Posted on June 4, 2014 by Mike Means

LEAN construction expert Scott Sedam is on a mission to eliminate waste in the construction process.
LEAN construction expert Scott Sedam is on a mission to eliminate waste in the construction process.

Oklahoma builders, I want you to stop what you are doing and listen to what I'm about to say. The 2014 Oklahoma Building Summit is an educational opportunity open to every builder in the state.

The Summit is not exclusive to OSHBA members or Certified Professional Builders.

Mike Means
Mike Means

Yes, we want to educate our own membership, and we do that at the Summit. But we also recognize that there are builders out there who need to know the information that will be offered.

By giving all builders in Oklahoma a taste of what it is like to be part of a professional association, we hope that they, too, will want to be members of the OSHBA.

Oklahoma doesn't have licensing requirements for builders, so joining an association is the next best thing. It shows to their potential customers that they truly value professionalism in the industry. Our ultimate goal is to have more educated builders, helping them stay on top of the cutting edge of what is going on in their industry.

We're bringing in experts to speak on topics that impact every building on every job, like structural framing, foundation and soils, energy efficiency and legal and compliance issues. We all know how both the wind and the soil affects structures in Oklahoma, and we're specifically addressing those topics.

The Summit will be held at the Reed Center in Midwest City.

We're also featuring an internationally known consultant and expert in the LEAN building process in Scott Sedam, who is President of TrueNorth Development. Scott will deliver our keynote address, speak during our noon luncheon and also teach one of our educational sessions.

Scott says he's on a mission to eliminate waste during the building process, and his take on the subject ought to be enlightening, to say the least. Click here to read a Q&A with Scott where he discusses his LEAN philosophy and the amount of waste he finds at construction sites.

The bottom line for builders is we want them to know that doing things the way they used to be done just because that's the way they've always done it isn't the way we do it anymore. That's why we are bringing in the newest and the greatest and teaching these guys what to look for and what to think about in making these homes perform and last longer and better for the consumer.

In the end it will make for builders who build better and build smarter across our state. Join us there.

Click here to register for the Building Summit.

Mike Means, State EO

(405) 843-5579 (office)


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