Complimentary Keynotes & Classes

South Florida Build Expo's lineup of complimentary keynotes and classes are free to attend with your free, all-access pass.

Featured Keynotes

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South Florida Build Expo

September 25-26, 2024
Broward County Convention Center
Hall C

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Exhibit Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Classes Start at 9:30 a.m. Each Day

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Gregory Gray
Business On Purpose
Project Management
Greg Gray
Executive Coach and Consultant | Business on Purpose
Building A Homebuilding and Remodeling Company That Attracts The RIGHT People Like a Division 1 College Football Powerhouse
Wednesday, July 19 | 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Remodeler and home builder owners are in a season of work where they have a choice: see the next generation as a hindrance with excuses like “they won’t work”, or to see this new generation as an opportunity to pivot with a renewed mindset like “I’m excited to see how they own the mission!”

There is a shortage of workers for the old-school methodologies but there is not a shortage of people willing to work…towards the right mission.  

This life-changing and engaging keynote pulls from our work with hundreds of owners and gets you on the path to building a powerhouse team.

You will be equipped to beat chaos with predictability, and to build a business that brings stability, life, and time for what matters most.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn The 3 Foundational Layers Of EVERY Contracting Business 
  2. Understand the 5 Non-Negotiables Of Building And Leading A Vision-Centered Team
  3. Discover the key elements of powerhouse recruiting that will have you speaking to a younger generation the way they wish to be spoken to!

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers

Recruiting And Hiring: The 4 Systems Every Home Builder And Remodeler Owner Needs To Build The Right People That Builds The Right Business
Thursday, July 20 | 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

People, people, people!  How do we find the right people to hire?  How do we find ANY people to hire?  

The Boomers retired early, and the emerging generations are much more selective in the work they choose.  How can you find the right people, recruit them the right way, share the right vision, and then onboard them the right way that aligns with the right mission?  

Reimagine the business of your contracting firm with this engaging keynote talk drawing from our work with hundreds of contractor owners that led to our proprietary and proven roadmap.

This roadmap will equip you to beat chaos with predictability, and to build the team that will build the business to make time for what matters most.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the one culprit that keeps us from experience the deep work and flow that we want but can’t see to find
  2. Discover the 4 systems that all business owners must implement…regardless of size or scope
  3. Uncover the secret to a great culture that keeps and promotes great people

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers

Scott SpechtSpecht
Scott Specht
Founder & Principal | Specht Architects
House of the Future
Wednesday, August 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Scott Specht, founder of AIA Award-Winning firm Specht Architects, will give an interesting and humorous talk about the history of the “House of the Future.” This will cover unusual ideas from the 1920s through the 1970’s of how we’d be living in the future of 2020. Scott will cover the strange building techniques that these visionaries thought we’d be using, including spray-foam structures, bolt-together fiberglass shells, and even inflatable bubble homes.

Scott will also talk about what the true home of the future will encompass looking forward, covering the newer ideas of lighting, home automation, and architecture.
Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Speaker Bio
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Laura Britt
Founder & Principal | Britt Design Group
The Everchanging Shift for Multifamily Design Post-COVID-19
Thursday, August 12 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
2020 forced us to pivot quickly and learn to be productive working from home. Many companies have found their employees enjoy this flexibility and value more time at home. Because of this, we predict we'll see the rise in the focus of the home as a workspace as well as a deeper emphasis on health and wellness. As the work from home trend is here to stay, it will be increasingly important to take all that comes with that into account in post-pandemic design. Amenities like large business centers, community gathering areas, and gyms and wellness centers will be key in creating functional and enjoyable live/work environments.
Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Speaker Bio
Tom WoodcockSeal the Deal
Sponsored by
MJ Products
Sales
Tom Woodcock
President | Seal the Deal
Selling Thru a Tough Economy
Wednesday, July 19 | 1:15 p.m.-2:15p.m.

