Aug
11
to Sep 30

Outstanding Citizen Award - Extended

Do you know a local professional who has made a significant contribution to the kitchen and bath industry, and has been a leader in their community.  We would like to honor those who have contributed in a significant way to the growth and professionalism of the kitchen and bath industry, industry organizations, and community outreach. These nominees will have made significant contributions, beyond just having successful businesses or careers, that have notably helped advance the interests and image of kitchen and bath design and the industry.

Download the Nomination Form
Email Completed Form to: Jordan Tatosian vpmembership@sacnkba.org

Submission Deadline Saturday, September 30, 2017

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Aug
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Chapter Meeting + Membership Drive

Chapter Meeting + Membership Drive

Hosted by: Cosentino 10015 Foothills Blvd #150, Roseville, CA 95747
Sponsored by: ProKitchen - Professional Kitchen Design Software
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Get on-board with the California Capital Chapter's 2017 membership drive, running from July-September!

Your NKBA CA Capital Chapter VP Membership, Jordan Tatosian, would like you to know about the incentives in place to assist with the growth of our membership and what this means for you, our members. For this event, any member who brings a prospective member, both individuals can attend for FREE. Our goal is to sign up as many new members as possible, so you are encouraged to reach out to potential new members and invite them to our meetings.

Presentation:

Boomer vs. Millennial
The Great Design Challenge!

The Baby Boomers and the Millennials are the largest demographic groups in history. There is an overabundance of data surrounding both segments. All of this information is difficult to understand and it is very confusion, to say the least. In this presentation we will break down a basic overview of both the Baby Boomer and Millennial demographic groups. How are they different and similar? Next, we will dive into consumer segments that will help us to form a deeper understanding of both of the demographic groups. We will discuss how to speak to these consumers. What is important to them? Lastly, we will review a few key trends that will be influencing the design decisions for both demographic groups in 2017 and 2018.

Speaker: Traci Kloos, CMG, CAPS

 

About the Speaker:

Traci Kloos is the Senior Design Manager on the Tarkett Residential Design team located in Cleveland, Ohio. She brings with her more than 19 years of design experience in the residential field. With a background in architecture and interior design, Traci began her career as a residential kitchen and bath designer in the St. Louis, Missouri market. She joined Masco, on the KraftMaid Cabinetry brand team, in 2000, as a designer with their design services group. In her 14 tenure, Traci moved into a Senior Designer position, where she spearheaded all photography, PR, and trade show booth designs for the brand, before taking on the role of managing the design services team. In 2009, she accepted a role as Senior Product Designer on the Masco Cabinetry team where she focused on color development, trend analysis and all new product design introductions for the KraftMaid brand. In January of 2014 she joined Tarkett, the largest manufacturer of resilient flooring products in the world. In her current position, Traci, along with the other members of the residential design team, collaborate on new designs, textures and colors for the residential flooring market. Traci also works with the Marketing team to enhance the value of the brand through color and design, tracks market trends and contributes to the brands social media campaign.

Traci sits on the Board of Directors of Color Marketing Group. CMG is an international association of color and design professionals that interpret, create, forecast, and select colors in order to enhance the function, salability and quality of manufactured goods. CMG’s major focus is to identify the direction of color and design trends. CMG members then interpret that information into salable colors for manufactured products across all industries.

Traci is also a Member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and has participated of the Voices of the Industry educational series at the last two Kitchen and Bath Industry Shows as well as The International Surfaces Event in last Vegas earlier this year.

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Presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

 

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Aug
11
to Aug 18

EXTENDED - 2018 Design Competition

  • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Calling All NKBA California Chapter Designers!

We are excited to announce the 2018 NKBA California Capital Chapter Design Competition. This competition is an excellent way to be recognized professionally and to showcase your talents and skills. It is also a wonderful marketing tool for establishing credibility with new clients and for building your portfolio. The results will be announced at our Holiday Awards Gala in November 2017. Winners are featured on our website and in our Annual Membership Directory.

READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU COMPLETE THE PROCESS.

This is a Two-Step Process:

1. Pay your Design Competition Entry Fee via Eventbrite.
For Individual Submissions, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/extended-design-competition-entry-fee-for-individual-submission-tickets-37019977750
For Team Submissions, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-competition-entry-fee-for-team-submission-tickets-37020292692

2. Complete and submit your Design Competition Entry Form - Go to http://www.sacnkba.org/design-competition to Download and Complete - then email to Annette Starkey at anetstarky@aol.com.

Entry Form and payment due by Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 11:59 PM.


Binder Submittal due by Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5pm.

Deliver Binder to:
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
4525 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841
916.338.8300

For any questions, please contact:
Annette Starkey, CKD, CBD
916-727-3648

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Aug
2
11:00am11:00am

Design Competition Clinic

Get ready to enter NKBA California Capital Chapter’s Design Competition!
Join us for our Design Competition Clinic.

Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Medimer Marble, 3979 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834
Cost: $15.00 per person

Going beyond just a beautiful design, learn what is involved in entering a Kitchen and
Bath design competition. Winning entries need to include functionality, meeting client
needs, life safety, kitchen and bath drawing standards and elements and principals of
design.

In this clinic, you will be introduced to the entry process, learning what the judges are looking for and what is needed in your entry package. You will also learn about the presentation of floor plans and elevations, NKBA drawing standards, dimensioning, presenting photographs, design statements, the judging process and common mistakes.

Clinic starts at 11:00am and includes lunch. Bring a set of plans that you may want to enter in the Design Competition and we’ll evaluate and give you feedback.

Click Here To Register

This is a CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Jul
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Discussion Panel with our Local Building Officials

Please join us for an engaging conversation
with our local Building Officials

Location:

 
 

Stikwood
5860 Alder Avenue, Suite 500,
Sacramento, CA 95828

Call for Questions! Have questions for our Building Officials?
Please submit them to Vivian by June 30th
Submit to: vkhourydesign@gmail.com

Our Panelists:

Joe Cuffe, City of Rancho Cordova, Building Official

Joe Cuffe is the Building Official for the City of Rancho Cordova. Joe has been working in Building Code Enforcement for over 20 years, starting as a permit technician, and working his way up to Building Official. He works with a team of ten staff members, and is responsible for issuance and inspection of over 3,000 permits a year. He is a member of the California Building Officials, International Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials.

Howard Williams, City of Rancho Cordova, Principal Inspector

Howard Williams is the Principal Inspector for the City of Rancho Cordova. Howard began his career as a licensed contractor for a number of years, then as a building inspector for Sacramento County. Howard joined the City of Rancho Cordova when the City incorporated, and was made Principal Inspector in 2006. He currently over sees the City’s three inspectors, in-house plan review, and three permit technicians.

Robert Logsdon, Sacramento County, Chief Building Official

Robert has been with Sacramento County for over 30 years. He began his career as a Residential inspector plan reviewing and issuing permits at the Public Permit Counter, downtown service center. He has held the positions of: Residential and Commercial field inspector, Residential and Commercial Plan Reviewer, Commercial field inspection supervisor, Assistant Civil Engineer, Sign inspector and the short lived OSPI, On Site Permit Issuance, program. He is an ICC certified Building Official, Plan Examiner, and Building Inspector. Robert completed the BOLA, Building Official Leadership Academy program through CALBO (California Building Officials) and was appointed to the position the Chief Building Official position in February of 2016. He was selected for the permanent position in December 2016.

Winfred DeLeon, City of Sacramento, Chief Building Official

Winfred DeLeon is the Chief Building Official for the City of Sacramento. He has more than 30 years of experience in the building construction industry. He received his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a registered Professional Engineer and is an ICC certified building official and plans examiner. In March of this year, the City’s Building Division was presented with the California Building Officials (CALBO) Building Department of the Year Award. This award recognizes an outstanding jurisdiction for its demonstrated leadership over the preceding year. Winfred started his government experience as an Assistant Engineer and worked his way up to his current position. During this period, he was also a Project Manager for almost 15 of those years. That segment of his career has provided some valuable experience and a different perspective of the construction arena. Winfred is a Past President of the local chapter of building officials (SVABO – Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials) and stays active with this group to discuss ways to provide consistency amongst the region. In his spare time, he likes to travel and partake in various sports activities, especially golf.

