Washington, D.C.—January 17, 2013—HBI (Home Builders Institute), a national leader in training, education, job placement and curriculum development for workers in the building industry, today announced a full schedule of activities at the 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) from Jan. 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
The events, presentations and awards ceremony showcase HBI’s commitment to helping students begin and advance careers in residential construction. Conference attendees are invited to visit the HBI Skills Exhibit and Employment Booth C-7807 to observe HBI pre-apprenticeship students as they demonstrate their building trades skills, learn about HBI’s programs and discuss hiring opportunities. Visitors to the booth also can enter a drawing for a professional tool set and compete against an apprentice in the annual nail driving contest.
Visitors can stop by the NAHB Student Chapters Networking Booth N-21 in the North Concourse to speak with students and faculty about the benefits of Student Chapters membership and how they can get involved in their local communities.
Highlights of other HBI activities open to all registered show attendees include:
· Residential Construction Management Competition
Jan. 21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 22, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Four-Year)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Two-Year)
Jan. 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Hotel, Ballrooms C and E, Floor 1
More than 50 teams from NAHB Student Chapters at residential construction management programs in secondary and post-secondary schools across the U.S. present their proposal for a construction project before a panel of building executive judges and in front of an audience.
· Savvy Superintendents: The Qualities Necessary to Excel at Jobsite Management
Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, North 264, Level 2
Ben Bigelow, a faculty member for the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University, will lead this overview of what makes a superintendent excel in their position. It will cover fundamental scheduling techniques; the planning, action and review (PAR) methodology; jobsite operations; and day-to-day strategies for managing trade contractor force and winning customer trust. This session is based on HBI’s Residential Construction Superintendent Designation courses.
· HBI Job Corps Awards Presentation at the NAHB Joint Executive & Resolutions Committee Meeting
Jan. 22, 2:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, North 245-247, Level 2
Two outstanding HBI Job Corps graduates are recognized annually at IBS for their exemplary achievements in the building industry. The Shirley McVay Wiseman Award for Exceptional Promise is presented to an outstanding female graduate. The NAHB Chairman’s Award is presented to an exceptional HBI Job Corps graduate who has overcome adversity.
· HBI/Lowe’s Scholarship Fund Presentation at the Lowe’s Booth
Jan. 23, 12:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth C-4519
The HBI/Lowe’s Building Careers Scholarship Fund provides financial help to qualified HBI graduates seeking careers in the building industry. Lowe’s has donated $50,000 annually since the scholarship’s inception, helping more than 40 graduates each year.
· NAHB Student Chapters Awards Ceremony
Jan. 23, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 3, Level 2
Join HBI for a celebration of NAHB Student Chapters during the annual awards ceremony. Award winners for Outstanding Student Chapter, Outstanding Education, Outstanding Junior Faculty, Outstanding Students and the Residential Construction Management Competition will be announced.
· Superintendents Can Make or Break the Bank: Tools & Techniques to Drive Efficiencies
January 24, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, North 264, Level 2
Ben Bigelow again will lead this session, based on HBI’s Residential Construction Superintendent Designation courses, about how to be a successful gatekeeper to company profitability. This includes avoiding common budgeting mistakes made on the jobsite; driving efficiency through accurate, reliable estimates; and staying on budget throughout the construction process.
· You Be the Judge!
January 24, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, N-1339
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HBI is a national nonprofit that provides training, mentoring, curriculum development and job placement services in support of the building industry. With an 80 percent job placement rate for graduates, HBI training programs are taught in local communities across the country to youth, adults, veterans, ex-offenders and displaced workers. Visit www.hbi.org for more information.