2020 National Green Building Standard Now Available

National Green Building Standard

The 2020 edition of the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use. The NGBS provides the roadmap for residential professionals to integrate green practices and features appropriate for their businesses and local housing markets. As of April 2020, more than 216,000 homes have been NGBS Green certified.

The 2020 edition is the fourth edition of the standard, which reflects...

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Focus on Education: IBS 2021 Building Knowledge Sessions

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Educational programming for the 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is already in the works. With this ever-changing climate, industry-specific education is more essential than ever, and the IBS planning committee is focused on providing sessions that are sure to address your biggest concerns as you continue to navigate your business post-pandemic.

Here’s what to expect from the IBS 2021 Building Knowledge Sessions.

The Foundation of IBS...

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Young Pros: Propel Your Career in 3 Steps

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Early in your career, the road to success can appear daunting. Whether you’re running your own business or climbing the corporate ladder, the sheer number of “proven” strategies that promise a jump to the next level can scramble your brain.

Fortunately, following this 3-step plan can put you on the right path for growth:

STEP 1: Apply for an IBS Scholarship. Designers, builders, remodelers, architects and other residential construction professionals attend the...

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Top 10 Best-Selling NAHB Titles at 2020 IBS

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The IBS Store, powered by NAHB BuilderBooks, was a key destination for attendees to pick up publications to help build their business during the NAHB 2020 International Builders’ Show® (IBS). Here were the most popular titles from the show. All titles are available as e-books, so you can purchase your copy and get right to learning, wherever you are.

2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes
This is the pocket-sized companion to the International Residential Code discusses the...

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Experience “Remodelers REBOOT: From the Couch”, A One-Day Virtual Event…

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May is Remodeling Month. Register for NAHB’s dynamic virtual event “Remodelers REBOOT: From the Couch,” hosted by industry veteran Vince Butler, CAPS, GMB, GMR, will take place on Wednesday, May 13, from 9:30 AM-5:00 PM ET. This virtual gathering is free for NAHB members.

The event will kick off with substantive conversations about the current uncertain business environment, followed by a series of speaker-led sessions:

  • Why the Perfect Remodeling Estimate...
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21-35 years old? Apply to this NOW

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The IBS 2021 Scholarship Program: Experience the most comprehensive event in residential construction for FREE

These days, investing time and money in career development is as challenging as ever. With so much on everyone’s plates, even attending the premier annual light construction show in the entire world— The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS)— might not be high up on your list.

That’s why applying to the IBS Scholarship Program today is a...

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Announcing the Best of IBS 2020 Webinar Series

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The Best of IBS 2020 Webinar Series features some of the most popular topics and speakers from the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). This six-part series will begin on April 29 and run through August 19, 2020. While the webinars featured are inspired by some of the top presentations from IBS 2020, all will have new content or a new twist and will represent a wide range of topics from leadership to home buyer preference.

4-5-3! ONE Framework to Master Your...

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Best of IBS™ 2020: Most Innovative Construction Tool

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BILT 3D Intelligent Instructions by BILT Incorporated

BILT 3D Intelligent Instructions is a free app that features interactive, 3D step-by-step instructions for products requiring assembly, installation, set-up, repair or maintenance. Easier than paper instructions, BILT makes assembly straightforward, intuitive and easy to understand, regardless of language barriers.

BILT features:

  • An overview of the time, tools, parts, steps and the number of people...
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Best of IBS™ 2020: Most Innovative Building Material

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2810HR Joist Reinforcer by Metwood Building Solutions

The Metwood 2810HR Joist Reinforcer is an innovative product that allows up to a 6” diameter hole to be cut through a 2x10 or 2x12 wood floor joist and a 4” diameter hole in a 2x8. The main purpose of this product is to allow for plumbing, HVAC and other utilities to pass through.

Section 2308.4.2.4 (Notches and Holes) of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) states that holes bored in joists shall not be...

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Best of IBS™ 2020: Best Outdoor Product

Best of IBS: Best Outdoor Product

The SMART All-Season Patio by Somfy, StruXure Outdoor and Phantom Screens

The SMART All-Season Patio is the ultimate retractable enclosure created through a collaboration of leading specialist—Somfy, StruXure Outdoor and Phantom Screens. Designed to be a true all-season retreat, this product allows homeowners to enjoy dining or lounging in outdoor areas without the sun in their eyes, pesky insects flying around their food or being rained out.

Dynamic pergolas by...

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