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 Mar 09, 2024

RIBA Professional Development Manager Bob Salvas joins RIBA CEO John Marcantonio on the podcast today to provide an overview of the wide-ranging educational opportunities offered. AUDIO LINK

Friday Sep 29, 2023

Jim Tobin, new CEO of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) joins RIBA Executive Officer John Marcantonio and guest co-host Bob Baldwin for some lively give-and-take on top issues facing the residential construction industry. AUDIO LINK

Saturday Feb 11, 2023

Changes coming to the Rhode Island Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board in 2023 are the topics as host Paul Eno welcomes RIBA Executive Officer John Marcantonio, State Building Code Commissioner Jim Cambio and Dept. of Business Regulation Acting Deputy Director Matt Santacroce.AUDIO LINK

Saturday Nov 05, 2022

Several code officials join co-hosts John Marcantonio and Paul Eno on the RIBA News & Views Podcast to talk about issues with building officials and inspectors, including an acute shortage, along with plans for a new training program based at RIBA. Appearing are Acting DBR Deputy Director Matthew Santacroce, Building Code Commissioner James Cambio, Warwick Building Official Alfred DeCorte, Narragansett Building Official Wayne Pimental and RIBA Professional Development Manager Bob Salvas. Audio Link

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


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