Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
HousingZone.com Offers Online Conference
The people at HousingZone.com, a daily online source for residential construction news and information, have come up with a great idea for presenting information on the e-construction era.
The people at HousingZone.com, a daily online source for residential construction news and information, have come up with a great idea for presenting information on the e-construction era. From Sept. 1, 2000, through Dec. 1, 2000, the E-Construction Conference (ECC) will feature audio and visual presentations addressing the issues surrounding builders in the e-construction era.
The conference has five key topic areas and more than 30 leading presenters including large- and small-volume builders, remodelers and leaders of electronic service providers, or dot-coms. Once registered, attendees can learn about the issues confronting their businesses in the coming months and years as well as some of the services that the e-solution providers envision will empower a builder’s business.
In addition, HousingZone.com, in cooperation with Yahoo!Broadcast, has created an online trade fair that combines presentations with bulletin boards to allow builders to interact with the service providers that are presenting their products.
"The scope of the E-Construction Conference is its strongest point," says Todd Shraiberg, project and development manager of HousingZone.com. "From sales and marketing opportunities to increased purchasing power, builders are constantly bombarded with these e-solutions, and the E-Construction Conference will help them not only sort out their options but also see what they might have missed."
The e-commerce section, says Shraiberg, will help builders learn how to capitalize on strategic alliances and create buyers for life while in-depth examinations of even-flow electronic purchasing, paperless invoice systems and just-in-time deliveries will help builders streamline supply chain management.
The possibility of increased job-site efficiency through online construction bidding, customer tracking and better communication among the construction players will be explained in the building systems management section.
Finally, because Web-based marketing is clearly becoming an industry unto itself, the ECC will guide builders through online sales and marketing.
The conference is free to all attendees and can be seen only on HousingZone.com. To register for the conference, or to view introductions from the presenters, visit www.housingzone.com and search under the keyword E-Construction Conference.