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BIASC Unveils BIASC Academy of Home Building Education with Initial Focus on “Safety First” Certification During COVID-19


IRVINE, Calif. – July 16, 2020 – The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) has created the BIASC Academy of Home Building Education. The new program will provide online educational services to help keep its members informed and up-to-date on how to best adapt to the continually changing circumstances impacting the industry.


BIASC Academy courses are designed to enhance the safety of builders, associates, trade partners and the surrounding community as a top priority with best practices and certification for creating “Safety First” construction sites during the COVID-19 pandemic.


“We are proud to provide over 90 years of experience and leadership as a trusted source in helping our members achieve their business goals and service to the community,” said BIASC EVP Craig Foster. “Our fundamental goal is to deliver support and resources to the home building industry that are essential to the success of our members. These new safety programs through the new BIASC Academy of Home Building Education are the latest realization of that commitment.”


Two sets of comprehensive courses are available, one focused on construction managers and superintendents with the other directed to trade partners and associate services. BIASC recommends that these courses be a top priority for project managers, project superintendents, field associates and trade foremen.


Topics covered in these courses include:

  • Homebuilder Worker Protection Responsibilities
  • Best Practices and Safety Procedures
  • Assessing Workers for COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Determining Risk for Construction Workers
  • Instructions for Construction Workers
  • Your Worker Protection Responsibilities
  • Conforming with Inspection Requirements
  • Practices for Cleaning and Disinfecting High-Risk Transmission Areas
  • Cleaning of Tools and Batteries
  • Protecting Workers Tasked with Disinfecting


Inspectors and other officials as well as residents living around a project will appreciate these efforts to ensure that all site personnel and trades are compliant with current guidelines that should be practiced during these turbulent times.


In addition to formal certification, projects will receive 50 stake signs featuring the builder’s company name and the BIASC endorsement as a “Safety First” project to promote their commitment to safety best practices and successful completion of the course.


As the BIASC Academy expands, planned additions include a program on Community Development and Homebuilding Management (CDHM).


BIASC Academy of Home Building Education details and registration are available at


For more information on the Building Industry Association of Southern California, visit





Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) is a leading advocate for thousands of building industry leaders who are committed to a better future for California by building communities, creating jobs and ensuring housing opportunities for everyone. The association has launched its New Homes Showcase, an important initiative designed to serve as a leading authoritative resource in the building industry by engaging consumers directly with builder communities without the intermediation of third-party websites. Learn more at

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