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 2016 event in December. Check back soon for schedules, updated sponsors, and more information about the 2017 LIVE Building Clinics!

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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.  

Clinic Schedule

Thursday, November 30

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Deck Designing and Deck Software -
Principals and Details
Presented by: Kim Katwijk

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Building a High Performance Sub-Floor System

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Continuous Load Path Construction -
Systems and Technology for Wall Framing

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
One Step Weatherization with ZIP System Wall Panels -
Fast / Strong / Effective

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Leak Proofing a Roof with ZIP System Panels -
Flashings / Valleys and Gables

 

Friday, December 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Deck Designing and Deck Software -
Principals and Details
Presented by: Kim Katwijk

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Continuous Load Path Construction -
Systems and Technology for Wall Framing

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
One Step Weatherization with ZIP System Wall Panels -
Fast / Strong / Effective

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Leak Proofing a Roof with ZIP System Panels -
Flashings / Valleys and Gables

Clinic Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

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Materials Sponsor

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.

Clinic Schedule

Thursday, November 30

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Exterior Trim Applications: Flashing Details/
Trim Selection/Trim Details

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reside and Upgrade: Energy Upgrade/Siding
Layout/Trim & Siding Considerations/Marketing

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Best Practices for Long Lasting Exteriors:
Moisture Movement/Thermal Expansion/Rainscreen Technology/Material Choices/Installation Techniques

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
An Easy and Awesome Elevation: Layout/Cutting/Transitioning/Finishing Touches 

Friday, December 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Exterior Trim Applications: Flashing Details/
Trim Selection/Trim Details

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Reside and Upgrade: Energy Upgrade/Siding
Layout/Trim & Siding Considerations/Marketing

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
An Easy and Awesome Elevation:
Layout/Cutting/Transitioning/Finishing Touches 

Clinic Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

Materials Sponsor

Materials Sponsor

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. 

Clinic Schedule

Thursday, November 30

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Deck Framing Technology-
Building with Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors
Presented by: Mike Sloggatt

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Building Better Wood Decks-
Understanding the Engineering, Codes, and
Best Practices for Safe Decks

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Natural Wood Decking - Installing Redwood
Deck Boards / Western Red Cedar Deck Boards

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stair Building Details for Decks-
Stair Layout / Cutting Stringers / Installation Tips

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Finishing Touches for the Creative Deck Builder -Bending Boards / Deck Patterns / Medallions

Friday, December 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Deck Framing Technology -
Building with Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors
Presented by: Mike Sloggatt

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Building Better Wood Decks-
Understanding the Engineering, Codes, and
Best Practices for Safe Decks

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Natural Wood Decking - Installing Redwood
Deck Boards / Western Red Cedar Deck Boards

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Finishing Touches for the Creative Deck Builder -Bending Boards / Deck Patterns / Medallions

Clinic Sponsors

Contributing Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Materials Sponsor

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.

Clinic Schedule

Thursday, November 30

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Installing Red Cedar Siding & Trim
Part 1 - Housewrap and Flashing Details

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Installing Red Cedar Siding & Trim
Part 2 - Cutting and Fastening Best Practices

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Crafting Dramatic Interiors
Part 1 - Installing Custom Wainscoting

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Crafting Dramatic Interiors
Part 2 - Installing Custom Ceilings

Friday, December 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Installing Red Cedar Siding & Trim
Part 1 - Housewrap and Flashing Details

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Installing Red Cedar Siding & Trim
Part 2 - Cutting and Fastening Best Practices

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Crafting Dramatic Interiors
Installing Custom Wainscoting and Ceiling

Clinic Sponsors

Contributing Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Materials Sponsor

Materials Sponsor

Katz is back in Portland with his acclaimed trim and finish carpentry demonstrations! 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 and Scott serve up a full plate of finish carpentry know how, brimming with hard to come by tips, trade secrets and valuable implementation techniques. These sessions are always bursting with eager attendees and chairs fill up quickly, so make sure you pre-plan some time with Gary and Scott.

Clinic Schedule

Thursday, November 30

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Hanging Doors from Scratch:
A Trimmable Fiberglass Door

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Installing a Problem-Free Pair of Pre-Fit Doors

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Radius Casework for a Custom Interior

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Installing Baseboards and Crown Molding

Friday, December 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Installing a Problem-Free Pair of Pre-Fit Doors

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Radius Casework for a Custom Interior

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Installing Baseboard and Crown Molding

Clinic Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Materials Sponsor

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. 

Clinic Schedule

Thursday, November 30

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The Leak Proof Window -
Successfully Flashing and Installing Windows

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Window Upgrade - Installing Replacement Windows

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Premium Window Installation -Essential Practices

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Building a High Performance Wall System

Friday, December 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Window Upgrade -Installing Replacement Windows

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Leak Proof Window -
Successfully Flashing and Installing Windows

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Premium Window Installation - Essential Practices

Clinic Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Materials Sponsor

Materials Sponsor

Materials Sponsor