AT HOME with Concrete - 03/04/2009 (Plain Text Version)
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Events & Webinars
Get Ready for the New LIHTC Rules with NAHB’s Web Seminar
Last summer, as part of the "Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008," Congress enacted important changes to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program regarding income limits and recertifications. The changes include eliminating the requirement for the annual recertification of tenant incomes in 100% Housing Credit properties and changing how rural rent/income ceilings are determined.
Join NAHB Multifamily on for “LIHTC Income Limits: Keeping Your Property in Compliance with the New Rules,” a one-hour web seminar as experts in LIHTC compliance review these changes and explain how they will affect multifamily businesses. The seminar will take place Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Seminar presenters will:
You’ll be able to ask questions via phone after the presentation, or you can submit them in advance to email@example.com. Submit your questions by Friday, March 20.
The cost is $39 per phone site for HCG Steering members, $59 per phone site for HCG Builder members and $89 per phone site for non-members. Active Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation holders receive complimentary registration to this event.
Register for the LIHTC Income Limits web seminar today at www.nahb.org/HCG.
To help new and experienced green builders and remodelers thrive in today's uncertain economy, this year's conference is focused on the "green" of green -- how the home building industry can adjust its business practices, revamp marketing plans and refigure budget planning with a new emphasis on green homes that appeal to mainstream buyers.
More than 30 other educational sessions that run the gamut from market research results to the latest in green building science are also scheduled, including a detailed presentation on the National Green Building Standard, which was approved by the American National Standards Institute and a workshop on Building Systems including residential concrete applications.
Industry members seeking the Certified Green Professional educational designation can arrive early to take the two-day Green Building for Building Professionals course and may want to stay Monday, May 12 for the Business Management for Building Professionals Course, which is required for individuals who do not already hold an NAHB designation.
Last year's conference in New Orleans attracted more than 1,600 participants, making the NAHB National Green Building Conference the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind that caters to the residential construction industry.
Earn PDH, AIA or ASLA credits with PICP Permeable Design Pro webinar series
Controlling the quantity and quality of on-site runoff is a major concern across the country. Design professionals and especially civil engineers are constantly searching for sustainable approaches to site development. Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP) is a fast growing sustainable design approach to stormwater management. To help design professionals and engineers learn more about PICP, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) will be conducting a PICP webinar on March 20 and April 2, 2009 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (EST). The presenter for the webinar is Dave Hein, P.Eng, of ARA Consultants. The webinar will introduce the attendee to PICP, its components and advantages. In addition, Mr. Hein will provide a step-by-step analysis of Permeable Design Pro software and how it handles structural and hydrological design. The presentation will conclude with some details on sustainable design and some construction and maintenance details.
The registration fee to participate in one of these webinars is US$45. Included with each registration is one free copy of Permeable Design Pro Software. Participants receive 1 professional development hour (PDH), 1 AIA CES hour or1 ASLA CPE hour. To register for one of these seminars visit www.permeablepavement.org.
Tile Roofing Spring Forum Wednesday April 22 - 23, 2009
The Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) Spring Forum – the only industry conference dedicated solely to the tile roofing profession – will return to the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California, Wednesday, April 22nd through Thursday, April 23rd. The semi-annual event offers tile roofing contractors, manufacturers, builders and design professionals a platform for networking, technical updates, market trends and new product showcases.
“Our upcoming Spring Forum in California offers industry professionals a unique opportunity to re-connect with their peers and receive important technical and marketing updates,” says TRI Managing Director Jeanne Sheehy. “Attendees can also attend our updated “Specialist Certification” program and hear from nationally-recognized experts such as Economist Christopher Thornberg on what to expect in 2009 and beyond.”
The TRI Spring Forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, California. Educational events take place Wednesday and Thursday. Leading manufacturers and suppliers will showcase their tile roofing products and services. For registration information or to learn more exhibiting opportunities, contact the Tile Roofing Institute at (312) 670-4177 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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