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BIASC’s 2016 Building Industry Show Focuses on Education and Culminates by Thanking its Leadership and Members

BIASC.org--Nov 9 and 10, 2016--Riverside,CA--The Building Industry Show (BIS), which was on Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday November 10 at the Riverside Convention Center by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC), “Started the Conversation” by turning its focus towards education.

More than 1,500 attendees came to this year’s show not just to mingle with builders, catch up with professionals in the building industry, and discuss new job prospects, but to also participate in the show’s new format that sought to engage attendees with informative discussions.

This year the show evolved to do more than provide a place for building industry professionals to catch up with colleagues and discuss new job prospects. BIS included insightful Pop-Up Education presentations that covered a range of topics from discussions of how mobile apps are transforming home building; what you need to know about solar: code requirements to future trends; advanced framing techniques; minimizing costs & increasing efficiency; CEU workshops; to design trends for 2017 among other topics.

The goal was to get BIASC members potential answers to these issues such as the skilled labor shortage that BIS addressed during its first ever Skilled Labor Brain Trust, which connected the employers with the educators of potential employees. The Skilled Labor Brain Trust panel discussion was one of the many rich programs that were included in the price of the show floor pass.

Program organizers, the instructors that train the future skilled labor workforce, and the Building Industry Panelist made up of Thomas Steele, HCI; Tanner Schamber, Schamber Electric; and Bruce Wick, OSHA, were all a part of the education-driven discussion panel.

The topics discussed by the dynamic panel during the event included the current and future needs of employers in the industry, the current training programs, and how to connect graduates with employment.

The Building Industry Show Floor culminated Thursday evening with an award ceremony to honor and recognize BIASC’s hard working leadership and dedicated members.

BIASC wishes to extend another congratulation to the following winners which were announced at the 2016 Installation and Award Ceremony Thursday evening after the Building Industry Show Floor closed.

Volunteer of the Year, Greater Sales and Marketing Council: Melissa Auten, Fisher & Paykel

Volunteer of the Year, Union Contractors Council: Rick Parker, Conco Cement

Volunteer of the Year, BIASC LA Ventura Chapter: Taleen Mason, Geocon West, Inc.

Volunteer of the Year, BIASC Orange County Chapter: Alan Boudreau, Boudreau Pipeline

Volunteer of the Year, BIASC Baldy View Chapter: Ryan Combe, Lennar Homes

Volunteer of the Year, BIASC Riverside Chapter: Charles Hunt, Primera

Volunteer of the Year, BILD Foundation: Mary Lynn Coffee, Nossaman LLP

Volunteer of the Year, 55+ Housing Council: Linda Howard, Linda Howard Interior Designs

Individual Achievement Award, Local Government Affairs: Scott Ouellette, Williams Homes

Individual Achievement Award, Community Involvement: John Lavendar, Lennar Homes

Lifetime Service Award: Jonathan Weldy, Meridian Land Development Company

2016 Builder of the Year: Tom Grable, TRI Pointe Homes

President’s Award: Norm Witt, Cook Hill Properties and Valerie Hardman, Outdoor Dimensions

 

BIASC would also like to congratulate the newly installed 2017 BIASC Governing Board who were also announced during the 2016 Installation and Award Ceremony Thursday evening after the Building Industry Show Floor closed.

BIASC President: Peter Vanek, Meritage Homes

BIASC Vice President: Tom Grable, TRI Pointe Homes

BIASC Vice President: Mike Gartlan, KB Home

BIASC Secretary/Treasurer: Alan Boudreau, Boudreau Pipeline Corp.

Immediate Past President: Michael Battaglia, CalAtlantic Homes

 

Builders at Large:

Greg McWilliams, FivePoint

Howard Press, Watt Communities

Bob Yoder, Shea Homes

Erren O’Leary, Lewis Management Corp.

Mark Torres, Lennar

Paul Hernandez, Irvine Company

Jonathan Weldy, Meridian Land Development

Dave Bartlett, Brookfield Homes

 

Associates at Large:                                                                                

Charles Gale, Metropolitan Water District

Harry Crowell, AmTrust Surety

Randy Richards, Reliable Wholesale Lumber

 

Chapter Immediate Past Presidents:                                                      

Ali Sahabi, Optimum Group (Baldy View Chapter)                                  

Glen Longarini, KB Home (Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter)                      

Jim Yates, Rancho Mission Viejo (Orange County Chapter)                    

Leonard Miller, Richmond American Homes (Riverside Chapter)

Representative to Councils: Valerie Hardman, Outdoor Dimensions

Representative to CBIA: Wes Keusder, Keusder Homes

BIASC CEO: Mike Balsamo

 

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About the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.:

BIASC is a cohesive nonprofit trade association organized into chapters and councils that represents the building industry throughout the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino.  Members of BIASC are active in all aspects of the building, including land development; homebuilding, multi-family and commercial development as well as infrastructure; our membership includes architects, engineers, planners, contractors, suppliers, property owners, subcontractors and associated professionals throughout Southern California.

BIASC is a full-service organization providing legislative advocacy, educational programming, labor relations, networking and community relations. The association objective is to promote a positive business environment for the building industry. http://www.biasc.org/

Join the Conversation at the Construction Defect Insurance and Risk Management Education Session

Don't miss out on these education sessions at BIS.
The 2016 Building Industry Show (BIS) is directing its focus toward stimulating dialogue and answering tough and important questions all professionals in the building industry face.


We're "Starting the Conversation" by offering insight from informed experts through new Pop-Up Education presentations. Check out some of those sessions below and don't forget to register by clicking the button below.

