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A Review of JLC Live’s Conference Programs and Building Clinic’s

So I got my copy of the schedule of events at JLC Live Long Beach next month. There’s a whole host of great clinics and seminars, including of course with all due modesty, my program…but seriously, there are some great things to see and do here. I’ve decided after looking through my brochure, I’m staying for 3 days minimum to soak in all I can…
For me, I’m interested in seeing Michael Byrne’s clinic on waterproofing a Tile Shower, and then I want to attend Waterproof Windows and Doors (I’m interested in the doors more than windows) by Mike Sloggat. I’d also recommend for many of you to attend the Managing Moisture at the Exterior by Andy Engel. Remember, decks and buildings all must be weatherboard built!.

The all day 8-3 sessions have some intense subjects that are very releveant-Automating Your Office With Quick Books and Project management is on Tuesday, on Wednesday the toss up for me is between Managing The Business End of Your Construction Business by Leslie Shiner, or Accurate Estimating and Job Costing by Dennis Dixon.
Then there’s the conference sessions like mine, a shorter 1 1/2 to 2 hour event that crams in more with less detailed infor on the bigger subject…can’t cover everything in 2 hours, but-Essential Contract Elements is a good one for every contractor great and small, Dealing With Difficult Clients is another and the best one for all of us is Understanding The New Building Code in Ca, including q & a with actual live building officials!

Make sure to save time at 430 pm on Thursday to attend the best ever seminar (sic) my Art of Waterproofing Decks! Forgo the Welcome Party starting at 5 to learn about waterproofing, who needs beer when a subject this interesting comes along?

Friday features a quickbooks short course and then I’ll be heading back home to SLO town.
Sign up today for full day courses, it’s by reservation.


JLC LIVE Deck Coating Seminar Thursday May 15th

JLC LIVE announced the dates of their scheduled seminars and all days classes on their website at <a href="

See the information on my seminar at this link.

I am really excited to be part of this event and look forward to seeing you at the show. Sign up today!

JLC Live Invites Bill Leys to Present at Long Beach Show in May

Attention General Building Contractors, Remodeling Contractors
and Anyone in the Building Trades

JLC Live, Presented by Journal of Light Construction, A Hanley Wood Company, is the premier event for small building contractors and remodeling contractors.

JLC Live will be back in Long Beach from May 13 to May 16, 2008 for their annual show.

I’m pleased to announce that I have been asked (and I accepted) to be one of their presenters this year, doing a 75 minute session on deck coatings and waterproofing.

Topics will include understanding the differences in various coatings, reading ICC reports, sequencing the job properly and more! Handouts and valuable info provided.

Come see us (date time still tbd)at the show and make time to spend browsing the exhibits and exhibitors that will be there too!

Check out the website, and mark your calendar.

JLC Live Events

Hanley Wood – Ideas to build on.™: “As the established leader in live, hands-on construction education, JLC LIVE provides the perfect showcase for this high-growth residential construction market fueled by strong housing starts and aging baby boomers with more disposable income. * Timely conference programs, hundreds of action exhibits, hands-on technical demonstrations and how-to workshops attract thousands of industry pros who attend JLC LIVE’s regional shows each year to learn how to use new materials, tools, and technologies—live on the Expo floor. * Delivering the most relevant information, education, and training in the industry, JLC LIVE features many new topics, speakers and demonstrations—all designed to provide owners, managers, and key personnel with vital information to increase productivity and profitability throughout your business. * Presented by: JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION, TOOLS OF THE TRADE, and REMODELING magazines. JLC LIVE New England Exhibits: March 28-29, 2008 Conference: March 26-29, 2008 Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, R.I. JLC LIVE Southern California Exhibits: May 15-16, 2008 Conference: May 13-16, 2008 Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Long Beach, Calif. JLC LIVE Midwest Exhibits: Oct. 9-10, 2008 Conference: Oct. 7-10, 2008 Minneapolis”