You can reach Winfred at wdeleon@cityofsacramento.org

Randy Goodwin, City of West Sacramento, Building Official & City Architect

Randy’s 30 years of experience in building, architecture and park and open space development arena began with his studies in architecture in the Big Sky Country of Bozeman, Mt.

Randy has used his BA and MA Degrees in Architecture from Montana State University, Bozeman, Mt., and his California General Contractors License to serve multiple private clients prior to his work for the City of West Sacramento as Architectural Projects Manager, City Architect and Building Official.

Randy served as one of the team leaders for West Sacramento’s team of residents, staff and other agency partners to develop the program, design and construct the new Community Center and Civic Center campus that includes the City Hall, Community College, Library, Community and Transit Center. During the project’s development, Randy spoke extensively to local and regional groups.

His affiliations include the American Institute of Architects, California Building Officials, Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO Past President), and the US Green Building Council. Randy serves on the California Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.

He served as a panel member for an educational session at the American Public Works Association “Sustainable Public Works – Efficient Infrastructure and Operations” seminar and made a presentation as part of that program. Randy, with City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation staff and the City of West Sacramento Community Center Architect, presented a session titled “The Power of Partnerships” at the annual California Parks and Recreation Society convention in Sacramento. Randy was a panel member for the Urban Land Institute’s presentation of community and municipal strategies for creating sustainable communities.

You can reach Randy at randyg@cityofwestsacramento.org

A Tour of the Stikwood Workshop will be arranged by the Host.

To REGISTER for this Event, Click Here

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.
This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter event.

 

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Jun
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Sustainable Materials for the Bath

Location:

 

2690 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Event
Sponsor:

 
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Presentation:

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS FOR THE BATH

In the bathroom, using less energy and water and building with durable materials that are sustainably sourced, contributes to sustainable design.

  • Learn how sustainable choices impact economic, environmental and social aspects.
  • We'll define what makes certain products sustainable.
  • We'll identify how certain manufacturing processes can be used to increase the sustainable nature of a product. And we'll discuss Third Party Certifications.

Speaker:

Eric Dietz

Eric Dietz

As a National Sales Manager for more than a decade, Eric's passion for people is evident in everything he has done. The unique roles of sales people, consumers, and artisans motivated him to keep learning. Our relationship and opportunities to care for our environment inspires him to share. Eric's down to earth persona is a perfect balance to his wide and thorough knowledge of the decorative plumbing world.

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This presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.
This is a NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

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May
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

ShutterSpeed: How to Take Stunning Photographs of Your Remodeling Projects

Location Information: The Bunker Brewery, 2019 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5PM to 7PM

Whether you want to create an online gallery for your business website, compete in the Contractor of the Year Awards or show off what you do on Facebook, professional looking photography is a must.

This first class in Nari's What's On Tap? education series features photographer Kim Oliver. Let Kim teach you how to improve your photography skills for your remodels and what to look for when hiring a professional photographer.

Kim will cover:
* The importance of quality images
* Before and After Pictures: that Wow moment
* Which images are the most important
* What equipment is needed
* How to prepare the house
* Hands on instructions for shooting

Learning can be fun!  Enjoy a beer (there are 82 on tap) or a mixed drink and a tasty snack at one of Sacramento's newest venues and the only one with a military theme, the Bunker Bar & Grill.

$35.00 NARI Members / $45.00 Non-Members
Your registration fee includes one beer (or soft drink) and one menu item.
Click Here to To REGISTER for this event, Click Here.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

This is a NARI Sacramento Event.

