EXPO & EDUCATION • AUGUST 16 & 17, 2018 - #SEBC40

Education Schedule

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Day 1
26 Jul 2017

FHBA Sponsored Certified Rating Program Onboard Training

Have you applied to be an Accredited Inspector for the new Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Sponsored Certified Ratings Program (Program)? If so, this session is for you! Presented by...
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Jeffrey Sauls
Allison Bailes

Pub Crawl

Start SEBC off right with good food, great spirits, and exceptional connections. Our Pub Crawl is an intimate engagement with early SEBC arrivers, where you can eat and drink your...
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Day 2
27 Jul 2017

What to Say and How To Say It

Using words and images to craft your digital marketing messages. Heard of “location, location, location”? For online marketing, it’s “Content, Content, Content!” What you say, and the way you say...
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Dana Nelson

Job Site Safety

This course explains the OHSA regulations for the residential and light commercial builder. Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) CILB Provider #0000916 CILB Course #0000151 1 Hour of Workplace Safety CEU
Joan Spencer

2014 Advanced FBC Update

This advanced, interactive, instructor led course is designed to familiarize code officials, fire officials, design professionals, and contractors with many of the important changes to the 5th and future editions...
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John Farinelli

2017 Labor and Employment Regulations

Labor & Employment: What will Trump DO…and Undo? A review and update on regulations and enforcement changes on the horizon under the new administration – Overtime Rules and the White...
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Richard Alaniz

Energy Performance / Efficiency

Does the topic of Energy Efficiency and performance create an unsure feeling of which way to turn to make sense of it all? Then this PGT U class is the...
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Jim Heise

The State of the Smart Home

We are living in the exciting dawn of the smart home market. How do you take advantage of this? What products should consumers adopt, and which first? How do manufacturers...
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Daniel DiClerico

Breakfast with Leaders in the Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Industry

Join leaders in the insulation industry at the 2017 Southeast Builders Conference for a Spray Foam breakfast forum. Who should attend? • Builders • Product Distributors • Construction Specifiers • Architects...
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Budget Friendly High-End Design: Combining Thoughtful Design with Innovative Materials and Stunning Finishes

Having a high-end looking model doesn’t have to be difficult, even with a limited decorating budget. Fortunately, there are ways – even on a budget – that you can get...
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Kay Green

Winning the Hearts and Wallets of Millennial Home Buyers

The Millennial generation is the largest generation in history but it’s not a monolith; members of the cohort span multiple life stages, from students to marrieds with children who are...
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Paige Shipp

Implementing Technology & Data Solutions to Drive Lean Construction and Profitability

The emergence of construction technology has sparked an overdue industry-wide revolution. According to the World Economic Forum, since 1964, due to technological advancement, non-farm business labor has experienced 172% greater...
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Steve Coughran

Workers’ Compensation Compliance

This course provides a general review of the Worker’s Compensation rules, including contractor/subcontractor issues, job safety and responsibilities of the owner. Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) CILB Provider #0000916 CILB...
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Michelle Delaney

Controlling LED’s to Meet Customer Expectations

This course describes how LED lamps and fixtures can provide an exciting alternative light source for general illumination. LED products and technologies are improving rapidly and are appearing everywhere from...
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Adrian Thomas

Digital Disruption: Not Your Daughter’s Social Media

Soon the refrigerator will be able to create a shopping list. And the washing machine will alert the manufacturer about a slipping belt or worn receptor. It’s the Internet of...
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David J. Dunworth

Virtual World of Glass

To help people involved in the design and construction industry to better understand the history of glass and exactly how glass is manufactured. They will be introduced to the different...
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Jim Heise

Significant Changes to the FBC, Residential Volume, 6th Edition

This course provides an overview of the most significant changes occurring in the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code – Residential Volume. Both base code changes (2015 International Residential Code)...
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John Farinelli

Modern Solutions for Floor Prep

This presentation will discuss the importance of a properly prepared substrate for floor covering installation. Accurate floor preparation helps keep floors leveled, sealed, durable and long-lasting, which can reduce cost...
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Alex Keene

Florida Proof Flooring

Florida presents specific challenges for flooring, but what if you could have a floor that was Florida Proof? Sun wouldn’t fade it; sand wouldn’t scratch it; you could not stain...
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Stan Aldridge

How To Be a Hero in Today’s Digital World

It’s not easy to standout online and reach new customers in the world of the internet. Being a hero in your business is hard work, you can’t ‘save everyone’ or...
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Chris Dudley

