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North Carolina Builder Institute

Spring Session

Thank you for your interest in the Spring 2019 Session of the North Carolina Builder Institute, which will be held March 5-7, 2019, in Raleigh.

See below for full course information. Click here to register for courses.

Questions? Contact Alison Barnes at abarnes@nchba.org or (800) 662-7129.

Tuesday, March 5

NAHB: CAPS 1 Marketing & Communicating with the Aging In Place Client (8 Hours)

Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. Because they are embracing newly found and changing lifestyles, they need to revitalize their home environment. Identifying this burgeoning opportunity and then developing the skills to interact with this market can help you grow your business dramatically. This course equips participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively market and sell services to the aging-in-place (AIP) market. This course is required for the NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist designation. It can be an elective for the Masters CSP and CGA designations.
Designation: CAPS. Instructor: Steve Monroe 

BM110 Accounting & QuickBooks for Builders (8 Hours)

Good building practices require good financial management and understanding basics of accounting. QuickBooks by Intuit has become the widely used software by small- to medium-sized builders as a financial management tool. This class will cover the basics of accounting for builders with integration of QuickBooks. It will cover setup of general ledger accounts along with job cost tracking and estimating. Participants will walk through set-up as well as daily management practices and use of the software while learning basic accounting.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Greg Isenhour

 

MK101 Developing A Marketing Plan (4 Hours – AM Session)

We’ve all heard the saying that if you don’t know where you’re going, you’re probably not going to get there. As a part of your Business Plan, the Market Plan helps map the way to success. Participants will learn the essential components (the four P’s) of a Market Plan and how to make it a living document.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Sean Sullivan

 

BM304 Retirement Planning (4 Hours – AM Session)  

This course will help you begin to make the retirement preparations that will meet your needs, based on answering two questions: How much money will you need, and where will that money come from? We will start with understanding our individual living expenses and move to what Albert Einstein termed as the most powerful force in nature – the power of compounding interest. 401 K’s, IRA’s., SIMPLE Plans, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Bonds, Interest Rates – retirement planning can be overwhelming, but we will take a look at some very simple ways to invest money and build wealth.
Designations: AMB, AMA. Instructor: Erik Anderson

 

DS102 Blue Print Reading (4 Hours – PM Session)  

Accurate estimating and ultimately a profitable job starts with properly reading drawings. Using a full set of house plans we will understand how to read and calculate quantities from the simple to the complex. More accuracy equals more money.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Sean Sullivan

 

BM301 Long Range Business Planning (4 Hours – PM Session)  

Learn how to plan your strategy for company direction and growth over the next 10 years.
Designations: AMB, AMA. Instructor: Erik Anderson

Wednesday, March 6

NAHB: CAPS 2 Design Concepts For Livable Homes And Aging In Place (8 Hours)
To help home owners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, many responsive and innovative products are emerging and service providers are focusing their businesses on creating new homes and renovations that provide design flexibility, pleasing aesthetics, high function and usability for all people. This course enables participants to identify common challenges and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place (AIP) as well as individuals who have a condition that requires home modifications or equipment.
Designation: CAPS. Instructor: Steve Monroe

 

LD304 Active Listening, Coaching & Counseling (8 Hours)

Everyone wants to be heard. Coaches get the credit for whether a team loses or wins no matter what the players are like. Counseling is more than giving advice. Participate in this class to hone your skills and discover the secrets of great listeners, coaches, and counselors. Everyone has these skills, but most times never access their inner being to cultivate the necessary behavior. This class will aid the participant in activating what they already possess.
Designations: AMB, AMA. Instructor: Greg Isenhour

 

BM210 Best Practics For Hiring And Job Safety (4 Hours – AM Session)