 

 

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May
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Staying in Front of Your Customers in the Digital Environment

Location Information:

Daltile
9971 Horn Road,
Sacramento, CA 95827

 

Presentation Information:

This program will discuss how businesses can get a better understanding of their customers with all of the digital disruption going on. You will gain a better understanding of the different types of tools available to keep your services relevant and of your own value in the scheme of business today.

 

About the Presenter:

Jim Nowakowski has been a business strategist, speaker and author since starting his company in 1990. His business experience, along with his dynamic presentation style, is a key reason why companies utilize his firm for marketing and marketing communications. Jim presents business ideas in a variety of formats, including trade shows, webinars and in-company presentations to professionals. Today, his experience brings you information on how the digital environment has affected all of us in many different ways. He will give you a better understanding of how you can use this to your advantage.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

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This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

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May
4
8:00am 8:00am

2017 Minstitute Classes

SVABO’s Minstitute is returning in the Spring of 2017! The event that started in 2013 has grown and keeps getting bigger and better, providing crucial programs and quality educators needed in the building industry. We have secured a great venue, Citrus Heights Community Center, where all of the training will be held under one roof to accommodate a growing number of attendees who keep making Minstitute a success.

Download the MINSTITUTE CATALOG for detailed information on class descriptions and instructors.

REGISTER ONLINE

COSTS
Early Registration Until April 21st
$135 Per Class for Members | $160 Per Class for Non-Members

Late Registration After April 21st
$150 Per Class for Members | $180 Per Class for Non-Members

All Classes are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:00 a.m.)
Registration includes lunch and light snacks.

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, MAY 4

Residential Sprinkler
by Patrick Chew, City of Roseville

Code Updates on Wood Provisions
by Alese Ashuckian, APA

Abatement of Dangerous Buildings & Legal Case Preparation for Administrative Civil & Criminal Enforcement
by Josh Pino, City of Sacramento and Jose Mendez, MBA, City of Sacramento

Post Disaster Safety Evaluations Training
by Greg Mahoney, City of Davis and Gene Ashdown, City of Winters

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May
3
8:00am 8:00am

2017 Minstitute Classes

SVABO’s Minstitute is returning in the Spring of 2017! The event that started in 2013 has grown and keeps getting bigger and better, providing crucial programs and quality educators needed in the building industry. We have secured a great venue, Citrus Heights Community Center, where all of the training will be held under one roof to accommodate a growing number of attendees who keep making Minstitute a success.

Download the MINSTITUTE CATALOG for detailed information on class descriptions and instructors.

REGISTER ONLINE

COSTS
Early Registration Until April 21st
$135 Per Class for Members | $160 Per Class for Non-Members

Late Registration After April 21st
$150 Per Class for Members | $180 Per Class for Non-Members

All Classes are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:00 a.m.)
Registration includes lunch and light snacks.

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

2016 Title 24 Part 6 Essentials: Nonresidential Standards for Plans Examiners & Building Inspectors by Gina Rodda, Gabel Energy

Overview of the 2016 CRC
by Bill Rodgers, Denise Reese & Charles Nganga, Interwest Consulting Group

CBC Chapter 11B
by Mark Wood, CalCASP

So, You Want to Be a Code Enforcement Officer?
by Pete Piccardo, City of Folsom

 

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May
2
8:00am 8:00am

2017 Minstitute Classes

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SVABO’s Minstitute is returning in the Spring of 2017! The event that started in 2013 has grown and keeps getting bigger and better, providing crucial programs and quality educators needed in the building industry. We have secured a great venue, Citrus Heights Community Center, where all of the training will be held under one roof to accommodate a growing number of attendees who keep making Minstitute a success.

Download the MINSTITUTE CATALOG for detailed information on class descriptions and instructors.

REGISTER ONLINE

COSTS
Early Registration Until April 21st
$135 Per Class for Members | $160 Per Class for Non-Members

Late Registration After April 21st
$150 Per Class for Members | $180 Per Class for Non-Members

All Classes are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:00 a.m.)
Registration includes lunch and light snacks.

