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.

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Veteran builder Mike Sloggatt details the reasons for structural connections and showcases both tricks for making them efficiently as well as connection options you may not have considered. Whether you are an old hand with a framing hammer or an apprentice carpenter, Mike’s presentations will give you tools you can put to work the next day. Get there early–you'll always find that seats are packed for the Builders Workshop!

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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Framing High Performance Floors
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Shear Walls and Load Paths
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Shortcuts to Energy Code Compliance
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Rafter Layout and Roof Sheathing Tips
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Shear Walls and Load Paths
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Shortcuts to Energy Code Compliance
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Getting the Weather Barrier Right

Washington deck builder Jason Katwijk shows off his finish techniques. From heat-bending composite and PVC decking boards to creating stunning inlays, Jason shows ways to set your work apart. Other sessions show
how to frame curved stairs and walk attendees through the process of installing cable railings. Take in several of Jason’s sessions and let him help you in making the best choice in deck building practices and products.

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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Basic Curves in Decks
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Decorative Deck Inlays
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Curved Stairs
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Planter Boxes
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Basic Curves in Decks
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Decorative Deck Inlays
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Curved Stairs

Well-known carpenter Gary Striegler demonstrates the interior trim methods that make him one of the most popular authors in both the Journal of Light Construction and Fine Homebuilding magazines. Get a full plate of finish carpentry know-how from Gary that includes methods for building up moldings to create stunning entryways, mantles, and wainscoting. 

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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Trim Details to Make the Front Door Pop
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wainscotting for a Classic Look
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fitting a New Exterior Door in an Old Frame
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Simple Mantle that Makes a Statement
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Trim Details to Make the Front Door Pop
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wainscotting for a Classic Look
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fitting a New Exterior Door in an Old Frame

Building envelope expert Mike Guertin explains how proper installation keeps water out of walls, particularly at penetrations such as windows and doors, while creating natural wood exteriors that last. You’ll leave with a greater overall understanding of how the parts of an exterior wall should integrate for looks, durability, and the long-term health of the home’s occupants. Plan time with Mike and learn what it takes to give your exterior the best in performance.

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9:30 a.m. Prepping the Wall for Wood Siding
10:30 a.m. Waterproof Window Flashing and Installation
12:30 p.m. Picture-Perfect Wood Clapboard Installation
4:00 p.m.  Flashing Windows - Exterior Insulation and Rainscreen
9:30 a.m Preppeing the Wall for Wood Siding
10:30 a.m. Waterproof Window Flashing and Installation
12:30 p.m. Picture-Perfect Wood Clapboard Installation

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.

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9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m. Carbon-Negative Insulation Strategies
Lucas Johnson
11:30 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m. Durable, Non-Toxic Air Sealing and Waterproofing
Lucas Johnson
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. High Performance Ductless HVAC
Laura Elfline and Lucas Johnson
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Long-lasting, Sustainable Finishes
Cameron Reith and Pieter Sundren
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Strategies for Insulation, Air Sealing and Waterproofing
Lucas Johnson
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Durable, Non-Toxic Air Sealing and Waterproofing
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1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. High-Performance Ductless HVAC
Laura Elfline and Lucas Johnson

Wood isn’t the only great-looking siding. Builder and remodeler Rick Arnold shows attendees how to achieve a long-lasting exterior using synthetic materials that include both real-looking panelized stone and traditional siding profiles. Each of these products require only carpentry skills to install, so you can skip the mason and the painter and finish your jobs faster. Get your seat early–seats in this clinic fill quickly!

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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Installing and Detailing an Exterior Door
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Turn a Residing Job into An Upsell
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Best Practices for Long-Lasting Exteriors
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Turn a Plain Elevation into an Awesome One
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Installing and Detailing an Exterior Door
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Turn a Residing Job into An Upsell
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Best Practices for Long-Lasting Exteriors

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