Anaheim Convention Center
June 19-20, 2024

Open-to-All Bonus Sessions

These sessions are open to all attendees and exhibitors, providing additional content and value to your PCBC experience. Join us on Wednesday morning for timely—and timeless—information from leading industry experts.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

ACC North, Second Level, Room 253C

10:00 – 10:45am

Designing Well for Modular Construction

As housing attainability worsens in markets throughout the country—and most acutely in California—our industry is still grappling with how to leverage off-site, factory modular construction methods to help. This session brings together designers, innovators, and developers who are tackling these challenges head-on, ready to share what they’re learning about what’s working—with real-life examples spanning single-family to townhomes, for-rent and for-sale. Learn how to design effectively for efficient constructability without sacrificing aesthetics, livability and consumer appeal.

Anthony Gude, Director of Real Estate Development, Gude Capital + Partners
Charly Ligety, Director of Research & Development, Housing Innovation Collaborative
Dennis Steigerwalt, President, Housing Innovation Alliance
Moderator: Ryan White, Design Director, DAHLIN Architecture | Planning | Interiors


11:00 – 11:30am

Three Steps to Greatly Enhance Your Interview Process

With the scarcity of talent facing our industry, it’s essential to effectively assess and measure the candidates who come your way. Unfortunately, the standard interview techniques that most companies use may be hurting more than helping the process. Rodney Hall, an expert with 33 years of experience recruiting and retaining talent in homebuilding, will share three simple steps that you can take to better understand and evaluate a candidate’s experience, temperament, and internal challenges faced and overcome. You’ll walk away with tips and tools you can implement immediately after returning to the office.

Rodney Hall, Partner, Hall-Williams Executive Search


1:00 – 2:00pm

Blueprint for Upskilling the Homebuilding Workforce

Skilled frontline workers are the backbone of home construction, but a notable portion lacks essential trade skills. This deficiency leads to frequent, severe and costly errors, necessitating rework and triggering warranty concerns. These additional expenses, shouldered by homebuilders, burden prospective homeowners and compound the housing affordability crisis. Leading Builders of America (LBA) and the Building Talent Foundation (BTF) are collaborating with homebuilders and trades nationwide to pinpoint and prioritize the most common and costly errors. In this session, they’ll share their findings, providing a blueprint for streamlining the homebuilding process, resulting in substantial cost savings and a significant improvement in housing affordability.

Phil Crone, VP State & Regulatory Affairs, Leading Builders of America
Jason Krieger, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning, Building Talent Foundation