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  • Site Planning, Approvals & Construction - Live Online 2020 (November 5)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/05/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Take the next step to becoming a small volume land developer by exploring actual site planning and preliminary platting. In this course, you will learn about the typical approval and final platting process through a governing authority. We will also discuss construction of improvements and getting the property ready to sell or develop. Presented in a three-hour live online format, the level of content in this course is for individuals new to the land development process. The course takes place on Thursday, November 5, 1-4 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, November 4.

    Take the next step to becoming a small volume land developer by exploring actual site planning and preliminary platting. In this course, you will learn about the typical approval and final platting process through a governing authority. We will also discuss construction of improvements and getting the property ready to sell or develop.  Presented in a three-hour live online format, the level of content in this course is for individuals new to the land development process.

    What to expect from this course:

    • You will review the land acquisition and development process and explore the last three steps of this eight-step process: site planning, government approvals, and site improvements. 
    • Recognize what it takes to successfully create a site plan and a preliminary plat.
    • Become familiar with the typical government approval process for land development, including the need for public land donation.
    • Identify what construction improvements are necessary to get the property ready to sell or develop.   

    Instructor: Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM

    Course Length: 3 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 3 hours toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CGP, CMP, Master CGP and MIRM

    Required for NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR

    Important Registration Details:

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the resources associated with this course.

    This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individuals login information to register for this course. You must login to nahb.org as yourself to receive your certificate of completion and credit for this course.  If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now.

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, November 4. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, November 4. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: EdWebinars@nahb.org.    

  • Understanding Today’s New Home Buyer - Live Online 2020 (November 3, 10 & 17)

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 11/03/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    This course will explore the today’s home buyers. Who are they? How do they think? What affects their buying decision? There are a variety of buyer profiles for new home purchases. As new home sales professionals, we first identify our buyer profile and then we must understand what motivates those who fit that profile to be effective in sales and marketing. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, November 2.

    This course will explore the dynamics of personalities, generations, cultures, and their relationship to today’s home buyer. Why, where, and how are they making their home buying decisions? How are home buyers affected by global, national and local events, trends, and cultures? Can the new home sales professional be an expert on these aspects? The course will examine how different buyer profiles choose to look for new homes all the way to making their home buying decision. We will also investigate what to do and what not to do, in addition to other suggested techniques for selling to today’s home buyer. Lastly, the course will review best practices for marketing, advertising, merchandising, and modes of communication.

    Participants in this course will be able to:

    • Learn about today’s new home buyers: Who are they? What are they looking for? How are they looking? In this course you will discuss the ever-changing demographics of new home buyers.
    • In addition to the questions of who and what, you will examine the differences between generations and how age shapes  home buying preferences.
    • Through this course you will demonstrate helpful tips on how to market and sell to each different generation.
    • In addition to generational differences there are also abundant cultural differences in today’s home buyers. You will differentiate the wants and needs of new home buyers from various cultures.
    • Different generations, cultures and needs demand unique features in their homes. In this course, you will identify the design style and color preferences in today’s new home buyer market.

    Instructor: Christy Beck, CSP, MIRM, Division Manager, Caruso Homes, North Carolina

    Course Length: 6 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Important Registration Details: 

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.

    This course is non‐transferrable. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course. You must log in to nahb.org as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for this course. If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now. 

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, November 2. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m.  ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, November 2. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: EdWebinars@nahb.org.   

    Christy Beck, CSP, MIRM

    Division Manager, Caruso Homes, North Carolina

    Christy N. Beck, MIRM, CSP, Broker possesses a solid background in new home sales, management, marketing and training. Her extensive knowledge of the New Homes industry has been gained through her vast experience in positions such as Sr. Vice President of new Homes at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walson, Vice President of Marketing for Bill Clark Homes and Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sunstar Homes/Lennar Corporation. She is a Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM) and a Certified Sales Professional (CSP). She has held various leadership positions with NAHB and currently serves as the incoming Chair of NSMC and serves on NAHB Education. In January 2017 at the International Builder Show, Christy received the Bill Molster Lifetime Achievement award for her service to NAHB, NSMC and the Institute of Residential Marketing. Locally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Raleigh-Wake HBA. Christy has been the recipient of numerous sales and marketing awards by the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council (TSMC) MAME awards including Rookie of the Year (1995), Sales Person of the Year (1999) and Silver Marketing Manager of the Year (2001). In 2012 she was named Sales Manager of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.

