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.

Check back soon for schedules, updated sponsors, and more information about the 2018 LIVE Building Clinics!

Veteran builder Mike Sloggatt details the reasons for structural connections, and his tricks for making them efficiently. Whether you are a veteran framer or an apprentice carpenter, our presenter Mike Sloggatt always has something worth learning. Get there early–you'll always find that seats are packed for the Builders Workshop!

Washington deck builder Jason Katwijk shows off his finish techniques, ranging from bending boards for curved decks to creating stunning inlays. Save time, money, and effort—take in several of Jason’s sessions and let him help you in making the best choice in deck building practices and products.

Well-known trim carpenter Gary Striegler demonstrates the interior trim methods that make him one of the most popular authors in both JLC and Fine Homebuilding magazines. Get a full plate of finish carpentry know-how from Gary and learn about trim details that will make your finished product stand out!

Building envelope expert Mike Guertin explains how to keep the water out walls, while creating natural wood exteriors that last. In addition to greater overall understanding, attention to envelope assembly details is required to achieve the new efficiency standards. Plan time with Mike and learn what it takes to give your exterior the best in performance.

Representatives of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild go start to finish on a low-carbon footprint building envelope that will last a century or more. The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability.

Wood isn’t the only great-looking siding. Builder and remodeler Rick Arnold walks audiences through the installation of new and durable synthetic siding materials. Rick provides a complete tour of product and trade skill for creating a beautiful exterior. Get your seat early–seats in this clinic fill quickly!