We’re seeing volatile pricing formats, supply chain interruption and rising interest rates. This usually ends in tough economic conditions, resulting in construction industry challenges. Knowing the best way to stay ahead of these changes and keep your business moving forward is difficult. We’ll look at the methods successful contractors use to weather shifting economic conditions. We’ll cover:

  1. Increasing your portion of the market pie
  2. Getting a competitive advantage
  3. Managing customer expectations
  4. Structuring your sales effort
  5. How to balance sales and marketing efforts

You’ll come away from this session with a better understanding of what it will take to grow in both revenue and profitability in these times. Sales is the most important aspect of your business. Everything else simply follows that lead.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Networking & Association Use
Thursday, July 20 | 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
In this class we will layout how to determine what associations to join, how to work them and get business from your involvement. The single greatest way to find grouped customers and network contacts is right in your backyard association! Work them to the fullest and you'll never make a cold call again!
Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Speaker Bio
Scott SpechtSpecht
Scott Specht
Founder & Principal | Specht Architects
House of the Future
Wednesday, August 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Scott Specht, founder of AIA Award-Winning firm Specht Architects, will give an interesting and humorous talk about the history of the “House of the Future.” This will cover unusual ideas from the 1920s through the 1970’s of how we’d be living in the future of 2020. Scott will cover the strange building techniques that these visionaries thought we’d be using, including spray-foam structures, bolt-together fiberglass shells, and even inflatable bubble homes.

Scott will also talk about what the true home of the future will encompass looking forward, covering the newer ideas of lighting, home automation, and architecture.
Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Speaker Bio
Laura BrittImage
Laura Britt
Founder & Principal | Britt Design Group
The Everchanging Shift for Multifamily Design Post-COVID-19
Thursday, August 12 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
2020 forced us to pivot quickly and learn to be productive working from home. Many companies have found their employees enjoy this flexibility and value more time at home. Because of this, we predict we'll see the rise in the focus of the home as a workspace as well as a deeper emphasis on health and wellness. As the work from home trend is here to stay, it will be increasingly important to take all that comes with that into account in post-pandemic design. Amenities like large business centers, community gathering areas, and gyms and wellness centers will be key in creating functional and enjoyable live/work environments.
Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers
Speaker Bio
Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Workshops & Classes

Tips and Tricks in Cost Estimating 
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

Saleh Mubarak
Estimating
Saleh Mubarak
Consultant, author, public speaker, and trainer in construction project management

Cost estimating for construction projects is a complicated matter that requires knowledge and expertise. It involves so many aspects that a mistake in one of them can be devastating for the contractor. This seminar will provide a group of valuable tips that will improve the accuracy of the cost estimate. The tips include quantity take-offs, identifying individual items, adding waste allowances, pricing items, adjusting cost for productivity fluctuations, additional charges (such as shipping, delivery, taxes, customs, other fees), custom and special items, estimating overhead and profit, and contingency allowance, and putting the estimate together. Other topics include the impact of location and timing on the price and importance of reading the contract and good documentation. 

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Outsourcing for small businesses.
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Sadiq Isu

Founder and CEO | All Talentz LLC

How to make outsourcing work for you as a small business -
Running a small business is very hard and you need a lot of help to make it work. We understand this challenge and have created a service that helps business owners run their companies seamlessly at a fraction of the cost. Larger companies like Apple, Tesla, and Microsoft currently use outsourcing as a strategy to reduce their operational cost. At All Talentz we want to also help you use outsourcing to reduce your cost and increase your bottom line. We offer trained professionals at 50-75% of the cost you would usually spend on payroll. Join us in this session as we help you understand how to make outsourcing work for your business.