    Christy joined Caruso Homes in 2017 as the Director of Sales and Marketing to help launch the brand in North Carolina. Recently, Christy was promoted to Division Manager for North Carolina, managing the sales and construction teams for all communities within the Triangle area of North Carolina. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband Greg, son Dylan and her golden doodle Harley.

  • Land Development: Getting Started, Business Management & Financing- Live Online 2020 (October 29)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/29/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Becoming a land developer is not for the meek. But successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This course will introduce participants to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer. You will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects (2 – 50 lots) and discuss which business structure is best for your business. Presented in a three-hour live online format, participants will get a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land and, more importantly, learn approaches to limit risk and maximize profits. The level of content in this course is for the novice learner. The course takes place on Thursday, October 29, 1-4 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 28th.

    Becoming a land developer is not for the meek. But successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This course will introduce participants to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer. You will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects (2 – 50 lots) and discuss which business structure is best for your business. Presented in a three-hour live online format, participants will get a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land and, more importantly, learn approaches to limit risk and maximize profits. The level of content in this course is for the novice learner. 

    What to expect from this course:

    • You will be introduced to the land acquisition and development process and review the first five steps of this eight-step process: finding land, market analysis, tying up land/preliminary investigation, concept plans and due diligence.  
    • As a building professional who is new to the land development business, you will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small building projects (2 – 50 lots) by examining real-world examples.
    • And you will have the opportunity to review key business structures and financing options for running a small volume land development business.  

    Instructor: Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM

    Course Length: 3 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CGP, CMP, Master CGP and MIRM

    Required for NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR

    Important Registration Details:

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the the resources associated with this course.

    This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individuals login information to register for this course. You must login to nahb.org as yourself to receive your certificate of completion and credit for this course.  If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now.

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 28. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 28. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: EdWebinars@nahb.org.    

    Tom Stephani

    Owner, Custom Construction Concepts

    Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM, is owner of Custom Construction Concepts. Tom is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer on issues relating to the residential construction industry. He also participates in the development and writing of NAHB designation classes as well as writing for industry magazines. Tom was the 2015 Chairman of the NAHB Education Committee and was the 2009 Chairman of NAHB’s National Sales & Marketing Council. He also serves on the NAHB International Global Opportunities Board and on the Single Family Builder Committee.  He is a Senior Life Director of NAHB. On the local front, Stephani was president of McHenry County Home Builders Association in 1999, has chaired many committees, and was named its Builder of the Year in 2000 and 2002.

  • Diversification: Capitalizing on New Business Opportunities- Live Online 2020 (October 20 & 27)

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/20/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Identify opportunities to build and diversify your business. This course examines more than 25 different opportunities within the construction industry that are ideal for expansion. Explore the different approaches and options diversification allows, including commercial building, remodeling, special use structures and institutional projects. You'll analyze the factors that affect success in diversification and learn the due diligence steps to take when preparing to diversify. The course takes place on Tuesday, October 20 & 27, 1-4 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, October 19th.

    Revised in 2020, this course will help you identify opportunities to build and diversify your business. This course examines more than 25 different opportunities within the construction industry that are ideal for expansion. Explore the different approaches and options diversification allows including commercial building, remodeling, special use structures and institutional projects. You'll analyze the factors that affect success in diversification and learn the due diligence steps to take when preparing to diversify.

    Participants in this course will be able to:

    • Define the concept of diversification and identify its related benefits and risks
    • Identify types of businesses that provide diversification opportunities for builders, remodelers, residential contractors and small commercial contractors
    • Consider aspects of each diversification opportunity before selecting it as a viable option
    • Determine whether diversification is a desirable option
    • Identify due diligence that should be performed once an area of diversification is chosen

     

    Instructor: Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM

    Course Length: 6 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CGP, CMP, Master CGP and MIRM

    Required for NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR

    Important Registration Details: 

    Please note this course is non-transferable. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course. You must log in to nahb.org as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for this course. If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN associated with your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, October 19. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, October 19. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: EdWebinars@nahb.org.   