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, MAY 2

Residential Plans Examiner/Building Inspector Energy Code Essentials
by Brian Selby, Selby Energy, Inc

2016 Non-Residential Updates
by Chris Olvera, California Energy Commission

CBC Chapter 11A
by Paul Klein, CalCASP

FIRESTOPPING – Plan Review and Inspection
by Brice Miller, Fire Containment Training Svc LLC

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May
1
8:00am 8:00am

2017 Minstitute Classes

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SVABO’s Minstitute is returning in the Spring of 2017! The event that started in 2013 has grown and keeps getting bigger and better, providing crucial programs and quality educators needed in the building industry. We have secured a great venue, Citrus Heights Community Center, where all of the training will be held under one roof to accommodate a growing number of attendees who keep making Minstitute a success.

Download the MINSTITUTE CATALOG for detailed information on class descriptions and instructors.

REGISTER ONLINE

COSTS
Early Registration Until April 21st
$135 Per Class for Members | $160 Per Class for Non-Members

Late Registration After April 21st
$150 Per Class for Members | $180 Per Class for Non-Members

All Classes are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 7:00 a.m.)
Registration includes lunch and light snacks.

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, MAY 1

Electric Vehicles and 2016 CA Electrical Code Updates
by Mike Stone, NEMA

2016 CEC Residential Updates
by Chris Olvera, California Energy Commission

2016 CBC Updates
by Todd Snider, WC3

Electrical Code 101
by Adam Sessions, Shums Coda Associates

 

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Apr
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Induction Cooking in Today's American Kitchen

Join Us Wednesday, April 12th at:

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11340 White Rock Road, Suite 150
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 515-0525
www.monarkhome.com

 

Sponsored by:

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Presented by: Ace Ensign - BSH Home Appliances

Ace has worked for BSH Home Appliances for nearly 15 years with experience with Bosch's small appliance products in sales, customer service, product marketing and national service manager. For the past five years he has been a national product trainer for the western U.S. Lives in Antelope, CA and loves meeting new people.

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This Presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU.

This is a CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Mar
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Luxury Appliances vs. Luxury Kitchens: A Practical Approach

  • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location Information: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery - 4525 Madison Ave, Sacramento, CA 95841

Sponsor:  Sub-Zero Wolf
Co-Sponsor: Kichler

Presentation Information:

This presentation will review the details that need attention when specifying luxury appliances in today's kitchens. Information will include remodeling aspects vs. new construction. With so many options available, it's good to know ahead of time how cabinets, countertops and appliances can be easily married so you and your clients don't end up divorced!
 

About the Presenter:

Kristien Stevenson of Full Circle Designs has been an Interior Designer since the mid '80's & has specialized in high-end residential interior design & remodeling since 1993, after receiving her Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Washington.

She's had the pleasure of owning her own design businesses in Seattle, WA, Tucson, AZ & now Sacramento. She has also worked as Lead Designer and Design Manager for design/build firms in all 3 cities. In 2014 she transitioned into designing showrooms for a luxury appliance dealer with 20 locations in CA, NV, AZ, and FL. In the past 2 1/2 years, she has designed & worked on well over 100 kitchen vignettes.

Kris has been an active member of NKBA & served on the Board of the CA Capital Chapter for 3 years. She is also an Allied member of ASID and is CAPS certified.
 

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

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This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Feb
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Designing Today's Bathroom. Go Curbless and Go Big!

Location Information: Arizona Tile, 10576 Industrial Avenue, Roseville, CA 95678

Presentation Information:

Designing Today's Bathroom. Go Curbless and Go Big!

This discussion will include emerging trends in bathroom design and the challenges & possible solutions involved in making them happen. The topics will include large format tiles, linear drains and curbless shower systems.

Also to be discussed:

  • What are some of the common challenges that might be avoided with a good design?
  • What technology is currently available that has a proven track record?

These issues will be discussed from both the contractor/installers and homeowner's perspectives.
 

