BuildRight 2021 is going virtual and will include an opening keynote as well as opportunities to earn up CCB credits. We will be using Zoom that is integrated with a new software program that will deliver a great online learning experience.
30 breakout sessions, 2 keynote speakers and more - the same level of great content as the annual live event from the comfort of your home or office.
• High performance building practices and innovations including ADUs, wall assembly and using reclaimed wood
• Energy efficiency technologies and practices: HVAC, air sealing, EPS, zero energy ready and more
• Business classes related to H.R., risk management and accounting
• Construction contracts and employment law
• Building code updates
• Smart home technology - comfort, quality, security & enjoyment
BuildRght is excited to welcome industry expert Ken Baker as the opening keynote speaker. Ken's presentation "Negotiating the Winds of Change" will explore resiliency issues from the residential housing market perspective. Features of resiliency include; robustness; resourcefulness, rapid recovery, and redundancy. But, what do these mean when thinking of buildings, or housing? More specifically, what are the components of housing where real value is added through a set of resilient construction practices? Who benefits and how?
Builders across the NW continue to improve the air tightness of their homes, with many getting down to below 3 ACH50 with traditional caulk/foam/drywall approaches. At the same time, the energy code and third-party standards for air leakage rates getting more rigorous across the NW, leaving many wondering how they can make the jump to well below 2 ACH50. Even when done well, these traditional approaches often still result in significant air leakage at the top and bottom plates, and moving to a continuous air barrier at the exterior sheathing plane can provide a highly effective solution. Join Earth Advantage for this session with Josh Salinger of Birdsmouth Design-Build where we’ll review tried-and-true construction details and architectural drawings for integrating an exterior air barrier (sheet goods/tapes, membranes, stem walls and top/bottom plate connections, etc). Ample time will be provided for audience Q&A, so come prepared to share your questions and experiences.
This will be a presentation regarding how contractual force majure provisions should be revised to account for COVID-19-related delays and cost increases and address future such events. This presentation will include discussion of the drafting and application of contractual force majure provisions, as well as best practices for risk management utilizing the construction contracting, product procurement, project management and change order processes, and will include what provisions to include and exclude in contracts and subcontracts; how risk is shifted from general contractors to subcontractors and suppliers; insurance and bonding; payment provisions; as well as dispute resolution and remedies. This presentation will help attendees construct projects and manage their business so as to be resilient and sustainable in the face of modern day risk. Copies of the PowerPoint slides will be provided to each attendee.