Target Audience: Small Business Owners and Restoration Companies

Beating the Price Objection
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Room 206

Tom WoodcockSeal the Deal
Sponsored by
MJ Products
Sales
Tom Woodcock
President | Seal the Deal
This topic deals specifically with the pressure to always be low. Learn the sales tools necessary to get the inside track in the bidding process. The goal being to consistently win projects and raise profitability on those projects. The most common mis-takes made in bidding are revealed and countered.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers

Don't Kill your Golden Goose-Lawsuit Protection, Tax Reduction & Estate Planning Strategies to Protect & Perpetuate your Business
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 4

Larry OxenhamAmerican Society
Larry Oxenham
Speaker, Trainer | American Society for Asset Protection

Discover the tools you can use to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind. By the end of the presentation you will know how to:

  1. Protect 100% of your assets from lawsuits. You will learn how to make yourself so unattractive to a plaintiff attorney that they will never pursue a lawsuit against you.

  2. Save thousands of dollars each year in taxes. You will learn five tax reduction strategies most people fail to utilize, which could save you more than $10,000 each year in taxes.

  3. Avoid probate and eliminate all estate taxes.

    You will be taken through a checklist of items that are important to every estate and business succession plan. You will learn what you should be doing now to prepare for successful business and estate secession.


Target Audience: Builders and Contractors

The Secret Gen Z Language:  Getting the Next Generation Excited To Work And Lead
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room Floor B

Gregory Gray
Business On Purpose
Business Management
Greg Gray
Executive Coach and Consultant | Business on Purpose

We’ve been led to buy the myth that a “good” custom homebuilding company is more “luck of the draw” and less “intentional sowing and fertilizing”.  

This eye-opening educational workshop will help to uncover what the next generation really wants and what elements lead to business health versus disease.  You will leave empowered with a tool that you can implement immediately providing a clear roadmap to multi-generational engagement in the custom homebuilding workplace.  

After this workshop you will have clarity on the true difference within the generations, how to listen and speak to your team with a compelling language, and what elements are needed for each team member to thrive day to day. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the one action you can take to connect with someone younger than you immediately
  2. Understand what “mistakes”  all new generations are looking to correct…and how to not be offended
  3. Discover the language of multi-generations so your words are heard

Target Audience: Homebuilders, Remodelers, Contractors

PVC101 – The Benefits & Uses of Cellular PVC - 1.0 AIA Credit
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 201B

Jeff Dahdah
Versatex
AIA
Jeff Dahdah
Florida Regional Sales Manager | VERSATEX Building Products

Upon completion of this course, architects and participants will understand:

  • Properties of cellular PVC
  • Cellular PVC micro-ingredients
  • Key differences between high and low-quality cellular PVC
  • Ease of use and adaptability
  • Common and unique end-use applications
  • Painting, staining, and laminating options
  • PVC’s contributions to Sustainability
  • Properties of Cellular PVC Trim
  • Are all cellular PVC Trims the same?
  • Working With PVC
  • Uses & Applications
    1. Residential – Exterior & Interior
    2. Commercial
    3. Multi-Family
    4. Historical Preservation
  • Dark paint technology for cellular PVC trim
  • New trim surface technology - Film Laminates
  • PVC’s contribution to Sustainability

Target Audience: Builders, Contractors and Architects in Commercial and Residential applications.

Google Partner and Chief Marketing Officer Teaching "The Google Demands Of Your Website"
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 302B

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Web Marketing
Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Strategist | Strategic Point Marketing
Spending money on ads or seo is a waste of time if you dont know the principles that Google demands from you. Hear a fractional CMO, Google Partner and owner of an advertising agency explain exactly what Google wants you to do.Logical strategies you can apply in minutes, during the session.A proven SEO expert is teaching what he has done time and time again.  Want proof? Google “Fractional CMO __(add your city name here)___" and see www.jrcmo.com rank on page 1 for your city. Joshua Ramsey will show you how to do it yourself as well.• What is CRO and how to apply it• Build Your USP (unique selling position) that will draw increased engagement• Pre-register through build expo or at www.JRcmo.com for a website analysis providing pinpointed solutions for YOUR WEBSITE

Turn Google Reviews, Messaging and Social Media to Revenue
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 201A

Amanda WalkerBirdeye
Social Media

Amanda Walker

Business Growth Expert | Birdeye

If you're looking to improve your business' ranking on Google, you've come to the right place. John will share the Birdeye guide on using reviews, messaging and social media to grow your local reputation and SEO. You should expect to take away a page of notes on everything you need to know about attracting, converting and delighting your customers and prospects that interact with your business.

