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9th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Nonprofits

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Wednesday, November 6
 

9:00am EST

Pre-Conference Workshop - Floor Coverings
Floor Coverings – This workshop will be led by Cory Rundle, Store Manager & Design Consultant at Providence Flooring & Painting. Established in 2009, the retail store has the best and most extensive selection of floor coverings in the Tri-Cities area. The main topic of this class will be vinyl plank flooring, also called luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). This product is similar to laminate flooring but has superior resistance to moisture and muffles sound better, too. It is fairly easy for volunteers to install, and is affordable. A second product that will be covered in the workshop is peel & stick carpet tiles. While some home repair nonprofits shy away from installing carpet because of its effect on indoor air quality (carpet may act as a repository for pollutants), some homeowners request it. Carpet provides an extra layer of insulation, and peel & stick carpet tiles are quite durable. If a tile gets damaged, you can easily remove and replace it. The material is very easy for volunteers to install, so it's another affordable option. Cory will share technical information about both products and offer tricks and tips for their installation, including in doorways and transitions between rooms. There will be opportunities for hands-on practice with both products during the workshop.

All pre-conference workshops will be held from 9am-12pm on Wednesday, November 6th at MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport, TN. Separate registration is required. The cost is $45 for members and $65 for non-members. Workshop registration includes a breakfast snack (whole fruit, granola bar, and coffee, hot chocolate, and tea) and a boxed lunch (turkey sandwich with swiss cheese, tomato, and lettuce on a kaiser roll - vegetarian option available, apple, chips, cookies, and iced tea or water), which will be available at 12pm.

Speakers
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Cory Rundle

Store Manager & Design Consultant, Providence Flooring


Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
Cattails C & D

2:15pm EST

Break-Out Session #1: Tool Safety Training
Injuries on the job site often result from the misuse of hand and power tools. Professionals often receive training at the beginning of their careers and require an occasional refresher on tool safety, but when it comes to volunteers, it’s our job to train and remind them of the importance of SAFETY every time they visit a job site. Stanley Black & Decker and DEWALT has developed a Safety Obsessed Training Program that we would like to share with you so that you can train your crews to identify specific tools and procedures that can improve site safety.

Sponsors
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Stanley Black and Decker

Director of Business Development, Stanley Black & Decker
To learn more about Stanley Black and Decker, our response to COVID-19, our Culture and commitment to Social Responsibility or direct links to our many brands and solutions please visit https://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/ and if you would like to see where the closest Stanley... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Cattails A & B
 
Thursday, November 7
 

10:15am EST

Break-Out Session #2: Advanced Construction: Window Installation & Roof Flashing
Cody has a residential and small commercial contractor's license. The durability and longevity of a home can sometimes come down to just a few small details. In this 90-minute session, learn best practices for properly installing and waterproofing windows, as well as how to address a few common trouble-spots in metal roofing. These practices will ensure work remains watertight for years to come.  

Speakers
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Cody Jorstad

Service Area Manager, Mountain T.O.P.
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Dan Eby

Service Area Manager, Mountain T.O.P.


Thursday November 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EST
Nolichucky

10:15am EST

Break-Out Session #2: Construction Basics: Plumbing & Vinyl Siding
In this 90-minute session, you'll get to see examples of great models for staff training. You'll also learn how to set toilets, install a faucet, make slip drain connections, and install vinyl siding. This class is designed for those new to construction and those who train beginners.  

Speakers
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Adam Bean

Appalachia Service Project


Thursday November 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am EST
Warrior's Path Amphitheater

1:15pm EST

Break-Out Session #3: Case Studies of Home Repair Partnerships
led by the co-winners of the Best Practices Award for Community Partnerships. Lynette Farhart, Executive Director of Project Houseworks in Nebraska, will share about "Warm the Metro," an annual event in collaboration with a Heating and Cooling Contractors Association that provides free furnace maintenance checks. She will also talk about their partnership with a local electricians' union annually for "Powering Hope" in which volunteers provide free electrical repairs. Shawnette Milton, Program Coordinator at Rebuilding Together of the Triangle (RTT) in North Carolina will share about their partnership with the local health department to provide solutions for homes occupied by lead-poisoned children. Environmental health nurses help find the family a place to stay while RTT makes repairs using lead safe work practices. Once a 3rd party verifies that the lead hazards are stable and contained or removed, the family moves back in.

Speakers
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Lynette Farhart

Executive Director, Project Houseworks
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Shawnette Milton

Program Coordinator, Rebuilding Together of the Triangle



Thursday November 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm EST
Cattails A & B

2:30pm EST

Break-Out Session #4: Worksite Safety
In this session you'll learn about creating an organizational safety culture through implementing safe practices and procedures for volunteers and field staff. Justin will share specific safety protocols for working at heights, site planning & logistics, tools safety, hazard abatement, and more. The emphasis will be on big safety ideas that you can implement on a small budget.

Speakers
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Justin Campbell

Project Manager, Basfield & Gorrie


Thursday November 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Cattails A & B

4:00pm EST

Break-Out Session #5: Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan
led by Brian O'Neil, Executive Director of Third Lens Ministries, a community of architects, engineers, and construction professionals that is based in Alabama. This session is about utilizing technology and creating internal processes to manage teams, volunteers, and construction projects. 



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Brian O'Neil

Executive Director, Third Lens Ministries


Thursday November 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Cattails A & B
 
Friday, November 8
 

9:15am EST

Break-out Session #6: Lessons Learned in Affordable Housing Details
Drawing from Rural Studio’s 24 years of leadership in the area of Public Interest Design, this session will outline best practices in design, constructability, and affordability while simultaneously engaging in community growth, health, welfare, sustainability, and education. In this session, attendees will learn about the 20K House Project’s approach to prototype design, the varied foundation and wall assemblies used, and the three “Product Line Homes” that combined the best practices of what has been learned.

Speakers
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Emily McGlohn

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Auburn University's Rural Studio
Emily McGlohn is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama. She teaches the 3rd year design studio at Rural Studio, an off-campus design-build program. She was inspired to become an architect after volunteering with a ReFrame member organization, Mountain T.O.P.Emily earned her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon where she studies common practice use of vapor and air control... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am EST
Cattails C & D

10:30am EST

Break-Out Session #7: The Burden of High Air Infiltration Rates
Attendees in this session will learn about the air infiltration rates of as-is conditions of a sample of low-income housing and the average dollar amount a family spends on heating due to air infiltration. We'll discuss and consider a strategy for improving energy efficiency rates and indoor air quality standards in existing low-income housing.

Speakers
avatar for Emily McGlohn

Emily McGlohn

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Auburn University's Rural Studio
Emily McGlohn is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama. She teaches the 3rd year design studio at Rural Studio, an off-campus design-build program. She was inspired to become an architect after volunteering with a ReFrame member organization, Mountain T.O.P.Emily earned her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon where she studies common practice use of vapor and air control... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Cattails C & D

10:30am EST

Break-Out Session #7: Unique challenge of manufactured homes
A roundtable on the best practices to repairing manufactured home.


Friday November 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Warrior's Path Amphitheater

11:45am EST

Break-Out Session #8: How Do You Select Homeowners? Roundtable
What are the criteria you have for selecting the homeowners you serve? Do you have a prioritization scale? First come first serve? Who do you tell no to? How do you make it objective?

Friday November 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
Cattails E & F