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Thursday, January 10, 2019

BSC Announces Speakers for 2019 IBS in Vegas

The Building Systems Council (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has always been a unique part of the NAHB but something happened a few years ago that changed everything for the BSC.
That was the low point of the BSC’s existence. That was the year they were relegated to a booth in a side hallway of the NAHB’s annual International Builders Show (IBS).
Devin Perry, Director of BSC
The following year saw a new director coming on board who decided the NAHB “Can’t keep baby in the corner” any longer. Devin Perry’s first big change was to establish a separate lounge for the BSC and bring in speakers for the off-site industry. It was a total success. With the 2019 IBS in Vegas getting closer he has announced this years line up of speakers: AV Club: Use Video to Set Your Offsite Construction Business Apart Tuesday, February 19 | 8:00 - 8:30 AM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242
Dave Cooper, Managing Director, Connecticut Valley Homes
What It's About:
Almost 5 billion videos are uploaded to YouTube each year. Over 100 million hours of video have been watched on Facebook. How can you use these platforms and others to grow your home building business? Learn from Dave Cooper, an avid producer of video content and Managing Director of Connecticut Valley Homes, about what it takes to develop and promote your own self-shot marketing material.
Show Me the Money: Capital Fueling Offsite Construction Tuesday, February 19 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242
Margaret Whelan, Founder & CEO, Whelan Advisory
What It's About:
Facing skilled labor shortages and rising material cost, offsite construction is one of the most discussed topics in residential home building. Companies such as hospitality giant Marriott International and production builders like KB Homes and Toll Brothers have embraced systems-built construction to stay ahead of the competition. Join us as Margaret Whelan, an industry investment banker who has successfully raised money for several innovative housing companies, discusses the drivers, players and financing options that are growing the building systems industry. You will leave the session with an understanding of how offsite construction is uniquely positioned to help boost home production.
A Brief History of Prefab in the US: Have the Challenges Changed? Tuesday, February 19 | 3:00 - 3:30 PM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242
Lynn Fisher, American Enterprise Institute



Scott Ganz, Georgia Institute of Technology
What It's About:
The belief that housing can be produced more efficiently than is currently done is not a new idea at all. From sectional and mail-order kit homes to the enameled steel of Lustron and simple wood frames of Techbuilt, Americans have tried for more than a century to bring prefab into the mainstream. Yet attempts to fully modernize and industrialize the production of housing have never had staying power. In this talk, we assess historic challenges to prefab and then consider whether this time will be different.
Offsite Construction Networking Reception Tuesday, February 19 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM Event Type: Networking Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242 What It's About: Connect with industry leaders and new business partners at the premiere reception for the building systems community and individuals interested in gathering information about modular, panelized, log, concrete and timber frame home construction. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Brand Yourself: How to Start a Podcast for Your Systems Built Housing Company Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00 - 8:30 AM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242

Myles Biggs, Director of Marketing and Communications,

Ritz-Craft Homes, Mifflinburg, PA
What It's About:
If you understand the value of creating content for your business and brand, then you already understand the value of podcasting. Creating a podcast allows you to reach people who might otherwise never find or consume your content because they prefer an audio format. Learn what it takes to start your own podcast by hearing from an expert, Myles Biggs, Director of Marketing and Communications at Ritz-Craft Homes and host of Relish The Journey, a podcast highlighting stories and lessons from every day people, and what we can all learn from their journeys.
Ask the Experts: Adopt a Modular Building System for Your Business Wednesday, February 20 | 9:45 - 10:15 AM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242 Presenter(s): Members of NAHB's Building Systems Councils What It's About: Join us for an interactive and informative roundtable discussion about modular construction. Hear and ask questions directly from manufacturers, builders and suppliers of the modular housing industry and gain a comprehensive understanding about adapting this construction method to your business. After the presentation, stick around the Building Systems Councils Lounge for one-on-one networking opportunities. Your Questions, Expert Answers: HVAC for High-Performance Offsite Construction Wednesday, February 20 | 11:15 - 11:45 AM Event Type: Workshop Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242

