Workshops & Housing Tours

Housing Tour: The Laboratory of New Home Products

Tuesday, May 23 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Anaheim Convention Center (ACC North)
Tickets: $135 (lunch included)

Join us as we head south to see some of Orange County’s latest and greatest new home communities. This tour will cover everything from higher-density infill product to more conventional single-family homes in a suburban setting, with most starting at over $1 million. See why Southern California is the “laboratory” of new home product. From contemporary architecture in a walkable environment to classic homes in well-amenitized master plans, bring your walking shoes – we will cover it all. Box lunch included.


  • Solis Park, the latest Great Park neighborhood
  • The Landing by Brookfield in Tustin Legacy
  • The Meadows by Toll Brothers in Lake Forest

*Tour is subject to change

Guide: Adam McAbee, Vice President, Zonda

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Builder Bootcamp: A Clinic for Builders, Project Managers and Field Personnel

Wednesday, May 24 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Anaheim Convention Center (ACC North)
Tickets: $195

One of PCBC's most popular workshops is back! If you manage or work on the jobsite, this intensive, fast-paced clinic delivers all the tools and skills you're looking for to sharpen your skills and stay on the leading edge of technology, quality, safety, and efficiency. This seminar is a must whether you build custom homes, are a production home builder, or supervise or manage construction activities. Learn valuable skills to eliminate costly construction defect claims, ensure jobsite safety, and understand how to deal with the most aggressive customer service issues.

PWBMorning Session: 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Top Builder Fails and How to Eliminate Them on Your Projects
  • Using Technology to Manage People, Products and Problems
  • New Construction Trends and Design Pitfalls

Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (included with registration)

Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Developing a Quality Culture presented by Darius Assemi, Granville Homes
  • Working with Auditors and Inspectors
  • Quality Tools: Change Process and How to Effect Rapid Change
  • Tools to Manage the "Homeowner from Hell"

Stan Luhr, Founder and President, Pacific Property Consultants, Inc.

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Housing 2.0: Education for Successful Building

Thursday, May 25 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Anaheim Convention Center (ACC North)
Registration fee: $145
(includes the full-day workshop, handout materials, lunch and PCBC Exhibit Floor Pass)Housing

Building industry luminary and architect Sam Rashkin and Green Builder Media have joined forces to deliver Housing 2.0, an intensive education program that empowers building professionals to design and construct higher performance, healthier, more sustainable homes at a fraction of the cost.

Building on Rashkin’s years of educational and training experience through his Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry program, Housing 2.0 will teach you how to improve the home buyer experience through innovation, offering a proprietary roadmap for the future and how to best prepare for the looming changes.

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Housing Tour: A Day at the Ranch

Thursday, May 25 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Anaheim Convention Center (ACC North)
Tickets: $135 (lunch included)

Join us for a deep dive into the evolution and future of Rancho Mission Viejo, a highly acclaimed master planned community in South Orange County. See neighborhoods and amenities as they have evolved from the beginning of ranch development to present day—and get a sneak peak at what’s next from the team of visionaries behind this award-winning community. We'll talk about both challenges and victories and get a behind-the-scenes understanding of what has made Rancho Mission Viejo the premier West Coast master plan.


  • Backstory and planning: Sendero, Esencia Farm, Hilltop Club
  • Lunch and presentation at the Event Barn: history of the Ranch, Lifestyle, Nature Reserve, GWI and Wellness, Attainability and Pre-fab Fire Station
  • Self-tour of Ranch Camp, with staff on hand to answer questions
  • Housing model tours: Gavilan neighborhoods and The Perch
  • Return to Anaheim

*Tour is subject to change

Host: Don Ruthroff, Founding Principal, Design Story Spaces

Guides:  Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, Principal, | Kris Maher, SVP Community Development, Rancho Mission Viejo Company | Amaya Genaro, VP Community Services, Rancho Mission Viejo Company

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