3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North 264, Level II
Track: Building Material Dealer & Supplier Issues
Continuing Education: NAHB – 1 hour
2013 was the year that the housing recovery finally kicked into gear, but that doesn’t mean the challenges are all behind us. Material costs are a hot topic in the early stages of this economic recovery, and after five years at rock-bottom, builders and suppliers are facing challenges not seen since the Great Depression: reduced capacity in the distribution channel, constantly evolving technologies, dying-but-still dangerous
competitors and an unprecedented labor shortage. These issues will test the construction industry for years to come. In this session, you’ll learn how to address these challenges and how the industry’s innovators are seizing the opportunity to reinvent
themselves for the next housing boom. This session is presented in conjunction with the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association.
Greg Brooks, The Building Supply Channel, Inc., New Albany, IN