The Florida Atlantic Building Association was created recently through a merger of the Builders Association of South Florida, which was active in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and the Gold Coast Builders Association, which focused on Palm Beach County.
The new regional trade group, focused on government affairs issues that affect builders in South Florida, from Palm Beach to the Florida Keys, will hold an installation meeting for officers and directors Nov. 30 at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.
Florida Atlantic Building Association is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association and National Home Builders Association.
Ben Solomon, vice president and general counsel of the new trade group, which has more than 300 members, said the merger, coming on the heels of hard times in construction, provides economies of scale and a larger coverage area for builders and related professionals. “It’s an opportunity as the market rebuilds to associate with a strong association,’’ he said.