Here are just a few of the sessions worth checking out this year. For a complete list, visit

  • 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.