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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.

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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.

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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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IBS 2021 Opens Speaker Submissions

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Attention industry speakers! Proposals are now being accepted to present an education session at IBS 2021.

Though conferences and events are currently facing challenges, we are planning for the next NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). The Builders’ Show is an outstanding event for you to share your knowledge and expertise on topics that impact the home building industry. IBS is the housing industry’s largest annual light construction...

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What Happened @ IBS Jobsite Safety Zone

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The IBS Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS 2020 was a hub of activity. Doubling in size from last year’s debut, the Safety Zone had a full slate of programs. During Ask the Safety Pros segments, nationally recognized safety experts were available to answer tough construction safety questions, and the latest construction safety products, gear and personal protective equipment could be viewed at the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) Learning Stage.

In addition to showcasing the latest products,...

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IBS Education on Demand Is Here

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Now you can access a streaming library of 100+ recorded sessions and presentations from IBS 2020 with IBS Education on Demand. This is an excellent option for those who missed education sessions or want a refresher to information specifically designed for residential building professionals.

Sessions cover the seven tracks from IBS 2020: Business Management, Custom Building & Remodeling, Design & Community Planning, Industry Trends & Emerging Issues, Multifamily Housing,...

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Best of IBS™ 2020: Best Indoor, Best Window & Door Product

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Marvin Skycove and Marvin Awaken

Marvin was honored with not one, but two 2020 Best of IBS Awards! Their Marvin Skycove won Best Indoor Product and their Marvin Awaken Skylight won Best Window & Door Product.

Skycove by Marvin is a concept product that is planned for launch in April. It is the first fully constructed, projected glass window box structure that lets in more natural light, and the integrated bench provides 14 to 18 square feet of usable space. The...

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What Happened @ IBS 2020: Education

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With nearly 170 sessions in seven different tracks, it’s no wonder education was a top draw for home building professionals at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS). IBS is known for its original programming, and this year, nearly 80% of the education sessions were new. Of the 267 industry-leading speakers, more than 35% of the speakers presented at IBS for the first time.

Here are some of the highlights from this year’s show.

Education kicked off the weekend before...

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