Target Audience: Owners, Management, Soloprenuers, Supporting Staff

Photo-realistic vs. Artificial-looking CGI Renders - How to Spot the Difference?
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Floor C

Daniella Ziade
BoxBrownie
Web Marketing
Daniella Ziade
Business Development Manager | Boxbrownie

CGI Renders have fast become the solution for marketing off-the-plan properties - helping potential buyers visualize what the finished build will look like while the foundations are being laid. The challenge in visualization often lies in presenting an image that accurately represents the end result, in a way that doesn't detract from the overall presentation with cartoony or unrealistic details. From considering the lighting source, angles, textures, materials, and background, to checking the edges and making sure there aren't any unrealistic shadows - an expert eye is vital in presenting professional marketing. In this seminar, we discuss some of the most common problems we see in renders and how to avoid them when marketing your property and help to fetch that higher sale price. 

Target Audience: Builders, Real Estate Agents, Developers, Architects

Recovery Ready Workplace
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Cheryl Brown

Vice President & Executive Director | International Center for Addiction $ Recovery Education (ICARE)

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Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Automatizando Tus Procesos con QuickBooks y Aplicaciones para Contratistas -
Nivel 1
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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QuickBooks
Vanessa Vásquez

Estratega Empresarial y Educadora

Aprende a integrar QuickBooks con las aplicaciones más avanzadas específicamente diseñadas para contratistas, optimizando así tu flujo de trabajo, aumentando la precisión de tus finanzas y liberando tiempo valioso para enfocarte en lo que realmente importa: construir y expandir tu negocio. Esta clase práctica te guiará a través de configuraciones esenciales, automatizaciones inteligentes y estrategias de gestión financiera personalizadas, asegurando que saques el máximo provecho de tu software contable y aplicaciones complementarias.Conozca las soluciones que pueden cambiar completamente su perspectiva sobre la contabilidad y el manejo de proyectos.

Audiencia: Arquitectos, Ingenieros, Diseñadores, Contratistas generales,  Subcontratistas, Constructores comerciales, Constructores de viviendas, Desarrolladores, Profesionales inmobiliarios, Gerentes de edificios, Planificadores estatales, Escritores de especificaciones, Agencias gubernamentales, Municipios,  Gerentes de instalaciones, Firmas de administración e propiedades, Militares / Corporación de Ingenieros, y cualquier dueño de negocio en la industria de la construcción

How to Work with the City
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Ann McNeill
President | MCO Construction and Services Inc., MCO Consulting, Inc., Constructively Speaking, Inc., Founder | National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC)

In this lively and highly informative discussion, Ann McNeill, the "Master Builder" explains the steps, skills, and strategies needed for construction contractors to successfully bid on and obtain work with governments. 

Ann has worked with all levels of government and specializes in helping small businesses thrive.

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

QuickBooks Online Made profitable for construction
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | Room

Shannon Sheridan
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QuickBooks
Shannon Sheridan
CFO | Eclipse Building Corp.

Easy to Learn Tips and tricks of QBO, how to track retainage, percentage of completion accounting for tax purposes, and more.

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Solar Crash Course – the Essentials that You Need to Know
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 302A

Daren Goldin
Goldin Solar
Solar
Daren Goldin

CEO | Goldin Solar

This session will focus on the basics of solar and an intro to the solar industry: How it works, what are the different type of systems, what are the components that go into a solar system, considerations in contractor selection, material specification, and scheduling.

