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Green Building Trends

Development

Strategies

for a Vibrant

Austin

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Building OZ

NAWIC Austin Chapter

Women helping recruit

and build for the future

in Construction

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Austin Housing Trends

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Green

Building

Trends

Every year green building finds its

way further into the mainstream,

and 2019 was no exception. From

refinements of existing strategies

to newer ideas sustainability has

become ever more mainstream and

less cutting edge.

One of the latest trends is

that of net zero. Applying to

energy, water, waste, and carbon

footprint, net zero is the concept

of contributing no more damage

to the environment than you are

restoring. With energy the idea

is to produce enough renewable

energy to meet your needs

and to reduce the demand for

nonrenewable energy. Energy

savings begin with increasing

efficiency in your systems and

reducing demand. Selective

choices in the construction

materials selected for a project

can help to reduce energy

consumption through reduced

solar heat gain or loss, while

passive energy design that takes

advantage of natural ventilation,

planting native and adapted

species, and careful thought given

to the orientation of a facility can

contribute to reduced energy

usage. Although a facility might

be producing sufficient energy to

meet its own demands, there is

still typically a backup connection

to the grid for times when the

generated supply can’t keep up

with the demand, or in the case

of failure of the onsite renewable

energy system. In some cases,

excess energy generated is sold

back to a utility service provider

instead of being stored. Onsite

and offsite renewables include

photovoltaic arrays, solar,

wind, and geothermal systems.

Renewable energy certificates

and the purchase of carbon

offsets help to provide support

to the development of renewable

energy networks and restoration

of natural systems like trees to

capture carbon dioxide.

Net zero water follows along the

same concept of reducing demand

for finite resources by minimizing

total potable, or drinking, water

consumption and maximizing the

use of alternative water sources.

Because water resources are

being depleted at an alarming

rate, methods above and beyond

low-flow fixtures are critical. Here

the objective is to create a waterneutral

building where the amount

of alternative water used (like rain

water or gray water) and water

returned to the original source

is equal to the building’s total

water consumption. An example

might be the use of captured

rainwater and reuse of gray water

for building processes like cooling

towers, flushing toilets and

landscape irrigation in combination

with treating wastewater discharge

onsite in a constructed wetland to

return water to the initial source

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– the earth. While not easily

achieved in every scenario, net

zero water is certainly an attainable

goal.

Biomimicry is one of the newest

ideas to be used in sustainable

construction. Literally meaning

“life imitation,” biomimicry is

the design of products and

materials that draws solutions

from living things. Options are

being developed for improving

efficiencies in structural design,

water and waste systems, the

thermal environment, and energy

supply. Some examples might

include the use of insulation based

upon cacti, onsite wastewater

treatment using constructed

wetlands to filter the water and

ultimately return it to the earth,

and photovoltaic systems that

harvest solar energy the same way

a leaf harvests energy from the

sun.

In addition to the rediscovery of

tried and true building materials

new materials are being developed

which replace a component

that requires more energy to

produce or creates a lot of waste

material during the process. Some

historically utilized materials

that are “new” again include

bamboo, straw bales, rammed

earth, and wood. There are also

new concrete alternatives like

hempcrete (hemp plus concrete),

grasscrete (laying concrete with

open spaces to accommodate

plant growth), ashcrete (using ash

instead of cement as a binder), and

timbercrete, which adds sawdust

to concrete. Newer materials

including recycled plastics, ferrock,

and mycelium are on the cutting

edge. Ferrock uses recycled

materials including steel dust

to create materials harder than

concrete, and mycelium, which is

found in fungi, can be encouraged

to grow around a composite of

other natural materials and then

air dried to create lightweight and

strong bricks or other shapes.

Low-emitting windows and

cool roofs are improvements to

standard construction science that

help to reduce energy demand

and the heat island effect. This is

particularly important in heavily

developed areas where the

heat island effect can increase

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Green Building Trends... Continued

local temperatures due to the

pervasiveness of impermeable

surfaces such as concrete and

asphalt which are slower to release

daytime heating than undeveloped

areas. Windows coated with

metallic oxide block the sun’s rays

during summer and keep heat

inside during winter. Transparent

solar window panels can be

incorporated into awnings, curtain

walls, glass façade, and overhead

glazing units to provide renewable

energy while helping to reduce

energy demand. Cool roofs with

high levels of solar reflectance and

thermal emittance help reduce the

heat island effect by reflecting heat

and light instead of transmitting it

to the building envelope.

Smart buildings utilizing wholebuilding

metering and automated

processes to optimize building

performance allow the facilities

to operate at their designed

optimums while helping property

owners to realize the return on

investment they envisioned. By

controlling the operations of

heating, cooling, ventilation,

lighting, security, and water

systems through sensors, meters,

actuators, and controllers the

data collected allows building

owners and managers to maintain

the workings of their highperformance

green buildings.

Electric utilities now offer demand

response systems which allow

buildings to reduce their energy

demand during peak times and

offset those demands until offpeak

hours which helps utilities

meet critical demand and reduce

the risk of blackouts while offering

savings through these kinds of

programs to building owners.

Finally, the concept of resilient

buildings has come to the forefront

due to recent disasters, both

natural and manmade. These

buildings are designed to survive

hurricanes, storms, droughts,

heatwaves, cold spells, and floods

by maintaining their integrity and

protecting the lives of innocent

people. In order to minimize

their environmental impact these

facilities utilize low carbon input

materials such as wood, masonry,

and locally available construction

materials which require less

energy and resources to harvest,

produce, and transport. Flexible

multi-use buildings use highly

insulated building envelopes and

triple insulated glazing along

with internal courtyards for low

energy demand and to maintain a

comfortable interior environment if

the power is out.

In summary, high-performance

buildings have proven their

value over the years to both

communities and building owners.

There are many approaches to

designing, constructing, and

operating a sustainable facility

so teams can select what works

for them in terms of aesthetics,

budget, and a return on

investment. Facility occupants

also benefit from these green

building strategies by working and

living in a comfortable building

that operates as it was intended.

While new methods and systems

will come of age, sometimes it is

true that what was old is new, and

green, again.

Sarah Andrews has worked in the construction industry for more

than 25 years in civil and vertical commercial construction, project

management, estimating, construction and mine safety, adult

education, and sustainable construction. Sarah is a senior project

manager and estimator for a commercial general contractor in the

Austin area. She also provides consulting services in the green building industry

including strategies and solutions for construction professionals engaged in bid

preparation, project planning, implementation, documentation, and certification

under green building rating systems including LEED. Sarah is a LEED AP BD+C

and has been a member of the prestigious USGBC Faculty since 2013.

Sarah is presenting two green building classes at the Austin Build Expo.

The Sustainable Sites Initiative - Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Green Schools and Classrooms - Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Development Strategies

for a Vibrant Austin

By Al York, FAIA and Michelle Rossomando, AIA

McKinney York Architects

Austin is one of the fastestgrowing

cities in the U.S.

with a diversified, robust

economy and an enviable

vibe as a center for creatives,

technology, and live music.

Its five-county metropolitan

area has an estimated

population of nearly 2.2

million and projections have

us hitting 3.2 million by 2030.

