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Schedule/Events

2017 Sunbelt Builders Show™ | August 2-3 @ Hilton Anatole Dallas

Sunbelt Builders Show™ Schedule and Events

Schedule Subject to Change

 TIME (CST)

 MONDAY, JULY 31

 

 2 – 6 p.m.

 Exhibitor Move-In

 
     

TIME (CST)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

 

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In

 

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Change Review Group Committee

 

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Texas Housing Hall of Honor Board of Governors

 

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Finance Committee

 

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Government Relations Committee

 

3:45 – 5 p.m.

HOMEPAC Trustees

 

6 – 9:30 p.m.

HOMEPAC FUNdango & Fourth Annual Statewide Washers Championship (ticketed event)

 
     

TIME (CST)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

 

7:45 – 9 a.m.

Contracts Committee

 

7:45 – 9 a.m.

Membership Committee

 

7:45 – 9 a.m.

Attorney Council / Legal Affairs Committee

 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - TBD

 

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPEN

 
 

Trade Show Floor Education Sessions

 

11 – 11:45 a.m.

Construction Industry and Texas Taxes: Sales, Franchise, Motor Fuels, Audit Issues

Presented by Jimmy Martens, Martens, Todd, Leonard & Ahlrich

Learn the current Texas tax issues arising in the construction industry. This session will discuss the current issues involving the franchise tax, sales tax, and motor fuels tax for the construction industry. Identify potential issues and opportunities for construction industry companies under these Texas tax laws.

 

1:15 – 2 p.m.

Fickle Features and Finishes: Emerging Trends in Color and Design

Presented by Elizabeth Falconer, Position By Design

What to expect in your headlights, and what you will see in your rearview. The discussion will include the shift towards new finishes in residential design: shine on the decline and matt on the rise. Also, no trend discussion is complete without talking about the biggest housing hot buttons in kitchen and bath design.

 

2:15 – 3 p.m.

A Brave New World? - The Present and (Potential) Future of Mechanic’s Liens

Presented by Greg Harwell, Slates Harwell LLP

Greg Harwell is an attorney whose practice emphasizes commercial and residential construction litigation and transactions. With over 25 years of legal experience, Greg has been involved in almost every conceivable situation where the law and the construction industry intersect. Typical matters involve complaints of delay and disruption, allegations of design or construction errors, and suits involving mechanic’s liens.

 

3:15 – 4 p.m.

Air Tight Energy Code Solutions for Single-Family and Multifamily Builders

Moderator: Phil Crone, Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association

Panelists: Ed Dryden, Building Official, City of Dallas; Montez Love, P.E., Love Engineering; James Rodriguez, Fox Energy Specialists; Sam Shallenberger, Morrison Supply; Keller Webster, KAW Construction

Rigorous air leakage requirements pose a challenge to complying with the 2015 energy code that was adopted statewide last year. Thanks to limitations imposed by both the code and state statute, multifamily builders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area found it particularly difficult, if not impossible, to meet the 3 Air Changes Per Hour threshold.

Thanks efforts from TAB, the Dallas BA, building performance specialists and emerging technology, significant relief is now available. This seminar will explore the trade-offs obtained for North Texas through the Council of Government and the Energy Systems Laboratory and discuss best practices and important considerations for all builders and general contractors when it comes to complying with the newly adopted 2015 energy code.

 

8 p.m.

Young Professionals Get Together

 

 

   

TIME (CST)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

 

7:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Credentials & Nominating Committee

 

7:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Association Planning Committee

 

7:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Codes & Standards Committee

 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - TBD  

 

10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

TRADE SHOW FLOOR OPEN

 
 

Trade Show Floor Education Sessions

 

11 – 11:45 a.m.

TSF Education

 

1 – 2:30 p.m.

TAB’s 2017 – 2019 Texas Residential Construction Contracts

James Rudnicki and Don Shelton

With the 2017 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature under our belts, TAB will release its contracts package for the 2017-2019 cycle on September 1, 2017. This is your opportunity to learn about revisions to the contracts package and to talk with two of the attorneys who have been instrumental in the writing and updating of TAB’s form contracts.

 

3 – 5:30 p.m.

Texas Builders Foundation Meeting

 

6 – 8:15 p.m.

Star Awards Reception and Presentations & Excellence under 45 Awards (ticketed event)

 

3 – 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Move - Out

 

 

   

TIME (CST)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

 

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Exhibitor Move - Out

 

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

TAB Executive Committee

 

9:45 – 10 a.m.

TAB Board Sign - In

 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

TAB Board of Directors Meeting

 

Coming Soon! -  Builder/Remodeler Registration  l  Associate Registration | Exhibitor Registration

 

 


 

 





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