Speaker Information:

Micheal Tigue, owner of Modern Tile Supply, is a licensed tile contractor and retail tile store owner who has been in the industry for 40 years. For the last 20 years he has assisted architects, designers, builders and homeowners with the selection of tile products and appropriate installation methods.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

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This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Oct
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Minimal Space Design

  • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location Information: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Design - 4525 Madison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841, (916) 338-8300
 

Presentation: Minimal Space Design

This course is designed to help learners understand the unique and growing challenges of design within limited interior spaces.

  • What are the drivers for increased demand for universal spaces?
  • What should a design take into consideration?
  • Where could we find inspiration for minimal spaces?

 

Speaker Information: Yana Haralanova

Yana has a degree in Business and Marketing and has been working in the Plumbing Industry for 10 years. Her knowledge of the commercial and residential plumbing design and available products is extensive. She is a member of AIA and ASID.

To REGISTER for this Presentation, Click Here.

This presentation is eligible for 0.1 CEU - NKBA & IDCEC / ASID.

This is a CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Sep
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Current & Emerging Surface Materials - Pro's & Con's

Location Information: Medimer Marble & Granite -  3979 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834

Presentation Information:

Join us for an industry discussion panel with Genise Hood-Plessas - Medimer Marble & Granite, Michael Tigue - Modern Tile Supply, Kevin Stillian - Natural Stone Design Fabrication & Dan Doxan - Scythia Tile and Stone, Inc., as they cover current & emerging surface materials including large format tiles, manufactured slab surfaces, and natural stone slabs. We will address the materials' pro's and con's, fabrication, installation, supplier and challenges.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

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This is a CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Sep
9
to Sep 23

CKBD Exam Preparation - Bath Course

This course prepares the learner for the CKBD examination for Baths by reviewing exam guidelines and completing practice design activities. Participants will focus on creating a design solution that incorporates the NKBA Bath Design Survey and Specification Forms, NKBA Bath Planning Guidelines, and Graphic and Presentation Standards.

This course meets for six sessions. During the course, participants will be required to meet several times for live virtual instruction and complete a series of homework assignments to review and discuss with the instructor.

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

• Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies.

• Apply problem solving techniques to a unique design solution based on detailed client specifications.

• Draw a complete set of design documents that includes code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines.

• Complete the NKBA Specifications Form and identify potential issues within the client’s home.
 

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

This is an NKBA National Event.

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Aug
19
to Sep 1

CKBD Exam Preparation - Kitchen Course

This course prepares the learner for the CKBD examination for Kitchens by reviewing exam guidelines and completing practice design activities. Participants will focus on a real life case study that incorporates the NKBA Kitchen Design Survey and Specification Forms, NKBA Kitchen Planning Guidelines, and Graphic and Presentation Standards.

This course meets for six sessions. During the course, participants will be required to meet several times for live virtual instruction and complete a series of homework assignments to review and discuss with the instructor.

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

· Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies

• Apply problem solving techniques to design challenges common in the industry today.

• Identify code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines as applied to a kitchen.

• Complete a Mechanical Plan as identified in the case study.

• Identify potential issues within the client’s based on the Kitchen Survey from the case study.
 

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

This is an NKBA National Event.

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Aug
19
to Sep 23

CKBD Exam Prep Course

Certified designers are more apt to find quality employment, increased income, and wider media exposure over your non-certified competitors. This course provides thorough preparation for all segments of the CKBD exam including tips and best practices for submitting your drawings for the application process. A real life case study and design challenge are included in the class structure for you to enhance your existing skill sets in preparation for the exam and submission process. Expert advice is provided upon completion of class assignments to prepare you for the challenging concepts covered in the exam and application process. The course structure is twelve sessions of instructor led meetings; six modules for kitchen and six modules for bath. Participants will have a variety of homework assignments through-out the course. Participation in the meetings and completion of the homework assignments will provide 30 hours of NKBA education.