    Tom Stephani

    Owner, Custom Construction Concepts

    Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM, is owner of Custom Construction Concepts. Tom is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer on issues relating to the residential construction industry. He also participates in the development and writing of NAHB designation classes as well as writing for industry magazines. Tom was the 2015 Chairman of the NAHB Education Committee and was the 2009 Chairman of NAHB’s National Sales & Marketing Council. He also serves on the NAHB International Global Opportunities Board and on the Single Family Builder Committee.  He is a Senior Life Director of NAHB. On the local front, Stephani was president of McHenry County Home Builders Association in 1999, has chaired many committees, and was named its Builder of the Year in 2000 and 2002.

  • Social Media Marketing for Your Business – Live Online 2020 (October 1, 8, 15)

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/01/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This course is designed to help companies think strategically about social media and how it fits into the “big picture.” A well-designed marketing program must start with a strong foundation comprised of the company website, brand and content. After the foundation is in place, tactics like social media can be incorporated to drive traffic to the website. This course will help participants to craft a marketing plan that includes social media as a key component. The course takes place over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET. Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 30.

    This course is designed to help companies think strategically about social media and how it fits into the “big picture.” A well-designed marketing program must start with a strong foundation comprised of the company website, brand and content. After the foundation is in place, tactics like social media can be incorporated to drive traffic to the website.

    The world has changed; it is no longer enough to just be online. Millennials have changed the game for all generations. The sales process is about the user experience, so make it fun!

    Most companies have a website, Facebook and Twitter pages and various other social media accounts. Often what they are missing is the strategy to make them work together and produce results that meet goals. This course will help participants to craft a marketing plan that includes social media as a key component.

    Participants in this course will be able to:

    • Identify the fundamentals of a sound marketing foundation
    • Recognize how social media relates to the company’s marketing foundation
    • Use content calendars to effectively plan and maintain a strategic program
    • Identify and engage the right audience
    • Discover how to start conversations today for sales tomorrow

    Instructor: Carol L. Morgan, MIRM, CAPS, CSP, President, Denim Marketing  

    Course Length: 6 hours

    NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Important Registration Details: 

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.

    This course is non‐transferrable. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course. You must log in to nahb.org as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for this course. If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now. 

    After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 30. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m.  ET (12 p.m. PT) on Monday, Sept. 30. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: dkrat@nahb.org.  

    Carol L. Morgan, MIRM, CAPS, CSP

    President, Denim Marketing

    Carol L. Morgan, MIRM, CAPS, CSP, has decades of experience as a marketing, public relations and social media expert, strategist, and consultant. She is President of Denim Marketing, a brand she launched in May 2017 that promises to be a comfortable fit for clients. The parent company of Denim Marketing, Flammer Relations, Inc. is celebrating 20 years in business in 2019. Denim Marketing, based in the metro Atlanta area, works nationwide with builders, developers, mortgage companies, construction product manufacturers, apartment developers, banks, and others in the housing and construction industry.

     Carol created the nationally-ranked and award-winning real estate blog www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com in 2006. In fact, she launched several blogs that year, including www.LuxuryRealEstateForum.com, www.GreenBuiltBlog.com and www.FiftyPlusHousing.com. These sites were early pioneers in the blogging space, and because of Carol’s early adoption of blogging and social media, she is often fondly referred to as the “Blogging Queen” and the “Queen of Social Media.”

  • Overhead, Margins & Markup: Learn to Play the Price is Right

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/30/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will help you determine the right margins and markup to maintain a profit. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls that come with profit slip, discounting, productivity drain and more.

    Builders and remodelers constantly struggle with how to price in a way that delivers the profit they deserve without losing a potential client to a lower priced bid with similar perceived quality. This webinar will offer proven strategies to help you determine the right margins and markup to maintain a healthy profit. You’ll learn what needs to be included in regards to labor burden—with realistic productivity accounted for—as well as ways to reduce slippage, navigate discounting and other pitfalls.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Learn tips on maintaining realistic margin goals, allowing for slippage that inevitably occurs on all jobs
    • Identify steps to create workable pricing models
    • Understand the math for margin to markup, markup to margin and breakeven analysis to achieve profitability

    Speaker: Alan Hanbury, GMR, CGR, CAPS, CGP, President, House of Hanbury Builders, Inc.


