House Plan Designs that Can Save You Thousands

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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,

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

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 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.


08/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
08/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes Participants will be able to log into the webinar by 1:45 pm ET. The webinar begins promptly at 2:00 pm ET. Click "Enter the Meeting" and type your first and last name in the display name. You'll also need to complete the webinar evaluation towards the end of the webinar in order to receive your certificate of completion.
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1.00 Continuing Education credit  |  Certificate available
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