EXPO & EDUCATION • JULY 24 & 25, 2024 • #SEBC2024 • CONTACT US

Full SEBC Schedule

Expo Hall Hours: Wednesday, July 24 - Thursday, July 25 | 10 a.m - 4 p.m.

Registration Desk Hours: Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Day 1
Wed, July 24, 2024

Building the Future: Integrating AI into Your Operations

Interested in harnessing the potential of AI for your contracting operations but uncertain about the first steps? Join our session designed for firms of all sizes. We’ll unpack essential AI...
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Joseph Burak

FBC 2020 Advanced: Scope and Administration

This course will familiarize the participant with the administrative regulations as it pertains to the scope and administration of the Florida Building Code. DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida Home Builders Association,...
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Shane Gerwig

Wire Cables & Other High Wind and Seismic Tools

This one-hour course offers a brief overview of conventional hurricane and seismic tie-down methods & the evolution into the technology of cable tie-down systems. The course will cover the benefits...
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Brett Dexter

Workers Compensation Compliance

The basic’s of Workers Compensation and how it applies to the construction industry. DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida Home Builders Association, CILB Course #0000135 | FBPE #0008653 | 1 Hour |...
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Michelle Delaney

Crash Course in Customer Experience 2024

Lets face it, customer experience was not top of mind during the COVID era, and now that we are experiencing a slow down it’s time to take customer engagement seriously...
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Leah Fellows

Protecting Your Organization from Fraud: Don’t Bring a Knife To a Gun Fight!

In 2022 fraud losses in the United States totaled up to be larger than most annual revenues for entire industries.  With advancements in technologies criminals are getting more skilled in...
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Chris Wilson

Alternative Materials and Products for Easier Install

In this fast-paced, fun-filled session, builders and remodelers offer a view of their favorite products for easier and more efficient installation, saving them time and money on labor. As they...
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Jennifer Castenson
Belinda Carr

OSHA Focus 4

The OSHA “Focus Four Hazards” are responsible for the majority of injuries and deaths in construction. In this course, we will not only define and identify the four hazards, but...
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Tom Dorsey, Jr.

Marketing Do’s and Don’ts for the Construction Industry

If you feel like you’re drowning in your day-to-day business and need a compass for marketing to know which way to go, come join us. Discover some of the common...
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Mindy Lepp

Florida Building Code Development-How Did That Get in There?

This course will familiarize the participant with the process for statewide adoption of building codes. DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida Home Builders Association, CILB Course #0614913 | BCAIB #5009517 | FBPE...
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Shane Gerwig

Expo Hall is Open

Expo Hall is open

Building Planning Miscellaneous Provisions

This course will familiarize the participant with the miscellaneous requirements from Florida Building Code, Residential Chapter 3 Building Planning not including fire resistance, flood, structural, and egress. DBPR Provider #0000916,...
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Shane Gerwig

Data-Driven Decision Making in Construction Marketing

The importance of data analytics and AI in making informed marketing decisions for construction companies, from ad spend allocation to campaign performance assessment.
AJ Beson

The OSHA Inspection: Understanding Your Rights, Acknowledging Your Responsibilities, and Defending Your Company

This course is designed to educate attendees on how to conduct themselves during an inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). The Occupational Safety and Health Act of...
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Anthony Tilton

Integrating Best Design Practices Inside and Out with a Focus on Southeast Regional Trends for 2024

Join our dynamic Southeastern experts, Kristin Watercutter, Builders Design and Tracy Eisnaugle, Lee Wetherington Homes on a captivating journey through the latest design trends, seamlessly transitioning from exterior to interior...
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Tracy Eisnaugle
Kristen Watercutter

Opportunity Ahead- How will recent retirement legislation impact your business?

Despite widespread popularity, 401(k) plans have gained a reputation for being costly and complicated. Given the flurry of recent state and federal legislation, employers are faced with more complexity than...
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Steven Johnian

Small Renovations and the Building Code

This course will familiarize the participant with code requirements of small alterations and repairs of one and two family dwelling units.  This course will focus on door and window replacements...
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Shane Gerwig

Stop Trusting Your Gut: New Insights about South East consumer homebuyers for Builder Marketing Leaders

Still trusting your gut when it comes to knowing what consumers want and if your marketing works? Learn new insights about South East homebuyers from the leader in real estate...
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John Peragine

What is Green Building?