Chad Gillespie, Senior Manager, Performance Construction

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
What It's About:
Manufacturers have adopted highly-engineered offsite construction methods to efficiently cut and prebuild the components of a modern home within a factory-controlled environment. This approach streamlines the construction process and minimizes waste while enabling builders to deliver high-quality homes that exceed code at a reduced cost. Pre-built homes often have faster installation, better IAQ and superior energy performance than their stick-built counterparts. In this workshop, we’ll discuss optimal methods and technologies for heating, cooling and ventilating a pre-built home. Chad Gillespie, Senior Manager, Performance Construction at Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US will be here to answer your questions and discuss how to apply compact, modular HVAC systems for high-performance offsite construction.
Ask the Experts: Adopt a Panelized Building System for Your Business Wednesday, February 20 | 12:00 - 12:30 PM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242 Presenter(s): Members of NAHB's Building Systems Councils What It's About: Join us for an interactive and informative roundtable discussion about panelized construction. Hear and ask questions directly from manufacturers, builders and suppliers of the panelized housing industry and gain a comprehensive understanding about adapting this construction method to your business. After the presentation, stick around the Building Systems Councils Lounge for one-on-one networking opportunities. Integrated Sheathing Systems: An Intersection of Material & Method Efficiency Wednesday, February 20 | 1:15 - 1:45 PM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242

Gena Tsakiris, AIA, Innovation Project Manager, Huber Engineered Woods

What It's About: Huber Engineered Woods, manufacturer of ZIP System® sheathing and tape, revolutionized building enclosures in 2006 with the introduction of its integrated roof and wall system that eliminated the need for housewrap and felt. Innovations in roof and wall structural systems with integrated air, water and exterior insulation layers are reducing risk, meeting efficiency process needs and optimizing ease of inspection in offsite construction. Join members of the Huber Engineered Woods Product Innovation team to learn from case studies demonstrating how systems-based materials are a natural fit for panelization and modular construction methods. Ask the Experts: Adopt a Concrete Building System for Your Business Wednesday, February 20 | 3:00 - 3:30 PM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242 Presenter(s): Members of NAHB's Building Systems Councils What It's About: Join us for an interactive and informative roundtable discussion about concrete residential and commercial construction. Hear and ask questions directly from manufacturers, builders and suppliers of insulated concrete forms and precast concrete walls while gaining a comprehensive understanding about adapting this construction method to your business. After the presentation, stick around the Building Systems Councils Lounge for one-on-one networking opportunities. Emerging Technology & the Building Industry Thursday, February 21 | 8:00 - 8:30 AM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242

Colby Swanson , Co-founder/Partner, Momentum Innovation Group
What It's About:

The rapid progression of technology is making it more important than ever to stay on top of new innovation. In this session, we'll take a quick look at the significance of various technology inside and outside the building industry. The majority of the presentation will be spent in an open discussion with attendees on how these advancements, including those on offsite construction, are currently being used, or could potentially be used, to improve how we build and live in our homes. Meet the Speaker - Disruption is Coming to Housing: Are you Prepared? Thursday, February 21 | 9:45 - 10:15 AM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242
Sam Rashkin, R.A., Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry, Fairfax Station, VA

What It's About: Come meet and participate in a lively question and answer session with Sam Rashkin, author of “Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken and How to Fix It”. Sam will discuss his IBS education session “Disruption is Coming to Housing: Are you Prepared?”, and answer questions directly from the audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how offsite construction fits into the future of residential home building. Ask the Experts: Add Log & Timber Frame Homes to Your Building Portfolio Thursday, February 21 | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242 Presenter(s): Members of NAHB's Building Systems Councils What It's About: Join us for an interactive and informative roundtable discussion about log and timber frame of log home building while gaining a comprehensive understanding about adapting this construction method to your business. After the presentation, stick around the Building Systems Councils Lounge for one-on-one networking opportunities. Jump-Start Zero Energy Ready Construction with SIPs - Structural Insulated Panels Thursday, February 21 | 12:15 - 12:45 PM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242
Lee Bergum, Energy Panel Structures

What It's About: Want to easily surpass new 2012/2015/2018 Energy Codes requiring continuous insulation, blower door air leakage rates less than 3 ACH50, or get to HERS ratings in the 30s? Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are your drop in solution. Explore how the Department of Energy's ZERO READY HOME Award grand winners did it with SIPs. Join Structural Insulated Panel Association President, Lee Bergum of Energy Panel Structures, who will show you the way! The When and Where Off-Site Construction Technologies Will Emerge Thursday, February 21 | 1:15 - 1:45 PM Event Type: Presentation Location: LVCC - BSC Hospitality Lounge - North 242
Ed Hudson, Director, Marketing Research Services

Home Innovation Research Labs

What It's About: Where is offsite construction heading this year? How about industry trends to follow over the next five years? Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent subsidiary of NAHB, recently surveyed 300 U.S. home builders about their plans to adopt a wide variety of building systems. You will learn how builders across the country are planning to implement systems-built technologies, including data broken down by region, building type and manufacturing method.

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