Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh - Greentree
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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 Housing Industry Education Seminars

 This year, our combined Associations have served up a smorgasbord of forum discussions and training sessions that address the hot-button issues you face every day. Get your questions answered and your concerns addressed from experts in the legal and housing industries.


The Landlord-Tenant Better Business Buffet 9AM-11:30AM            $50 Per Person  

  • HR Employment Practices - Wage & Hour Law Update; The Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act; PA Medical Marijuana Update; An Introduction to the E-verify System; Changes in the Credit Reporting Process.  Speaker: Curtis M. Schaffner
  • Landlord-Tenant Relations - Service & Emotional Support Animals; Medical Marijuana & Smoking; "Hot-button" Fair Housing Issues; Best Practices for How Landlords Can Be Proactive to Prevent Problems with Tenants.  Speakers: Lawrence Fisher, Brad Dornish
  • Landlord-Tenant Litigation - Working with District Justices; Appeals, Possessions, Enforcement of Judgments.  Speakers: Lawrence Fisher, Brad Dornish

Fall Prevention in Residential Construction Training / 8AM-12PM             $25 Per Person

 Supervisors, maintenance workers, trade contractors and builders will benefit from this seminar. This program identifies accidental fall hazards found in residential maintenance and construction. The course covers OSHA fall protection regulations and safe work practices to prevent fall-related injuries and deaths.


Lead-Safe Refresher Certification / 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM / $165
This certification is required when performing work that disturbs painted surfaces in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, such as daycares and pre-K classrooms. Please note that certifications are valid for five years; if you received Lead-Safe Refresher Certification in 2015, this course offers the opportunity to remain current with EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting regulations.For those interested in attending this refresher course, please make sure your current certificate has not expired before March 5th, 2020.

Participants May Attend ALL of the Following Sessions for 1 Price! $50  
Construction Contracts & Employment Practices / 1PM-2PM
This program discusses recent changes in employment that will not only impact the way you hire and manage employees but also oversite of subcontractors retained on your various construction projects. The presenters will review the new requirements of state Act 75 of 2019, which requires employers in the construction industry to use the federal E-verify system. The law extends to staffing agencies you may utilize as well as subcontractors  under contract and what language you should include in your contracts to ensure your subcontractors are in compliance. Our program also examines recent developments with employment practices as they relate to medical marijuana participants as well as recent regulatory and court decisions as they pertain to mandatory payment of overtime.
 What is Quartz?
The Solution for Commercial & Residential Surfaces / 1PM-2PM
Sponsored by
Quartz surfacing is a man-made material consisting of over 90% natural quartz crystal. In this course you will discover the other components behind the beauty, durability and flexibility of this surfacing material. You will see the composition, production and quality assurance processes that go into making the material and the resultant attributes, capabilities and the installation basics of quartz surfacing materials.
AIA Info: Course #WAQTZ2016 | IDCEC Info: Course #104076 (Qualifies for 1.0 LU | HSW)

How to Get the Most Out of LED Lighting / 2PM-3PM
Sponsored by 
Don's Appliances
 This session reviews LED lighting as it stands today and shares how we can take advantage of its qualities and work around its perceived deficiencies. FCC and warranties related to LED will also be discussed. Participants will learn about the adoptions of LED technology to date and where it is expected to go in the next few years.  Attendees will also learn how to use LED most effectively in a home. These lessons will include information on color, when to use integrated luminaires, how to assess the real cost of LED and how to determine the correct quantity of light needed in a home.
IDCEC Class Code #108432 (designated Healthy/Safety/Welfare - HSW. Valid for ASID, IDC & IIDA members. Many AIA state boards also allow- please check. NKBA CEU approved. ALA 1 credit hour.
Natural Gas Hookup at the Building Site / 2PM-3PM
Sponsored by 
Columbia Gas
Last year, the process of having gas hook ups to homes changed. Come to hear about the new procedures from Columbia Gas and learn how to be most effective in getting timely tap in.

Factors for Specifying Treated Engineered Wood Siding as an Exterior Cladding / 3PM-4PM
Sponsored by
LP Building Products
An introduction to treated engineered wood siding and its use in residential, light commercial and multi-family construction projects, with explanations of and comparisons to other cladding options commonly specified for these projects. Course content also includes the key benefits of treated engineered wood siding, such as design potential, workability, durability, sustainability and use in fire-rated assemblies.
AIA Info: Course #LPSS082017 (Qualifies for 1.0 LU / HSW)
Codes Update / 3PM-4PM
 A roundtable discussion covering the latest code implementations and issues surrounding them.

Trade Show 

11:30AM - 1:00 PM   

DoubleTree Ballroom - FREE TO ATTEND

Buffet Lunch Included