Courses Debut at Combined Custom Builder, Design Show
A new course in home technology and a revised green building course will be offered as part of the pre-show course schedule at the 2009 Custom Builder Symposium + Design Institute, held Nov. 6-8 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego.
The courses include:
- Home Technology Integration
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Nov. 5
The course provides a general overview of home technology products, trends, resources, sales and marketing and installation practices so that industry professionals can evaluate and profitably offer home technology design solutions that meet the needs and wants of today’s customers. Upon completion at the end of this year, the course will become an elective credit for the Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (MCSP) designation.
The one-day course is for developers, architects, builders, designers, remodelers, electronic systems contractors (ESCs) and those involved in new and existing home marketing and sales. The NAHB University of Housing is developing this course with sponsorship from the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).
- Green Building for Building Professionals
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Nov. 3 and 4
This revised course will incorporate new information on the latest residential green building resources: the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved National Green Building Standard and NAHB Green (www.nahbgreen.org), which includes an online scoring tool that allows builders to design, build and certify green projects.
Other pre-show courses offered at the event:
The Custom Builder Symposium and the Design Institute for Builders have joined together for 2009 to create one conference event that provides education, resources and networking for custom builders, designers, architects, home technology professionals, remodelers and others. The redesigned event gives attendees the content of two conferences for the price and time commitment of one.
Early bird registration for the conference ends Friday, Aug. 21.
For complete details and to register, visit www.nahb.org/Custom, or call the Office of the Registrar at 800-368-5242 x8338.