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Friday March 5, 2010 Special Guest Speakers: David Crowe, Chief Economist, NAHB Peter Gioia, Economist, Vice President, CBIA Shawn McCadden, CR, CLC, CAPS Remodeling Industry Specialist
63rd Annual Connecticut Home & Remodeling Show
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
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PROs ONLY Schedule of Events
12:00 PM 1:30 5:00
CT Building and Remodeling Forecast, 2010 National Economic Update David Crowe Find out what’s happening in the national economy, how it will impact housing, and what NAHB sees for the industry in 2010.
Connecticut Economic Update Pete Gioia CBIA’s forecast for recovery, impacts of jobs, demographics, national and international effects. Plus a review of the downside risks - largely political and geopolitical, to recovery.
Seven Important Considerations for 2010 Shawn McCadden The seven things remodelers and builders should keep on their radar screen for 2010.
Youth Design Awards
The Game Has Changed; It’s Not Business As Usual Anymore! Shawn McCadden Find out how your sales, marketing, design, & production will need to evolve if you still want to be around when the economy improves.
Registration/Doors opens Floor Opens Doors open to public
Home Builders Association
4:30 Why Customers Aren’t Buying and Why You’re Not Selling? Shawn McCadden The old rules for buying and selling have been tossed and homeowners and contractors both need to find new rules to play by. Demonstration Area - A 1:45 Installing Thin Sawn Natural Stone Veneers 2:30 Understanding today’s LED lighting technologies 3:15 The new Lead Rules: How they affect your Business 4:00 Installing Azek Decking and Railings 4:45 Installing Thin Sawn Natural Stone Veneers 5:30 The Benefit of Using Vintage & Custom Lighting 6:15 Installing Azek Decking and Railings
Stone Depot CT Lighting Centers Bob Hanbury Azek Stone Depot CT Lighting Centers Azek
Demonstration Area - B 1:45 2:30 3:15 4:00 4:45 5:30 6:15
James Hardie Siding Products Climate Defense System Spray Foam Insulations The new Lead Rules: How they affect your Business James Hardie Siding Products Climate Defense System Spray Foam Insulations
Feature Area Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing
James Hardie Harvey Industries Dow Building Solutions Bob Hanbury James Hardie Harvey Industries Dow Building Solutions
Blower Door Tests Energy Efficient Products on Displays In Your Home Hardscape Design and Construction
Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund Cedar Mountain Stone & Mulch-Nicolock
AIA Continuing Education Class - Meeting Room 14, Ballroom level 2:00 3:00 4:00
P101 Comparative Study of Wood & Aluminum Windows Pella Windows P501 Glazing Systems Balancing Aesthetics, Performance & Cost Pella Windows Building Science & the Residential Building Envelope Dow Building Products
Home Builders Association Booth 1:45 3:00 4:15
Connecticut Building Inspector OSHA Connecticut Legislative Update
The Home Builders Association would like to thank Stanley for their support of the PROs ONLY Showcase and their donation of tools to this event. Win an iPod Touch, donated by Stone Depot, or a Tool set, donated by Stanley Tools. Stop by the HBA booth to enter. Please make sure that you use the valuable coupons in the PROs ONLY Pro-Vantage coupon book that contains more than $8,000 in discounts for you. We would like to thank all of the exhibitors who contributed to these exclusive offers. Membership in the Home Builders Association has advantages.These discounts are just an example of the type of Pro-Vantages that members have access to throughout the year. Please stop be the HBA booth and learn more about all the benefits and resources that are available to members.
Thanks to more durable roof coverings, insulated windows, increased insulation, high-efficiency heating, cooling, and water heating equipment, efficient lighting and many more technological advances, homes built today are 100 percent more energy efficient than homes built in the 1970s. Making your home more energy efficient can help to reduce high energy bills, improve comfort and help to protect the environment. At the Home Energy Showcase, you will learn about making your home more energy efficient and see energy-efficient products on display and in use. The Home Builders Association has partnered with the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund to present this amazing display that features many of the latest technologies for your home that can help you save money while also helping the environment. Please make sure to pick up the Home Energy Showcase Guide before you enter the home. Inside the display you will see home heating systems in the basement, the latest in lighting and home technology in the kitchen, and various insulation techniques and window systems to provide the best energy efficiency for your new or remodeled home. Also make sure to visit the Blower Door testing room to see how a home is tested for air infiltration.
