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After three successful eastern shows, JLC's Construction Business and Technology Conference made its West Coast debut this September at the Santa Clara Convention Center. More than 600 contractors attended some 48 educational seminars on topics ranging from marketing, estimating, and subcontractor management to tile troubleshooting, leak-free exteriors, and seismic retrofit details. In addition, three day-long training sessions — one on the popular QuickBooks Pro accounting package, one on lead carpenter training, and one on laying out and cutting complex roofs — were sold-out. Even El Nino couldn't keep nearly 3,200 builders and remodelers from visiting on the more than 150 product and tool manufacturers' booths. In addition, the expo featured four live