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SIPA Annual Meeting 2018 - Jacksonville FL

Join SIPA in Jacksonville FL for the Annual Meeting & Conference, February 26-28, 2018 - Register today.


Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
NOTE: SIPA room block is now closed
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202, US

Click on "Reserve Hotel" tab above to book a room.  Although the SIPA room block is closed members may still reserve but may be at the non-negotiated rate (subject to availability).  Members can call the hotel reservations desk at 904-588-1234 directly to place your reservations. 

Note: Mention that you are with the SIPA.


COUNTDOWN has begun!

Visit this site often as conference details will be continually added.

Specific questions about the event can be refered to:
Phone (253) 858-7472
Email info@sips.org

Annual Meeting Agenda

Monday, Feb 26 – Day 1

 9:00am  4:00pm    City Terrace  11  Arrivals and check in/Registration
                                   River Terrace  1  Supplier Expo set up (Sponsors)
11:00am  5:00pm   Slammer & Squire  22nd Annual Wayne Kondor Golf  Tournament
                                   St. Augustine, FL
6:30pm  7:30pm     River Terrace  1  Welcome Reception & Golf Awards
7:00pm                     Dinner on your own for networking    

Tuesday, Feb 27 – Day 2 

7:00am  7:50am       River  Terrace 3  Breakfast Buffet 
8:00am  8:30am       Conference Center A  Event Kickoff & Welcome 
8:30am  9:45am       Conference Center A  PLENARY SESSION I
9:45am  10:15am     River Terrace 1  Power Up  Break 
10:30am  11:45am   Conference
12:15pm  1:15pm    River Terrace 3  Lunch
12:15pm  1:15pm    City Terrace 7  SIPA Code Committee 
1:45pm  2:15pm      River Terrace
1  Break 
2:15pm  3:45pm      Conference Center A  PLENARY SESSION III 
3:45pm  4:15pm     River Terrace 1  Recharge  Break
4:15pm  5:30pm      Conference Center A  PLENARY SESSION IV
6:30pm  7:00pm     River Terrace 1  Cocktail Reception
7:00pm  9:45pm     Conference Center A  Dinner & SIPA Building Excellence Awards and Auction 

 Wednesday, Feb 28 – Day 3

7:00am  7:50am        River Terrace 3  Breakfast Buffet 
                               City Terrace 7  SIPA MgO Technical Subcommittee Meeting
8:00am  8:15am        Conference Center A  Welcome
8:15am  8:30am        Conference Center A  Introduction of SIP Board Candidates
11:30am  11:30am   Conference Center A  SIPA Manufacturing Committee
9:00am  9:30am        River Terrace 1  Break 
11:30am  12:15pm   River Terrace 3  Lunch
12:30pm  2:00pm     River Terrace 1  Supplier Expo Area Breakdown
2:00pm  2:15pm      Conference Center A  Break
2:15pm  3:15pm      Conference Center A  SIPA Marketing Committee 
2:15pm  3:15pm      City Terrace 7  SIPA Board Meeting
3:30pm  6:30pm      Crawford Chop House  Board Meeting & Dinner 
7:00pm                      Dinner on your own



Click on the "Register" tab above to access the registration site to reserve your golf session during the registration process.

Golf fees are $150 plus $60.00 if you are renting clubs.

Click here for Slammer & Square website.

Click here for driving instructions from the Jacksonville airport.


We are looking for sponors for the various per-hole competitions, be sure to see what sponsorships are still avaliable when you register or contact Don Ambrose at don@sip.org or Mary Jane Haminda at maryjane@sips.org

Callin' all Golfers!

This year the golf outing will take place at the Slammer & Squire in St. Augustine, about 30 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel.
This 18 hole club was  designed by Bobby Weed with design consultants Sam "The Slammer" Snead and Gene "The Squire" Sarazin. In addition to hosting several Senior PGA Tours, they are located next to the World Golf Hall of Fame. 
Tee time will be between 11:07 and 11:50 am on Monday, February 26th finishing up at the club by 5pm.
If you are coming from the airport directly to the club Monday morning, the trip is about a 50 minute drive (see driving direction via the link the left).



Meet the 2018 Building Excellence Awards Judges

Click here to access the Building Excellence Award page for more details.

Chris Fennell, COO at Institute for Building Technology and Safety, has more than twenty-five years of domestic and international market research, management consulting, and engineering experience.

BuildingInsight LLC specializes in new product and service commercialization, branding and communications research, and energy and sustainability strategy for product manufacturers, service providers, membership organizations, and public-sector clients.  BuildingInsight has facilitated hundreds of focus groups, industry roundtables, and client meetings and has developed a state-of-the-art Internet-based survey platform for quantitative studies including conjoint analysis-based pricing research.

Prior to founding BuildingInsight, he spent nearly nine years at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center as Vice-President of Marketing and Division Director for Market Research and Energy Programs.  While there, he managed more than 100 research projects for public- and private-sector clients.  He was the NAHBRC Zero Energy Home Program and Building America Program team leader for the US Department of Energy.  

Chris Fennell - COO at Institute for Building Technology and Safety. Chris formerly was VP at NAHB Research Center and President of Building Insight, a marketing/research firm

Ron Jones, President and Co-founder of Green Builder® Media.

National award winning designer/builder for three decades.
Author of more than a hundred published articles related to sustainability and the built environment.

Internationally recognized speaker having presented at conferences and events in 49 states and on four continents.
Founding chairman of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee, the National Green Building Conference and the non-profit Green Builder Coalition.

An original member of the LEED for Homes steering committee, 1999 to 2007.

Chairman of the Consensus Committee seated by the International Code Council and National Association of Home Builders in 2007 to develop the National Green Building Standard, ICC 700.

Ron Jones - Green Builder Magazine (long time builder, previously on NAHB and USGBC boards; also developed the 1st NAHB / ICC ANSI Green Building Standard)

Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect with the DOE, is the author of the book titled “Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It” that presents a comprehensive strategy for transforming the new homebuyer consumer experience. Sam brings the lessons from this book to housing executives across the country with workshops and collaborative meetings that help them accelerate innovation. Apart from this work, Sam has earned a national reputation for his work leading housing programs that have partnered with thousands of home builders and resulted in over one million certified high-performance homes. Mr. Rashkin was recently recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the 2012 Hanley Award.

He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University; and is a registered architect in California and New York. During his 20-plus years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient design and completed over 100 residential projects. He has served on the national Steering Committees for USGBC’s LEED for Homes, NAHB’s Green Builder Guidelines, and EPA’s Water Sense label, and on the development team for EPA’s Indoor airPLUS label. Sam has also prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to other books on energy efficient and green construction.

Sam Rashkin - Chief Architect with the DOE and runs the Zero Energy Ready Home Program (formerly Challenge Home and Energy Star Homes)



Callin' for 2018 Auction Items!

Constact Dale Roberts at dale@sips.org with questions or to register your donation.  We would love to promote the items prior to our time in Jacksonville.


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