Plumbing Systems, Water Quality & Liability – What Builders Need to Know

Plumbing Systems are a critical component of a home that builders frequently defer to their contractors. With at least 22 class-action lawsuits involving systemic plumbing material failures since 2000, this...
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Steve Easley
Jonathan Simon

2016-2017 Wall Street Journal Study: The Luxury Real Estate Buyer

WSJ Insights, The Wall Street Journal’s research team, performed a study of WSJ print & digital WSJ readers. They looked at income, household assets, region of residence and many purchasing...
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Damon Salerno

Contracts 101: Builder’s Blueprint to Avoid Litigation

The implied warranty laws of Florida place a target on the backs of builders. This seminar shows builders how the use of 4 key contracts (warranty; sales agreement; Sub agreements...
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James Leach

Competing on Business Analytics

Did you know that in one minute: Twitter users average over 100,000 tweets, Facebook users post 684,478 pieces of content, email users send 204,000,000 messages, and consumers spend $272,070 on...
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Steve Coughran

Critical Thinking

Though only a 1 hour course, you will learn ways to improve your critical thinking and problem solving skills. The goal for this course is to be able to apply...
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Joshua Pruvis

Building Micro: How the Tiny House Movement Plays a Role in Future Housing Developments 

Wanting to know more about how to include efficiency condos, tiny houses and cottage courts into your future developments?  Are you curious to know who your market is and how do you...
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Will Johnston

Impact Windows and the 5 S Approach – Sound – Safety – Security – Solar – Storm

Hurricane window facts vs. myths, and will also give a great overview of the current building codes and how they can impact builders and consumers when they are building their...
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Jamison Eige
Jim Heise

Understanding the Energy Rating Index (ERI) Compliance Method

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge  necessary to read and understand  energy code compliance forms using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS Index...
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John Farinelli

It’s a Millennial Workplace – How Different Can It Be?

Do you know that the largest segment in today’s workforce is the Millennial Generation? This change in the talent landscape has created both challenges and opportunities for business leaders who...
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Dan Vaughn

Technology, Design, and Color Preferences by Generation

During this upbeat, and informative presentation, you will learn how interior merchandising geared specifically to the different generations will help you SELL MORE HOMES. Incorporating the latest trends in design,...
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Lesley McCarthy

5th Edition Air Leakage Field Test, FBC, Energy Conservation for Residential Applications

Learn exactly what the mandatory blower door test is, what the pass point is and how it is calculated and executed.  We’ll also look at the other test in the...
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Ryan McCracken

The Use of Drone Technology in Construction

Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Intro & Capabilities) FAA Regulations & Ensuring Regulatory Compliance Airspace & Airspace Validation Applications Unmanned Aircraft in Construction, Survey & Mapping, Inspection, & Real Estate Marketing.

Sales & Marketing Rockfest Rally

Heart of a Winner, Soul of a Champion This sales and marketing rally featuring three of the nation’s leading sales and marketing experts will challenge attendees to ask themselves “Am...
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Meredith Oliver
John Palumbo
Leah Turner

How to Develop Real Estate Tax-Free Using a Solo 401(k) or Self Directed IRA

This seminar will teach Builders, Contractors and Developers the strategies, legal structures and tools needed to develop real estate tax free using a Solo 401(k) or a Self-Directed IRA. Case...
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Stephen Speiser

Exterior Cladding with Treated Engineered Wood Trim and Siding

Develop an appreciation for the category of “Treated Engineered Wood Siding” and how it has evolved over the last 30 years, by understanding how it is manufactured, designed, installed and...
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Mark Rose

Florida Laws & Rules

This course will provide contractors with an understanding of the “Laws and Rules” for all classes of “Contractors and Building Department Personnel” that exist within the Florida Statutes and Rules...
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What Builders Need to Know About Home Automation

Audio One, with over 8 international CEDIA awards, and Jennifer Yosowitz, the COO of this nation’s top luxury residential home automation company, shares the facts on what builders and related...
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Jennifer Yosowitz & David Frangioni

Wind Mitigation Opening Protection Under the FBC, Residential Volume, 6th Edition

This course provides an overview of the wind mitigation requirements for glazed opening impact protection as required under the 6th Edition (2017) of the Florida Building Code, Residential Volume. JC...
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John Farinelli