That rapid growth curve

brings growing pains,

including some of the worst

traffic in the country as

Austin continues to sprawl,

covering nearly 30 square

miles of developed land

area. The City has pushed

a number of planning

strategies, such as directing

new growth along activity

centers and corridors, and

increasing the percentage

of street frontage with

sidewalks and bicycle lanes,

but growing commute times

have spurred a desire among

an increasing number of

Austinites to live closer to

the urban core, a trend that

many other cities are also

experiencing.

It is not just traffic that drives

this desire. The richness of

Austin urban life includes

easy access to hotels,

restaurants, educational

institutions such as Austin

Community College, the

University of Texas and

St. Edwards University,

health facilities and outdoor

amenities such as the Butler

Hike and Bike Trail. The push

to create “people” spaces–

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such as retail, restaurants,

banks and other service

industries–on the ground

floor levels of all downtown

buildings have further

created more opportunities

for human experiences.

The recent growth in the

downtown core is most

visible in high rises, both

commercial and residential,

as well as megablocks. These

developments tend to cater

to the upper end of the

economic spectrum and have

precipitated gentrification

and loss of diversity within

the city.

Less visible though, are

many infill developments

that thoughtfully add

density and re-weave the

urban fabric everywhere

and across multiple building

types including commercial,

institutional, cultural and

residential. These efforts

promise a more diverse

and vibrant city that brings

density to the urban

landscape, by occupying the

“in-between spaces” in a way

that can provide housing

alternatives affordable to a

broader section Austinites

and provide more enriching

experiences for everyone.

These include creating

cultural spaces that blend

with their surroundings such

as the African American

Cultural and Heritage

Center on East Eleventh

Street which combines an

historic African American

home with a cultural center

at the entrance to an

historically black downtown

neighborhood. While

maintaining the character

and scale of the surrounding

streetscape, this center

also offers an activated,

landscaped courtyard for

various events and as a

respite just off the street.

The Texas School for the

Deaf Administration and

Early Learning Center is

another example of how

strategic infill can keep a

campus intact and viable in

lieu of having to move out

of the urban core. The site

selected for the building is

a tight spot between other

existing buildings and creates

the last puzzle piece around a

“quad” for students. Skillfully

tucking this new building

into the existing fabric of

the campus succeeds in

maintaining a cohesive feel to

the spaces between buildings

while also introducing a

more modern, forwardfacing

architecture to the

campus. As the center for

the deaf community in Texas,

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campus close into the

center of town elevates the

awareness and integration of

the deaf community into the

larger community of urban

Austin. This new facility will

be completed in Fall 2021.

As for housing, the effort

to provide alternatives

to expensive downtown

condominium and

apartment buildings

has resulted in some

innovative opportunities

such as Accessory Dwelling

Units (ADUs) and more

unconventional options

such as co-living. ADUs

have become a major part

of Austin’s recent planning

and zoning conversations.

They offer an avenue to

densify all the close-in singlefamily

neighborhoods by

allowing additional, separate,

small houses to be added

to existing lots to provide

more affordable housing

options, or the ability to

provide separate quarters for

extended family, caregivers,

students or just people

who can live “small”. The

proposed re-write of the

Land Development Code

working its way through

the City Council further

encourages ADU’s as well

as a broader mix of “missing

middle” housing types such

as 4, 6, and 8-plex units

close to public transportation

corridors.

more innovative ways to

create affordable housing in

the core. Capitol Quarters,

a newly announced project

near the Capitol, will be

Austin’s first co-living

building. With 30 residential

units comprising 34,000

square feet, Capitol Quarters

is designed for 120 urbanites

who want to live light and

experience the city as their

living room. Fully furnished

bedrooms share common

spaces in groups of four

and have a whole-building

gathering space adjacent to

the roof deck overlooking

the Capitol. There is no car

storage because walking,

biking and the use of

scooters and shared or public

transportation get everyone

where they want to go.

More importantly, the coliving

model fosters a sense

of community, allowing the

newcomer to integrate into

the life of the city.

The unique sense of place

that permeates Austin is

worth protecting and building

upon. Those of us in the

building industry in Austin

have much to look forward

to in the future as we all can

contribute to shaping our city

and keeping it weird.

Al York and Michelle Rossomando, AIA are

both principals at McKinney York Architects

(mckinneyyork.com)

See their keynote presentation: Creating a

Dense and Vibrant Urban Core in Austin.

Thursday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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BUILDING OZ

It is estimated at

almost 100 Billion

Dollars... The largest

nominal tax credit our

generation might ever

get to participate in, and

get this, it’s not only for

the rich. We are seeing

groups like YesWeOZ.com

invite land owners and

investors to partner on

projects of every size and

scope.

In 2017 the federal government

while working directly with State

officials initiated a program that

designated over 620 areas of Texas

as “Opportunity Zones”. And while

the program received little buzz

initially, now it is hard to discuss

a development project without

someone asking if the property lies

within one of these elicit zones... Now

we can stop you right there, because

this program is not designed to create

windfalls of capital, it is designed

to thoughtfully nudge development

toward certain qualified areas. Most

people also understand that real

estate development is not always a

good investment opportunity and it

can be very difficult to quantify all the

variables involved, especially on larger

or longer duration projects. We have

all seen areas in our community that

experienced tremendous growth, and

we have all driven by the same plot of

land wondering why it has sat vacant

for the last X number of years... the

real estate market can be far more

art than science and just because

your project is in one of these zones

does not mean you won’t lose your

shirt on the deal. Ten years in the real

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BY PATRICK TOWNE & TOMMY HAYMES

estate business can be a blink of

an eye, especially if you are not

in an area already experiencing

growth or have difficulty obtaining

the necessary permits and or

entitlements required to begin your

project.

Before diving into a project,

consult a professional to help

evaluate the opportunity. It

will prove to be tremendously

beneficial to seek the guidance

of an established real estate

professional as well as an architect

and/or engineer to see exactly what

is feasible on your property before

taking that first step.

After you have identified a target

property... It is time to get the

property under contract. Some of

these properties will already be

listed at a bit of a premium, so make

sure to get a broker’s opinion of

value if you are not already familiar

with real estate prices in the area.

And remember that this clock has

an expiration date, so paying more

now can potentially nullify the

primary concept of this program’s

tax incentive. The goal is to create

as much value (equity) as possible

and that is best done by improving

the property. And it is not

uncommon for a project to take a

year or two in the pre-development

stage and we have certainly seen

larger projects take even longer

than that. This phase can make or

break the project before it even

gets out of the ground so we

strongly suggest a feasibility study

be performed before any purchase.

It doesn’t matter if the price is

right if your property is blanketed

by easements that prevent your

idea from coming to fruition. A

comprehensive feasibility study

will discuss several steps that will

be necessary to ensure your best

chance at a successful project.

Having proper infrastructure in

place can take your project from

a “pipe dream” to reality while

saving significant amounts of

capital; however, most projects

won’t be sitting on this silver platter

and while technology continually

changes this can be a tremendous

opportunity to differentiate your

project. Solar power, reclaimed

water, and varietal transportation

can significantly lighten the load

on anyone trying to develop

property in an already saturated

area...Incorporating and embracing

some of these new technologies

not only lessons your impact on

the existing infrastructure, it can

provide even more equity to you

especially if you can take advantage

of the numerous grants and

reimbursement structures that are

widely available.