BILD Construction Defect Insurance & Risk Management

We're inviting all building industry professionals to Join the Conversation at the Construction Defect Insurance and Risk Management education session on Thursday, November 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Meeting Room 2.



Get the latest info to help your company avoid defect lawsuits and manage customers. Learn the latest in construction defect litigation and the right to repair. Take away best practices for construction documents, indemnity, and insurance strategies.


What you will learn:
  • Jobsite management to avoid defect claim
  • Insurance coverage for defect claims
  • Latest updates on deficit litigation & legislation
Speakers:



Steve Ruffner, 

Regional President, 

KB Home, LLP




John Musitano, Esq,

Cox Castle & Nicholson, LLP


Steve Knott, Esq,

Nossaman, LLP




Eric Rollins, Esq, Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP



There will be 1.75 hours of MCLE credit offered for this Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation (BILD) seminar. Continental breakfast will also be provided. tickets for this event are $40. 


Is it Credit Crunch Time for Construction Financing?
How to Position Your Project to Attract Equity and Debt in the Current Capital Markets Environment

Hear all about construction financing from the top financial experts of the building industry. Learn how to position your project to attract equity and debt in the current capital markets environments.



Moderator: Tom Farrell 

Director of Business Development, Landmark Capital Advisors
Equity Provider: Loren Borstein President, Borstein Enterprises


Private Lender: Michael Klein, CEO, Freedom Financial Funds
















Commercial Bank: Andrew Zinn

SVP, First Bank


Top 10 Most Common Mistakes Builders Make When Dealing With City Inspectors
Learn all about the most common mistakes that builders make when they are dealing with city inspectors.



Speakers:





Juan C. Perez 
Director of Transportation and
 Land Management


Joseph Kirkpatrick 
Chief Building Official, 
City of Irvine
 



 






STAY CONNECTED:



Building Industry Association of Southern California | 24 Executive Park | Suite 100 | Irvine | CA | 92614

Don't miss the Keynote Luncheon by MBK Homes' Tim Kane

Find out how to "Build Happiness" at the Building Industry Show.
The 2016 Building Industry Show (BIS) is directing its focus toward stimulating dialogue and answering tough and important questions all professionals in the building industry face.


We're "Starting the Conversation" by offering insight from informed experts through new Pop-Up Education presentations. Check out some of those sessions below and don't forget to register by clicking the button below.
Don't miss the Keynote Luncheon by MBK Homes' Tim Kane

Don't miss Tim Kane's, CEO, MBK Homes, presentation on
"Building Happiness: Developing a strong strategy and creating a powerful culture." The Keynote Luncheon will take place on Thursday, November 10th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m in the Raincross Ballroom at the Riverside Convention Center.






Current Design Trends: Concept to Finished Product

The Design Trends presentation will cover all aspects of what designs you might see in 2017 from concept to finish including: hot areas, interior to exterior on Single Family, Multi Family and if Live/Work trends will continue. This will be a workshop geared for builders and trades.


This Pop-Up session takes place on Thursday, November 10th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Meeting Room 3 at the Riverside Convention Center.


All Pop-Up Ed Spots are included with your Floor Pass. Click here to view the full list of topics.
 
Moderator: Kevin Crook Kevin L. Crook Architect, Inc
Karen Moyer 

LEED AP, William Hezmalhalch Architects, Inc.
Jeff Addison 

Kevin L. Crook Architect Inc.
Robert Sawyer 

President-Principal, Land Concern
Amber Weigel 

Interior Designer, Vintage Design, Inc.


How Mobile Apps Are Transforming Homebuilding

The world of searching for new homes is changing to include the digital buyer. The most innovative way to create happier buyers, increase social media presence, add more traffic to a website, and most importantly, more referral sales, is the sharing of a personalized mobile app.



This Pop-Up education session will take place on Thursday, November 10th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. at the Riverside Convention Center.


All Pop-Up Ed Spots are included with your Floor Pass. Click here to view the full list of topics.


Speakers:
Robert O'Shaughnessy

 President of Online Marketing, New Ground Public Relations Marketing, MBK Homes
Lauren Gardner 

Senior Sales and Marketing Coordinator at MBK Homes LLC
Amanda Berger Marketing Manager, MBK Homes


Earn AIA CEUs at BIS



Continue your AIA education, at BIS on Thursday, November 10th in Meeting Room 7 at the Riverside Convention Center, and receive 1 unit per session.


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Trim and Siding
Greg Stout
Boral Tru Exterior Trim and Siding
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Roofing
Bob Hale
Boral Roofing
1:30 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.
Permeable Pavers
David Quinn
Angeles Block
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Manufactured Stone
Gerald Desmond
Cultured Stone by Boral


Big shifts ahead! Learn how to understand demographics in a new way

Why would you need to learn more about demography in relation to the building industry? It turns out that the majority of business market products or services, such as those found in the building industry, use targeted approaches to different segments of the population. Successful industry professionals use demographics in their marketing strategies to better understand their market and help create the best possible marketing plan. 


Don't miss the Pop-up presentation on the subject of demographics by Isabell Kerins at the Riverside Convention Center on Thursday, November 10th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 3.


Isabell Kerins 
Director, DesignLens
John Burns Real Estate Consulting


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We've updated our app for this year's BIS. It will help you plan and navigate the show to achieve what you want to see, do and talk about.  Download the 2016 BIS APP now! Available on Apple and Android devices. 


We're keeping it real - as in real useful, helpful, informative, connective and fun. Plan now to join us
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Building Industry Association of Southern California | 24 Executive Park | Suite 100 | Irvine | CA | 92614