Benefits of Membership in the Home Builders Association The more than 1,100 members of the Home Builders Association of Connecticut are the best in the industry: builders & developers, remodelers, and companies who sell products and services to the home building industry. HBA members are leaders in the industry, committed to the highest standards of professional conduct and known for the quality of their products. Three-in-One Membership Companies become members by joining the local Home Builders Association in their area (see below), and automatically become members of the Home Builders Association of Connecticut (HBACT) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), connecting them to the power of more than 190,000 members nationwide. Networking When your company joins the Home Builders Association, you will have regular opportunities to network, meet and build business relationships with other builders, developers, remodelers, suppliers and professionals at monthly membership meetings, committees and special interest councils, awards, events and educational programs. Education Through NAHB’s University of Housing, members have access to professional education and certification classes on topics ranging from Green Building to Aging & Accessibility. Obtaining a professional designation offers an excellent opportunity to improve your skills, advance your career and company, differentiate your business from the competition and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth. See the back panel for a list of classes currently planned for 2010. Powerful Advocacy The Home Builders Association’s primary mission is to advocate for the home building industry in local town halls, at the State Capitol, in state agencies and in Washington, D.C. The HBA tracks bills at the legislature and regulations in the agencies, testifies on their impact on the home building industry and advocates for streamlining regulations and making it easier for members to build homes in our state. Through the HBA, members have opportunities to get to know their state senators and representatives, and other policy makers and talk about the issues. At each level of the 3-in-1 membership, the Assocation’s professional staff and leaders are advocating for our industry. Information, Public Relations & Communications The Home Builders Association offers access to the most current information and resources about the residential construction industry at the local, state and national level. Members are kept up to date on industry news and resources to help build their businesses through CT Builder Magazine, newsletters, e-blasts and resources on the associations’ web sites. HBA staff work with state media outlets, informing them on policy and industry issues, promoting the value of the industry to the state’s economy and highlighting members’ accomplishments. At the local, state and national level, the Association’s websites offer information for consumers and promote the value of working with Home Builders Association members. Special Interest Councils If you have a special interest in Green Building, Sales & Marketing, Land Development, Remodeling and other issues, the Home Builders Association offers councils and committees that focus on these important issues. Build Green CT, part of the NAHB’s Green Building Program is working to promote green building across the state. Events and Awards The five local associations, state HBA and NAHB offer many events and opportunities for professional recognition. The HBA is proud of its members’ commitment to quality craftsmanship and celebrates the best in our industry each year. Member Discounts The Home Builders Association offers local member-to-member discounts, rebate and discount programs on insurance and other products through the HBA of CT. Members also have access to national discount programs from companies like GM, Fed Ex, Omaha Steaks and Hertz. The Bottom Line Membership in the Home Builders Association is a valuable investment in your company. There has never been a better time to join the HBA. Membership provides the critical resources and information needed to grow your business.
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Education Schedule Education is a priority in the HBA. From safety instruction and industry trends to classes leading to professional designations through NAHB’s University of Housing, a full range of courses are available to members. Investing in professional education helps our members improve their skills, advance their careers and create a competitive advantage. Below is the list of courses currently planned for 2010. Please check with your local HBA as more courses may be added. Courses are also listed at www.hbact.org, click on the calendar icon. Business Management for Building Professionals March 9, HBRA of Fairfield County, 203-335-7008 EPA Lead RRP Certification Training March 17, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Trench & Excavation Safety March 18, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Green Building for Professionals (2-day course) March 25-26, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Electrical Safety Building Breakfast Meeting March 25, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Building a Stronger Foundation for Profit & Success April 6, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Vehicle Safety April 8, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Building Codes, Standards & Guidelines April 9, HBA of New Haven County, 877-414-BLDR First Aid/CPR Certification Training April 9, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Financial Management April 15, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Estimating for Builders & Remodelers April 16, HBA of New Haven County, 877-414-BLDR Advanced Green Building (2-day course) April 20-21, HBRA of Fairfield County, 203-335-7008
CAPS I: Marketing & Communications Strategies for Aging & Accessibility June 17, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 CAPS II: Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility June 18, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Land Acquisition & Development Finance September 1, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Risk Management & Insurance for Building Professionals September 30, HBA of New Haven County, 877-414-BLDR Business Management for Building Professionals October 15, HBA of New Haven County, 877-414-BLDR Scheduling October 29, HBA of New Haven County, 877-414-BLDR Green Building for Professionals (2-day course) November 11-12, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Profitable Business through Quality Practices November 18, HBA of New Haven County, 877-414-BLDR Estimating for Builders & Remodelers December 1, HBA of New Haven County, 877-414-BLDR Customer Service December 15, HBA of New Haven County, 877-414-BLDR Professional designations offered through the Home Builders Association include:
Fall Prevention April 22, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-in-place market.
Project Management April 29, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212
Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) Learn about the home building business from the best source possible: builders and remodelers with years of field experience.
Smart Selling Strategies for Tough Times May 4, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212
Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation.
OSHA 10-hour Certification May 6 & May 13, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212 Building Technology: Systems & Interior Finishes May 14, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212
Graduate Master Builder (GMB) Graduate Master Builder (GMB) courses are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.
Construction Contracts & Law May 21, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212
Certified Green Professional (CGP) The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional Designation teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction.
Building Technology: Structures & Exterior Finishes June 4, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) CGB is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills.
Business Accounting & Job Cost June 11, HBA of Hartford County, 860-563-4212
Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) program includes advanced and updated courses geared toward experienced remodeling professionals.