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  • House Construction as a Selling Tool

    Contains 9 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This on-demand course is designed to help building industry professionals more thoroughly understand the entire building process and to better present the benefits of the builder’s construction to potential buyers, while working as a unified team with the construction side of the operation. The primary audience for this course is sales staff and real estate agents representing builders as well as small builders, custom builders and remodelers. It is also intended for the professional who is new to the construction industry, those who want to expand their knowledge base, and anyone who fields homebuyer questions about the building process.

    This on-demand course is designed to help building industry professionals more thoroughly understand the entire building process and to better present the benefits of the builder’s construction to potential buyers, while working as a unified team with the construction side of the operation. The primary audience for this course is sales staff and real estate agents representing builders as well as small builders, custom builders and remodelers. It is also intended for the professional who is new to the construction industry, those who want to expand their knowledge base, and anyone who fields homebuyer questions about the building process.

    By completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Use improved knowledge of how communities are developed and houses are built to create value in the buyer’s mind
    • Respond confidently to buyer questions and concerns about all phases of building a home and community
    • Describe the materials and methods typically used in residential construction and their benefits to the homeowner using plain language rather than technical terms
    • Describe the roles of all the stakeholders involved in constructing or remodeling a home and how to collaborate to set expectations to benefit the homeowner
    • Use the final steps in the sales process to close the sale, maintain customer satisfaction and generate new sales leads

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

    Required for NAHB Designations: Master CSP

    Elective for NAHB Designations: CGA

    Important Registration Information: 

    Please note: You will only have up to one year to complete the requirements of this course.

    This course is non-transferable. 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. 

    Refund Policy: No refunds are issued for on-demand courses upon purchase. 

    Any questions or need more information? Please contact ElearningHelp@nahb.org.

  • Income Averaging – Part II: Crucial Updates

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    We received many follow-up questions from our July 19, 2018 webinar, Avoid Costly Mistakes with the New Average Set-Aside Option. As a result, we thought we would continue our discussion on the new minimum set-aside option, answer the latest questions and discuss some best practices regarding the Income Average Test.

    We received many follow-up questions from our July 19, 2018 webinar, Avoid Costly Mistakes with the New Average Set-Aside Option. Additionally, as a growing number of states and properties are implementing the Income Average Test, some best practices begin to emerge. This webinar replay will continue the discussion started with the previous webinar, answer the latest questions and discuss some best practices regarding the Income Average Test.

    Participants in this webinar replay will:

    • Describe the core concepts of the Income Average Test, including which properties may use the new set-aside and how set-aside averaging works
    • Explain how the Available Unit Rule works with the new option
    • List some of the key steps on an action plan to implement the new set-aside

    Speakers: 

    • Scott Michael Dunn, The Costello Companies
    • Carol A. Howard, HCCP, NCP-Executive, CPM, Vice President and Director of Housing Compliance, Boston Capital

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

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: No refunds are issued for webinar replays upon purchase. However, NAHB regularly reviews these products and reserves the right to remove replays that are no longer current. If you are unable to view a replay during your 12-month access period, please contact Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org

  • Basics of Building Online

    Contains 12 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The online Basics of Building course builds your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up! Those in home building and construction-related fields, like vendors, suppliers, brokers, retailers, builder/remodeler company staff, REALTORs and others will learn what it takes to build or remodel a home. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

    Build your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up! Those in housing and construction-related fields, like vendors, suppliers, brokers, retailers, builder/remodeler company staff, REALTORs® and others will learn what it takes to build or remodel a home. With that knowledge, you will learn how to build more effective and profitable relationships with the builders and remodelers you work with. 

    As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe product types, current trends and stakeholders in the residential construction industry
    • Contrast and elaborate on the sales and marketing functions of the residential construction industry
    • Articulate the criticality and complexity of land acquisition and development
    • Outline types of financial tools available to support building and remodeling projects
    • Assess strategies to strengthen the relationship between suppliers and builders/remodelers
    • Explain the critical path of steps in the residential construction process
    • Describe the importance of post-construction activities: closing, customer care and after-the-sale service

    Continuing Education Hours: 6.0

    Designations: CGA,CGP, Master CSP

    Continuing Education Credits: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

    Important Registration Details: 

    You have one year to complete the course and take the exam.  If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

    This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individual’s 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.

    Refund Policy: No refunds are issued for on-demand courses upon purchase. 

    Any questions or need more information? Please contact ElearningHelp@nahb.org

  • Business Management for Building Professionals (Online)

    Contains 11 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This on-demand course will give you a solid foundation for managing small- to medium-sized building/remodeling and service companies. Learn critical elements, from planning to evaluating progress, and receive practical tips and tools for managing a business successfully. You’ll get a solid grasp of business best practices and practical tools of value whether you are a new or experienced business owner.

    Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This on-demand course will give you a solid foundation for managing small- to medium-sized building/remodeling and service companies. Learn critical elements, from planning to evaluating progress, and receive practical tips and tools for managing a business successfully. You’ll get a solid grasp of business best practices and practical tools of value whether you are a new or experienced business owner.

    By completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe how to plan effectively for achieving business success
    • Describe the organization and processes that a company needs to have in place to run effectively
    • Identify tools and techniques to effectively execute the planning, management, and performance evaluation required for long term business success
    • Identify common business challenges and ways to overcome them
    • Examine best practices in how to create, implement, and manage efficient, effective construction processes and systems

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

    Required for NAHB Designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, Master CGP

    Elective for NAHB Designations: Master CSP designation

    AIA: 6 AIA/CES LU

    Course ID: BMBPO2018

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    The National Association of Home Builders is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned upon completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.

    Important Registration Details: 

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to complete the requirements of this course.

    This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individual’s 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.

    Refund Policy: No refunds are issued for on-demand courses upon purchase.

    Any questions or need more information? Please contact ElearningHelp@nahb.org

  • High Performance Building for Building Professionals

    Contains 19 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Implementing cost-effective green building into your construction practices requires a whole-house approach to building science. In this course, you will learn how to apply green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or multifamily project. With a focus on flexibility, a sound knowledge base and cost-effective solutions, the course provides the tools for a successful green project, and includes a review of the newly revised ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™. This course can be taken in its entirety or you may choose to take one to ten different modules focused on a specific high performance topic.

    Cost-effective green building into your construction practices requires a whole-house approach to building science. In this course, you will learn how to apply green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or multifamily project. With a focus on flexibility, a sound knowledge base and cost-effective solutions, the course provides the tools for a successful green project and includes a review of the newly revised ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS). This course can be taken in its entirety or you may choose to take one to 10 different modules focused on a specific high performance topic.

    By completing this course, you will be able to:

    • Integrate sound building science principles and a whole-house approach into the design, construction and remodeling process.
    • Analyze an array of water-, resource- and energy-efficiency solutions and techniques as well as indoor environmental quality practices.
    • Examine specific practices in each chapter of the NGBS.
    • Explore how to market and sell in the expanding green home marketplace.

    This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education and qualifies for 12.00 LU/HSW Hours.

    Course ID: HPBBP00

    NAHB Continuing Education: 12 hours toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, , GMB, GMR, , Master CGP, Master CSP and MIRM. NAHB Designations: CGA, CGB, CGP, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP 

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    The National Association of Home Builders is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems.  Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.


    Important Registration Details:

    Please note: You have one year after purchase to complete the requirements of this module. If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. This course is non-transferable.  Do not use another individual’s login information to register for this course.  

    You must login 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. 

    Refund Policy: No refunds are issued for on-demand courses upon purchase. Any questions or need more information? Please contact ElearningHelp@nahb.org

  • Making the Grade with Domestic and Imported Lumber

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The recent import tariffs on lumber from Canada have generated higher interest among many builders in importing lumber from other countries that may or may not have properly graded the imported wood for structural use. Grading and inspection agencies accredited by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) develop lumber design values and provide grade stamps that assure builders and building officials that the lumber they are using has the desired structural properties. This webinar replay will provide an overview of the ALSC, its activities and the lumber grading process, including how lumber from both the U.S. and Canada is graded, as well as how lumber imported from outside North America can be graded for use under U.S. building codes and standards.

    The recent import tariffs on lumber from Canada have generated higher interest among many builders in importing lumber from other countries that may or may not have properly graded the imported wood for structural use. Grading and inspection agencies accredited by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) develop lumber design values and provide grade stamps that assure builders and building officials that the lumber they are using has the desired structural properties. This webinar replay will provide an overview of the ALSC, its activities, and the lumber grading process, including how lumber from both the U.S. and Canada is graded, as well as how lumber imported from outside North America can be graded for use under U.S. building codes and standards.

    Participants in this webinar replay will:

    • Review the history of the American Lumber Standard Committee, its makeup and its activities
    • Examine the process by which lumber is graded for structural purposes and how design values are determined
    • Explore how lumber imported from outside North America can be evaluated and graded for use in buildings constructed to the International Building Code and International Residential Code

    Speaker: David E. Kretschmann, President, American Lumber Standard Committee

    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: No refunds are issued for webinar replays upon purchase. However, NAHB regularly reviews these products and reserves the right to remove replays that are no longer current. If you are unable to view a replay during your 12-month access period, please contact Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    David Kretschmann

    President, American Lumber Standard committee

    In November of 2016 I was elected President of the American Lumber Standard Committee. I the chief executive officer and oversee the day to day operations of the American Lumber Standard Committee.  Prior to this position I had 30 years of experience as a research engineer in the Engineering Properties of Wood, Wood Based Materials and Structures research work unit at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory. I worked in the area of In-grade testing, juvenile wood research, and fundamental property relationships. I was responsible for conducting research directly related to safe wood products utilization, including: the effects of juvenile wood on physical and mechanical properties of solid and composite lumber, ways of monitoring structural lumber properties for change, finding innovative uses of forest thinning, improving the durability of wooden baseball bats, and modeling the impacts of cell structure on the physical and mechanical properties of solid and composite lumber.

