International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
JAN 21-23, 2020

Avoiding Poor Performing Homes & Profit-Killing Call-Backs

Tuesday, February 19 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM

Location: LVCC - Master Sessions - South 233

Format: Master SessionMore Info

Level of Content: AdvancedMore Info

Who Should Attend: Subcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors, Single Family - All, Designers, Architects, Engineers and Planners

Track: Business Management

What It's About:

What makes you successful, as a builder, is not the number of homes you build in a year or even how much money you make on the initial sale—it’s the amount of profit that stays in your pocket. Profits and costs aren’t always finished accruing when you turn over the keys. The secret to maximizing your bottom line depends on how well you control your call-back costs. This Master session will explore the biggest mistakes that designers, builders and the trades make that lead to expensive call-backs and poor performing homes—and how to overcome them. Through pictures and examples from job site evaluations, you’ll get a first-hand look at problems and solutions, gain better insight on building enclosures, water and moisture issues, and identify mistakes that lead to poor energy performance, comfort and IAQ issues so you can proactively avoid them.

Session Agenda

What You'll Learn:

  • Identify the top design and construction mistakes contractors and designers make that lead to moisture, comfort or performance related call-backs.
  • Explore best practices for cost-effective approaches to building homes that are energy efficient and free of moisture related problems.
  • Discuss the relationships between water and air barriers, moisture vapor transmission, condensation, material permeability and insulation selection.
  • Illustrate how to properly flash windows and doors to meet new code requirements for continuous exterior insulation that result in building durability and optimal water management.

How to Attend:

Master Sessions are in-depth, 3-hour intensive programs that dig deeper into specific industry topics. The sessions are open to all attendees with a Full Registration or 1-Day Education valid for the day of the session they wish to attend, but you can guarantee your Master Session seat for $25 per session. Reserved seating can only be purchased online during IBS advance registration. Tickets purchased by January 18, 2019 will be mailed to the address in your registration record prior to the show. Tickets purchased between January 19 and February 16, 2019 must be picked up by the purchaser at the Special Events Ticket Counter in the IBS Registration Tent onsite. Please note that Master Sessions reserved seating tickets are not sold onsite. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the listed start time and reserved seating will be held until 15 minutes after. At that time, any non-guaranteed seating will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis at no additional charge to attendees with a Full Registration or 1-Day Education valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Fees for Master Sessions are not refundable.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 3.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.3 CEU(s), AIA - 3.0 LU|HSW Hour(s)

AIA CES Credit Eligible  AIA CES Credit Eligible:

NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

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