Structural Plan Review Workshop


The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources
Presents a

Structural Plan Review Workshop*

Friday, February 28, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Miami-Dade County Herbert S. Saffir Permitting & Inspection Center
11805 S.W. 26 Street (Coral Way)
Conference Rooms I & J (Second Floor)
Miami, Florida 33175-2474

(and click Register for first time registrants or Login if already registered).

For additional information, contact Communications & Public Information Section at:
(786) 315-2297 (office)

Please arrive at least 20 minutes early for continuing education sign-in.

* This workshop is approved for two (2) Professional Development Hours (PDH)
for Professional Engineers (continuing education provider #0003711 with the Florida
Board of Professional Engineers).

* This workshop is approved for two (2) Contact Hours for Registered Architects (continuing education provider #0003938 with the Florida Board of Architecture & Interior Design).
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Miami-Dade: BASF Members get special briefing on new land development reqmts…..

At BASF’s November Miami-Dade Legislative Committee, Members heard a special presentation  – for BASF Members Only  – about the MAJOR CHANGES to Miami-Dade utility approvals.

See attached powerpoint for synopsis. BASF will be scheduling in-depth MEMBERS ONLY Workshop with the County experts, so you can ask all your questions – and learn from the experts! WASD-Consent-Dec-Short-PPT-11-16-13

FHBA Fall Conference News: BASF’s Ray Puzzitiello in line for President….

Good afternoon, BASF Nation! The Florida Home Builders Associatino (FHBA) held its Annual Fall Conference this past weekend.

Over the past weekend, Ray Puzzitiello, BASF Past President, Hall of Famer and Life Director was installed as Secretary – he will ascend to FHBA Presidency in another 3 years! Congratulations, Ray!

Governor Rick Scott addressed the conference of over 200 attendees, highlighting housing’s upswing in jobs and home values….all good news on the South Florida economy.

BASF’s Jeff Spear (The Spear Group) took over the reigns at another most important FHBA Committee, Government Affairs. Conference highlights included the preparation of the Government Affairs Legislative Priorities, with Jeff’s direct guidance.

Join us for the Spring Conference in Tallahassee, set for April 7-9, 2014!


Use All Legal Means Necessary to Protect Property Rights

NAHB’s proactive litigation efforts have forced governmental bodies and agencies at the state and federal levels to scale back or entirely eliminate efforts to limit or stop development on countless parcels nationwide. Fighting on behalf of property owners, NAHB on Nov. 28 filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, a landmark case that will have major implications for land developers across the country.  The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the extent to which government can tell a home builder or developer to pay money or make improvements to off-site land miles away from their own property before they can develop their own land.   The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case by June 30, 2013. View more details here.

Enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The home building industry, with the contribution of a substantial immigrant workforce, plays a critical role in sustaining the national economy and meeting the nation’s housing needs. It is estimated that more than 20 percent of the building industry’s workforce is foreign-born, making the immigrant population key to meeting housing demand and sustaining growth in the industry.

As Congress turns to a broader conversation on immigration reform, NAHB is urging lawmakers to take steps to make a system that is workable. Specifically, NAHB strongly urges Congress to focus on the direct employer-employee relationship so that U.S. employers remain accountable only for the identity and work authorization status of their direct employees, and not for the employees of other businesses.

NAHB also urges Congress to create an efficient, temporary guest worker program that allows employers to recruit legal immigrant workers when there is a shortage of domestic workers and allows these immigrants to be put on the path to temporary or permanent legal residency or citizenship. Finally, NAHB supports congressional efforts to address the concerns created by the growing undocumented immigrant population and create a system whereby they can achieve legal status.

For more information, click on the links below:

NAHB Chairman Rick Judson’s testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee on immigration bill S. 744
Home builders call on Congress to improve guest worker provisions in Senate bill S. 744
NAHB letter to Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 744
Official NAHB statement on Senate immigration bill S. 744
Letter to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on construction industry priorities for immigration reform
Congressional testimony of Utah home builder Christopher Gamvroulas on E-Verify program
NAHB press release on E-Verify testimony
NAHB and other trade groups tell Congress construction sector must be part of guest worker program
Essential Worker Immigration Coalition Statement to Senate “Gang of 8”