This course explains the fundamentals of green building.  Participants will learn how to prioritize and select green building strategies including energy, water, site and lot preparation and preservation, health and...
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Dr. Jennifer Languell

Florida’s Construction Lien Law: A Contractor’s Guide to Understanding Chapter 713, Florida Statutes

This course is designed to educate attendees on the procedures, time limitations, and statutory requirements associated with the recording and perfecting of a Claim of Lien.  Contractors and homebuilders in...
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Anthony Tilton

Economic and Housing Outlook with NAHB Chief Economist

NAHB’s Chief Economist Robert Dietz will provide a data-rich examination of current macroeconomic trends, with a focus on regional estimates of labor market conditions and economic growth. This session will...
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Dr. Robert Dietz

Navigating Residential Roofing Codes

This course will familiarize the participant with construction means and methods as it pertains to wind mitigation and the installation of roof assemblies in residential buildings. DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida...
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Shane Gerwig

Frame it Right! Back to Basics for Big Buildings

The demand for commercial and multifamily construction is soaring, and the framing industry is expanding to meet this demand. APA – The Engineered Wood Association has walked hundreds of job...
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Stephanie Thomas-Rees

Demystifying Permitting

Have you ever had a permit rejected by the jurisdiction? Been required to make corrections multiple times? Found the process frustrating? Come learn the basics of permitting from someone who...
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Tatiana Gust

Sustainable Connections: Building a Better World Through Construction; Panel Discussion for Young Building Professionals

This is your chance to learn from the best in the industry. Experts in their respective fields will cover a range of pointed topics, targeting the industry’s new generation of...
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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

This course will familiarize the participant with code requirements of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in one and two family dwellings. DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida Home Builders Association, CILB Course...
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Shane Gerwig

Meet & Greet with FBA Students

Following the Panel Discussion FBA students will be invited to meet and network with the Panelist as well as other Young Building Professionals.

Heat Pump Water Heaters for the Southeast

The Advanced Workforce Ready Project has identified four electrification technologies that are under-utilized within the Southeast, but currently face barriers to adoption. Heat pump water heaters can save 60% of...
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Arlene Z. Stewart

Residential Design Standards and Local Building Code Amendments

This course will familiarize the participant with local adoption and the construction means and methods as it pertains to building code requirements and how they are related to residential design...
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Shane Gerwig

After the Storm: Building for High Wind Resistance

The strength of a building is a function of all building components – roof, walls, floors and foundation – working together as a unit. Load paths may not be obvious...
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Stephanie Thomas-Rees

FCMB & YBPC Happy Hour

Join us as we celebrate the close of the annual Young Building Professionals Day at SEBC. This event is hosted by the FHBA Young Building Professionals Council and is an...
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SEBC Bash

Don’t miss our annual SEBC Bash, Wednesday July 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Celebrate the opening of the Southeast Building Conference with colleagues, friends and industry leaders at the 2024 SEBC...
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Day 2
Thu, July 25, 2024

Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs are Making (& what to do about it)

In this workshop we use industry specific examples/ data to show owners how they can make small changes today and major changes over time to have greater return on their...
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Vanessa McQuade

Workers Compensation Compliance

The basic’s of Workers Compensation and how it applies to the construction industry DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida Home Builders Association, CILB Course #0000135 | FBPE #0008653 | 1 Hour |...
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Michelle Delaney

FBC 2020 Advanced: Scope and Administration

This course will familiarize the participant with the administrative regulations as it pertains to the scope and administration of the Florida Building Code. DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida Home Builders Association,...
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Shane Gerwig

Minimize Construction Defect Litigation

Minimize construction defect litigation by implementing best practices across all phases, from pre-construction planning and material selection to quality control during construction and proactive preventative maintenance programs post-construction.
Professor Francisco de Caso
Don Neff

Unveiling the Excellence of Thermowood: The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Elegance

Join us for an immersive exploration into the world of Thermowood, the innovative and eco-friendly solution revolutionizing the wood industry. This comprehensive training course delves deep into the benefits and...
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Bianca Watanabe

Florida Law Simplified

Florida Law Simplified: 2024 edition. We will discuss the major changes in Florida Law in the last year and what the changes mean to SEBC attendee builders. We will review...
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Felicia Watson
James Leach

Exploding Opportunity: Make High Performance Part of Your Day-to-Day

More energy efficient homes represents a huge, and growing, opportunity for builders to address home owner demands and for contractors to get back in the home. Driven by a growing...
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Lucas Toffoli
Jennifer Castenson

Florida Building Code Development-How Did That Get in There?

