With the Southeast’s housing industry enjoying a strong recovery – including 18 improving markets in Florida according to a national index – the 35th annual Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) is experiencing a resurgence as well.

The July 11-13, 2013 trade show and educational conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando is fast-approaching a sellout of its exposition hall and attendance is expected to exceed 5,000 builders, housing and trades professionals – the largest attendance since the start of the housing downturn in 2008.

Exhibitors will display the latest building industry products and services, including Hurricane Alley, sponsored by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) and Building a Safer Florida, Inc. (BASF), which showcases resources to protect people and property from the ravages of high-wind events.

Delegates to the conference will attend timely educational programs taught by some of the industry’s leading experts. Florida contractors will be able to attain all 14 hours of their continuing education requirement through courses offered by the Florida Home Builders Association (CILB Provider #000916) that include programs on Advanced Mitigation and programs on Radon Testing in Residential Construction.

This year’s co-location partners include the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) and the Florida Masonry Association Foundation, both of which will offer specialized educational courses. EEBA-sponsored seminars include Houses That Work, Selling High-Performance Homes, and Houses That Work for Existing Homes – Remodeling for Energy Efficiency.

The SEBC also features tours of the New Southern Home built by Nathan Cross of NWC Construction in Orlando – a 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath pool home showcasing the latest innovations in design, luxury, and technology – and the presentation of the 2013 Aurora Awards for design excellence (www.theauroras.com).

For details and to register, visit the SEBC web site at www.sebcshow.com.