BOND Custom 2018
America's Leading Luxury Home Architects Forum
October 11-14, 2018
The below program is from 2018.
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.
Thursday, October 11
Nanotechnology, the design of materials at the molecular scale, is changing the face of architecture and custom homes. Already, luminous nanofilms are turning entire walls and ceilings into sources of light, nanoparticle coatings are making buildings self-cleaning and VOC-eating, and nanofilm solar panels are turning entire buildings into solar collectors. Join George Elvin, PhD, LEED AP, for a glimpse of some of the hundreds of building products currently using nanotechnology and a look ahead at next generation nanotechnologies. Together you’ll explore the technology behind the nano-revolution, what risks it may bring, and what it means for the future of building.
BiographyGeorge Elvin is an Associate Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University, where his research and teaching focus on architecture for extreme environments. He is the author of over 40 books, chapters and articles, and has delivered lectures and workshops in over 20 countries. In 1981 he founded his own design-build firm, and in 1998 received his PhD in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an Associate Professor at Ball State University, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
Friday, October 12
With unemployment at an all-time low, it’s more important than ever to remember your employees are your greatest asset. Recruiting, engaging, growing and nurturing talent into long-term successful employees is key. We’ll cover the following topics: Take advantage of the new form of recruiting, social media. Gone are the days of solely putting an ad out and praying for 100 applicants. Relationships and social media presence are key to attracting talent. Potential employees are looking for what you provide above and beyond just the work. Yes, the work your organization does is critical to their career path, but equally as important is the purpose you stand for. Things like passion projects in which your firm participates. An ad on its own tells only part of the story. A video, testimonial or article can show the spirit your firm offers. Put long hours in and you’ll earn your space at the top…..no one signs up for that anymore.
Employees want the exposure to amazing projects and brilliant mentors, while still having the freedom to participate in their outside passions. Giving employees a choose-your-own-adventure type work environment will keep them excited about their time in the office while still being a part of their out-of-office community. Diversity & Inclusion is something you hear about all the time. Many organizations are good at recruiting a diverse pool of individuals, but that only gets you half way to your goal. Are you prepared internally for them to feel included? Have you provided a safe space for people from varied backgrounds to comfortably be a part of the culture of your organization? Practicing an inclusive environment and supportive community is key to inclusion in your organization.
Regardless of the size of your organization, there are options for providing growth to your employees in a variety of ways. Not everyone gets the titles promotion every year, but they can be afforded the opportunity to run an initiative or be given visibility and training into an operational function. Opportunities are the key to a successful growth path.
Remember, your employees’ success and happiness is key to the success of your business.
BiographyWith a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Oregon, people have always been Remi’s passion, naturally making Human Resources her calling. Remi brings 22 years of experience in Human Resource management, 14 of those in the Architecture and Design industry. She has held Human Resource leadership positions for such companies as Gensler, Anshen+Allen/Stantec and currently Perkins+Will.
Saturday, October 13
The smart home concept is hot, hot, hot! More than a quarter of Americans already own some kind of smart home product. But what does the term smart home actually mean in today’s market? This session will define today’s smart home concept and provide a basis for understanding its value, applicability in today’s MDU market, and its scope of opportunity. It will not only reveal how to incorporate the latest smart home technologies into new and existing homes, it will also take a closer look at how different generations are using technologies in their homes as well.
BiographyWith more than 28 years of industry experience, there’s no one more knowledgeable about the 'Smart Home' concept than Ryan Herd. He is the owner of a highly successful Smart Home installation company (1 Sound Choice), and the author of the "Join the Smart Home Revolution". As an entrepreneur, Ryan has been in the audio-video industry for over 28 years, specializing in-car audio applications and inventing new audio concepts and proprietary technology in automotive sound design. In 2001, Ryan established a home theater company, and within three years, he had built a dynamic, technically superior, and customer-driven team, which designed and built some of the most impressive high-end custom home theaters in existence. Today, Ryan is Owner and CEO of 1 Sound Choice LLC, which operates in the fields of Smart Home automation, audio-video, home theaters, and specialized lighting. He also consults for several smaller audio/video firms, Manufacturers, and Builders. Ryan is an active member of the National Home Builder’s Association (NHBA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA).
The internet has revolutionized the way people find information and choose who to work with.
Today, more than ever, there are a myriad of ways to find and research architecture firms online.
In this presentation, we’ll explore the myth vs. the reality – what really works for architecture firms regarding online media, with regards to inbound marketing.
Your instructor is Enoch Bartlett Sears, a California-licensed architect and founder of Business of Architecture, who has helped dozens of firms grow through his effective, results-oriented strategies. In this presentation, you’ll discover how to take control of your firm’s online narrative, and the results you might expect by doing so.
BiographyEnoch Bartlett Sears AIA is the founder of Business of Architecture, which produces the Business of Architecture podcast where Enoch interviews the world's leading architects and designers. He's also co-founder of the Business of Architecture UK podcast. He’s been recognized as one of the leading influencers in the construction industry, and he's frequently asked to speak and share his strategies by groups such as the American Institute of Architects. He's the author of the book, Social Media for Architects, which has been downloaded over 10,000 times. He frequently consults with some of the world's leading residential design firms such as Aamodt / Plumb Architects out of Boston and Nico Van der Muelen and KMM Architects out of South Africa. Personally, he's a highly sought-after expert on client-winning strategies for architects and famous for helping architects build profitable and impactful practices.
Sunday, October 14
PGA National Resort and Spa
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West Palm Beach, Florida 33418, USA
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