Target Audience: Architects, MEP engineers and General Contractors

Using Professional Services Agencies to grow your Business.
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Michael Nwoseh

Director of Business & Digital Solutions | All Talentz LLC

In today's dynamic business landscape, the role of professional services agencies has become increasingly crucial for organizations aiming to scale and thrive. This session is designed to empower business leaders, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers with the knowledge and strategies needed to harness the potential of professional services agencies for sustainable growth. Agencies simply offer professional services to small business owners across various business areas such as, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, IT and Experiential marketing etc., without making business owners bear the cost of hiring a team of full-time professionals to manage these aspects of their businesses. We would also showcase how All Talentz Agency can support your business in the aspect of Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Web and Mobile Application Development, Animation and Brand Strategy etc., at an affordable cost. Join us in this session, as we share tips on how agencies can help you reduce cost and increase profitability for your business.

Target Audience: Small Business Owners, business leaders, entrepreneurs and decision-makers.

Your Structure Below Water — What You Need to Know
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | Room 302A

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Engineering

Jeffrey O’Connor, PE

Manager of Engineering | Underwater Engineering Services, Inc.

This class will cover topics of underwater structures including material behavior, inspection, safety, and considerations and challenges of design of new structures and repair design. Specific subtopics will include:

• Material degradation below water
• Importance of structure inspections
• Diving Regulations
• Diving Modes
• Diving Equipment
• Safety
• Structure repairs below water

Target Audience: This class is for design engineers, contractors, and owners.

Automating your Processes with QuickBooks and Apps for Contractors - Level 1
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 6

Vanessa Vasquez
Vanessa Vasquez
QuickBooks en Español
Vanessa Vasquez
Consultora y Estratega de Negocios

We are living in a time that requires efficiency and organization. Having tons of paperwork and loose ends that take up your time and effort to grow and be more efficient is not the ideal picture. Join my class and learn all about being financially efficient with QuickBooks and the Apps. Learn what is the right QuickBooks for you and the different apps that are available for your builder's business. Learn the solutions that can completely change your perspective about accounting and project management.

Target Audience: • Architects • Engineers • Designers • General Contractors • Subcontractors • Commercial Builders • Home Builders • Developers • Real Estate Professionals • Building Managers • State Planners • Spec Writers • Government Agencies • Municipalities • Facility Managers • Property Management Firms • Military/ Corp. of Engineers • and any business owner in the construction industry

Automatizando Tus Procesos con QuickBooks y Aplicaciones para Contratistas - Nivel 1
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 6

Vanessa Vasquez
Vanessa Vasquez
QuickBooks en Español
Vanessa Vasquez
Consultora y Estratega de Negocios

Vivimos en una época que requiere eficiencia y organización. Tener toneladas de papeleo y cabos sueltos que requieren su tiempo y esfuerzo para crecer y ser más eficientes no es la imagen ideal. Únase a mi clase y aprenda todo sobre cómo ser financieramente eficiente con QuickBooks y las aplicaciones. Aprenda a configurar su QuickBooks correctamente y las diferentes aplicaciones que están disponibles para su negocio de Construcción. Conozca las soluciones que pueden cambiar completamente su perspectiva sobre la contabilidad y el manejo de proyectos.

Audiencia: • Arquitectos • Ingenieros • Diseñadores • Contratistas generales • Subcontratistas • Constructores comerciales • Constructores de viviendas • Desarrolladores • Profesionales inmobiliarios • Gerentes de edificios • Planificadores estatales • Escritores de especificaciones • Agencias gubernamentales • Municipios • Gerentes de instalaciones • Firmas de administración de propiedades • Militares / Corporación de Ingenieros • y cualquier dueño de negocio en la industria de la construcción

10 Minute Marketing Strategy Plan
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | Room 302B

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Web Marketing
Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Specialist | Strategic Point Marketing

A fractional CMO that ranks on page one in your city for the term, "Fractional CMO __(add your city name here)___" is coming to teach and tell you exactly how to rank on page one and also give you a 10 min action plan that will propel your business forward exponentially.Get your own 10 minute action plan that will drastically improve your marketing.  Then stay for the round table of other businesses similar to your industry on what they are doing and how they can improve through new techniques taught by Joshua Ramsey.