In summary, if you own real estate

it isn’t a bad idea to have a slice of

your portfolio exposed to these

zones and make sure to never

start a project without an owner’s

contingency in place and as always,

stay diversified!

Patrick Towne is

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Building OZ:

Working in

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NAWIC Austin Chapter

Women helping recruit and build for

the future in Construction

National Association of Women

in Construction (NAWIC)

Austin chapter was founded

on February 15, 1958 and was

the 7th chapter chartered in

the US. The Chapter has been

helping grow and develop the

women in our industry for over

61 years. Although the roles

have shifted over the years from

the traditional administrative

or accounting positions to now

include project managers, field

and trades women; our mission

has remained the same to support

and encourage women in our

industry.

According to a recent AGC

Survey approximately 80% of

construction companies aren’t

able to find the workers they

need, skilled or non-skilled. There

is still a large gap to fill in skilled

labor positions from the 2006-

2011 recession where many

workers left the industry and

did not return. There are many

efforts, programs and campaigns

to help spread the message that

the construction industry has

sustaining and lucrative careers

choices and NAWIC has been one

of the most vocal and supportive

of utilizing women to fill these

positions.

The NAWIC Austin Chapter has

increased its efforts to educate

girls and women about these

positions and has transitioned

their local scholarships to include

for individuals going to trades or

apprenticeship programs/schools

as wells as post-secondary

education. They developed Camp

NAWIC Austin, a free 5 day

camp for girls in middle school

to explore careers, participate

in hands on projects in different

trades and to educate them to

consider different pathways in

the industry. This camp was is

partnership with Austin I.S.D. –

Pathways in Technology Early

College High School (P-TECH)

– Building Construction Courses

at Crockett High School and

their Construction Technology

Program. They also support and

partner with CAWIC at Texas

State University to help promote

the female students who are

studying to go into the industry.

Throughout the US, NAWIC

celebrates women in construction

during our WIC Week Campaign

– March 1-7, 2020. If you are

interested in promoting or

partnering with NAWIC during

this week, please contact

wicweek@nawic.org.

Article by: Taryn Ritchie, Estimator

at Ryan Companies US, Inc. &

Immediate Past President Austin

Chapter of NAWIC 2017-2019

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The long-term success of any construction project depends on good preconstruction planning.

If our preconstruction professionals are brought in on the design phase, they can provide constructability analysis, cost modeling for various

building systems, budgeting, materials and methods selection analysis, life cycle costing and scheduling estimates. If the drawings are

construction-ready, we provide estimating services, along with scheduling, value engineering, equipment review and coordination, construction

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the owner’s risk and consolidating the overall schedule by focusing all the accountability for a project on one entity.

Self-Performed Work

Structura is different from most general contractors in Texas in that we are builders, not just brokers of

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As a self-performing general contractor, we use our own labor force to accomplish certain critical path components on a project, such as

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• 36% of our energy use

• 39% of our greenhouse gas emissions

• 30% of our raw materials use

• 30% of our waste output (136 million tons annually)

• 12% of our potable water consumption

As a part of our commitment to the world our children will inherit, the Structura team has several LEED accredited professionals throughout the

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AUSTIN

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BY VAIKE O’GRADY, HBA MEMBER

The U.S. marked a record for

economic expansion this summer,

with ten consecutive years of

growth. And Austin has been

leading the way. According to the

Dallas Fed (which benchmarks

early as compared to the Texas

Workforce Commission), Austin

added 36,511 jobs in the twelve

months ending in September 2019,

a growth rate of 3.4 percent. That

makes Austin the fastest growing

Texas metro area. The Information

sector grew by 14.9% (5,015 jobs)

- making it Austin’s fastest growing

industry - while Professional and

Business Services added the most

jobs, 10,062 (or 5.3%), over the last

12 months. These high-wage jobs

continue to drive housing demand.

Austin continues to outshine

other submarkets as well as the

nation. Nationally, year-to-date

existing home sales are flat, despite

mortgage rates hovering below 4

percent. And many of last year’s

“rock star” housing markets are

flat or declining. Lack of supply

and higher prices are forcing many

families to stay put. While Austin

is experiencing both tight inventory

and price increases, it’s also

experiencing a record year in terms

of home sales.

The Austin Board of Realtors

(ABOR) reports that 2019 sales

in the Austin area are breaking

records. While sales are up, listings

are at historic lows. This lack of

resale inventory is fueling new

home sales. In fact, Metrostudy

surveyors recorded 5,610 quarterly

starts in the third quarter, topping

the old record of 5,041 in 3Q06.

This reversed the unusual second

quarter drop in starts - and then

some. Thank goodness for lot

deliveries!

While we’re not yet on a recordbreaking

pace of annual starts,

we’re getting close: 17,563 was

the pace as of September 30, up 7

percent YOY and QOQ.

The annual closings pace DID

break a record, hitting 17,513 vs.

the previous peak of 16,793 in

1Q07. Quarterly closings also hit

a new high at 5,061, beating the

4,615 recorded in 3Q06. Quarterly

closings were up a whopping 24

percent YOY over 2018.

Part of the reason for the strong

performance in 2019 can be

attributed to builders developing

new product and entering new

submarkets. While there’s little to

no inventory base-priced below

$200,000, the segments between

$200,000 and $299,000 continue

to make up nearly half of the

market’s activity.

However, escalating costs have

pushed many builders into higher

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price segments as well. Just two

years ago, 14 percent of the starts

were in the $300,000 to $349,000

range; now it’s 18 percent.

Overall housing inventory—

composed of Models, Under

Construction, and Finished Vacant

homes—increased 5% quarter over

quarter. Total inventory count was

11,299, essentially flat from one

year ago. Housing inventory stands

at 7.7 Months of Supply (MOS) vs.

8.3 MOS one year ago. Model count

was essentially flat both QOQ and

YOY, while Under Construction

inventory increased 12 percent

over the previous quarter.

The Finished Vacant (FV)

inventory count dropped for the

second quarter in a row, reflecting

strong sales. Figures are down 9

percent from 2Q19, though they are

up 5 percent YOY. Strong consumer

demand led to a significant drop

in supply; the third quarter ended

with 2.0 MOS in FV, which now

makes up 26% of Total Inventory,

also down 13% from the previous

quarter. Very few spec homes will

celebrate birthdays this fall!

The inventory picture does look

a bit different through the lens of

price segment, however. While FV

numbers are very low currently,

the amount of Under Construction

inventory above the $350,000

price point is worth watching.

Hopefully most of these higherpriced

homes under construction

are sold. Inventory numbers above

8 months mean we could be getting

a little fluffy in those segments.

Metrostudy surveyors counted

27,123 Vacant Developed Lots

(VDLs) in the second quarter, up

7% YOY as well as QOQ. However,

the market has not yet reached

equilibrium, as that count equates

to only 18.5 MOS given the current

starts pace. Lot supply is even

tighter for smaller lots and lower

price points.

