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.

The information below is from the JLC LIVE Northwest 2017 event in November. Check back soon for schedules, updated sponsors, and more information about the 2018 LIVE Building Clinics!

The Builders Workshop returns with the best available knowledge on top quality building practices.  Whether you are a veteran framer or an apprentice carpenter our presenter Mike Sloggatt always has something worth learning. Mike will be teaching best practice methods on everything from structural connectors and floor, wall, and roof framing to weatherization. You will learn the best methods, the fastest tricks, and the hottest tips. Visit Mike at JLC LIVE, where building knowledge is as good as money in the bank.  

Using stone, siding, and trim, long-time presenter Rick Arnold details the process required to create and install a beautiful exterior. Covering rainscreen technology, siding layout, stone transitions, and trim detailing, Rick provides a complete tour of product and trade skill for creating a custom elevation. Rick consistently draws a big crowd so seats fill up fast; plan to arrive early.

Deck building—it’s a forest of products, tools, and accessories; turn around and there’s a new product to try. Randomly choosing from this huge field can be costly in time and money. From structural integrity to choosing the right fastener and clip, take advantage of the deep well of information being shared by our premier Pacific Northwest deck builder, Kim Katwijk. Kim is a leader in the deck industry and loves to help fellow builders develop and transform their skills. So save time, money, and effort, and make sure to take in several of Kim’s sessions at JLC LIVE, and let him help you make the best choices in deck building practices and products. 

Carefully chosen building products are an essential ingredient to constructing a long-lasting house. However, poor assembly can easily reduce the longevity of even the most durable products. Building for the long run requires a practiced understanding of proper installation techniques. Whether you are working with the newest technology or your tried-and-true traditional favorites, long time JLC LIVE presenter Peter Heard demonstrates how to get the maximum intended lifespan out of a building product.  Visit Pete’s clinic to see what it takes to keep your projects lasting for the long run.

One of our most popular presenters in New England, we're bringing Gary to Portland for this year's trim and finish carpentry clinic! Gary’s clinic is the go-to sanctuary for those devoted to crafting fine interiors but also perfect for those just getting started with trim and finish work. Gary will serve up a full plate of finish carpentry know how, brimming with hard to come by tips, trade secrets and valuable implementation techniques.

It seems as there are just as many methods for the installation of windows and application of flashing as there are types. Unfortunately, many installations are not done to the manufacturer’s specifications, and the consequences of voiding a warranty can be disastrous. Our nationally-recognized presenter and building science teacher, Bill Robinson, is on a mission to set the record straight on window installation practices and proper flashing techniques. While demonstrating the proper steps and techniques, Bill explains how moisture behaves and why so many installations fail. Schedule time with Bill and return to the job confident that your window installation and weatherization skills are right on the money.