    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, September 29. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, September 29. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org

    Alan Hanbury

    GMR, CGR, CAPS, CGP, President, House of Hanbury Builders, Inc.

    Owner of Residential Design/Build Remodeling firm since 1976.

    Sales, production and accounting responsibilities.
    Instructor of NAHB designation courses, 17 approved classes and 6 designation families.
    Speaker and writer on subjects pertaining to running a remodeling business including: pricing, budgeting for profitability, managing overhead, cost control, cash flow and business planning.

    Specialties: Our company is a full service Design/Build firm which is best known for its Kitchens, Baths and Additions. We are capable of improving the entire space from the siding in. 37 years of remodeling experience are brought to bear on every project so you know that no corners are cut. 

  • Social Media Refresh: New Tools, Tech & Techniques to Boost Your Business

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar social media experts discuss what’s new in paid and organic social media and what tech, tools and strategies can provide significant ROI. Free for NSMC Council Members.

    In this webinar, social media experts will discuss what’s new in paid and organic social media, including what tech, tools and strategies are now available to navigate channels, build brand awareness and generate leads. Learn where you and your company should be investing time and capital, now and post COVID. 

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Determine whether new social platforms like TikTok, Instant Experience (IX), and IGTV should be part of your media strategy.
    • Understand why you should be investing in social media now.
    • Recognize how current affairs can affect your social media plans.

    Speakers: Jo-Anne Redwood, Principal, Capstone Studios Design & Marketing, Inc., Barbara Wray, Director of Growth & Innovation, Wick Marketing, and Daryl Johnson, Director of Digital Strategies, Capstone Studios Design & Marketing, Inc.


    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, September 9. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, September 9. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org

    Jo-Anne Redwood

    Principal, Capstone Studios Design & Marketing Inc.

    Barbara Wray

    Director of Growth & Innovation, Wick Marketing

    Daryl Johnson

    Director, Digital Strategies, Capstone Studios Design & Marketing Inc.

  • Coliving, Density & Multifamily Demand After COVID-19

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Brad Hargreaves, the CEO and founder of coliving pioneer Common, will talk about how the approach to multifamily density changes in a post-pandemic world and how cities will need the affordability density brings now more than ever before. This webinar is free to Multifamily members, HCCP designee holders and AHG members.

    The exponential increase of urbanization in the past 8-10 years has dramatically driven up the cost of living for everyday renters in the US’s largest cities, all while wages have remained the same. Added apartment density and innovative multifamily typologies like coliving have sprung up to help combat the housing crisis that millions of Americans face. As real estate developers rethink the new normal brought on by COVID-19, many are now asking, “Should I be building for social distancing?” In this event, Brad Hargreaves, the CEO, and founder of coliving pioneer Common, will talk about how the approach to density changes in a post-pandemic world and how cities will need the affordability density brings now more than ever before.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Attendees will understand how cities have used density to drive affordable housing in the past to understand how they should develop for the future.
    • Attendees will understand the coliving management model, specifically Common’s, so they can better apply it as a multifamily typology in their portfolios.
    • Attendees will learn the difference in developing a traditional multifamily project versus a higher density coliving project.
    • Attendees will learn how Common is expanding and adapting to the changes brought on by COVID-19 to understand the future of coliving in the multifamily industry






    Speaker: Brad Hargreaves, CEO and Founder, Common 

    AIA Accreditation: Yes


    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: HCCP, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, September 1. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, September 1. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org


    Brad Hargreaves

    CEO and Founder, Common

    Brad is the founder and CEO of Common. Common is dedicated to making housing better by providing convenient, community-minded shared homes. Since opening its first home in 2015, Common has grown to over 650 members in five cities. Previously, he co-founded General Assembly, a global education institution with campuses in more than 15 cities worldwide. Most recently, he was a Venture Partner at Maveron, General Assembly's lead investor.

    Brad has been named to Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment”, Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, and Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100”. 

  • House Plan Designs that Can Save You Thousands

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Through the power of these smart new house plans you can cut costs, add curb appeal, deliver a lot more functionality while providing your clients clean, efficient features. This webinar is part of the 2020 Best of IBS Series.

    Best of IBS Series 2020

    Through the power of smart, economical house plans, this webinar will explain how you can get the most out of every square foot and slash costs while increasing curb appeal. Learn how design can unlock functionality and provide your home buyers with contemporary money-saving features at a price that’s well within their budget.

