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.

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.

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9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Floor Framing - Stronger & Flatter
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Air Sealing the Easy Way with Zip Panels
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Cut 50x Longer and 5x Faster with Spyder's Innovative Saw*
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Exterior Trim Made Easy - PVC Components
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Storm Resistant Framing - Lose the Straps!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Roof Framing 101 - Simplified Layout & Faster Dry in

*Special Presentation by Spyder

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Extreme Weather Window Installation - Best Practices
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM PVC Components for Prduction Trim
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Cut 50x Longer and 5x Faster with Spyder's Innovative Saw*
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Alternative methods for Strapping & Continuous Insulation
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Roof & Wall Leaks - how to Prevent Them

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.

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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Cutting, measuring, fastening drywall
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Taping: Compounds, tapes, beads, and levels of finishing
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Advanced taping tools and techniques: Improve efficiency and quality
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Resurfacing and Repairs: Make old and damaged new again
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Taping: Compounds, tapes, beads, and levels of finishing
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Advanced taping tools and techniques: Improve efficiency and quality
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Resurfacing and Repairs: Make old and damaged new again

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.

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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Exterior Elevations: Cedar Siding Part 1- The WRB and Windo Flashing Details
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Exterior Elevations: Cedar Siding Part 2- Beveled Cedar Install
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Interior Elevations: Dress Up Your Walls and Ceilings
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Surviving the Storm: Structural Components Solve East Coast Problems
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Surviving the Storm: Structural Components Solve East Coast Problems
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Exterior Elevations: Cedar Siding Part 1- The WRB and Windo Flashing Details
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Exterior Elevations: Cedar Siding Part 2- Beveled Cedar Install

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.

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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Tricky Flashing Details
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Creating Custom Exterior Door Trim
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Water Management and Cladding
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Siding Best Practices
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Tricky Flashing Details
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Creating Custom Exterior Door Trim
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Water Management and Cladding

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.

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Trim Details that make the front door pop
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Classic Mantel that makes a statement
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Fitting a new exterior door in an old frame
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Traditional trim details from scratch
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Trim Details that make the front door pop
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Classic Mantel that makes a statement
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Exterior door installation to build your reputation

Each passing year, building envelopes are getting increasingly more complex to install. In addition to greater overall understanding, attention to envelope assembly details is required to achieve the new efficiency standards. This clinic is your guide to learning new installation requirements and understanding various product interactions with the envelope. Enhance your skill-set in building exterior details—schedule in some time with Ben for a thorough examination of housewrap, siding, and sealant best practices.

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9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Constructing a High Performance Envelope
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Effective door and window installs in high performance walls
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Window Placement Option in High Performance Walls
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Path to Success in Complex Installs
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Effective door and window installs in high performance walls
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Window Placement Option in High Performance Walls
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Path to Success in Complex Installs

It seems there are just as many methods to apply flashing and install windows as there are brands. Unfortunately, many installation methods turn out to be incorrect, and the consequences of a poor method can be ruinous. Our nationally recognized presenter and building science teacher, Bill Robinson, is on a mission to set the record straight on proper flashing and window installation practices. While demonstrating the proper steps and techniques, Bill explains how moisture behaves, and why so many installs fail. Schedule time with Bill and return to the job confident that your weatherization skills are right on the money.

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9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Managing Moisture in Walls with Continuous Insulation
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Designing & Installing Rain Screens
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Combining air, thermal and moisture barriers for durable walls
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Avoiding the 5 Most Common Failures
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Managing Moisture in Walls with Continuous Insulation
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Designing & Installing Rain Screens
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Avoiding the 5 Most Common Failures

In our newest building clinic, Jon 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!

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9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Don’t Let Moisture Ruin Your Floor- Concrete/Wood/Crawlspaces
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM The substrate that saves you money rather than costing you-
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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Hardwood – Glue or Nails?
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Luxury Vinyl Plank LVP the Latest Craze
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Moisture the number one enemy of floors
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Industry guidelines, who follows them?
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Remodeling- When do we install the floor?

Deck building: a forest of products, tools, and accessories—there’s a new product to try everywhere you turn. Randomly choosing from this huge field can be costly in time and money. From structural integrity to choosing the right fastener and clip, take advantage of the deep well of information being shared by Jason Katwijk. Jason is a leader in the deck industry and loves to help fellow builders be the best they can be. Save time, money, and effort—take in several of Jason’s sessions and let him help you in making the best choice in deck building practices and products.

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9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Basic Curves in Decks: Heating and bending polymer deck boards
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Decorative Deck Inlays: From design to Installation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Magic of Curved Stairs
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Basic Curves in Decks: Heating and bending polymer deck boards
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Basic Curves in Decks: Heating and bending polymer deck boards
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Decorative Deck Inlays: From design to Installation
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Magic of Curved Stairs

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.

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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Let’s get started: Basic Stair Design
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Stair Trim: Professional Techniques
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Basic Handrailing
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Building a Better Balustrade
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Traditional Stair Design: Professional Practices
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM How to Trim a Stair: Tips and Tricks
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Balustrades: Traditional and Modern

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 Mike'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! Check out the schedule to claim your spot - Mike's clinics will fill fast!

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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Shingling a Cone Roof
9:30 AM - 10:05 AM Roofing in High Wind Zones
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Stormproof A Roof
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Critical Roof Flashings
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM Waterproofing a Valley
2:50 PM - 3:45 PM 4 Ways to Shingle a Valley
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Top-Down Roofing
9:30 AM - 10:20 AM Stormproof A Roof
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Critical Roof Flashings
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Waterproofing a Valley
12:50 PM - 1:45 PM 4 Ways to Shingle a Valley

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