Building Green with Sustainable Profits

This seminar will present the building science of integrated whole-house systems along with five key elements that represent green building construction practices. Focus will be on fitting green building practices...
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Fiber Optics – Future Proofing Your Community

Hotwire Communications is Florida’s largest privately held provider of communications and entertainment services, delivering next-generation technology solutions to residential housing communities. Hear Hotwire discuss its state-of-the-art approach to providing Fiber-to-the-Home...
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Daniel O’Connell

Craft Beer Tasting & Happy Hour

SEBCville’s Happy Hour just got better! This year we are offering all SEBC attendees a complimentary craft beer tasting on July 27th, Thursday evening. This is the perfect opportunity to...
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Excel Awards

The Excel Awards honors those builders, commercial contractors, craftsman, Realtors®, on-site salespeople, public relations professionals, associate/supplier, media and advertising professionals who make major contributions to the residential home building and...
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After Dinner Bash

SEBCville’s After Dinner Bash is the ultimate SEBC networking event where we celebrate the building industry in the Southeast! Join the party in the Gaylord Palms Atrium to dance the...
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Day 3
28 Jul 2017

Workers’ Compensation Compliance

This course provides a general review of the Worker’s Compensation rules, including contractor/subcontractor issues, job safety and responsibilities of the owner. Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) CILB Provider #0000916 CILB...
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Michelle Delaney

Water Infiltration

This 1 hour class provides you with an overview of fenestration water testing and the problems caused by unwanted water infiltration. You will learn the causes and the controllable fix...
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Jim Heise

2014 Advanced FBC Update

This advanced, interactive, instructor led course is designed to familiarize code officials, fire officials, design professionals, and contractors with many of the important changes to the 5th and future editions...
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John Farinelli

Decoding Unvented Attics in Hot-Humid Climates

Across the U.S. builders are being asked to build tighter and more energy-efficient homes. Accomplishing these goals under the pressures of today’s market is not always any easy task. High-performance...
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Simple Steps to Asset Protection

This easy to understand presentation allows participants to not only truly grasp the concepts of asset protection immediately, but enables them to implement asset protection strategies the very next day.
Stephen Speiser

Marketing to Your Perfect Customer

A 1% increase in price can result in nearly a 30% impact in bottom line growth. Price is the most impactful lever of profit, yet companies compete in vicious price...
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Steve Coughran

Protect Your Right to Get Paid

Topics that will get you paid include: How to secure your lien rights? How to secure my bond claim rights? How can I use my lien and bond rights to...
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Ariela Wagner

Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance

Learning Objectives: Describe floods, floodplains, and the potential hazards to buildings; Explain the differences between wet flood proofing and dry flood proofing techniques and acceptable applications; Describe the role of...
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Insight Into Property Valuations

Mr. Singh can speak to a variety of topics related to property values. Conference attendees who are interested in remodeling/home improvement trades will appreciate Mr. Singh’s insight into how property...
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Rick Singh

Scroll-Stopping Content for Social Media

Learn how to create and utilize scroll-stopping content for social media to cut through the clutter and maximize your brand exposure. A panel of marketing experts will discuss how to...
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John Afflebach
Chad Andres
Jim Schaefer

Unique Strategies That Sell More Homes

We take a different approach to helping you SELL MORE HOMES. There’s a SCIENCE! -Marketing and merchandising play a vital role in moving real estate. Our team provides a unique-to-the...
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Joe Duffus

Guiding Principles of Energy Efficient Homes

This seminar will present the building science of integrated whole-house systems along with five key elements that represent green building construction practices. Focus will be on fitting green building practices...
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CRM Strategy – Leveraging Contacts for Success

Today many home builders and real estate professionals are focused on what they want – getting people into their model centers or storefronts. In reality, prospects have a long decision...
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Sharon Swender

Construction Licensing

This 50 minute presentation will be given by the Chairman of the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board. It gives attendees a full understanding of the CILB, Florida licensing requirements and...
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Christopher Cobb

Significant Changes to the FBC, Residential Volume, 6th Edition

This course provides an overview of the most significant changes occurring in the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code – Residential Volume. Both base code changes (2015 International Residential Code)...
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John Farinelli

Florida Midyear Housing and Economic Forecast

We’ll examine the state of housing in Florida forecast forward the full year activity for 2017. In addition, we’ll share an exclusive look forward into 2018. We will provide analysis...
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Tony Polito

Design is in the Details: New Fixtures, Features, and Floorplans

What sells a home in today’s market? Is your sales team demonstrating the new features in your model effectively? This presentation will cover how important upgraded amenities are to a...
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Kay Green

Effective Leadership

The Effective Leadership course is designed to help you identify and adopt characteristics of an effective leader. It discusses why quality leadership is necessary, how leaders are able to motivate...
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Tom Dorsey

Award Winning Designs

This interactive engaging presentation will highlight the best practices in design from the Aurora competition. The panel members will review the Aurora honorees in multiple categories highlighting the attributes that...
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Patti Guthrie

Move Over Boomers, Here Come the Millennials…Is Your Brand Ready?

