2015   Speakers

Charles Shinn Preview Charles Shinn
PhD

Charles C. Shinn, Jr., Phd, often referred to as the Profit Doctor, created the Shinn Group of Companies to help increase the professionalism and management standards of the homebuilding industry. Our constant focus is to help you improve the performance of your company and maximize your total profits.

The Shinn Group has over 500 builder clients, located across the United States and Canada, including top performers among regional homebuilders. Many of our clients are repeat award winners and have been recognized by home building trade publications and local home builder associations (HBAs) for their successful management styles; and are leaders in their communities. 
Our primary clients include:

arrow Medium to large volume regional builders seeking to increase their profitability 
arrow Other organizations in the home building industry, including manufacturers, financial entities, software
companies and other suppliers.


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Matthew Brown  Preview Matthew Brown
Engineered Wood Specialist at APA - The Engineered Wood Association


Wood framing expert Matthew Brown will bring his unique perspective on top framing concerns to the 2015 Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo in a breakout session entitled Engineered Wood Issues.

Brown will teach his class at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 27 at the Cox Convention Center.  The two-day Building Summit & Expo begins on Wednesday, August 26.

With more than a decade of experience as the Design and Quality Manager for Accent Homes, Inc., in northern Indiana, Brown joined APA-The Engineered Wood Association in July 2014 to lead its educational efforts.  

“My role with APA-The Engineered Wood Association, is to build relationships with builders, suppliers, code officials, engineers and architects to be a resource for engineered wood products,” Brown said. “I work to educate the wood industry on the impacts of energy efficiency and educate the raters, code officials and builders on the advantages of wood construction for energy efficiency and sustainability.”

Brown’s agenda for his session includes top framing concerns, wall bracing requirements and simplified wall bracing, as well as wall systems, floor systems and roof/ceiling systems.

“I have a deep understanding of the true energy efficiency of engineered wood products and bring knowledge of how engineered wood products can effectively compete in today’s advanced energy codes,” Brown said.

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