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What Happened in Vegas…

CAI Keystone members and staff participated in the 2024 Community Now Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas May 8-11, 2024.

PA Act 115 of 2023: Retroactive, or not?

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Over the last year, CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) has received inquiries related to retroactive application of Act 115, which was signed into law by Governor Wolf in late 2022.  Although retroactivity is a complex matter, the LAC offers the following response: The Contract Clause of the US Constitution says that no state […]

Post & Comment in the Keystone Member Community

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When’s the last time you signed in to the CAI Keystone Connect Member Community and posted or responded to another member’s post? If your response is “What is the CAI Keystone Connect Member Community”, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised! Most members are familiar with the CAI Exchange, a member community hosted on the CAI […]

2023 Annual Report

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What a year! CAI Keystone experienced a banner year in 2023, including legislative successes, membership growth, new programs and conferences, and significant budget growth. The chapter also witnessed record high levels of attendance at many programs in 2023 as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic further receded into our collective memory. The chapter Board of […]

PA House Bill 1289 Presented to the Governor

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CAI is pleased to report Pennsylvania House Bill No. 1289, removing racially restrictive deed covenants, passed the State Senate by a unanimous vote on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. The Bill, which passed the House by a vote of 200 to 3 in June, has been presented to Governor Shapiro for his signature. CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative […]

The Champlain Towers Collapse and Its Implications for the Condo Industry

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SPONSORED CONTENT In the preparation of this article Chat GPT-4 has been used as a reference. By Mitchell H. Frumkin, PE, RS President Kipcon Inc. Chair CAI National Condominium Safety, Public Policy Task Force The tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers Condominium in Surfside, Florida in 2021 not only devastated families and communities but has […]

2022 Annual Report – A Banner Year for CAI Keystone

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The world has experienced a period of disruption likely not seen since World War II. The global Covid Pandemic has interrupted everything we consider normal. In the United States, we’ve witnessed intense political divisions, social and racial conflict, the rise of authoritarian trends and sky-high inflation. Through it all, CAI Keystone has persevered, ignored the […]

Engineering and Economic Impact Studies Find Proposed Fire Sprinkler Mandate for Existing High-Rise Buildings in Philadelphia Costly and Unjustified

New engineering and economic impact studies commissioned by the Pennsylvania Apartment Association (PAA) have found no empirical evidence to support Philadelphia City Council’s proposed change to “The Philadelphia Fire Code” (Bill 220299), requiring automatic fire sprinkler systems in existing high-rise buildings throughout the city. The engineering report, conducted by Thriven Design, Inc., examines the cost […]

Setting and Achieving Professional Goals

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by Kara Guerra, SERVPRO Team McCabe What are your professional goals? That can seem like a really loaded question if you haven’t thought about it before. Perhaps you’re like me and have been playing your career by ear. Perhaps you have had a plan all along. Either way, trying to evaluate where you want to […]