Recent dry weather helped

Austin-area developers continue

a record-breaking pace for lot

deliveries. Austin hit a new record

for quarterly lot deliveries - with

6,911 lots delivered in 3Q19 -

surpassing the second-quarter

record of 5,767. That’s more than

12,000 lots coming online in the

space of six months! That pace

meant another record was broken;

Austin finally topped the 20,000

annual lot delivery mark. Surveyors

recorded 20,206 lots as of 3Q19,

up 20 percent YOY. (The previous

record was 19,060 in 3Q17.)

There’s much to celebrate in

Austin in 2019, and not just in

housing. In its third quarter report

CBRE crowed, “Searing demand

drives fundamentals to record

highs.” The three new office

buildings delivered in 3Q19 were

98 percent pre-leased, and strong

leasing activity is also reported

for the over 6 million square feet

of office space currently under

construction. What’s more, “Silicon

Hills” is actually quite diverse and

getting more so. The Tech sector

made up only 21 percent of signed

leases in the quarter, the same rate

as Business Services and just a hair

more than Financial (18 percent).

The Innovation District and Army

Futures Command are likely to

contribute to that diversification

and thus to the area’s resilience.

If you’re in housing, you would be

forgiven for feeling almost giddy.

Many builders reported their

strongest summer performance

ever. Zonda indicates double-digit

increases in YOY new home sales

year-to-date. The metro area has

broken records for quarterly home

starts and closings as well as for lot

deliveries. The future looks bright,

especially with the expectation

that mortgage rates will remain

below 4 percent for a while longer.

And the Austin-Round Rock CBSA

is expected to continue to grow

faster than almost any other city

in the United States, with 53,000

more people expected to live here

by the end of 2020.

The question is, how will we

house them all? The traditional

pattern has development stretching

farther out into new areas, and

we’ve certainly seen that here.

Cities such as Hutto, Liberty Hill

and Manor now are some of the

most active areas for new home

construction. While the growth is

exciting, it adds to the commute

time and thus our traffic woes. We

can’t build the roads fast enough.

The proposed new land use code

has the potential to encourage

more housing stock within the City,

especially more attached options.

While Austin-area developers and

builders in Austin have adapted to

higher land prices and development

costs by shrinking their single

family homes, opportunity exists to

better serve Millennials and Baby

Boomers--the two “barbells” of

demand—by creating more diverse

product to meet their respective

needs and desires.

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Shaping Austin’s Future: Our Opportunities and Challenges: keynote

WEDNESDAY :: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Target Audience: Architects, Engineers, Design Professionals, General Contractors and Spec Writers

Austin continues to be one of the country’s fastest growing cities. People, companies and other organizations

are vying to move here because they want to take part in the city’s unique culture, which includes vibrant

communities, a thriving economy and miles of hill country and outdoor space. We’re seeing the rise of mixed-use

developments and urban nodes in submarkets like the Domain and East Austin, areas that represent much of the city’s new

growth today and in the years ahead. Downtown is transforming at a rapid clip thanks to decades-long investment, but the

lack of a convenient mass transit option is an increasing concern, not to mention the scarcity of affordable housing, which is

driving people into the surrounding metroplex. To foster Austin’s upward trajectory, it’s vital to have stakeholders on all sides,

from city officials to developers, brokers and community leaders, work together on solutions to address the common issues

facing expanding cities such as mobility, implementation of smart technology and resilience in design and building.

George began his career in custom residential design, working for CCY Architects and later for Webber+Studio Architects. He spent

five years working in the residential sector and then sought to diversify and gain experience in public and commercial ventures.

He started work with SHW Group (now Stantec), designing projects for the University of Texas for two years. In November

2010, George joined Gensler’s Austin office. As a design director, he leads the design process on numerous projects. Some of

his recent work includes Third+Shoal and the Domain 10, Domain 11, Domain 12 office towers. Most recently, he oversaw the

design of the 6 X Guadalupe mixed-use vertical tower, located on one of the city’s most famous intersections.

STEVEN J. SHULER, & ROB PICKETT

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Ground Up vs Interiors Construction Projects: keynote

WEDNESDAY :: 12:15PM - 1:00PM

Target Audience: Architects, Engineers, Design Professionals, General Contractors

and Spec Writers

STEVEN J. SHULER — DIRECTOR OF INTERIORS | Steven Shuler manages all aspects of interior projects from preconstruction

to closeouts and is heavily involved throughout every project. Steven provides oversight and assistance to ensure our team’s

ultimate success. He is always available to step in with advice to the team, assist with problem solving, conflict resolution and

to ensure adequate resources are operating at full capacity. Steve is a personable and confident leader who excels at building

and maintaining relationships.

ROB PICKETT — PROJECT MANAGER | Rob’s construction experience combined with his of years with the U.S. Army have

provided him with the knowledge and judgement to manage projects and people efficiently and proactively. Rob meets

frequently with his project teams to ensure that everyone has the support they need to build the best product for our clients.

His high level of customer satisfaction is a result of proactive communication throughout the course of a project which also

allow his teams to deliver first class projects on time, in budget.

TOM WOODCOCK

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Construction sales is an ever moving target. Techniques that worked years ago are less effective, yet some

traditional sales methods still produce. Which do and which don’t? How do you know which? What new

technologies and sales systems do you adopt? Does social media really produce opportunity in construction

sales? Where do you put your sales time and attention? These are all great questions and will be answered.

Key points addressed:

• What new technologies should I incorporate

• What truly works in construction sales

Closing Construction Deals : keynote

WEDNESDAY :: 1:15PM - 2:15PM

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers

• How do I manage my sales effort

• What is working currently in regards to construction selling

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AL YORK & MICHELLE ROSSOMANDO

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Creating a Diverse and Vibrant Urban Core in Austin: keynote

THURSDAY :: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Target Audience: Architects, Engineers, Design Professionals, General Contractors and Spec

Writers

Austin’s sustained, rapid growth has brought with it the usual spate of both opportunities and challenges, from

a booming economy and top-flight amenities to an affordability crisis and interminable traffic. The city’s swift

development of glassy high-rises and apartment mega blocks raises a specter of urban anonymization to many

who hope to keep Austin weird.

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How can we, as members of the AEC industry, create infill development that thoughtfully adds density while re-weaving urban

fabric? Through clever development at multiple scales, we can create a more diverse and vibrant city that brings density to

the urban landscape, provides housing alternatives affordable to a broader section of Austinites, and provides more enriching

experiences for everyone.

Al York, FAIA, joined McKinney York Architects in 1995 and became the first partner of the firm in 1998. His design work is

recognized for its sensitivity to context and in particular, the ability to interweave contemporary uses and projects within historic

settings in a way that creates a seamless and vital continuity between old and new.

Michelle Rossomando, AIA, joined the firm in 1998 and became partner in 2006. She brings to the table a tenacious focus on

creative design through every stage of every project and is valued by exacting clients for her talent to steer productive design

collaborations among disparate disciplines and across a broad spectrum of project types.

PATRICK TOWNE

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Building OZ : Working in Opportunity Zones : keynote

THURSDAY :: 12:15PM - 1:00PM

Target Audience: Architects, Engineers, and General Contractors

1. First Steps - Brief summary of what Opportunity

Zones are and how to better evaluate each property.

2. Do’s and Don’ts - After you have identified a target property we

will discuss several steps that will be necessary to ensure your best

chance at a successful project.

