Builders' Show Education

The National Association of Home Builders announced its complete lineup of seminars and education courses at the 2008 International Builders' Show, Feb. 13-16 in Orlando, Fla. Topics range from practical building applications to home sales and marketing. Register online for both the show and seminars. Cost: $350 to $575, full registration including seminars. Contact:

Crisis Management

Safety leadership is the focus of the ASSE Crisis Management symposium, Nov. 15-16 in Houston. Agenda includes developing company plans and processes for managing and and recovering from natural and other disasters in the workplace. Seminars include risk assessments business continuity, and workforce and media communications. Cost: $525, pre-registered ASSE members; $650, onsite registration, non-members. Contact:

Start With Safety

Use this illustrated, fact-filled, PowerPoint file to create a two- to four-hour safety training course. Available online from the Design for Construction Safety Alliance, an OSHA Cooperative Program. The course provides valuable insights and tools that serve contractors, developers, and construction supervisors. Cost: Free download. Contact: