Building summit set for Sept. 18
MIDWEST CITY — Oklahoma Building Summit 2013 will be Sept. 18 at Reed Center in Midwest City. Presented by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, the summit will address the needs and concerns of homebuilders as they continue working with the 2009 International Residential Code. Major corporate sponsors include Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., Oklahoma Natural Gas and CenterPoint Energy.
Summit details, including registration information, are available at www.okbuildingsummit.com. Using inspection issues solicited from municipalities, each of the summit's educational tracks will focus on a building area and its code requirements:
“Structural Framing Walls & Roofs” will cover wall bracing, weather-resistant barriers and roof construction. “Foundation, Soils & Concrete Finishings” will cover general issues but include a discussion on vapor retarders. “Energy Performance, Compliance, and the HERS Connection” will cover mechanical systems, insulation and air barriers, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating and energy-efficiency compliance. “Oklahoma Uniform Building Code” will cover various topics, including the adoption process, common code violations and construction law warranty and tort liability.
Two brokers join Weichert
NORMAN — Brokers Anthony (Tony) Graham and Andrew (Andy) Newman, owners of Centennial Realtors in Norman, have joined Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. and renamed their agency Weichert Realtors-Centennial as the first franchise in Oklahoma for the national brand, based in Morris Plains, N.J. The office is at 360 24th Ave. NW, Suite 126. Graham, managing broker, said they made the change “to make us more competitive and offer more to our agents.”
Graham and Newman started Centennial Realtors in 2007. Graham has 20-plus years in the business and Newman more than 15. Graham said Weichert offers training, support and technology that “we could not afford to invest in on our own.”
‘House of Hope' to go on view
YUKON — Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association Inc. and the Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation will have open house for the annual “House of Hope” from 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14. The “House of Hope” was built this year by Carolyn Schluter of Raymond Homes. The home is at 3504 Sagebrush in the Raywood Manor addition in Yukon.
Proceeds from the home will be presented to the Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation, which helps children's charities in the Oklahoma City metro area. Since 2000, the foundation has donated more than $600,000. This year's recipient will be the Cavett Foundation, which will provide Christmas for children at Children's Hospital.