Sessions, Tours, & Workshops
Sessions, Tours, & Workshops

The PREP: Product Rep Education Program was created to meet the needs of the often overlooked
integral and essential members of the project team, the Manufacturer's Representatives of Architectural Building Products. Whether new in the industry or a twenty-year veteran, this program features a full day of education (5 sessions) from industry leaders to help share tricks of the trade, stay up-to-date on current trends, and refine your interactions and relationships with all members of the building team.  

While the program was designed for the product reps, all disciplines are welcome to register and participate in any of these sessions.

PREP: Product Rep Education Program

WE05: Specifications Rule!
Presented by: Melody Stinson, Deltek
Wednesday, September 30th, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WE10: Exhibiting: How to Effectively Represent Your Products
Presented by: Michael Chambers, HGA Architects & Engineers
Wednesday, September 30th, 9:20 AM - 10:35 AM

WE14: So...What Now? - Post Product Knowledge Needs and Wants
Presented by: Georgia Spencer, Architectural Directions
Wednesday, September 30th, 10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

OPTIONAL - Not Included in PREP Package, But Discounted to $40 for PREP Participants
LUN-Featured Lunch Presentation - Listen to Build with Wandile Mthiyane
Presented by: Wandile Mthiyane, Ubantu Design Group
Wednesday, September 30th at 12:10 PM - 1:25 PM

WE18: Where Have All the Golden Reps Gone? Did Your Network Survive the Disruption?
Presented by: Marvin Kemp, Design Collective; Casey Robb, C.F. Robb Consulting Svcs.; Thad Goodman, National Gypsum Company
Wednesday, September 30th, 1:40 PM – 3:10 PM

WE23: Let's Talk it Out: Overcoming Common Hurdles Facing Product Reps
Presented by: Eric Lussier, Precision Athletic Surfaces; Nina Giglio, G2 Specs, Inc.; Corey Zussman, Pepper
Construction Company; Michael Young, City and County of Denver
Wednesday, September 30th, 3:25 PM – 4:55 PM

"Why did I help to create the Product Rep University? Because as a building product representative myself, I understand the important role that we reps have in the built environment. Knowing the phases of the project, who, when and how to talk to the project players and where to look for vital information in the project documents are critical components on becoming a trusted advisor and are all components covered as part of the Product Rep University." - Eric Lussier, Manufacturers Product Representative, Precision Athletic Surfaces and Co-Founder of Let's Fix Construction