LIVE Building Clinics

Our signature live education areas help you refine your techniques, increase your productivity, and give you first-hand views of the newest products in action!  Entrance into all live installation clinics is included with all attendee registrations options.  We've updated our installation clinics and even added a new stage, so make sure to check back as we update our clinic information with schedules and presenters!

Our veteran contractor and presenter Mike Sloggatt will share his favorite experience-developed systems and problem solving techniques to help you get the upper hand on your next project. Schedule some time to visit Mike at our Remodelers Workshop; it’s an investment in yourself and your business.

Clinic Schedule and Sponsors

Thursday, October 26

  9:15 a.m.          Designing Deck and Deck Software, presented by Kim Katwijk
10:30 a.m.          Building a Best in Class Floor System
11:45 a.m.          Installing Exterior Trim with PVC Trim Components: Precision, Speed, and Beauty
  1:30 p.m.          Modern Wall Construction—Systems & Technology
  3:00 p.m.          One-Step Weatherization with Zip Wall Panels: Fast, Strong, and Effective
  4:15 p.m.          Roof Framing Basics: Layout, Cutting, Connectors, and Zip Roof Panels
 

Friday, October 27

  9:15 a.m.          Designing Deck and Deck Software, presented by Kim Katwijk
10:30 a.m.          Modern Wall Construction—Systems & Technology
12:15 a.m.          Installing Exterior Trim with PVC Trim Components: Precision, Speed, and Beauty
  2:00 p.m.          One Step Weatherization with Zip Wall Panels: Fast, Strong, and Effective
  3:15 p.m.          Roof Framing Basics: Layout, Cutting, Connectors, and Zip Roof Panels

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Our Deck Building workshop provides a wealth of information, from code updates to new design trends, all instrumental in the process of building beautiful and highly functional structures. Our presenter, Kim Katwijk, is a master of outdoor deck construction and is dedicated to teaching and promoting good building skills combined with a strong work ethic.

Nestled amongst Kim’s well-chosen sessions on structure, new products, and emerging codes are a fascinating collection of details that you can’t afford to miss.So invest your time and let Kim’s extensive field experience, time proven techniques, and his passionate devotion to the trade help you become, in Kim’s own words, the best builder you can be.

Clinic Schedule and Sponsors

Thursday, October 26

  9:15 a.m.   Deck Framing Technology: Building Decks with  Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors   Presented by Mike Sloggatt
10:30 a.m.   Bending Boards Featuring Azek PVC Deckboards
12:00 p.m.   The Dos and Don’ts of Working with Cable Railing  Systems 
  2:00 p.m.   Best Practices for Installing Envision Composite  Decking  
  3:30 p.m.   Installing Moisture Shield Deck Boards, Deck  Patterns, and Finishing Touches 

 

Friday, October 27

  9:15 a.m.   Deck Framing Technology: Building Decks with  Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors   Presented by Mike Sloggatt
10:30 a.m.   Installing Moisture Shield Deck Boards, Deck  Patterns, and Finishing Touches 
12:00 p.m.   Best Practices for Installing Envision Composite  Decking
  2:00 p.m.   The Dos and Don’ts of Working with Cable Railing  Systems
  3:15 p.m.   Bending Boards Featuring Azek PVC Deckboards

 

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In an outdoor setting, natural wood decks enhance the tranquility and relaxation the backyard environment is meant to provide. The balance of good design, skilled craftsmanship, and the warmth of wood is a combination second to none. To inspire the beauty and artisanship that wood evokes, deck builder and teacher Mark Clement presides over our ongoing day long deck project.

Mark shares his personal choices in design elements and building skills with three scheduled break-out sessions. Be sure to attend a few sessions with Mark and take home some cool ideas and slick tricks to use on your next job. Rediscover our most renewable and beautiful building product, real wood.

