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Recap from the 2014 International Housing and Home Warranty Conference | 2-10 HBW


Alison Short, CPCU, Senior Vice President of New Home Operations for 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty® (2-10 HBW), recently presented at the International Housing and Home Warranty Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The conference included 188 delegates from over 11 countries, including Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom, amongst others.

Ms. Short presented in three sessions during the conference, which focused on warranty claims best practices, a look forward to “green” building and challenges with soil stabilization.

“In this industry, we’re all aware of how crucial it is to understand our options for risk management,” said Ms. Short. “The long-standing reputation of 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty within the warranty industry is rooted in educating home builders and keeping them on top of the risks they face.”

In addition to Ms. Short’s presentation topics, other sessions at the conference included warranty building sciences, social housing & government and legal issues facing the global housing markets.

“The conference is a fascinating opportunity to share best practices and gain insight into critical issues each country is currently facing in the housing industry,” stated Lewis Sidnick of the U.K.’s National House and Building Council. Mr. Sidnick, along with Deborah Malone, COO of the U.S. National Association of Home Builders, presented a session entitled “The Credit Crunch – Consequences to Housing Supply and Government Response”. Ms. Malone remarked, “The conference provides a unique snapshot into the broader industry and to recognize the similarities of the need to provide safe and affordable housing.”

In closing remarks, Keith Hanson, Chair of the Canadian Home Warranty Council noted, “2-10 HBW’s participation in the conference was essential because of its broad based appeal as the largest provider of home warranties in the U.S. market. The presentations provided by Ms. Short reflect a solid base of knowledge and understanding of best practices and key issues facing the home warranty industry. 2-10 HBW is a highly recognized organization and people respect what you have to say.”