2013 FBMA Convention and Gulf Atlantic Building Products Expo
Wednesday, August 21 - Friday, August 23 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center
The Florida Building Materials Association's Annual Convention
The Gulf Atlantic Building Products Expo
The Southern Design Symposium
Three big events - one venue. This truly is The MAIN Event for retail building product suppliers, Architects and building product manufacturers.
Presented by the FBMA Southern Design and Building Magazine, the 2013 Southern Design Symposium will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center, August 22 & 23, 2013 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), with up to five hours of professional continuing education each day.
Seminar attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 10 hours of AIA and AIBD approved continuing educational programs including HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare). Included in the $50 symposium package are coffee breaks, lunch, admission to the Gulf Atlantic Building Products Expo, and a cocktail reception Wednesday night and admittance to Hospitality Row on Thursday night. This is an exceptional value that more than 2,000 architects, specifiers, contractors, and building code enforcement officials have taken advantage of since 1999.
Stop me if you've heard this one: Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch walk into a bar. Congress tells the bartender, “Drinks are on me. Executive and Judicial can each have two Jack Daniels—plus, I’ll buy a Budweiser for everyone in the bar.”
In 2008, architects at tvsdesign in Atlanta were invited to create a building that would provide students at the University of Tampa with a place to reflect on the person they wanted to become: a place where they could enhance their personal values, depth of character, and sense of spirituality.
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Walk to work. Some consider it the ultimate environmental solution. By building ‘pedestrian communities’ adjacent to large employers, developers are giving people the opportunity to reduce commute times and potentially take hundreds of cars off the road.
The good news for the once-bleak housing industry is getting even better. Early last year, in the American Institute of Architects’ first-quarter survey on Home Design Trends for 2012, home sizes and volumes appeared to bottom out, showing signs of increase for the first time since 2006.