Over half of work comp claims come from workers in the first year of employment. Builders Mutual brings you WorkSafe 101 which provides you the tools and training you need to hire the best and keep them safe. During this course you will learn to 1) understand why hiring and new hire training are so important, 2) recognize costs associated with workplace injuries, 3) gain valuable interview and hiring tips, 4) learn how to train your workers to recognize & avoid jobsite hazards and protect others from harm, and 5) increase accountability with checklists and acknowledgement forms.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Sean Purcell

 

BT205 Advanced Design Of Roofs & Ceilings (4 Hours – AM Session)

This course covers roof and ceiling design requirements found in the current North Carolina Residential Building Code.  Roof/ceiling code loading requirements and load calculating procedures with specific instruction on design, bracing and support for rafters, ceiling joists and girders/beams will be discussed. Wood roof trusses will also be thoroughly reviewed. Attendees will have an opportunity to work through a simple house plan to determine the location and size of the rafters, ceiling joists and girders required.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Steve Knight

 

PM107 Building Codes (4 Hours – PM Session)

Builders and remodelers need to execute projects that comply with relevant codes and standards. This course explains why regulations are written, which agencies write them and how to deal with the representatives of those agencies. Topics include state and local building departments, plan review, permits, inspections, code enforcement and the appeals process. Important changes to the 2018 NC Residential Building Codes will also be covered.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Robert Privott

 

BT105 Advanced Design Of Walls (4 Hours – PM Session)

This course covers wall design requirements found in the current North Carolina Residential Building Code. Wall loading requirements and load calculating procedures to meet code are reviewed to include instruction on wood stud, header, lintel, and masonry wall design, bracing and support. Pertinent portions of Chapter 45 for high wind regions (coastal and higher mountain elevations) will be included. Attendees will have an opportunity to work through a simple house plan to determine the location and size of the studs and headers required.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Steve Knight

Thursday, March 7

NAHB: CAPS 3 Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place (8 Hours)

This course builds on the CAPS I and CAPS II courses (which are prerequisites for this course) by introducing design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes. Whole house product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities.
Designation: CAPS. Instructor: Steve Monroe

 

DV301 Making A Development Deal Work (8 Hours)

This course will focus on the intricacies of successful land acquisition and development of raw land.
Designations: AMB, AMA. Instructor: Greg Isenhour

 

HERS Associate Certification Course (4 Hours – AM Session)

The HERS Associate Certificate course offers a new RESNET certificate designation to provide professionals a working understanding of Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and HERS. This program is designed for builders, realtors, code inspectors and trades who can benefit from a better understanding of how the HERS index is used in the construction and sales of new homes. Attendees will gain insight on how products and applications contribute to HERS Index scores, along with tools to market HERS Index score to consumers. Attendees will receive a HERS Associate certificate upon successful completion of the course and exam.
Instructor: Jamie Hager

 

BT204 Advanced Design Of Floors (4 Hours – AM Session)

This course covers the floor design requirements found in the current North Carolina Residential Building Code. Floor joists and girder/beam design, support, bracing, drilling and notching are thoroughly discussed. Loading requirements and load calculating procedures to meet code are reviewed. Wood floor trusses and the NC Residential Code Appendix M for Wood Decks will also be discussed. Attendees will have an opportunity to work through a simple house plan to determine the location and size of the floor joists and girders required.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Steve Knight

 

CS202 Building Quality In: A Foundation For Quality Builders & Remodelers (4 Hours – PM Session)

What is quality? Who determines how quality is defined? What are the benefits of building quality in? How does one consistently “Build Quality In”? These are just a few of the questions addressed by this course. Other topics include guidelines for establishing a quality assurance/management program for your company and techniques for managing trade contractor quality. The curriculum includes a case study.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Wallace West

 

BT104 Advanced Design Of Foundations (4 Hours – PM Session)

This course covers the foundation design requirements found in the current North Carolina Residential Building Code. Footing, foundation wall and retaining wall loading and design requirements and load calculating procedures are discussed. Attendees will have an opportunity to work through a simple house plan to determine the location and size of the footings and foundation walls required by code.
Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS. Instructor: Steve Knight

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