3. Beyond Tax Incentives - Discuss new technologies in

construction and grant programs that exist today to help

incorporate these systems while staying on time and

under budget.

Patrick Towne was also born and raised in Texas and after completing an Industrial Engineering degree at Northwestern University

in Evanston, IL he moved back to Austin and in 2007 started to manage a multi million dollar relative value portfolio for the first

hedge fund to be headquartered in Lakeway, TX. As the fund manager began to develop several properties, Patrick joined joined the

construction team and started a design/development division. Since then Patrick has designed and/or built over 2 million square feet

of commercial and residential projects in and around Austin, TX ranging from 383 square foot Tiny Homes to 383,000 square foot

industrial flex projects. As the development boom in Austin hits its stride Patrick looks forward to the next 20 years as the landscape

of this town is forever changed. E3D will continue to embrace the deep roots of Austin and while staying weird we are excited to be

a partner in so many of the projects that reshape this City. These new developments not only being much needed infrastructure to

our community but will also help to accommodate the roughly 200 new comers we see relocating to the blueberry of Texas each day.

TOM WOODCOCK

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Networking and Association Use : keynote

THURSDAY :: 1:15PM - 2:15PM

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers

Many contractors never join relevant associations that can produce revenue for them. Even worse they spend

the dues money and don’t maximize the effectiveness of the association. We will layout how to determine what

associations to join, how to work them and get business from your involvement. The single greatest way to find

grouped customers and network contacts is right in your backyard association! — Work them to the fullest and you’ll never

make a cold call again!

Author Tom Woodcock is nationally known as one of the most dynamic sales trainers and consultants in the country. He routinely

speaks to thousands of contractors, sales personnel and suppliers concerning the sales skills necessary to compete in this

intensely challenging construction industry. He currently writes for 4 publications, has 20 regular contractor clients and speaks to

in excess of 10,000 construction industry individuals a year.

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Beating the Price Objection

WEDNESDAY :: 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers

Stop letting price be the determining factor in winning projects! This topic deals specifically with the pressure to

always be low. Learn the sales tools necessary to get the inside track in the bidding process. The goal being to

consistently win projects and raise profitability on those projects. The most common mis-takes made in bidding are revealed and

countered.

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Common Construction Mistakes

THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Target Audience: Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, and Remodelers

Many in the construction industry consistently make the same mistakes that kill their opportunity. There are many common errors

and mentalities that hinder sales success. We’ll put a light on these problems and give the behaviors that counter them. Make

sure your approach to the customer base is the most effective possible.

These errors are often made without the contractor even realizing they’re making them. This cripples their chances of winning

profitable projects.

JIM WARD

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Commercial Property Owners: Receive Tax Savings of $60K - $100K for each

$1M in building cost. Available for properties costing over $200,000.

It’s Your Money, Keep More of It.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Commercial property owners

Recent IRS changes provide commercial property owners additional cash flow through reduced taxes. It’s done by accelerating the

depreciation. I’ll give an easy to understand explanation of what this means in the class. Learn how to receive tax savings that average

6-10% of building cost. A $10M building can bring you $600,000 to $1 Million in additional cash. Do you have $500,000 invested in a

tenant space improvement – increased cash of $30-$50,000.

This interactive class will include:

• An easy to understand overview of the new tax laws.

Explanations will be for non-accountants and everything

shown will apply directly to your property

Property types will include:

• New Construction

• Purchased Buildings

• Properties owned for several years

• Residential Rental Property

ROLAND HERNANDEZ

Room 4

• Descriptions of the process used to get these tax savings to you

• Review of various past projects showing tax savings received

and fees charged.

• Tenant Spaces

• Remodels & Renovations

• A closing Q&A with include plenty of time to answer all your

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WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals

Glued-laminated timber (glulam) and cross-laminated timber (CLT) will be described in this presentation to provide

attendees with a thorough understanding of their manufacturing process, the available species, design values,

connection detailing, and handling. This will assist designers in properly specifying them in Mass Timber buildings. Several project

examples will be discussed.

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Perfect class for anyone wanting to learn unique strategies on how to optimize their online visibility. This session

will be free to attendees. Teaching coding and strategy basics of SEO for WordPress websites.

Main Strategies Taught Will Be:

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* Campaign strategies

• Keyword Research

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Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

• Strategies on how to write better content

• Unique Strategies with Google Analytics

• Google Search Console (Webmaster)

* How to read and review /use the information to increase

your online visibility

• Managing Your Keyword Tag Cloud

• Making Changes To Your WordPress Website

We recommend that you bring your laptop with access to the following:

• Website access (specifically Wordpress)

If you need assistance to set up anything before this conference

• Google Analytics

email – Support@StrategicPointMarketing.com and we can ensure

you have all your information in hand before the session.

• Google Search Console

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Google Partner Teaching – Ways to Avoid Deceptive Strategies Pitched By SEO &

Marketing Companies (Part 1of 2)

WEDNESDAY :: 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

If you are like most business owners, you have been promised the moon, if only you will hire a particular marketing professional.

Need clarity? Meet Joshua Ramsey. After years of building companies while selling and buying millions of dollars in media, Joshua

has become all too familiar with marketing companies that over-promise and under-deliver. He has turned his passion into

teaching business owners how to separate the wheat from the chaff in a field full of marketing companies.

Countless business owners have had a silvered-tongued marketing guy guaranteeing a dramatic increase in their business. Yet

85% of the time upon hiring that marketing service, there has been a lack of performance.

Find out how to see through the smoke screen.

This seminar contains no pitch, fluff, or filler. You will learn specific strategies for holding the marketing or website company of

your choice ethically responsible.

Room 1

Google Partner Teaching - Exact Ways To Increase Sales Through Online Marketing – Ideas

You Never Knew Existed (Part 2 of 2)

THURSDAY :: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Target Audience: All building and construction professionals

Joshua Ramsey, Outsourced Chief Marketing Officer, Entrepreneur & Technology Innovator, will give you clear-cut strategies that

he personally uses to increase lead flow and sales for his clients. Joshua’s more than 15 years of experience and managing more

than $20 million a year in advertising budgets will share his experience, what he has seen work and what he has seen fail.

During this session, Joshua will address relevant issues like Social Media and being found on search engines. Learn about

becoming Google Certified and Google Guaranteed (the NEWEST and hottest way to build your online reputation!). He will

share valuable information on how to run budget projections that can assist you when buying media and deciding on marketing

placement. Let Joshua Ramsey help you make informed decisions about where to place your next ad!

Bottom line: Joshua Ramsey offers expert knowledge to business owners through Build Expo so that companies will utilize his

techniques, find success, and continue to look to him for future growth strategies as he builds his brand.

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Room 3

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Impact of Social Media & Brand Identity

WEDNESDAY :: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Target Audience: All Building and Construction Professionals

Mastering Social Media is on the top of the agenda for almost all business executives. They are constantly working

to identify ways in which their firms can make profitable use of the popular Social Media platforms: Instagram,

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Consumers traditionally use Social Media and the Internet to simply expend content: they read it, watch it, and use it to make

informative buying decisions. They are able to use these platforms for a variety of purposes because they have immediate access

to this information in the palm of their very hands.