  • Lessons Learned: OSHA Silica Rule 1 Year After Implementation

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    With the new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard now in effect, OSHA is ramping up enforcement at home building sites across the country. Compliance with this far-reaching standard has been challenging because silica dust can be created from numerous construction tasks, from cutting concrete to moving dirt around the jobsite. Looking at the OSHA silica rule in retrospect, this webinar replay will provide builders and trade contractors with practical lessons we have learned about the standard and how to comply. This free webinar replay is sponsored by Builders Mutual, the official safety sponsor of NAHB.

    With the new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard now in effect, OSHA is ramping up enforcement at home building sites across the country. Compliance with this far-reaching standard has been challenging because silica dust can be created from numerous construction tasks, from cutting concrete to moving dirt around the jobsite. Looking at the OSHA silica rule in retrospect, this webinar replay will provide builders and trade contractors with practical lessons we have learned about the standard and how to comply.

    Participants in this webinar replay will:

    • Review the most common violations of the new silica standard
    • Recognize the five major keys to compliance with the standard
    • Discuss what practical steps builders and trade contractors are taking to meet the requirements of the standard and the valuable resources available for complying with the rule

    NAHB logo with Builders Mutual LogoThis webinar replay is provided free of charge thanks to Builders Mutual, the official safety sponsor of NAHB. Builders Mutual provides insurance coverage exclusively to the construction industry, and operates in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. To find out about how Builders Mutual can protect your business, visit buildersmutual.com or call 800-809-4859.


    Speaker(s):

    • Bradford T. Hammock, JD, Shareholder, Littler
    • Sean Purcell, C-MESH, CBIA, Technical Manager Risk Management, Builders Mutual Insurance Company

    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: No refunds are issued for webinar replays upon purchase. However, NAHB regularly reviews these products and reserves the right to remove replays that are no longer current. If you are unable to view a replay during your 12-month access period, please contact Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Bradford T. Hammock

    Shareholder

    Bradford T. Hammock, is a Shareholder at Littler. His national practice focuses on all aspects of occupational safety and health law. Brad works closely with employers to help them understand and implement safety and health management systems. In addition, he represents employers throughout OSHA rulemaking proceedings, including OSHA’s informal public hearings on proposed rules. Brad also defends employers against OSHA enforcement actions. •Prior to joining Littler, Brad was the Washington, D.C. region office managing principal of a large national firm representing management in workplace law matters. He was previously an OSHA attorney within the Department of Labor, serving as lead counsel for safety standards.

    Sean Purcell, C-MESH, CBIA

    Risk Management Technical Manager, Builders Mutual Insurance Company

    Sean Purcell, is a Risk Management Technical Manager with Builders Mutual Insurance Company, and is passionate about providing safe workplaces in the construction industry. Sean serves as an instructor of OSHA 10-Hour, Safety Pays: A Practical Approach to Safety on Your Jobsite, Fall Protection and other risk recognition and avoidance programs. He spent nine years as a prior safety director for a commercial construction company and spent 4 years working as a safety consultant with a third party administrator in the Ohio workers‘ comp system. Sean earned his Bachelor of Science from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. He also holds a North Carolina agents license.  

  • Income Verification Requirements for Affordable Housing Programs

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This one-hour webinar replay will provide concentrated instruction on the required methodology for verifying income for affordable housing programs. A comprehensive discussion of employment income is a major part of the webinar, along with military pay, pensions/Social Security, self-employment income and child support.

    This one-hour webinar replay will provide concentrated instruction on the required methodology for verifying income for affordable housing programs. A comprehensive discussion of employment income is a major part of the webinar, along with military pay, pensions/Social Security, self-employment income and child support

    Participants in this webinar replay will:

    • Describe the most preferred methods for verifying income of different types
    • Review what not to accept as verification of income
    • Discuss tips on how to verify income when none of the regular methods work

    Speaker: A.J. Johnson, A.J. Johnson Consulting Services, Inc.

