s new asbestos regulations, as well as a panel on density in the City of Portland.
Starting at 10:45am, HBA member Handyman Bob Strong, along with representatives from Metro and DEQ will be discussing the new asbestos requirements at Metro’s Transfer Stations. We encourage you to attend and participate in this Q&A session to make sure our industry’s concerns are heard and addressed.
At 1:45pm, members of the Residential Infill Committee will be discussing the benefits of density and how we can thoughtfully accommodate rising populations in the urban area and find creative workable solutions. We will be joined by Eric Engstrom, Planner at the City of Portland, who has decades of city planning experience throughout the country; Mary Kyle McCurdy of 1000 Friends of Oregon who has decades of experience with Oregon’s land use laws as well as with housing and urban planning; and Eric Thompson, the founder of Oregon Homeworks, a company building in the City of Portland that emphasizes green features for minimized environmental impact.
Lunch will feature a Government Relations update on local and statewide work as well, and the closing keynote will speaker will be Josh Lehner, Oregon State Economist, speaking on the future of building in the Portland Metro area. Attend to find out more about the housing industry’s supply constraints, how Portland stacks up to other growing areas and the outlook for the local economy, population and homeownership.
If you’re interested in attending, you can register for the BuildRight Conference here.