International Builders' Show
February 9-11, 2021
Orlando, FL
FEB 9-11, 2021

Addressing the Trade Shortage: Solutions You Can Implement Today

Tuesday, January 21 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Location: LVCC - North 252

Registration Type: IBS Full Registration or 1-Day Education Registration

Format: Building Knowledge SessionMore Info

Level of Content: AdvancedMore Info

Who Should Attend: Subcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors, Remodelers, Single Family - All

Track: Industry Trends & Emerging Issues

Speaker Handouts and Other Documents

What It's About:

For the fifth straight year, surveys of industry leaders place the labor shortage as the top obstacle to both housing affordability and builder profit. The ultimate solution requires long-term development, and new trade training opportunities are popping up across the country. But what can a builder do to solve local shortages in 2020? Turns out, a lot. Join us, as one of the industry’s leading voices on the trade shortage and building efficiency offers specific steps to become the “Builder of Choice.” Learn how to attract the best trades and crews, and reap the benefits of superior product, quality, schedule and profit. We'll also look at a few of the incredible trades programs being started and how they might apply in your market.

What You'll Learn:

  • Examine the repercussions of a dwindling and rapidly aging skilled labor force.
  • Observe some of the nationwide efforts to develop young, well-trained skilled labor.
  • Learn how builders can win in the zero-sum-game of getting the best trades in your local market.
  • Recognize the 12 specific builder competencies that attract the best trades and earn the best crews.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Continuing Education:

NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)

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