This represents the social media phenomenon. This phenomenon is known to have significant impact a firm’s reputation,

sales, and even survival. Yet, many executives neglect this form of media because they do not understand what it is, the

various purposes it serves or how to engage with it. When used correctly, Social Media can monetize your sales and business

growth. Platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter enable the creation of virtual customer environments (VCEs),

online communities of interest formed around specific firms, brands, or products. In today’s market we see this as the instant

gratification sale.

Increasing your engagement and strengthening your brand identity is vital to the success of this process. I am here to provide

you with the steps necessary to develop this type of presence. In this presentation I will coach you through the process of

establishing your business’ brand identity across a variety of social media platforms and show you the impact it will have on your

sales strategy and overall business goals.

Room 3

Alignment with Sales Goals for Growth & Sustainability YOY

THURSDAY :: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Target Audience: All Building and Construction Professionals

Having a properly aligned Marketing and Sales department can make or break a business. Did you know that getting these

departments on the same page is major struggle faced by many companies around the world? If you really boil it down, the

marketing team is at the mercy of the sales team. But the marketing team is only successful if the sales team is. A company can

sink hundreds of thousands of dollars into marketing tools, resources and campaigns, but unless the sales goals are aligned with

these campaigns you will not see the ROI you are hoping for.

Bottom line: Marketing’s main purpose is to generate solid leads that Sales can turn into customers! Their ability to close these

deals and gain new customers is depend on the marketing department handing them leads that they can use. Ultimately,

marketing and sales are intertwined and equally dependent on each other.

Shouldn’t we all be on the same page? So often the marketing and sales teams play like they are on separate teams when should

be working hand-in-hand. When the two are truly aligned and in regular communication everything just works.

In this presentation I will be showing you the importance of aligning your business’ communication to get all your departments on

the same page, and how to set realistic goals and strategies to generate growth and success Year-Over-Year.

MARK FRANZ

Room E

Flat Roofs: Challenges & Solutions

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Roofers, contractors, Architects, Designers, Commercial Builders, Facility

managers

• Discussion of the most common issues associated with flat roof construction (ponding water, drainage, rooftop

appliances and penetrations).

• Different types of flat roof membranes and the pros and cons of their application.

• Question and answers

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Room C

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

All Seminars at the Build Expo are FREE to attend!

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Construction Project Acceleration Part 1:

The concept of cost-time tradeoffs in construction projects

WEDNESDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Builders and Contractors

Construction Project Acceleration Part 2:

A numerical example for calculating the least-duration (crash duration) and least-cost duration

THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Builders and Contractors

Construction project compression is an extremely important issue for contractors and owners, yet it is one of the most

misunderstood concepts leading to tremendous waste of resources and money. It can even get worse when an acceleration

effort backfires and causes a delay in addition to the extra cost. The relationship between project cost and duration is intimate

and interesting. Some projects have a “must” completion date while other projects have the least cost as the #1 objective.

Contractors need to understand this relationship: Sort out and calculate all options, and then allow the owner to make an

educated decision. This seminar explains the cost-time relationship and the process of calculating the optimum durations; cost

wise and time wise.

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CHRIS MARROQUIN

Room 3

Private Equity Financing for Infill Developments

WEDNESDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Real Estate Investors and Developers

Learn the ins and outs of fundraising for Infill Developments. Join us as we talk about how debt and equity are

structured with infill development properties. Get the ins and outs of lender communication, setting expectations, compensation

distribution models and how we employed these principles to surpass 500 million dollars in funds deployed.

Room 3

The Ins and Out of Fundraising for Spec Construction

THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Real Estate Investors and Developers

Learn the ins and outs of fundraising for spec construction projects. From setting lender expectations to the compensation

distribution model. Join us as we talk about lender communication, the structure of debt vs equity and how we used these skills

to surpass 500 million in funds deployed.

ROB HOLCOMB

Room 5

• The relevant provisions of the Texas Property;

• Who is entitled to make a lien claim;

The Basics of Making Lien Claims in Texas

THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: owners, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, home

builders, homeowners, landowners, landlords and tenants.

This educational session will explore the basics of the Texas lien laws including:

• The required notices and deadlines; and

• The contents of the lien affidavit.

JENNIFER MORAN

Room 5

Applications for Natural Gas in Multi-Family Buildings

WEDNESDAY :: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Target Audience: Builders, Designers, Engineers, Contractors and Developers.

An overview of the inherent benefits of natural gas, discussing environmental, energy efficiency, supply, and reliability aspects.

Natural gas technologies for multifamily facilities will be reviewed, with case studies included illustrating their beneficial

application.

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SARAH ANDREWS

Room D

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

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The Sustainable Sites Initiative

1 / GBCI general CE Credit*

WEDNESDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Architects, Designers, and Engineers

This course provides an overview of the SITES v2 rating system for developing sustainable landscapes and resilient

spaces. The presentation content explains the intent of each of the five areas of focus – considering water, soil, vegetation,

materials, and our interaction and connection with a site – along with best practices and related key terms and concepts.

Learning objectives:

1. Describe the areas of focus under the SITES rating system

2. Identify projects to which SITES can apply

3. Explain key system terms and concepts

4. Recognize green infrastructure best practices

Room D

Green Schools and Classrooms

THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Architects, Designers, and Engineers

1 / GBCI general CE Credit*

This presentation provides an overview of green schools and classrooms. It shows how LEED is a good fit for new and existing

schools. And it walks through some strategies to incorporate or advocate for in schools to make them healthy, resource-efficient

and environmentally sustainable learning spaces.

Learning objectives:

1. Describe the challenges of creating and maintaining environmentally

healthy and sustainable learning spaces

2. Recognize core green building concepts and how LEED can help a school

measure its environmental impact and its progress over time

GBCI course ID: 0920018044 | CE hours: 1-hour general

3. Identify green classroom practices

4. Describe the role of a Green Classroom

Professional (GCP)

YETKIN YILDIRIM

Room 1

Maintenance and Preservation of Roads and Parking Lots

THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Developers, Road Contractors, Civil Engineers

If correct treatment is applied at the right time, then pavement preservation offers a way to lengthen the service

life of pavement, ultimately saving money because it delays costly rehabilitation or reconstruction activities.

The many benefits of such a strategy include increased return on investment, extended service life, improved

customer satisfaction, expedited treatment turn-around time, increased productivity, and enhanced pavement performance.

With pavement preservation, the service life of a roadway can exceed its initial design life and operate at a high level of user

satisfaction. In fact, there can be up to a 10 to 1 return on money spent on preservation versus rehabilitation or reconstruction

programs; or rather, every $1 spent in preservation eliminates or delays spending $10 on rehabilitation or reconstruction later.

Pavement preservation requires a customer-focused program to provide and maintain serviceable roadways, in a cost-effective

and timely manner, encompassing preventive and corrective maintenance as well as minor rehabilitation. One of the challenges of

pavement preservation is in determining the right maintenance or construction operations at the right time on appropriate roads.

Choosing a road that is in fair condition without structural damage is important, and then choosing the best, most cost effective

technique among the many choices is essential for proper life enhancement.