This course will familiarize the participant with the process for statewide adoption of building codes.   DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida Home Builders Association, CILB Course #0614913 | BCAIB #5009517 |...
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Shane Gerwig

Estimating: A Vital Component for Winning Business and Managing Construction Projects

As a contractor, you need to ensure your estimates are accurate and sent quickly to potential clients so you can win more deals. Hear from a former general contracting CEO...
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Eric Fortenberry

You Bought the Tech, Now How Do You Get Your Team to Use It

Builders invest in technology to streamline sales, harness the power of data and enhance customer experiences. But if you’re like most, you struggle to get your teams to fully embrace...
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Anya Chrisanthon
Kimberly Mackey
Keith McKinney

Expo Hall is Open

Expo Hall is open

Building Planning Miscellaneous Provisions

This course will familiarize the participant with the miscellaneous requirements from Florida Building Code, Residential Chapter 3 Building Planning not including fire resistance, flood, structural, and egress.   DBPR Provider...
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Shane Gerwig

Controlling the Quirks: Balancing the Business of Luxury Building with the Demands of Luxury Home Clients

Requests for hidden “escape rooms”, two-lane bowling alleys, or dog houses that match the home being constructed can be challenging for even the savviest custom builder, as can mediating between...
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Jason Vermilya

The Profitable Builder

This presentation is a deep dive on building budgets and controlling costs through best practices in estimating, purchase orders, and invoice management. With massive fluctuations in homebuilding and remodeling costs...
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Jordan Maybon

The OSHA Inspection: Understanding Your Rights, Acknowledging Your Responsibilities, and Defending Your Company

This course is designed to educate attendees on how to conduct themselves during an inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). The Occupational Safety and Health Act of...
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Anthony Tilton

Geofencing technology applied to household-specific multi-channel marketing

How geofencing technology can be leveraged at the household-specific level to target geographically, demographically and psychographically and to align appropriate marketing messaging across multiple digital and non-digital platforms.
Rick Baxter

From Vision to Reality: AI Strategies for Home Builders

Explore the dynamic world of AI in our presentation, “From Vision to Reality: AI Strategies for Home Builders” This session will delve into how Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the real...
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Terry Zelen

Business Benchmark

This workshop consists of an interactive presentation that covers topics relevant to contractors.  The workshop revolves around growing your business, improving your margins, and recruiting and retaining quality employees.  If...
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Dennis Harrelson

Recruiting and Hiring: The 4 systems every homebuilder and remodeler needs to build a world class team

Frustrated with finding and keeping the right employees? Where are they? How do you entice them to join your team and how do you keep them happy once they join?...
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Thomas Joyner

The next transition in Construction-Building All-Frame Homes in Central Florida

This course is to educate Builders on the benefits of building all wood-frame homes in Central Florida.  Discuss building efficiencies, cost control and design flexibility.
Richard Woodward

Small Renovations and the Building Code

This course will familiarize the participant with code requirements of small alterations and repairs of one and two family dwelling units.  This course will focus on door and window replacements...
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Shane Gerwig

Good Government Lunch

  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join key Florida legislators and fellow building industry leaders on Thursday, July 25, as we kick off the 2024 Southeast Building Conference at...
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Lateral Load Path Basics: Tracing a Wind Load through a Wood-Frame Structure

After the Storm focuses on common structural failures observed during storm damage assessments. The presentation includes an overview of high wind forces, the importance of a continuous load path, and...
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Stephanie Thomas-Rees

Navigating Residential Roofing Codes

This course will familiarize the participant with construction means and methods as it pertains to wind mitigation and the installation of roof assemblies in residential buildings. DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida...
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Shane Gerwig

Battery Backup for the Southeast- Alternative Energy Source for Homes

The Advanced Workforce Ready Project has identified four electrification technologies that are under-utilized within the Southeast, but currently face barriers to adoption. Battery Backup has been a hot topic since...
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Arlene Z. Stewart

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

This course will familiarize the participant with code requirements of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in one and two family dwellings. DBPR Provider #0000916, Florida Home Builders Association, CILB Course...
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Shane Gerwig

Residential Design Standards and Local Building Code Amendments

This course will familiarize the participant with local adoption and the construction means and methods as it pertains to building code requirements and how they are related to residential design...
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Shane Gerwig

OSHA, Oh Shoot

The most important part of OSHA training is often left out. Learn how to be prepared for an OSHA investigation and how to defend one. Learn about OSHA’s origins, the...
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Justin Zinzow

BUILD-PAC Reception

Our NAHB Area 5 Chair, Frank Severino invites you to support NAHB’s BUILDPAC efforts to elect federal legislators who are supportive of the building industry with a donation to a...
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FHBA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Florida Housing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is being held this year in conjunction with the Southeast Building Conference! You don’t want to miss this evening of celebration as...
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Day 3
Fri, July 26, 2024

Aurora Awards Gala

Celebrate the best of building in 2024 at the Aurora Awards Gala. Black tie optional, tickets required.

Schedule subject to change.

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