Here are just a few of the sessions worth checking out this year. For a complete list, visit www.buildersshow.com.
Safety, Spanish, & Your Company's Bottom Line.Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Experts will speak about improving communication skills and training Spanish-speaking workers to minimize injuries and accidents.
Housing & Economic Outlook.Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Economists and housing market analysts discuss the outlook for employment, prices, financing, and the state of the housing market in 2005.
Picture Perfect Wood Framing—A Quality Framing Job Every Time.Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Learn how to improve quality, increase profits, and reduce waste by using good structural engineering principles and tried-and-true framing techniques.
Big Four Construction Safety Hazards: What You Need To Know!Jan. 14, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. A review of safe work practices for minimizing exposure to safety hazards on residential jobsites; emphasis will be placed on OSHA's four most recognized hazards in construction: falls, electrocutions, caught-ins, and struck-bys.
Systems Building: Learn From the Pros.Jan. 15, 9 a.m.–10 a.m. Four veteran systems builders describe different system types, their benefits, and how to get involved in this growing market.
The Remodeling Market;Jan. 15, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Where is the remodeling market headed in 2005? Will remodeling track the overall economy? What makes this market special?
Don't Get Trumped: Successful Sales Managers Avoid “You're Fired.”Jan. 15, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Star sales managers know how to coach salespeople into A+ performers. Learn how to set up in-house training, performance reviews, sales contests, and sizzling sales meetings.
Reducing Risk And Obtaining Insurance for Mold! How, What, and Where?Jan. 15, 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Industry experts will present an overview of coverage and how to obtain it. Additional highlights include evaluation of mold-resistant products, wood framing issues, transfer of risk to the homeowner, sample home builder mold protocols, and documentation required to reduce liability.