Rhode Island Builders Association News & Views Podcast

News, updates and information for members of the residential construction industry’s trade association in the Ocean State.

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Saturday Sep 17, 2022

Host Paul Eno welcomes Executive Officer John Marcantonio, Membership Relations Manager Elise Geddes and Chuck Lowe of the Builders Insurance Group for an eye-opening discussion about what the Rhode Island Builders Association offers members, including a brand-new benefit. Audio Link

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

Nationally recognized appraiser Susan Kelly joins our co-hosts to cue us in on the latest trends in residential appraisals, including energy-efficiency considerations, accessory dwelling units and Fortified Homes.  AUDIO LINK

Monday Mar 07, 2022

February's podcast features Cheri Walton, President of the Risk & Safety Management Co., on the latest trends and enforcement targets of OSHA, and how to prepare for an inspection. Ms. Walton also provides crucial jobsite safety advice, especially as the COVID pandemic persists. AUDIO LINK

Tuesday Jan 18, 2022

RIBA Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) President Linda Bohmbach and Vice President Jackie Pagel join co-hosts Paul Eno and Monica Cummings for an eye-opening look at women in the residential construction industry today, and the critical role of PWB in RIBA. AUDIO: https://www.spreaker.com/user/12463438/riba-podcast-9. DOWNLOAD: https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/48349284/download.mp3

Thursday Dec 02, 2021

DBR's Julietta Georgakis and state Building Code Commissioner James Cambio join us to talk about revisions to the state codes that take effect February 1, and about how the code process works. The hiring and training of building officials also feature in the discussion. AUDIO: https://www.spreaker.com/user/12463438/riba-ep-8-with-promo-spot. DOWNLOAD: https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/47762499/download.mp3

Tuesday May 18, 2021

Why the Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board (CRLB) exists, how it works, and the new - tough - enforcement tools it now has. It's all on the docket as host Paul Eno and RIBA Executive Officer John Marcantonio welcome DBR Deputy Director Julietta Georgakis and State Building Code Commissioner James Cambio. Direct link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/12463438/riba-ep-7-now-with-teeth

Sunday Nov 22, 2020

As residential building and remodeling boom amid the ongoing pandemic, the Rhode Island Builders Association is working full-tilt for members. From participating in COVID guildeline planning with state leaders, to serving as a key education and information resource, to providing trade training for the industry's future workforce, the association is front and center. Direct link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/12463438/6-november-29-2020-executive-officer-joh

Sunday Sep 27, 2020

Joyce Therrien and Chuck Lowe of the Builders Insurance Group join RIBA Executive Officer John Marcantonio and host Paul Eno for an eye-opening look at the ins and outs of insurance for residential builders, remodelers and the trades. Direct link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/12463438/riba-podast-ep-5-final

Thursday Jul 02, 2020

RIBA Workforce Development Committee Chairman Ron Caniglia and Director of Workforce Programs Cheryl Boyd join RIBA CEO John Marcantonio and host Paul Eno to share info on the many free job training programs the association offers as the industry adjusts to the "new normal." Direct link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/12463438/riba-ep3-job-training-reduced

Thursday May 28, 2020

Dept. of Business Regulation Director Elizabeth Tanner and Deputy Director Julietta Georgiakis join RIBA Executive Officer John Marcantonio and host Paul Eno for an update on jobsite safety as the COVID-19 crisis continues, as Rhode Island reopens, and what to expect in the future. Direct link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/12463438/2-may-28-2020-covid-update-and-the-new-n


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