Consideration should be given to geographic and environmental conditions, existing pavement materials, and local traffic

patterns.

DANIEL PRIEST

Room 2

An Introduction to Austin’s Tree Ordinance

WEDNESDAY :: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Target Audience: Developers, contractors, builders, residents, architects, licensed design

professionals

Daniel Priest is the Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist

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SUSAN BARR & MITCHELL TOLBERT

Room 2

Residential and Commercial Building Plan Reviews at the City of Austin

THURSDAY :: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Target Audience: Developers, contractors, builders, residents, architects, licensed design

professionals

Susan Barr is the Residential Plans Examiner Manager

Mitchell Tolbert is the Commercial Plans Examiner Manager

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Room 2

OSHA’s Top Ten Hazards in the Construction Industry

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Contractors and Subcontractors

This session will cover the top ten hazards in construction as well as the hazards that are most likely to trigger

an OSHA inspection of a construction jobsite. These safety hazards are also those that are the leading causes of

fatalities on the job. We will also discuss how employers are selected for an OSHA inspection.

SANTIAGO PACHECO

Room 5

Visco Elastic Sealant - How To Create A Tight Building

WEDNESDAY :: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Target Audience: Developers, Road Contractors, Civil Engineers

Sealant is a major component in the industry to construct buildings. Using the best sealant will provide assurance

of blocking communication from the exterior into the interior of a building. These are elements to create a “tight building”

In this lecture we review the basics of construction of a building and then we will concentrate on where the application of sealant

is necessary.

The topics in this conference are:

1. Wasted Consumption of Energy in Buildings?

2. Layers to be considered in any construction

3. Maps that determine how to construct a building

4. What a perfect wall? Specifically:

* Wall Above Foundation

* Wall on the Ceilings

* Wall on External walls

5. The difference between a normal house (Residential) and

tall buildings (Commercial).

6. How to seal these places that are vulnerable?

These points are:

* Windows and Doors

* Penetrations to install plumbing and electrical services.

* Air condition and ducts.

7. Specifics about a Visco Elastic (a generic name) Sealant and

other competitors

DEVLIN CHARTRAND

Room 4

Building Better Takeoffs: You Do The Math!

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY :: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Target Audience: Remodelers, Contractors, Sub-contractors, Builders

Building the world around us takes more than muscles, it takes attention to detail, skill, intelligence and a lot of

calculations. In this session, we’ll let the numbers do the talking while you do the calculating. You’ll compete against your peers

for the most cost-effective takeoff possible with the scenario you’re provided, and yes prizes will be won! Just like in the real

world, builders who can cut costs without cutting quality win every time. Learn how to better calculate the cost of materials and

how to save time and money on every project from now on.

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For several years, gray has replaced the

warm beige tones that interior designers

were specifying in the early 2000s. In this

next decade, crisp white walls will replace

the popular light gray. Painted accent walls

will become less frequently used and toneon-tone

will be embraced. This will yield a

spa-like, aesthetic, regarding wall-color,

ceiling, and trim.

There is more to trim accents than the

shiplap made famous by “Fixer Upper”.

Simple 1x12, squared edge trim can be

used in various ways to create an upscale

focal wall. Be sure your carpenter skims the

textured drywall before application. Then

paint all one color or contrasting tones for

an expensive-looking result, using

economical materials.

In order to achieve a custom aesthetic, leading-edge designers

are opting to mix finishes. That means different finishes of plumbing

fixtures, lighting, hardware, etc. can be complementary in one

space. In particular, matte black will replace the more traditional

oil rubbed bronze and can be paired with either chrome or

contemporary gold metals. This same trend applies to wood

finishes. No longer is it desirable to have a matching bedroom

suite. Rich stained woods combined with painted case goods

provide variety and interest, for a style tailored to the client.

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OSHA

Laws on

Trenching &

Excavation

By Joann Natarajan

Excavation and trenching are among the

most hazardous construction operations. The

Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s

(OSHA) Excavation standards, 29 Code of Federal

Regulations (CFR) Part 1926, Subpart P, contain

requirements for excavation and trenching

operations.

OSHA defines an excavation as any man-made cut,

cavity, trench, or depression in the Earth’s surface

formed by earth removal. A trench is defined as a

narrow excavation (in relation to its length) made

below the surface of the ground. In general, the

depth of a trench is greater than its width, but the

width of a trench (measured at the bottom) is not

greater than 15 feet (4.6 m).

One cubic yard of soil

can weigh as much as

a car. An unprotected

trench can be an

early grave.

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Trenching and excavation work presents serious

hazards to all workers involved. Cave-ins pose the

greatest risk and are more likely than some other

excavationrelated

incidents

to result in

worker fatalities.

One cubic yard

of soil can weigh

as much as a car.

An unprotected

trench can be

an early grave. Employers must ensure that workers

enter trenches only after adequate protections are

in place to address cave-in hazards. Other potential

hazards associated with trenching work include falling

loads, hazardous atmospheres, and hazards from

mobile equipment.

OSHA’s laws apply to all open excavations made in

the Earth’s surface, including trenches. Following the

requirements of the standards will prevent or greatly

reduce the risk of cave-ins and other excavationrelated

incidents.

Some of the compliance methods permitted under

the excavation laws require a competent person to

classify soil and rock deposits as stable rock, type

A, B or C soil. Appendix A to Subpart P of Part 1926

explains how to classify soils.

Stable Rock is natural solid mineral matter that can

be excavated with vertical sides and remain intact

while exposed. Type A soils are cohesive soils with

an unconfined compressive strength of 1.5 tons per

square foot (tsf) (144 kPa) or greater, such as clays.

Type B soil includes cohesive soil with an unconfined

compressive strength greater than 0.5 tsf (48 kPa) but

less than 1.5 tsf (144 kPa) and granular cohesionless

soils (such as angular gravel, similar to crushed rock,

silt, silt loam, sandy loam, and, in some cases, silty clay

loam and sandy clay loam). Type C soils are cohesive

soils with an unconfined compressive strength of

0.5 tsf (48 kPa) or less, granular soils (including

gravel, sand, and loamy sand), submerged soil or

soil from which water is freely seeping. Unconfined

compressive strength means the load per unit area

at which a soil will fail in compression. It can be

determined by laboratory testing or estimated in the

field using a pocket penetrometer, thumb penetration

tests, or other methods.

What is a competent person?

A competent person is an individual, designated by

the employer, who is capable of identifying existing

and predictable hazards in the surroundings or

working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous

or dangerous to workers, and who is authorized to

take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

Under the Excavation standards, tasks performed

by the competent person include classifying soil,

inspecting protective systems, designing structural


amps, monitoring water removal equipment, and

conducting site inspections. Employers must ensure

that a competent person inspects all excavations,

adjacent areas, and protective systems daily for

possible cave-ins, indications of failures in protective

systems and equipment, hazardous atmospheres, and

other hazardous conditions.

protective system. At least one copy of the data,

which identifies the registered professional engineer

who approved it, must be kept at the worksite during

construction of the protective system. After the

system is completed, the data may be stored away

from the jobsite, but a copy must be provided upon

request to an OSHA compliance officer.