Millions of young people are ready to buy a home. Are you ready to sell to them? This generation is set to revolutionize America’s real estate business by influencing which...
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Nancy Walker

Healthy Walls = Rain Screen and Ventilation

The construction industry has seen a substantial increase in moisture-related issues in exterior walls. This presentation will discuss how a rain screen wall system prevents moisture build-up within walls by...
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Profiting from Outdoor Kitchens

As outdoor kitchens continue to gain momentum, many professionals in the design-build industries are unaware of the upselling opportunities available to them. By incorporating outdoor kitchens among their traditional service...
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Mitch Slater

5th Edition Air Leakage Field Test, FBC, Energy Conservation for Residential Applications

Learn exactly what the mandatory blower door test is, what the pass point is and how it is calculated and executed.  We’ll also look at the other test in the...
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Ryan McCracken

Business Planning For the Future

Business owners are often looking for ways to become more efficient, more productive and more profitable. They are also interested in maximizing the value of their business. This course is...
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Dennis Harrelson

Panel: Material and Product Trends in the Southeast

Nigel F. Maynard is an award-winning editor, writer, and blogger who has covered the building products, construction, and luxury design market for more than 18 years. Join him and a...
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Drew Smith
Lenny Sanclemente
Nigel Maynard

Understanding the Energy Rating Index (ERI) Compliance Method

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge  necessary to read and understand  energy code compliance forms using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS Index...
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John Farinelli

Creating Referral Success

During the Creating Referral Success Program, Tiffanie explores the simple steps necessary to create a steady flow of referrals for your business. Tiffanie will answer: Who could be passing you...
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Tiffanie Kellog

Trends Driving 55+ Home Sales

Don’t miss this comprehensive visual presentation that identifies the top macros driving 55+ home sales. You will come away with an in-depth knowledge of what the 55+ buyer wants in...
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Lesley McCarthy

OSHA Focus Four

OSHA has identified the 4 leading causes of death on construction sites. This is an introductory course where you will learn about falls, electrocution, struck by objects, and caught in...
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Tom Dorsey

Manage Your Jobs On the Go

Over the last decade communication and project management in construction has changed dramatically. Join us to learn how cloud-based software is helping builders run their businesses more effectively and efficiently....
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Paul Wurth

Using Technology Systems to Help Homeowners Live a Greener Life

A “green home” extends beyond recycling and energy efficiency; clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Participants in this course will discuss components of “living green” and how using...
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Michael Stram

Building Off-Grid

So you are thinking about building off-grid. Where do you start? What about regulations and permitting ? Should you use lead acid or lithium ion batteries for your back up...
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Doug Liles

Giveaways & Prize Drawings

Join us in the #SEBCville Expo Hall and enter to win beachin’ prizes including: $1,500 Cash Prize, Yeti Cooler, $500 Bass Pro Gift Card, and a 2018 SEBC 2-Night Hotel...
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Radon Training

Learn the best principles and practices in radon construction. BOAF-FHBA Construction Training CILB Provider #0004764 CILB Course #0608241 1 Hour of General CEU Sponsored by the Florida Department of Health...
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Wind Mitigation Opening Protection Under the FBC, Residential Volume, 6th Edition

This course provides an overview of the wind mitigation requirements for glazed opening impact protection as required under the 6th Edition (2017) of the Florida Building Code, Residential Volume. JC...
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John Farinelli

Key Legal Concepts & Risk Management

Review of key legal and insurance issues that ever FL Builder should consider as part of its overall risk management strategy. Joining Jim will be Stephen Harrell, President of Insurance...
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James Leach

Aurora Awards

The Aurora Awards honors the Southeast’s premier builders, remodelers, architects, planners and interior merchandisers for their Designs of Distinction.
Day 4
29 Jul 2017

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