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

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: No refunds are issued for webinar replays upon purchase. However, NAHB regularly reviews these products and reserves the right to remove replays that are no longer current. If you are unable to view a replay during your 12-month access period, please contact Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org

    A.J. Johnson

    President, A.J. Johnson Consulting Services, Inc.

    A.J. Johnson is the President of A.J. Johnson Consulting Services, Inc., and has over 40 years in the affordable housing industry.  As a developer, Mr. Johnson has developed over 70 multifamily housing complexes utilizing federal, state, and conventional financing, of which more than 40 used the federal low-income housing tax credit. His organization, A.J. Johnson Consulting Services, has performed asset management reviews on more than 6,000 properties containing approximately 660,000 units since January 1995.  A.J. is also the author of A Property Manager’s Guide to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, which was written to assist site and property managers in maintaining tax credit compliance.

  • Digital Marketing: Many Channels, One Message

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Each digital marketing channel -- websites, email and social media -- works like a small stream that, when combined with others, can create a rushing river of momentum. This webinar replay demonstrates how when digital channels work together, it creates a 1+1=3 effect. Bring all these streams together, and take control of your digital marketing efforts. Your brand will benefit from them working together.

    For the last decade, marketing channels, specifically digital ones like websites, email, Facebook, Instagram and others, have proliferated at such a rate that it's hard for housing marketers to keep up. As a response, companies started divvying up responsibilities: keep the social media in-house and outsource the website and email, or keep the website in-house and outsource the search engine optimization (SEO).

    The result can be a set of marketing specialists working separately, resulting in digital channels working independently rather than working together. In today's modern marketing environment, that's not good enough. This webinar replay demonstrates that when digital channels work together, it creates a 1+1=3 effect. Your brand will benefit from them working together.

    Participants in this webinar replay will:

    • Explain how to develop a holistic digital marketing strategy and implement it in a cohesive way
    • Describe what it means to develop a brand voice and initial awareness strategies to create long-tail, ongoing lease-up approaches
    • Examine real-world examples and case studies from the multifamily industry

    Speaker(s):

    • Amy Weedon, Merrick Towle Creative
    • Sean Ruberg, Merrick Towle Creative

    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: No refunds are issued for webinar replays upon purchase. However, NAHB regularly reviews these products and reserves the right to remove replays that are no longer current. If you are unable to view a replay during your 12-month access period, please contact Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Amy Weedon

    Merrick Towle Creative

    The animated force behind Merrick Towle Creative’s marketing strategies, Amy combines her theatrical ability to walk in others’ shoes and her MBA know-how to develop dynamic branding initiatives. She always works with the team to ensure that MTC is ready for the next big thing. 

    Sean Ruberg

    Merrick Towle Creative

    As MTC’s Director of Brand Strategy, Sean is accountable for all aspects of client strategy, from pitch to proposal to research, creative brief and result analysis. Sean is a natural-born marketer with that unique gift of being a left-brain/right-brain thinker, allowing his curiosity about marketing theory and strategy complement his good sense and intense desire for good creative.

  • Being Disaster Ready: How to Respond to Floor-Related Natural Disasters

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Hurricanes and major flood events can devastate any community. Home builders and remodelers are uniquely positioned to help rebuild after the storm. Through a series of questions and answers in this webinar replay, 35-year contractor and 2017 NAHB Remodelers Chair Dan Bawden will discuss and share best practices and the benefits to you and your community as you respond to flood-related natural disasters.

    Hurricanes and major flood events can devastate any community. Home builders and remodelers are uniquely positioned to help rebuild after the storm. Through a series of questions and answers in this webinar replay, 35-year contractor and 2017 NAHB Remodelers Chair Dan Bawden will discuss and share best practices and the benefits to you and your community as you respond to flood-related natural disasters.

    Participants in this webinar replay will:

    • Discuss how to plan for a hurricane or flood before it hits
    • Identify ways to protect building materials during the storm
    • Recognize how to successfully respond to customer requests after the disaster

    Speaker: Dan Bawden, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, Owner and President, Legal Eagle Contractors Company

    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: No refunds are issued for webinar replays upon purchase. However, NAHB regularly reviews these products and reserves the right to remove replays that are no longer current. If you are unable to view a replay during your 12-month access period, please contact Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

    Dan Bawden, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB

    Owner and President, Legal Eagle Contractors Company

    Dan Bawden, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB is an NAHB member and a remodeler/builder owner of Legal Eagle Contractors, Co., in Houston, Texas.  •In 2017, the same year he served as NAHB Remodelers Chair, Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and the surrounding areas - again.  This was his 5th major large-scale hurricane, tropical storm and flooding event, with 3 occurring in just the last two years.  •Dan has published articles for, and advised many of his fellow builders and remodelers in the Greater Houston area, about coping with the massive influx of calls that come in to small construction businesses during a natural disaster.