What is an EAC?
An Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) is any contractor other than an Official Contractor that provides a service to an Exhibitor within his exhibit space. EAC’s are independent contractors hired by exhibiting companies to perform services such as labor to build or dismantle their booth, booth supervision, booth design, independent display companies, delivery personnel, technicians, models, photographers, computer technicians, ANY SERVICE in your booth. It is the Exhibitor's responsibility to advise its Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) of all of the following.
NOTE: If you use a designated Official IBS Contractor to provide services in your booth, you do NOT need to submit an EAC request. An EAC will be granted access to the exhibit floor ONLY if the EAC Request Form and Certificate of Insurance have been received and approved by NAHB. There will be no exceptions. Questions regarding EAC's should be directed to Bernadette Coe at email@example.com.
Request to use an EAC
If you intend to use contractors other than the Official IBS Contractors to assist in setting up or doing any other work in your booth then you MUST complete the following:
1. Exhibitors must use the Exhibitor Tools to submit an EAC Request form to NAHB. This form is submitted by exhibitors and identifies the EAC's they wish to use. EAC Request forms are due December 1, 2017. If correct information is not submitted by this date, there is the chance that the contractor will not be permitted on the show floor.
2. The EAC MUST submit (to NAHB) an original Certificate of Insurance. The Certificate of Insurance is a General Liability Insurance Certificate naming the National Association of Home Builders; its Directors, Officers, Agents and Employees; and the Orange County Convention Center as additional insured from January 3-15,2018. The EAC shall, at its sole cost and expense, procure and maintain through the term of the 2018 IBS, comprehensive general liability insurance against claims for Bodily Injury and Property Damage occurring in or upon or resulting from the premises leased by NAHB. Such insurance shall include contractual liability and product liability coverage, with combined single limits of liability of not less than $1,000,000. View a sample Certificate of Insurance.