JULY 15 Brick in Architecture Awards Submissions Deadline

The Brick Industry Association's call for entries for its biennial Brick in Architecture Awards ends July 15. Any work of architecture completed since Jan. 1, 2000, in which brick is the dominant building material is eligible. The categories for this year's contest have been revised: residential (single-family), residential (multifamily), commercial, institutional, and special feature. Awards will be announced in September. Contact: www.gobrick.com/omnicontests.

AUGUST 3–4 Air Force Housing Privatization National Industry Forum, Chicago

This event showcases upcoming opportunities for developers, builders, financiers, and property managers to assist in the Air Force Housing Privatization Initiative. The program seeks to eliminate substandard military housing by leveraging the commercial experience of private developers to provide quality homes for Air Force members and their families. Contact: www.airforcehpevents.com.

8 EnergyValue Housing Award Submissions Deadline

The NAHB's call for entries for the 11th annual EnergyValue Housing Award competition ends Aug. 8. There are five award categories: affordable, custom/demonstration, factory-built, production, and multifamily. In every category, a winner will be chosen for each of three climate regions: hot, moderate, and cold. All homes must have been constructed after January 2003 and completed prior to the submission deadline. Companies may submit only one application in each category, for a maximum of five applications. Awards will be announced at the 2006 International Builders' Show. Contact: www.nahbrc.org/evha.

10–11 Design Center Management Symposium, San Diego

The 2005 Design Center Management Symposium, presented by the Artisan Design Group, is designed exclusively for the new-home industry. This two-day event will feature forums on such topics as best practices, merchandising, and the new-home buyer experience. Contact: www.artisandesigngroup.net/BSymposiums.html.


As the established leader in live, hands-on construction education, this residential construction show provides the perfect showcase for the high-growth residential construction market. Action-packed exhibits, hands-on technical demonstrations, and how-to workshops attract thousands of industry pros to JLCLIVE's regional shows each year to learn how to use new materials, tools, and technologies. Presented by THE JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION, TOOLS OF THE TRADE, and REMODELING magazines (BUILDER'S sister publications), the event features new topics, speakers, and demonstrations to provide the information necessary to increase productivity and profitability in your business. Contact: www.jlclive.com.