This 12 session virtual instructor-led course will help you master the core concepts tested on the CKBD Exam – Graphics & Presentation Standards, Design Solution (Planning and Safety) Elevation, Mechanical, Construction, and Specifications.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Apply problem solving techniques to a unique design solution based on detailed client specifications.

• Draw a complete set of design documents that identifies code requirements and the NKBA’s safety guidelines.

• Complete the NKBA Specifications Form and identify potential issues within the client’s home.

• Identify design challenges based on real-life case studies.


TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

This is a NKBA National Event.

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Aug
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Live Your Dreams!

Location Information: Nar Fine Carpentry Inc., 4420 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Presentation Information:

Business and Spirituality...How to achieve success in design.
Sales without selling.
Attracting everything you want in your business.
Learning what question to ask that open new ideas and generate new concepts.
Releasing "Designer Block"!
 

Speaker Information:

Nar Bustamante is president and principal designer of Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. located in Sacramento, California. He is known for his modern eclectic and artistic designs. He has changed and reinvented the rules in California, redefining kitchens and homes into a complete new genre that speaks for its own brand. Nar Bustamante has received over 60 Local and National awards for his work. He has also been recognized in a multitude of National and Local publications. He relentlessly continues to produce unique projects never leaving room for predictability.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

To REGISTER for this event, Click Here.

This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

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Jul
28
11:30am11:30am

Design Competition Clinic

Get ready to enter NKBA California Capital Chapter’s Design Competition!

Join us for our ‘Design Competition Clinic’ on July 28th
from 11:30am - 1:00pm at
Medimer Marble, 3979 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834.

Cost for the clinic is $10.00, lunch included.

Going beyond just a beautiful design, learn what is involved in entering a Kitchen and Bath design competition. Winning entries need to include functionality, meeting client needs, life safety, kitchen and bath drawing standards and elements and principals of design.

In this clinic, Adel Visser who judged the kitchen portion of the National NKBA Design Competition last September, has 'inside' information regarding how entries are presented, time constraints, judging challenges and how to make your entry stand out. She will introduce you to the entry process, learning what the judges are looking for and what is needed in an entry package. Adel will also discuss the presentation of floor plans and elevations, NKBA drawing standards, dimensioning, presenting photographs, design statements, the judging process and common mistakes.

Presenter:

Adel Visser is known for her distinctive and functional rooms. For over 2 decades, her clients have loved working with her because she solves their kitchen, bath, and other work room challenges by listening to their needs and wants and implementing beautiful solutions that work for them now, and in the future. She has been actively involved in the California Capital Chapter of the NKBA since its inception and is currently serving as VP of Professional Development. Adel has earned numerous national and local design awards for her kitchens, baths and other rooms throughout her 25+ year career and has participated as an NKBA judge at the local level as well as for the kitchen portion of the National NKBA Design Competition last September.

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This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

 

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Jul
13
11:30am11:30am

New Lighting Technologies & How to Apply Them to Lighting Design

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Lunch 'n' Learn Event

Location Information: Lofings Lighting Inc. Design Center, 2122 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Presentation Information:

Lighting is a continually changing industry. LED products are going to be the main light source on your projects, if it is not already. When preparing a lighting plan it is important to understand the differences in LED products. Besides LED technology, connected home technology is coming to be expected on quality projects. Connected home is the ability to control wired lighting and natural light with wifi technology. We will go over these items and more to help you make your design complete and to help meet the expectations of clients.

Questions that will be addressed:

  • How LED lighting products differ from each other?
  • How the quality of light will affect the way your projects will look?
  • How your clients will interact with lighting and with connected home technology?
  • The additional design opportunities available with LED technology.

Speaker Information:

Wendy Lofing-Rossotti is the third generation co-owner of Lofings Lighting, Inc., a Midtown Sacramento Institution since 1961. Lighting is a family tradition; Lofings was established in 1961 by Wendy’s Grandparents and Father. Wendy has a business finance degree from Sacramento State University. With her finance background Wendy is the Treasurer for Lofings.

