Winter Conference General Info

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Sponsored by:

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With a Focus On…

Resilience Planning in Design & Construction

A Two-Day Conference and Workshop for Residential Design and Design/Build Professionals

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The Design & Build Design Conference is two-days of educational sessions and architectural field trips focused on equipping residential and light commercial designers and design/build builders with tips and tools they can use to excel. The educational curriculum is a reflection of an industry practice analysis performed by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), which is also the basis for the current Certified Professional Building Designer exam blueprint. Each 90-minute session is presented by an industry practitioner volunteering their time and knowledge to aid in building a better residential design profession.

To assist you with your product specifying, at least two leading-edge building products are featured during lunch-and-learn programs. The architectural field trips are a convenient break from the classroom where you can not only learn about traditional architecture but modern design as well. Not to mention, a great opportunity to experience a part of the city you’ve never visited before.

Professionals and product manufacturers from around the country attend the Design & Build Conference Series events. It’s been said through the years, “The real education comes from interacting with others in my profession during networking events.” Often, designers from other regions of the country, even competitors, can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. Avoiding peers for fear of others discovering your competitive advantage can actually limit your own success. Collaboration is the way to approach networking. Design & Build Conferences help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level.

Being in business should be rewarding and fun. All work and no play can get old fast. Attend a Design & Build Conference and add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning and industry branding efforts. Maximize your travel investment and schedule an extra day at the beginning or end of the trip to explore or visit friends in the region. Never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with some interesting people!

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