Building a Better House Series

A series of informative classes that focus on the industry’s biggest problems and provide the most valuable solutions.

New! Green Sales Professional designation!

Learn to effectively convey the value of the energy efficient and green construction to their customers: a 1-day class earning a certification.”

“Award Winning” Modern Technology Series

A series of 6 classes intended to help you coordinate your business using your PC, laptop,tablet, and phone

Mar 28 Energy Codes – The Future is Now!

Title Partner StrucSure Home Warranty presents:
Ø What Builders need to know to meet the current 2009 IECC
Ø What Builders REALLY need to know about the 2012 IECC
Ø What a Builder needs to do at the Planning Stage of Construction
What the city is enforcing.
What areas of construction need to be addressed that may not be in the specifications.
Are my trades fully aware of the methods needed to achieve the standards? Poly seal?
Who will be doing the inspections and testing?
How to choose a 3rd party energy consultant to help avoid costly errors or possible “do-overs.”
What does “tested air infiltration mean?”
What is Duct Testing?
How do duct and air infiltration affect my energy modeling that’s required at the permit stage?
How does the North Central Texas Council of Government (COG) Amendment impact the builder for the (Proposed) Amendment to 2012 IECC?
The class will be followed by networking and lunch, compliments of our lunch partner DOW Building Solutions.

*Last day to register is Mar. 26. After that contact Stephanie Bosslet at 214-615-3881 for class availability.

Mar 20 Advanced Green Building: Building Science

Title Partner StrucSure Home Warranty presents: Advanced Green Building: Building Science…This two-day course instructs builders and remodelers on proper building science techniques for constructing and remodeling high-performance homes. The high-performance ideal encompasses more than just energy efficiency—it’s about potentially creating a more durable, environmentally responsible and sustainable living environment. By using case studies, detailed construction drawings and other resources found on, NAHB and BuildingGreen, LLC have developed this course to provide builders and remodelers with the highest-level information available. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:
• Apply building physics to building performance
• Translate building science into elements of design and construction
• Dovetail all features of high performance: energy efficiency, water efficiency, materials efficiency and indoor environmental quality
• Describe the high-performance home and its benefits to both your team and your clients
• Use all aspects of, including “My GBA,” the site’s project management tool, on individual projects and with your project team.

Fee includes class booklet, continental breakfast and lunch.

*Online registration ends on Mar. 15.* After that call Stephanie Bosslet at 214-615-3881 for availability.

Mar 13 Advanced Framing

Title Partner StrucSure Home Warranty presents:The second class in the new Building a Better House series. Advanced Framing. The class will be followed by networking and lunch, compliments of partners, BMC and Prosperity Bank.

Mar 12 Bar/Prep Exam

BAR: This comprehensive course assessment will measure your expertise in five key areas of the building industry: Building Technology; Business and Finance; Project Management; Sales and Marketing; and Safety.
PREP: This 150 question assessment measures a candidate’s knowledge in five core areas of remodeling business management: Marketing and Advertising; Business Management; Estimating; Contracts; Liability and Risk Management; and Project Management.

Mar 6 How Tight Is Your Schedule?

Title Partner StrucSure Home Warranty presents: The third class in the new Technology series. Scheduling solutions for construction schedules and everyday tasks and appointments. Make sure everybody is on the same page. Learn setup, implementation and deployment. The class will be followed by a lunch and time to network. *Last day to register is Mar. 4. After that contact Stephanie Bosslet at 214-615-3881 for class availability.

Feb 28 Design/Build

Title Partner StrucSure Home Warranty presents: When well managed, a full- service building or remodeling business can increase profits and maximize customer satisfaction. Learn how the few and the bold have benefited from implementing a design/build strategy and how to make your own design/build business a success. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to: • Explain design in the context of design/build • Understand how incorporating design into your business will impact your build operation • Illustrate the process for implementing design/build • Develop design/build marketing strategies • Implement the design/build full-service sell concept • Determine whether design/build is right for your company. Continuing Education Hours: 6.0. Designations: CGA,CGB,CGR,Master CSP. Continuing Education Credits: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM. *Online registration ends on Feb. 25.* After that call Stephanie Bosslet at 214-615- 3881 for availability.

Nov 29 Estimating, CGA, CGB, CGR

Presented by: Title Partner StrucSure Home Warranty. Learn how to develop winning bids and use estimates as a powerful management tool. This course for remodelers and small- to mid-volume builders addresses one of the most challenging topics in building today – estimating. After this course you will have an appreciation of the importance of estimating, knowledge of how to create an estimating system and the ability to implement an estimating system. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:
• Value the importance of quality estimating;
• Use different types of estimates and ways to estimate;
• Apply proven steps in the estimating process to develop winning bids;
• Implement technology programs to help you estimate.
*Online registration ends on Nov. 26.*  After that call Stephanie Bosslet at 214-615-3881 for availability.

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Estimating, CGA, CGB, CGR
November 29, 2012 9:00 am
November 29, 2012 5:00 pm
Stephanie Bosslet
January 5, 2012
Dallas Builders Association
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