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Continuing Education at the State Convention

Wed, September 30, 2015 8:51 PM | Mary Speed Lynch (Administrator)

   A lot of information has been sent regarding the courses that are being presented on Friday at the state convention.  The information may have been a  little disjointed. Hopefully this post will provide clarification.

   The courses that are available on Friday will fulfill the continuing education requirement for the HBA of Spartanburg accreditation.  As of now, these courses are the only way to fill the requirement in time to get the accreditation before the 2016 Showcase.  You do not have to be accredited to participate in the Showcase.   But there will be some enhanced marketing surrounding that event for the accredited Builders. 

    The following courses will be available at the state convention on Friday, October 23. 


Friday Classes

Top Legal and Tax Tips for Anyone Working in the Construction Industry

Arnold Palmer stated, “The road to success is always under construction.” Unfortunately, in the construction industry there are many legal potholes to keep you from even getting on the road. Join Fred Gertz, with more than 20 years’ experience in real estate, construction and land use law, Judith Murray, CPA, Richard “Dick” Unger, Partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP and other legal professionals as they share the top legal tips (tax, HOA, contracts, permitting etc.) for anyone - new or seasoned - working in the construction industry.

Instructors: Fred Gertz, Judith Murray and Dick Unger

What’s New in the 2015 IRC and State Modifications?

Get an early jump and thorough review and explanation of the significant changes for the 2015 International Residential Code and the adopted South Carolina Modifications that will likely be implemented on July 1, 2016.

Instructor: Andy Barber, Owner of Generational Homes and HBASC Building Code Committee


What’s Does the Money Want?

Most private builders learned their trade in an industry where small and regional banks made construction loans based on existing market demand and on the quality of the location of the project. In the future, private institutional investors may replace those small banks, and they will care more about projected returns. Private builders will learn how to pitch their projects to financiers as if they were traditional investments with promised internal rates of return and healthy profit margins.

Instructor: Rick Mandell, CEO of Aspen Portfolio Strategies, Inc.


Home Buyer Insights -- Getting Inside the Minds of Today’s Home Buyers

What if you could get inside the minds of today’s home buyers to better understand what motivates them, what inspires them, and what leads them to take action? Hear about the latest home buyer research and how it will impact your approach and messaging.

Instructor:  BDX


Best Cost Effective Structural Framing Practices for Strength and Energy Efficiency

This course will also include an optional 30-45 minute mini-course for those in High Wind Areas.

Instructor: Norbord


   There will be a morning session from 9:00 to 12:00.  Lunch will be served and then the afternoon session will begin.  ALL OF THE ABOVE COURSES WILL BE OFFERED IN BOTH MORNING AND AFTERNOON SESSIONs EXCEPT THE LAST ONE  - BEST COST EFFECTIVE FRAMING.  Best Cost Effective Framing is only offered in the morning. 

   You may choose which class you would like to attend when you arrive on site.  You do not need to commit at the time of registration.  Please see the information in the links below and consider joining us on Friday in Asheville.







864. 583. 5471  -  info@hbaspartanburg.com

341 East Kennedy Street  -  Spartanburg, SC 29302

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