Learn About Home Technology at Custom Builder Symposium
How to sell technology to home buyers, the “top 10” residential technology trends and how custom builders can increase their comfort level with technology will be the featured home technology education sessions at the upcoming 2007 Custom Builder Symposium in Naples, Fla.
NAHB’s premier educational and networking event for custom builders will be held at the Naples Grande Resort & Club on Oct. 26-28.
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the consumer electronics market is expected to grow 6.5%, or $155 billion, this year; structured wiring is the most popular home technology installed in new homes; and 84% of builders said that home technologies played a role in their new home marketing.
Home technology sessions at the symposium include:
- The Custom Builder and Home Technology – 101
Saturday, Oct. 27
This session will help attendees increase their comfort level with home technology by dispelling the fears and myths associated with home technology. The session will also teach builders basic home technology options and how they can increase profits with home technology.
- The ‘Top Ten’ Technology Trends for Homes
Saturday, Oct. 27
This course highlights the top 10 technology “must haves” and their future impact on the home builder.
- The Custom Builder and Home Technology – 201 (Advanced)
Sunday, Oct. 28
This course illustrates how to apply, acquire and sell technology to clients using techniques highlighted in the Technology 101 program. The course also examines “next steps” and the costs involved when builders begin offering home technology to their home buyers.
Home Technology Alliance Promotes Education
The technology-oriented educational programs are part of NAHB’s commitment to raise industry knowledge about technology trends and opportunities through the Home Technology Alliance (HTA), a partnership between NAHB and the Custom Electronic Design Installation Association (CEDIA), an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home.
HTA was created to position the housing industry to effectively meet the growing consumer demand for home technology — from home theaters and electronic gaming to home security and home health care — and to provide maximum return on investment in home building and remodeling.
The alliance, housed at NAHB, provides education, resources, tools and product and service information to builders in the areas of electronic systems integration and home technology. CEDIA is headquartered in Indianapolis.
To Register for the Symposium
Online registration is open. For information and to register, go to www.nahb.org/custom.
The 2007 Custom Home Builder Symposium will be at the Naples Grande Resort & Club in Naples, Fla. on Oct. 26-28.