Your Monthly BIAOC Update: June 2021
California is officially re-opened!
At last, effective yesterday, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the State of California has officially re-opened its economy. As of June 15, 2021, the Governor terminated the executive orders that put into place the Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out the vast majority of executive actions put in place since March 2020 as part of the pandemic response, leaving a subset of provisions that facilitate the ongoing recovery. The new public health order effective June 15 supersedes all prior health orders. Click HERE to read the latest reopening updates.

Check the upcoming News & Events section below for NEW upcoming events and industry news - including BIAOC's Whiskey Tasting event happening next week. Register to reserve your spot today!

Scroll down to our Government Affairs Updates section for the latest BIAOC member advocacy wins and calls to action. Contact to become an industry advocate today!

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Southern California BITA Alliance 2021 Summer Internship
Southern California BITA Alliance 2021 Summer Internship

The Southern California BITA Alliance is excited to announce the commencement of the 2021 Summer Internship with Boudreau Pipeline and Inland Empire Framing. Four BITA graduates will be placed in a six-week paid internship on the jobsite within these two industry sectors. The interns will be introduced to various trades involved with building and developing home communities.
As part of their training, interns will learn from skilled trade craftsmen how to perform difficult tasks in each of these trades, become familiar with safety and a well-maintained jobsite, and how to use special tools and equipment needed for successful installation on the jobsite.

Each intern will be placed with a mentor to assist with simple tasks, and ultimately progress into some of the more intricate tasks as the intern becomes more confident and qualified in their responsibilities.

The California Homebuilding Foundation will supply each intern with a work-ready scholarship to help purchase proper work boots, personal protective equipment, hand-tools, and appropriate work attire, preparing them for their first day on the job site.

“The SoCal BITA Alliance invested great time and energy in an internship program we thought would come to life last summer. The program was delayed for understandable reasons, and we feared it might be delayed until 2022 or beyond. Thanks to this talented and industrious group, and a couple brave trade partners, we were able to implement a modified program this year! We are excited to make the move to a more encompassing internship program next year and are equally elated to congratulate each of the 2021 interns as they transition from student to professional.”
Work-based learning experiences are one of the best ways for young adults to become familiar with the skilled trades. Such experiences can generate motivation for students to continue into the trades after graduation. 

Companies can use summer internships as a pipeline for recruiting graduates. Now is a crucial time to recruit the next generation of homebuilders, as more than one in six young workers have stopped working due to the pandemic.

To join the SoCal BITA Alliance by contributing to its mission or providing employment and internship opportunities for BITA students in 2022, please contact Jill Herman at

CHF and the BIA SC would like to thank the dedicated sponsors and members of the SoCal BITA Alliance:

Sponsors: Brookfield Residential, TriPointe Homes, K.Hovnanian, Taylor Morrison, Murrow CM.
Members: BIA Orange County, Boudreau Pipeline, Brookfield Residential, C & R Systems, Circle M. Contractors, Coastline ROP, HY-Lang Electric. Inland Empire Framing, Lennar, FCL Builders, North Orange County ROP, 20/20 Plumbing, Schamber Electric, Shea Homes, The New Home Company, TriPointe Homes
News & Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for upcoming events, webinars, and industry news!
BIAOC Whiskey Tasting
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
5:30PM - 8:00PM

Join BIAOC for our annual evening of whiskey tasting and networking!
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Whiskey Sponsor
Bourbon Sponsor
Whiskey Tasting Glass Sponsor

BIA of Southern California Building Industry Show 3.0
September 29-30, 2021
Pechanga Resort & Casino

We invite you to join us for the biggest building trade show event and experience in Southern California - the Building Industry Show 3.0. Join us for our in-person trade show floor, Builders Golf Tournament, Builders Kickoff Party, special guest speakers to be announced and more.
Upcoming BIAOC NextGen Events
BIAOC NextGen Virtual Site Tour - West Village By Trumark

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Join BIAOC NextGen as we get an exclusive opportunity to speak with the executives of Trumark Homes, a national award-winning California homebuilder that is known for its innovative homes with unique design features.
BIAOC NextGen Summer Beach Bonfire

Thursday, June 24, 2021
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Join NextGen for the second summer beach bonfire event. 
This event is FREE!

Fire Rings are west of the Balboa Pier.

We will be at one of the pits to the right of the parking lot if you are looking at the pier. Look for the table with the NextGen table cloth on it to find us!
Check Out More Upcoming BIA Events
Save the Date
BIA Orange County Chapter Wine Event
October 14, 2021 - Sub Zero, Wolf, Cove Showroom
BIA Orange County Chapter 55th Annual Installation Gala
November 12, 2021 - Laguna Cliffs Marriott
Government Affairs Updates
Village at Laguna Hills project – Call to ActionAgain!
Calling All Members - Again!  Yes, you are reading that correctly. On Tuesday, April 27, the City of Laguna Hills decided to delay the Village at Laguna Hills project. Yes, it was late in the night. And yes, the hearing was pushing 7 hours. But the reasons given to delay the vote focused on the council needing more time to study the project! Further, even after the public comments were closed due to no remaining speakers, a council member wanted to hear from more residents who oppose the project, as most of the speakers in attendance were in support. So, after the council decided to delay the hearing until June 24th, they also agreed to re-open the public comment at the next scheduled meeting. The Council is clearly using delay tactics and abusing their power to change the rules and move the goal post in the middle of a public hearing. The council has had years to study the project and speak to the developer, but for some reason has done neither.

Please join us and provide your comments to the City Council - again. The team will work with you to make this as easy as possible and can provide talking points if you need them. Speaking at a city council meeting in support of the Building Industry will make you eligible for the BIAOC Government Affairs Award and Civic Advocacy League.

Should you be able to speak, please RSVP to Martin McIntosh, 949-394-3413,

Check out Steve LaMotte’s Recent Op-Ed related to the Mall Revitalization plan HERE, as well as the recent South OC Economic Coalition Membership meeting where Steve interviews the developer HERE.

Santa Ana Climate and Public Health Emergency Resolution
The City of Santa Ana discussed a proposed resolution last month looking at a series of goals to combat climate change. As one would imagine, the reso focused on decarbonization, resident health and increasing park land. However, the resolution goes on to state that:

“urban development on a grand scale has threatened residents with increased traffic and emissions, and thus may foster an increased heat island effect, elevating heat temperatures, incurring the threat of wildfires and additional health disparities such as asthma, obesity, heat exhaustion, heat stroke”. 

Due to this egregious language, the BIA and its coalition partners opposed the resolution, and asked that this item be tabled. The council agreed to bring the reso back with changes, and the BIA will continue to ensure that outright false language related to housing is not included.
BIAOC Industry News
Jamboree Begins Construction on Ascent, Third Development in Partnership With City of Buena Park
Jamboree Housing Corporation announced today that construction has begun on Ascent, a 57-unit supportive housing community in Buena Park, located in northern Orange County near the Los Angeles County border. Ascent is Jamboree’s first Permanent Supportive Housing community in the City of Buena Park and builds upon the commitment both partners have to address chronic homelessness through the creation of more supportive housing communities. Ascent is Jamboree and the City of Buena Park’s third collaboration to create more affordable housing – Park Landing in 2013 and Clark Commons in 2016 – which provided 140 new apartment homes for working families.

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Zac Torres 
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Chad Davies
NextGen Membership Co-Chair
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