JLC LIVE Building Clinics

The JLC LIVE New England building clinics are interactive demonstrations presented by top industry experts in a real-world jobsite setting.  LIVE Building Clinics cover a range of topics including:  drywall, moisture management, tile, deck building, window installation, stair building and much more. 

Admission to all presentations in the Building Clinics is included with registration.

The schedule for 2020 LIVE Building Clinics is coming soon!

For the best available knowledge on rough framing, our go-to place is the Builders Workshop. Whether you are a veteran framer or an apprentice carpenter, our presenter Mike Sloggatt always has something worth learning. Mike will be teaching best practice methods on everything from floor, wall, and roof framing, to structural connectors, weatherization, and exterior trim. The most defining element of a well-built home is the frame, so invest in your trade and learn some invaluable precision framing knowledge at the Builders Workshop.




When it comes to upgrading your drywall installation and finishing skills and general know-how, there is no place better than Myron’s Residential Drywall Clinic. Achieving a beautiful drywall interior can be very challenging, but with Myron’s step-by-step personalized instructional experience, you will soon get the upper hand in doing top-of-the-line work. Arrive early—these seats go fast.


Our Building Technology clinic concentrates on new products and new installation techniques. With his trademark field guide presentation style, veteran builder and presenter Peter Heard explains and demonstrates best practices with the installation of new product and advanced technology. Stay on top of what products are improving the way we build and schedule a visit to Peter's Building Technology Clinic.

Real Cedar

Long time presenter Rick Arnold combines old world craftsmanship with modern materials to create beautiful and durable exteriors. Custom-built craftsman style front door trim, manufactured stone veneer transitions, and siding options and installation are just a few of the topics that Rick will be covering. Also, key building science concepts and strategies such as critical flashing details and rainscreen technology will be included
throughout the presentations. Rick consistently draws a big crowd, so seats fill up quickly - plan to arrive early.

benjamin obdyke

The Trim & Finish clinic with trim carpenter Gary Striegler is the go-to sanctuary for those devoted to crafting fine interiors, and those just getting started in fine trim and finish work. Get a full plate of finish carpentry know-how, so schedule a visit and return to the jobsite reinvigorated and inspired. Plan in advance, these sessions are bursting with attendees and chairs fill quickly.

think wood

Building envelopes are getting increasingly more sophisticated, either driven by code or by client. A buildings success depends largely on its ability to deal with the elements, as weather grows increasingly more erratic and products more technical. Building a structure that not only does its job but does it to a high level of performance can be challenging to navigate. This clinic will give you solid footing to handle the most complex details and challenges but also critical understanding of what they are doing and how to simplify things in the field.

Atlas and Energy Shield
gcp applied technologies

In our newest building clinic, John Namba will walk you through flooring installation, from start to finish, utilizing new materials and tools to make your job easier. From examining substrates to grout selection and application, this clinic gives you the opportunity to learn from an industry expert!


To meet homeowners' expectations and code officials' demands, decks need to be more than just beautiful. Decks must be constructed safe and long lasting. Mike
brings 9 new deck construction demonstrations to this year's show covering a
wide range of topics where novice workers can learn deck-building basics and
seasoned builders can up their knowledge and construction techniques.

Think Wood
Simpson Strong-Tie

Whether you are looking for an introduction to stairbuilding, or a few masterful tricks on installing curved volutes, Mike Kennedy is your guy. From layout and rough framing, to handrail and baluster installation, Mike has something for everyone. Access to this session comes just once a year—don’t miss this golden opportunity to hang out with a master stairbuilder.

Crown Heritage

Over 10% of all homes suffer from water leaks and most leaks are roof-related.  Whether your company installs roofing regularly or occasionally, or you subcontract out roofing you'll want to sit in on Tony's clinics to learn how to avoid roof problems on your new homes, remodels or replacements. See how to strategically apply self-adhering, self-sealing roofing underlayment to keep a house dry even when the primary roofing is damaged or blown-off during a storm.  Learn simple techniques to improve the wind-resistance of your roof installations. Find out what building codes have to say about critical roof flashings and learn best flashing practices for vertical wall, corners, sidewall, penetrations and  kickout diverters. Check out how to install valley liners and four different ways to shingle valleys. Get tips on how to shingle from the top-down to speed production and minimize shingle scuffing on steep roofs.  The Roofing Workshop is located on the second floor in the ballroom where doors open early! 

gcp applied technologies

Mark Clement will lead hands-on tool demonstrations to improve efficiency and craftsmanship. Learn tips and techniques for framing, trim carpentry, metal working and more.