    Participants will be able to:

    • Discover how to reduce waste and construction time while increasing profits.
    • Learn design tips so you can provide your clients with a more aesthetically pleasing product.
    • Review a case study where implementing value engineering provided substantial savings for both the builder and client.

    Speaker: Michael Jamie Walker - Owner - Walker Home Design, jamiew@walkerhomedesign.com

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, August 18. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on August 18. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Michael Walker

    Owner, Walker Home Design

    After a successful 8-year career with the largest home builder in Utah, Jamie and his wife started their own business. Walker Home Design was founded in 2000 by Jamie Walker. Walker Fun Spaces began in 2004 creating themed rooms in homes, and Quick House Plans.com was launched in 2014 to offer great plans at the click of a button. He enjoys helping people design their dream homes by teaching them to think differently. Jamie and his team have designed over 4,000 single family, multifamily and remodel projects. He also helped design one of the largest haunted attractions in the western states, The Fear Factory.

    Walker Home Design loves to give back. Jamie and his team have designed dozens of themed rooms that showcase Wish children from the Make-A-Wish foundation. They have also donated plans to the Habitat for Humanity, playhouses to the Shriners Hospital, Festival of trees, and many other charitable organizations.

    Jamie has a Marketing degree from the University of Utah and an associate degree in Architecture/Engineering from Rick’s College. He has been an active member of the state and local HBA’s since 2002. WHD awards include: 5-time winner in Utah's “Best of State” and 2 time winner of the "Best of SLC" programs. WHD has also won numerous Best of Show, Best Architect, and People’s Choice awards in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes. Jamie has also been awarded "Associate of the Year", and "Five Star Member" from the Salt Lake Home Builders Association (HBA) along with Best Architectural Design and Best Children’s Play area from the Utah HBA.

    Whether it’s an amusement attraction, public building, a client’s dream home, or a builder’s new product line, Jamie strives to create the perfect plan for everyone’s needs in a way that is economical to build, functional to live in, and attractive to look at. Builders claim that WHD homes are a great value and typically bid out for $10-30k less than other firms.

  • Will Tomorrow's Cities Be Timber? Exploring Midrise Mass Timber Housing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will give an overview of design and construction considerations for midrise mass timber housing within the context of streamlined project delivery. It will outline the IBC 2021 changes that allow timber to compete as a sustainable option. This webinar is free to HCCP designee holders and HCG members.

    In this webinar, learn about additions to the 2021 International Building Code that allow for larger and taller wood buildings. You’ll get an overview of new design and construction considerations for midrise mass timber housing within the context of streamlined project delivery and how they support urban density and more sustainable communities. Variables will include allowable increases, acoustics, and fire-rated assemblies.

    Participants in this webinar will:

    • Discover how midrise wood‐frame construction meets housing needs while supporting well designed urban growth.
    • Identify the construction types, building metrics and fire resistance/protection requirements for timber midrise buildings per the 2021 International Building Code.
    • Understand the schedule and cost implications of mass timber structures as supplemented by prefabricated assemblies. 

    Speakers: Craig Curtis, Chief Architect; Chester Weir, Design Lead; Katerra

    NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: HCCP, CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, August 5. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, August 5. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org


    Craig Curtis

    Chief Architect

    As president of Katerra Architecture, Craig oversees new building platforms while ensuring they meet and exceed sustainability goals. •He was a partner with The Miller Hull Partnership for 30 years. Projects included the Bullitt Center, the world’s first commercial office building to meet the stringent requirements of the Living Building Challenge, and the $450m replacement of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, the busiest border crossing in the world. Integrated design approach: relying heavily on his team of architects, engineers, and contractors to solve complicated problems simply, creatively and elegantly, together. 

    Chester Weir

    Design Lead

    Chester Weir leads design efforts at Katerra for the Mass Timber Component Design Group, developing scalable solutions for mid and high-rise multi-family and commercial projects. His work is focused on the opportunities afforded by tall timber building codes, which have been pro-actively adopted in the Pacific Northwest where he works. Based in Seattle for over 15 years, Chester has worked for generalist design practices, contributing to civic, institutional, performing arts, and mixed-use projects.