Clinic Schedule and Sponsors

Thursday, October 26

10:00 a.m.         Top-Down Deck Framing
12:00 p.m.         Diagonal Decking: Framing, Fastening, and Details
  2:00 p.m.         Pergolas and Outdoor Structures: Design and Craftsmanship for the Finishing Touch

 

Friday, October 27

10:00 a.m.         Top-Down Deck Framing
12:00 p.m.         Diagonal Decking: Framing, Fastening, and Details
  2:00 p.m.         Pergolas and Outdoor Structures: Design and Craftsmanship for the Finishing Touch

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Stone, siding, and trim arranged in thoughtful and creative ways invariably make one of the most warm and inviting exteriors possible. Building contractor and veteran presenter Rick Arnold shows just how easy it is to put together a gorgeous exterior with new environmentally friendly Boral building products.

Rick shows how to arrange and properly install sustainably manufactured poly-ash trim boards, siding, and stone. Highlighting various creative combinations of new Boral products, Rick demonstrates how good design and careful craftsmanship is a winning combination for creating a custom exterior elevation.

Join Rick at his clinic to learn about these excellent new products and to take home some ideas to enhance and customize the exterior of your next project.

Clinic Schedule and Sponsors

Thursday, October 26

  9:30 a.m.          Exterior Trim Applications: Flashing Details, Trim Selection, and Trim Details
11:30 a.m.          Reside and Upgrade: Energy Upgrade, Siding Layout, Trim and Siding Considerations, and Marketing
  1:30 p.m.         Best Practices for Long Lasting Exteriors: Moisture Movement, Thermal Expansion, Rainscreen Technology, Material Choices,                                   and Installation Techniques
  3:30 p.m.         An Easy and Awesome Elevation: Layout, Cutting, Transitioning, and Finishing Touches

 

Friday, October 27

  9:30 a.m.         Exterior Trim Applications: Flashing Details, Trim Selection, and Trim Details
11:15 a.m.         Reside and Upgrade: Energy Upgrade, Siding Layout, Trim and Siding Considerations, and Marketing
  1:00 a.m.         Best Practices for Long Lasting Exteriors: Moisture Movement, Thermal Expansion, Rainscreen Technology, Material Choices,                                   and Installation Techniques
  2:45 a.m.         An Easy and Awesome Elevation: Layout, Cutting, Transitioning, and Finishing Touches

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Jason Katwijk introduces new board bending capabilities. Jason will demonstrate the step by step process of heating and bending boards followed up with instruction on building curved stairs and round decks. Don’t miss this chance to take your deck building talents to the next level!

Clinic Schedule and Sponsors

Thursday, October 26

  9:30 a.m.          Think Curves! Design Your Deck with Curves in Mind
11:30 a.m.           Framing Techniques for Rounded Decks and Bent Deckin
  1:00 p.m.           Heat Bending Tips and Tricks and Building Curved Stairs
  2:30 p.m.           Viewrail: Installing a Cable Rail System
  3:30 p.m.           Focus on the Details: Inlays, Benches, and Planter Boxes 

 

Friday, October 27

  9:30 a.m.          Think Curves! Design Your Deck with Curves in Mind
11:15 a.m.           Framing Techniques for Rounded Decks and Bent Deckin
12:30 p.m.           Viewrail: Installing a Cable Rail System
  1:00 p.m.          Heat Bending Tips and Tricks and Building Curved Stairs                                                                          
  2:45 p.m.          Focus on the Details: Inlays, Benches, and Planter Boxes 

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Energetic, inspiring, and incredibly detailed, Mike Guertin is a powerhouse of information and implementation techniques. Mike will be sharing his extensive knowledge on topics such as: storm-proofing a roof, four ways to shingle a valley, critical roof flashings, roofing in high wind zones, and more. You won't want to miss this live-action, hands-on clinic!

Clinic Schedule and Sponsors

Thursday, October 26

  9:30 a.m.             Storm-Proofing a Roof
10:15 a.m.             Roofing in High Wind Zones
11:30 a.m.             Critical Roof Flashings
 1:30  p.m.             Installing DaVinci Bellaforte Shake
  3:00 p.m.             Four Ways to Shingle a Valley

 

Friday, October 27

  9:30 a.m.             Storm-Proofing a Roof
10:15 a.m.             Roofing in High Wind Zones
11:30 a.m.             Critical Roof Flashings
  1:30 p.m.             Installing DaVinci Bellaforte Shake
  3:00 p.m.             Four Ways to Shingle a Valley

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