General Contractors/Home Builders Need Continuing Education sign now

Construction defects and shoddy workmanship are on the rise. During the past big real estate boom, housing developments were going up practically over night, with unsupervised crews and no attention to details.

Plenty of legislation has been passed to protect the contractors from construction defect suits, yet little has been done to protect the consumers. Now that the boom has quieted down, many developers and builders are filing bankruptcy and walking away from their shoddy work; leaving those that paid top dollar for these homes hanging in the breeze.

As an Indoor Air/Environmental Consultant in the State of Arizona, I would estimate that 80\% of my projects stem from construction defect issues which led to moisture, mold, and structural integrity problems.

Almost all of these problems could have been avoided if the builders had even a basic concept of building science principals. Site planning, drainage, slopeage, material selection and installment, flashing, etc. a small amount of knowledge can go a very long way.

Almost every other professional industry requires its members to complete a certain number of Continuing Education Units (CEUS) every 1-2 years. My certification for example requires me to obtain 40 CEUs every two years. Realtors who are selling the homes and buildings are required to gain CEUs yet those who are BUILDING our homes and structures are not?

It has been proven that our builders (and their buildings) are failing. Consumers are being hurt by these failures each and every day.

It is time to demand that the people in charge of building our homes and structures demonstrate their competency and knowledge by being REQUIRED to attend continuing education courses. It is the only way a shift can and will occur. Getting a license and building to code just isnt protecting us anymore.

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  • 18 December 201550. Ronald Gt
    long overdue City , State Prescott Valley, AZ
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  • 26 January 201444. Brandy P
    Too many people have suffered by un- educated workers/companys-I consider them lazy and scam artist to have them say they do something but know nothing about is a disgrace! Address 608 Bootleg rd City , State clarkdale,az86324
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  • 22 September 201239. Charles R
    I agree wholeheartedly, and experience the same problems on the east coast! Address 624 W. Saint Andrews Dr. City , State Media, PA 19063
  • 15 August 201238. Peter S
    other professionals are required to do so Address 5431 Avenida Encinas, Suite F City , State Carlsbad, California 92008
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    much needed legislation Address 12 Oak Drive City , State Shawnee, OK 74801
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  • 07 June 201134. Fox Sportsradio
    Builders NEED a basic concept of building science principals!! Address В City , State Flagstaff, AZ
  • 15 March 201133. Steven T
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  • 18 September 201032. William As
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  • 04 October 200931. Marcia R
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  • 27 April 200930. Cindy S
    Builders in ALL states should be educated in the building sciences. Too many new homes are built more like theater sets than real houses. City , State Norman, OK
  • 27 February 200929. Codycarpenter Mercado
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 200928. Paula S
    I am a board member of Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings (HADD) please check out web site www.hadd.com. This has been going on for years and that is why we where established. All our members have been HADD. We need more than a CEU certification we ne
  • 03 March 200827. Ronald Bb
    Continuing education is necessary, lack of adequate supervision is a large problem contractors have, but additionally, paying workers by piece work rather than them being direct hourly employees is the next largest problem in defective work. Florida requi
  • 25 August 200726. William B
    I support this petition
  • 24 July 200725. Elaine S
    We are in the middle of a mess with a horrific contractor who has hurt people all over Arizona, but most recently in the Clarkdale and Yavapai County areas. He's inept, doesn't care, ignores Corrective Work Orders, ignores court rulings, ignores Judgments
  • 20 July 200724. Edward V
    Have been victimized by shoddy builder in AZ City , State Sedona,AZ

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