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Thursday, September 26, 2024
Workshops & Classes

Common Construction Sales Mistakes
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Room 206

Tom WoodcockSeal the Deal
Sponsored by
MJ Products
Sales
Tom Woodcock
President | Seal the Deal
Many in the construction industry consistently make the same mistakes that kill their opportunity. There are many common errors and mentalities that hinder sales success. We'll put a light on these problems and give the behaviors that counter them. Make sure your approach to the customer base is the most effective possible. These errors are often made without the contractor even realizing they're making them. This cripples their chances of winning profitable projects.

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers.

Culture Is NOT An Accident: How To Build Your Culture On One Sheet Of Paper
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Floor B

Gregory Gray
Business On Purpose
Business Management
Greg Gray
Executive Coach and Consultant | Business on Purpose

The culture of your business is a DIRECT RESULT of the ingredients that you allow to enter into the building.  Good ingredients equal good culture, and vice versa.  Culture is more than ping pong tables and bean bag chairs.  Culture is about relationships, connection, and communication.  

Culture will determine the joy that we find in running our business.  We all want a great culture, and we know we have to work for it…but how?  Most strategies include a cross-your-fingers approach. 

This fun and surprising workshop will remove the confusion around great culture, and provide you the action and clarity you need to build a culture that you are proud of and that all generations want to be a part of.

Learning Objectives

  1. Clarify the elements of great culture, and identify distracting elements of bad culture so you can focus on the elements of great culture
  2. Walk away with a one page visual of building great culture in your business starting tomorrow
  3. Discover the motivation to stop wasting time and money on team outings and bonus plans that rarely move the needle

Target Audience: Homebuilders, Remodelers, Contractors

PVC101 – The Benefits & Uses of Cellular PVC - 1.0 AIA Credit
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 201B

Jeff Dahdah
Versatex
AIA
Jeff Dahdah
Florida Regional Sales Manager | VERSATEX Building Products

Upon completion of this course, architects and participants will understand:

  • Properties of cellular PVC
  • Cellular PVC micro-ingredients
  • Key differences between high and low-quality cellular PVC
  • Ease of use and adaptability
  • Common and unique end-use applications
  • Painting, staining, and laminating options
  • PVC’s contributions to Sustainability
  • Properties of Cellular PVC Trim
  • Are all cellular PVC Trims the same?
  • Working With PVC
  • Uses & Applications
    1. Residential – Exterior & Interior
    2. Commercial
    3. Multi-Family
    4. Historical Preservation
  • Dark paint technology for cellular PVC trim
  • New trim surface technology - Film Laminates
  • PVC’s contribution to Sustainability

Target Audience: Builders, Contractors and Architects in Commercial and Residential applications.

Implementing QuickBooks and Apps for Contractors - Level 2
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 6

Vanessa Vasquez
Vanessa Vasquez
QuickBooks en Español
Vanessa Vasquez
Consultora y Estratega de Negocios

Learn how to be efficient with the tools and resources available for automation. When you finish this class, you will know how to use QuickBooks, how to properly set up QuickBooks, and how to troubleshoot for proper job profitability reporting. Join me to unfold the world of apps and how they work for your benefit. Understand the ecosystem available for you and how you can be more productive right now.