In 2013, Wendy was awarded the American Lighting Association’s Pillar of the Industry Award. This is a great honor as it is only awarded to three ALA members per year; (a manufacturers’ representative, a showroom owner/representative and/or a manufacturer). She is one of only fifteen lighting showroom members receive to this award since 1999. She was instrumental in establishing a webinar series on key topics for ALA education, was on the membership committee and served as a moderator for many showroom network groups for ALA members. Living and working in California she was also recognized for her participation with the American Lighting Association government affairs committee regarding the regulation of lighting industry in California.

As a highly respected member of the lighting industry, manufacturers call on Wendy’s technical and design expertise to evaluate new releases and get ideas for new products. Over the years she has visited many manufactures and participated in many technical training classes. She has worked on many residential and commercial projects. The Lofings are known for their understanding of technical lighting products, lighting control systems and how to correctly apply them to lighting designs.

Wendy is a past President of the Midtown Business Association, a past President of Executive Women’s International Sacramento Chapter, and she has served on various committees for the American Lighting Association. In addition to the office of President she has served as Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for both the Midtown Business Association and Executive Women’s International Sacramento Chapter.

Wendy is born and raised in Sacramento. She lives in Land Park with her husband Paul, son Anthony and dog Rio.

This presentation qualifies for 0.1 CEU.

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This is an NKBA CA Capital Chapter Event.

Note:  Last years NKBA Winning Competition Design Posters can be picked up at the September 14th Chapter Meeting.

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Jun
27
10:00am10:00am

ONLINE - Presentation Standards II

This course discusses techniques to take your drafting skills further to produce professionally drafted drawings in accordance with the NKBA Graphics and Presentation Standards. You will learn how to enhance your drawing’s details with black/white and color. The course also includes basic concepts related to universal design and aging in place and shows how to incorporate them into your designs.

In addition, the drafting of 3-D (three-dimensional) drawings with detail enhancements will be covered. We will explore CAD and the various software programs used in the kitchen and bath design industry. Attendees will also learn about efficient, shortcut techniques to use with CAD drawings to assist with hand drafted detailed drawings and renderings.

Dates: Mondays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2016

Start Time: 10:00am-12:00pm PDT

Instructor: Margaret Krohn, CKD, ASID

NKBA CEUs: .8

NKBA Education Hours: 8

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This is a NKBA National Online Event.

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Jun
23
10:00am10:00am

2016 Building Efficiency Standards: Changes and Challenges

Ready for the 2016 Energy Code?

California’s building efficiency standards are the toughest in the nation and have kept per-capita energy use constant for decades. They are not going to get any more lenient, and are moving toward the goal of Zero Net Energy for all new construction.

Mandates for efficiency in existing buildings are expanding. Retrofits will require code compliance. Don't be caught by surprise.

This session will cover updates to Title 24 efficiency standards for residential and non-residential buildings, from high performance walls and attics to lighting and lighting controls. It will also review challenges that have resulted in implementing the 2103 standards, strategies for addressing them, and solutions to these challenges that may be included in the recent revisions.

It's vital for you to stay up to date with this evolution.


About the Presenter:

Scott Blunk is a licensed General Contractor and Real Estate Broker as well as a HERS Rater, GreenPoint Rater and LEED AP.  He has extensive experience conducting energy audits for a variety of energy efficiency program protocols including CTCAC/CDLAC, SMUD Multifamily Home Performance Program, Clean Energy Sacramento by Ygrene and San Diego Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. He has performed energy assessments and energy upgrades on hundreds of buildings including commercial, multifamily, and single family residences. He consults on energy related issues for contractors, developers, architects, municipalities. He teaches Building Science at Los Rios Community College and has recently served as a Commissioner on West Sacramento’s Housing Advisory Commission and Sacramento’s Historic Preservation Commission. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and his Master of Business Administration from Marquette University.

This training offers 5 AIA CEUs and .5 ICC CEUs.

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This is a Green Technology Event.

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