The building industry doesn’t take a vacation—as a matter of fact, right now it’s working harder than ever as the housing market roars back to life. July’sWebinar Wednesdays will school you on energy codes, the technology of Building Information Modeling (BIM), the challenges of financing and the surprising energy efficiency of log homes.
  • Prepare for the Changes to the 2012 Codes Energy Requirements
    Wednesday, July 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
    Business Improvement Series

    New construction codes require builders, remodelers and their trade partners to have increasingly sophisticated knowledge of building science principles and energy efficiency. The 2012 codes include numerous and significant changes to energy requirements and for the first time, a requirement for whole-house mechanical ventilation in almost all new homes.

    Speakers: Craig Drumheller, director, Construction Codes and Standards, NAHB, Don Surrena, CBO, program manager, Energy Efficiency Construction, Codes & Standards, NAHB 

    Register now.

    Presented by NAHB BuilderBooks


  • The ABC’s of BIM: Building Information Modeling and Residential Construction
    Wednesday, July 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
    Business Improvement Series

    Building planning, design and construction have taken advantage of technological innovations to streamline activity, increase efficiency, and keep costs down. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one such development that is making steady inroads in home building. This webinar is an introduction to BIM, highlighting what it is, what it isn’t and why builders, remodelers, vendors and contractors need to pay attention to this ever-growing and influential trend.

    Speakers: Steve Jones, Senior Director of Business Development McGraw-Hill Construction, Dana Kennish “Deke” Smith, FAIA Executive Director, buildingSMART alliance™ at the National Institute of Building Sciences

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    Presented by NAHB Business Management 


  • Financing for Home Builders
    Wednesday, July 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
    Housing Policy and Finance Series

    This webinar reviews the current challenges facing home builders who are seeking acquisition, development and construction financing and explore the opportunities for obtaining credit through various financing sources. The speakers discuss the pros and cons of the various financing options and offer guidance on working effectively with each type of entity to achieve the best results for your business needs.

    Speakers: Tom Farrell, Director of Builder Lending, Sabal Financial Group; Melissa Hicks, Executive Vice President, Texas Capital Bank 
    Moderator – Ed Brady, NAHB’s 2013 Third Vice Chairman of the Board, home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill. 

    Register now.

    Presented by NAHB Housing Finance Committee 


  • Build an Energy-Efficient Log Home? YOU BET!
    Wednesday, July 31, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
    Design and Technology Series

    Think log homes are gorgeous, but leaky, drafty energy guzzlers? Think again. Energy efficiency and maintenance begin in the design phase. This webinar will show you how to develop a construction plan for energy efficiency early in the process and carry that plan through completion.

    Speaker: Paul Peebles, Perma-Chink Systems

    Register now.

    Presented by NAHB Building Systems Councils

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