Target Audience: • Architects • Engineers • Designers • General Contractors • Subcontractors • Commercial Builders • Home Builders • Developers • Real Estate Professionals • Building Managers • State Planners • Spec Writers • Government Agencies • Municipalities • Facility Managers • Property Management Firms • Military/ Corp. of Engineers • and any business owner in the construction industry

Construction Schedule Updating: What is my percent complete, anyway?
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

Saleh Mubarak
Estimating
Saleh Mubarak
Consultant, author, public speaker, and trainer in construction project management

Contractors have to update the projects’ schedules periodically. This update is so important not only because it provides the contractor and the owner with an idea of where the project stands at this point, but also because progress payments from the owner to the contractor depend on information in these updates, specifically amount of work performed this period on each activity. This amount of work is usually expressed in percent complete. However, there are many types of percent complete, based on physical estimates (units), cost, time, manhours, or other. It is also important to calculate both baseline and actual percent complete for the activity, in order to determine if work is on, ahead, or behind schedule. This seminar takes a quick look at different types of percent complete, explains them, and discusses what they represent and when to use them. 

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Implementando QuickBooks y Aplicaciones para Contratistas - Nivel 2
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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QuickBooks
Vanessa Vásquez

Estratega Empresarial y Educadora

Sumérgete en el poder de la contabilidad digital con nuestra clase exclusiva "Implementando QuickBooks y Aplicaciones para Contratistas". Diseñada específicamente para el sector de la construcción, esta clase te equipará con las habilidades necesarias para implementar y maximizar QuickBooks junto con aplicaciones complementarias, transformando la gestión de tus proyectos y finanzas. Ya sea que busques mejorar la eficiencia operativa, optimizar la gestión de costos o escalar tu negocio, esta clase práctica te proporcionará las herramientas y conocimientos para lograrlo. Prepárate para llevar tu negocio de construcción al siguiente nivel, optimizando tu tiempo y recursos con soluciones tecnológicas avanzadas.

Audiencia: Arquitectos, Ingenieros, Diseñadores, Contratistas generales, Subcontratistas, Constructores comerciales, Constructores de viviendas, Desarrolladores , Profesionales inmobiliarios, Gerentes de edificios, Planificadores estatales, Escritores de especificaciones, Agencias gubernamentales, Municipios, Gerentes de instalaciones, Firmas de administración de propiedades, Militares / Corporación de Ingenieros, y cualquier dueño de negocio en la industria de la construcción

Google Partner and Chief Marketing Officer Teaching "The Google Demands Of Your Website"
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 302B

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Web Marketing
Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Strategist | Strategic Point Marketing
Spending money on ads or seo is a waste of time if you dont know the principles that Google demands from you. Hear a fractional CMO, Google Partner and owner of an advertising agency explain exactly what Google wants you to do.Logical strategies you can apply in minutes, during the session.A proven SEO expert is teaching what he has done time and time again.  Want proof? Google “Fractional CMO __(add your city name here)___" and see www.jrcmo.com rank on page 1 for your city. Joshua Ramsey will show you how to do it yourself as well.• What is CRO and how to apply it• Build Your USP (unique selling position) that will draw increased engagement• Pre-register through build expo or at www.JRcmo.com for a website analysis providing pinpointed solutions for YOUR WEBSITE

Recovery Ready Workplace
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Cheryl Brown

Vice President & Executive Director | International Center for Addiction $ Recovery Education (ICARE)

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Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Using Professional Services Agencies to grow your Business.
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Michael Nwoseh

Director of Business & Digital Solutions | All Talentz LLC

In today's dynamic business landscape, the role of professional services agencies has become increasingly crucial for organizations aiming to scale and thrive. This session is designed to empower business leaders, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers with the knowledge and strategies needed to harness the potential of professional services agencies for sustainable growth. Agencies simply offer professional services to small business owners across various business areas such as, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, IT and Experiential marketing etc., without making business owners bear the cost of hiring a team of full-time professionals to manage these aspects of their businesses. We would also showcase how All Talentz Agency can support your business in the aspect of Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Web and Mobile Application Development, Animation and Brand Strategy etc., at an affordable cost. Join us in this session, as we share tips on how agencies can help you reduce cost and increase profitability for your business.

