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Industry Leaders Partner with the Residential Construction and Remodeling Expo

January 28, 2014

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA), The American Institute of Architects Georgia (AIA Georgia), the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), the Georgia chapters of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and Southface’s EarthCraft program have joined international trade show company, NürnbergMesse, to launch the Residential Construction and Remodeling Expo 2014 (RCRE) on October 7-9, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

“Every association has been in a silo just trying to survive the economy,” said Ryan Taylor, AIA Georgia. “RCRE is a great opportunity to share best practices and share what we’ve learned as the economy picks up. It’s also a great chance for us to get together to see who is still standing.”

Taylor is one of the industry representatives serving on the RCRE advisory council that is helping to select the exhibitors, speakers and education sessions – and helping promote RCRE to his members. Michael Turner, representing the Greater Atlanta HBA on the council, says RCRE will give construction professionals a chance to “catch up.”

“We’re seeing some of the older companies that went dormant – they’re coming back,” said Turner. “They need to figure out how to do business today as opposed to their experience of four or five years ago. There have been dramatic changes from the regulatory and legislative side of the business.”

Wally Lewis, representing NARI on the advisory panel, advocates training sessions on building envelope strategies, green building integration and changes to the code. “This industry lags behind other industries quite a lot,” said Lewis. “There’s a big need for education in our industry, and RCRE is going to give us an opportunity to provide some of that much-needed education.” NARI Atlanta members along with the other trade and professional organizations partnering with RCRE will be eligible for discounts on booth space, conference and exhibition hall registration. For additional information on RCRE, visit www.rcrexpo.com.
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