CEDIA Brings Education to 2011 International Builders’ Show


Three courses will help attendees collaborate successfully on home technology projects

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 10, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will deliver industry-leading educational sessions at the 2011 NAHB International Builders’ Show January 12–15 in Orlando. CEDIA will offer three of its most popular courses for design and build industry professionals and will exhibit in booth #W5047.Visitors to the CEDIA booth can learn about working with a professional electronic systems contractor (ESC) to execute home technology projects. CEDIA representatives will also share information about the Home Technology Alliance, of which CEDIA is a founding partner. In addition, visitors to CEDIA’s booth can enter to win tickets to the 2011 Indianapolis 500.

“CEDIA’s presence at the International Builders’ Show is part of our commitment to fostering efficient collaboration between homebuilders and electronic systems contractors,” said CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. “The education offered at the show will help attendees collaborate successfully and profitably on their next home technology project.”

CEDIA will offer three courses from its Industry Outreach curriculum at the 2011 International Builders’ Show:

Solutions and Profitability: Home Technology in the Design and Build Process
Wednesday, January 12
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center – West 311 A-B

This interactive panel discussion presents a solution-based and practical approach to home technology, highlighting numerous and profitable aspects of present-day and future applications. Design and build industry experts will highlight related and pertinent examples of technology challenges and their methods for capitalizing on these opportunities.

From peers and respected industry partner professionals, attendees will learn about the “value proposition” relative to home technology, solutions regarding what others have done when presented with home technology challenges, and how knowledge about home technology will increase profitability, referrals and customer satisfaction.

What Your Electrician Doesn’t Know: Working with an Electronic Systems Contractor
Thursday, January 13
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center – West 311 A-B

As with other rough-in trades (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), electronic systems should be planned for well in advance of construction and documented at the construction drawing phase of design. Participants in this course will discuss the roles, responsibilities, and functions of an electronic systems contractor (ESC), be able to identify different types of residential systems, and analyze the benefits of working with an ESC. Attendees will examine specific design considerations, such as space, framing, electrical, and ventilation requirements. This course will help attendees identify the proper ESC for the job by providing them a checklist of questions to ask and items to consider when engaging a home electronics partner early in their next design and build project.

Top 10 Technology Trends
Friday, January 14
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center – West 311A-B


Saturday, January 15
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center – West 311A-B

With consumers rapidly increasing their expectations and their knowledge related to technology, design and build professionals must understand current technology trends. This course will highlight the top 10 technology trends and their future impact on the design and build community and prospective clients. Familiarity with new ideas and products, and the ability to converse about emerging concepts will be a direct benefit to attendees.

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field.

For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s website at cedia.org. Follow @CEDIA on Twitter, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/CEDIA.Region2, or join the CEDIA group on LinkedIn.

Media Contacts:
Jamie Riley
317.328.4336 ext. 119

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