No matter how many trenching, shoring, and

backfilling jobs an employer has done in the past,

it is important to approach each new job with care

and preparation. Many on-the-job incidents before

starting work, the Excavation standards require

employers to determine the approximate location(s)

of utility installations, including sewer, telephone,

fuel, electric, and water lines. One common industry

practice is to call 811, the “Call Before You Dig”

number, to establish the location of OSHA generally

requires that employers protect workers from

cave-ins by sloping and benching the sides of the

excavation; supporting the sides of the excavation; or

placing a shield between the side of the excavation

and the work area.

The Excavation standards describe various methods

and approaches that can be used to design protective

systems. Examples of protective systems that can be

used to comply with the excavation standards include

sloping the sides of the excavation to an angle not

steeper than 1½:1 (for every foot of depth, the trench

must be excavated back 1½ feet). A slope of this

gradation is safe for any type of soil.

Designing a sloping and benching system in accord

with tabulated data, such as tables and charts,

approved by a registered professional engineer. This

data must be in writing and must include enough

explanatory information (including the criteria for

selecting a system and the limits on the use of the

data) for the user to be able to select an appropriate

The Excavation standards do not require a protective

system when an excavation is made entirely in stable

rock or when an excavation is less than 5 feet (1.52

meters) deep and a competent person has examined

the ground and found no indication of a potential

cave-in.

The Excavation standards require employers to

provide support systems, such as shoring, bracing,

or underpinning, when necessary to ensure that

adjacent structures (including adjoining buildings,

walls, sidewalks and pavements) remain stable for the

protection of workers.

OSHA requires employers to provide ladders, steps,

ramps, or other safe means of egress for workers

working in trench excavations 4 feet (1.22 meters)

or deeper. The means of egress must be located so

as not to require workers to travel more than 25

feet (7.62 meters) laterally within the trench. Any

structural ramps used solely for worker access or

egress must be designed by a competent person.

Joann Natarajan is the Compliance

Assistance Specialist in the Austin

Area OSHA office.

See her speak at 9:30 AM on

Wednesday & Thursday

or

Visit booth #136

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the third largest natural gas distribution company in

Texas, providing safe, clean and reliable natural gas to

more than 656000 customers.

FINANCIAL

*BRONZE SPONSOR

*BRONZE SPONSOR

STREAMLINE FUNDING - booth 110

WWW.STREAMLINEFUNDING.COM

8200 N MOPAC EXPY STE 320 /

AUSTIN, TX 78759

(512) 250-8575

Streamline Funding is more than just a lender, we’re

your partner. We provide our clients with the resources

and expertise to help turn real estate investments into

success stories.

HVAC CONTRACTOR

AUSTIN AIR CONDITIONING - booth 329

WWW.AUSTINAIRCONDITIONING.COM

13620 IMMANUEL ROAD /

PFLUGERVILLE, TX 78660

(512) 252-7711

A family owned company providing air conditioning and

heating services to the Greater Austin Area since 1990.

HVAC CONTRACTOR

CAPROCK HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

CAPROCKAIRANDHOMESERVICE.COM

700 S BELL BLVD / CEDAR PARK, TX 78613

(512) 609-8132

Heating and Air Conditioning Services In Cedar Park &

Surrounding Areas – 24 Hour Service. Summer is bearing

down on us!

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Austin

ADVERTISING RESOURCE GUIDE

HVAC EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

GOODMAN DISTRIBUTION - booth 308

WWW.GOODMANMFG.COM

7815 25TH COURT EAST /

SARASOTA, FL 34243

(877) 254-4729

Reliable, high-quality and affordable indoor comfort with

products that continue to be designed, engineered and

assembled in the U.S.A.

HVAC - COOLING / MISTING SYSTEMS

HYDRO MIST - booth 641

WWW.HYDROMISTUSA.COM

703 CYPRESS CREEK / CEDAR PARK, TX 78613

(512) 230-6138

A complete line of innovative residential, commercial,

industrial and rental misting products.

LANDSCAPE - TREE SERVICE *GOLD SPONSOR

GOOD GUYS TREE SERVICE - booth 111

WWW.GOODGUYSTREESERVICE.COM

10713 RANCH ROAD 620N / AUSTIN, TX 78726

(512) 743-3909

Offering high quality & reasonably priced tree services to

Central Texas. Our #1 Priority is commitment to quality.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN *BRONZE SPONSOR

WATERLOO OUTDOOR DESIGN BUILD

- booth 118

WWW.WATERLOOAUSTIN.COM

2331 THORNWILD PASS / AUSTIN, TX 78758

(512) 640-2112

We transform outdoor spaces with the use of garden

design, custom planters, striking water vessels and tailorcrafted

walkways, decks, and patios.

PEST CONTROL

WORLDWIDE PEST CONTROL - booth 328

WWW.WORLDWIDEPEST.COM

2101 N I-35 Frontage Road #127 /

AUSTIN, TX 78741

(512) 549-4099

Providing quality pest and termite control services for

over 30 years. Our wide range of our clientele include;

Commercial, Government Facilities, Residential and

Apartment communities.

PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS

J BAR CONTRACTOR’S SERVICES - booth 239

WWW.GOJBAR.COM

5402 S US HWY 281 / BURNET, TX 78611

(830) 598-5227

Contact us for all of your site services including the best

sanitary restrooms available.

SURVEYING

SAM, LLC - booth 529

WWW.SAM.BIZ

*BRONZE SPONSOR

4801 SOUTHWEST PARKWAY BLDG. 2 STE. 100 /

AUSTIN, TX 78735

(800) 656-9525

We measure the world from many perspectives. We

measure success from yours.

*GOLD SPONSOR

WASTE MANAGEMENT

TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS - booth 119

WWW.TEXASDISPOSAL.COM

3306 FM 1327 / CREEDMOOR, TX 78610

(800) 375-8375

TDS helps communities, organizations and schools

manage and divert waste to beneficial uses.

Austin resource Guide

MARKETING *GOLD SPONSOR

GO DADDY SOCIAL - booth 218

WWW.GODADDY.COM/ONLINE-MARKETING/

GODADDY-SOCIAL

111 CONGRESS AVE STE 1200 / AUSTIN, TX 78750

(844) 870-9894

Social without the Stress

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641!

Booth #239

830.598.JBAR(5227)

www.gojbar.com

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Don’t Compare Apples and Oranges

Industry Standard

• 2 Rolls Toilet Paper

• Grafitti Remains

• Solid Floors

• Weekly “cleaning”

with Straight Water

J Bar Contractor’s Services

• 3 Rolls Toilet Paper

• Grafitti Removal Weekly

• Grated Floors to Allow Air Flow

• Weekly Power Wash w/disinfectant

• Ventilation Fan Optional

Roll-Off Dumpsters & Crane Service also!

J Bar Contractor’s Services

“ We set the bar. One call gets it all.”


Source Separation

Concrete Recycling

From small construction projects

to large-scale commercial

developments, Texas Disposal

Systems helps builders/

contractors organize and manage

their job sites — diverting waste

into beneficial uses.

From drop-off to haul-off,

we’ve got you covered.

Roll-Off Dumpsters

Portable Restrooms

Call today and let us help you simplify the way you

manage job site waste disposal.

(512) 329-1797 I TexasDisposal.com

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