Target Audience: Small Business Owners, business leaders, entrepreneurs and decision-makers.

Niche to be Rich in Construction
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Ann McNeill
President | MCO Construction and Services Inc., MCO Consulting, Inc., Constructively Speaking, Inc., Founder | National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC)

Being a general contractor does not mean you should be a general business owner.  If you want to have business success, you need to become an expert specialist in your craft.

Join Ann McNeill, the "Master Builder," as she shares the principles, solutions, and plans needed for your business to excel by drilling down and discovering your niche in construction to find your riches.

 

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Embracing AI…because there’s an App for that
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. |

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Shannon Sheridan
CFO | Eclipse Building Corp.

Creating and implementing your tech stack to propel your profits and stand out from your competition

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Solar – What You Need to Know as a Construction or Design Professional
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Room 302A

Daren Goldin
Goldin Solar
Solar
Daren Goldin

CEO | Goldin Solar

Solar is a unique trade in the construction world, and can be very different from other more typical construction trades. In addition, the solar contractor typically plays a stronger role in design, and consultation with the designers of the ground up construction project due to the fact that it is a relatively new industry and MEP engineers are less familiar with particular solar design considerations. For that reason,  timing of onboarding a solar installer is crucial to avoid rework in both design, and construction work performed. This talk will explore important considerations for architects, MEP engineers and General Contractors and how to interface with solar professionals during the project delivery process.

Target Audience: Architects, MEP engineers and General Contractors

Outsourcing for small businesses.
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. |

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Sadiq Isu

Founder and CEO | All Talentz LLC

How to make outsourcing work for you as a small business -
Running a small business is very hard and you need a lot of help to make it work. We understand this challenge and have created a service that helps business owners run their companies seamlessly at a fraction of the cost. Larger companies like Apple, Tesla, and Microsoft currently use outsourcing as a strategy to reduce their operational cost. At All Talentz we want to also help you use outsourcing to reduce your cost and increase your bottom line. We offer trained professionals at 50-75% of the cost you would usually spend on payroll. Join us in this session as we help you understand how to make outsourcing work for your business.

Target Audience: Small Business Owners and Restoration Companies

10 Minute Marketing Strategy Plan
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | Room 302 B

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Web Marketing
Joshua Ramsey
Marketing & Communications Specialist | Strategic Point Marketing

A fractional CMO that ranks on page one in your city for the term, "Fractional CMO __(add your city name here)___" is coming to teach and tell you exactly how to rank on page one and also give you a 10 min action plan that will propel your business forward exponentially.Get your own 10 minute action plan that will drastically improve your marketing.  Then stay for the round table of other businesses similar to your industry on what they are doing and how they can improve through new techniques taught by Joshua Ramsey.

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Implementando QuickBooks y Aplicaciones para Contratistas - Nivel 2
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Room 6

Vanessa Vasquez
Vanessa Vasquez
QuickBooks en Español
Vanessa Vasquez
Consultora y Estratega de Negocios

Aprenda a ser eficiente con las herramientas y los recursos disponibles para la automatización. Cuando termine esta clase, sabrá cómo usar QuickBooks, cómo configurar correctamente QuickBooks y cómo solucionar problemas para obtener informes adecuados de rentabilidad por proyectos. Únase a mí para descubrir el mundo de las aplicaciones y cómo funcionan para su beneficio. Comprenda el ecosistema disponible para usted y cómo puede ser más productivo en este momento.

Audiencia: • Arquitectos • Ingenieros • Diseñadores • Contratistas generales • Subcontratistas • Constructores comerciales • Constructores de viviendas • Desarrolladores • Profesionales inmobiliarios • Gerentes de edificios • Planificadores estatales • Escritores de especificaciones • Agencias gubernamentales • Municipios • Gerentes de instalaciones • Firmas de administración de propiedades • Militares / Corporación de Ingenieros • y cualquier dueño de negocio en la industria de la construcción

2024 Exhibitors