Game Changers 2019: Here’s What Happened

Erin Gargan King on the Game Changers stage.
Erin Gargan King speaking at the Digital Persuasion: Ignite Your Social Influence Game Changer Session.

Game Changers was a new educational segment added to the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) lineup for 2019. These twice-daily keynotes featured thought leaders who are transforming their companies and the way we think about and address issues critical to the housing industry.

At IBS 2019, attendees came in droves to hear leading visionaries share their experience of tackling some of today’s most pressing issues, such as digital marketing, leadership and the customer...

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Best of IBS 2019: Best Home Technology Product

Best of IBS Awards

Leviton Load Center Wi-Fi-Enabled Circuit Breaker by Leviton Manufacturing Co.

Leviton unveiled its next generation of the Leviton Load Center at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in February. It is the first load center on the market to offer Wi-Fi connectivity.

In addition to its easy installation and enhanced safety features (including GFCI circuit breakers that exceed the UL/ANSI 943 standard), contractors and homeowners will now be able to...

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An IBS Scholarship = Amazing Young Pro Career Growth

2019 Scholarship Winners

Designers, builders, remodelers, architects and more flock to the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) annually to catch a glimpse of the latest products and learn innovative techniques and best practices.

The show floor buzzes with excitement and education sessions are packed as more than 67,000 industry pros seek out new information and business connections. As a previous IBS scholarship recipient noted, “The meeting planners must be miracle workers; they put this gigantic...

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Best of IBS 2019: Best Window & Door Product

Best of IBS Awards

Easy Connect Joining System by Andersen Windows, Inc.

According to NAHB, the number one challenge builders face is the cost and availability of labor; the Easy Connect Joining System by Andersen Windows, Inc.* helps address this challenge.

The patented Easy Connect Joining System makes it easier for builders to install large or heavy windows while reducing the number of resources needed on the jobsite. In a recent Andersen quantitative...

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Best of IBS 2019: Best Indoor Living Product

Best of IBS Awards

Heat & Glo Foundation Series Luxury Gas Fireplace by Heat & Glow

The Heat & Glow Foundation Series Luxury Gas Fireplace is inspired by modern design principles. It features big, bold flames that not only warm your body, but also elevate your senses with a clear view of the fireplace. Other features include:

  • It is the first fireplace to feature chromotherapy—using light in the form of color to balance a person’s energy by enhancing relaxation...
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IBS 2020 Pre-Show Education: Project Management

IBS Education Session

As a project manager, it is your responsibility to get the project built on time and on budget—all while keeping the customer happy.

This course is designed to help project managers increase their professional value and, as a result, create a deeper value for the company and the customers. It teaches you the basics of successful project management and explains the role of project managers during each phase of a project: pre-construction, construction and post-construction. Graduates...

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Best of IBS 2019: Best Outdoor Living Product

Best of IBS Awards

CAMO DRIVE by CAMO Fasteners & The Soho by Hampstead (A TIE)

With so many great products introduced at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) each year, it’s no surprise that there was a tie for Best Outdoor Living Product in the Best of IBS Awards 2019.

An abundance of fastener types and proprietary tools are required to attach deck surfaces, and the CAMO DRIVE™ by CAMO Fasteners is a tool designed to address the challenge. The CAMO DRIVE™ boasts...

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The IBS 2020 Scholarship Experience

2019 Young Pro Scholarship Winners

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is our industry’s biggest event. The show explores what’s new and next, and as part of that progress, attendees are at the forefront of new ideas, products and technology; emerging issues and key advancements in the industry.

We know that finding the time and funding for professional development opportunities can be a big challenge, that’s why NAHB created the IBS Scholarship Program. Over the past 4 years, through the scholarship...

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Best of IBS 2019: Best Green Building Product

Best of IBS Awards

Heatlok HFO by Demilec Spray Foam Insulation

Heatlok HFO High Lift and Heatlok HFO Pro are Demilec’s first products to leverage ultra-low global warming potential blowing agents by leveraging Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent technology to meet requirements of the Montreal protocol and deliver a high-performance solution.

Designed for today’s building envelope, Demilec’s Heatlok HFO Pro:

  • Exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 at 1.5 inches
  • ...

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A Look Back at This Year’s High Performance Building Zone

2019 High Performance Building Zone

The High Performance Building Zone (HPBZ) is where IBS 2019 attendees discovered the best practices needed for improving efficiency in all areas of the home.

Attendees are constantly telling us that they are looking for ways to build a more efficient, more cost-effective home, and at the HPBZ, they get those answers—and so much more.

The Demonstration Stage featured up-close, hands-on construction demos designed to show attendees the latest and greatest in high...

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