Meet Our Speakers Series: Jason Ballard | ICON

Jason Ballard

Jason Ballard is the Co-Founder and CEO of ICON, an Austin-based construction technologies company that is leading the way into the future of human shelter and home building using 3D printing and other scientific and technological breakthroughs.

Jason will present one of this year’s IBS Live discussions, “3D Printing: A New Paradigm for Affordable, Resilient Housing” on Tuesday, February 19 from 1:30 – 2:00 PM. We caught up with Jason to get a sneak peek into his...

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IBS Live: Disruptors, Innovators & the Future of Home Building

IBS Live

We’re shaking things up a bit at IBS Live by exploring the future of housing and the products, process and people disrupting home building.

IBS Live presentations will go beyond current trends. Programs will dive into major changes that will disrupt the home building industry as we know it. Industry leaders and futurists will discuss the tremendous shifts in design, construction techniques, sales, products and more that are expected to take place over the next five years.

Sixteen IBS...

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The New American Remodel (TNAR) 2019 | Part 3

The 2019 New American Remodel

“A high-performance home isn’t always just about the building materials,” explains Michael Gardner, principal for Studio G Architecture & Luxus Design Build. “It’s also about looking at the project holistically … [and developing] a solution that works for your site conditions.”

For a desert climate, like Las Vegas where this year’s New American Remodel (TNAR) is located, the goal was to stop the heat from getting into the home. Gardner notes that one of the reasons why...

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Plan Your IBS Experience with the Official IBS Mobile App

IBS 2019 Mobile App

The official IBS mobile app is the quickest and easiest way to find information and get around at IBS 2019. Receive real-time IBS alerts and plan your show experience with favorite sessions, events, meetings and exhibitor booths.

The IBS mobile app is free and can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet via the app store (Apple and Google Play). Just search for “Builders’ Show App.”

To get the most out of it once you’ve downloaded the app, here are some tips.


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IBS 2019 Master Session: From A (Accounting) to W (Warranty): Mastering the 15 Critical Functions of Home Building

Education Session

By its nature, home building is a multi-discipline business that requires expertise in diverse areas. Understanding and mastering each of the 15 Critical Functions of Home Building, and more importantly the relationships between them, is the key to a winning organization and satisfied customers.

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) Master Session, “From A (Accounting) to W (Warranty): Mastering the 15 Critical Functions of Home Building,” will address the role, details and...

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The New American Home Update | Phase 3

The New American Home

One of the goals for The New American Home® 2019 was to build an extremely energy efficient home, and Daniel Coletti, owner and president of Sun West Custom Homes, noted that they have been able to accomplish this with the help of many talented folks.

“The entire engineering team at Owens Corning put together the energy and insulation package—which starts from the roof [and goes] all the way down to the slab edge insulation,” explains Drew Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Two...

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The IBS 2019 Guide to Las Vegas: Shows

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Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world for entertainment. From concerts, shows, acrobatics and magical illusions, there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.

What are some of the entertainment options to see while in Las Vegas for the NAHB International Builders’ Show™ (IBS)? We’ve put together a short list to give you a taste of what’s available.

Come From Away | Smith Center: This hit Broadway musical makes its Las Vegas debut during the...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Lucy Wohltman

Lucy Wohltman

Lucy is the vice president of sales for new construction and has been with Zillow Group since 2007. She ran the West Coast sales team before moving to a national sales management role. In that capacity, Lucy led the media sales team, which sells to endemic advertisers and new construction clients. Following the acquisition of Trulia, Lucy has been dedicated to the new construction market, directing product strategy and sales execution.

At the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in...

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Game Changers Spotlight: Renovating Your Brand Strategy

Koda Wang & Luke Sherwin

Featuring Koda Wang & T. Luke Sherwin of Block Renovations

A common misconception is that branding is straightforward. You choose a name, create a logo, buy some matching shirts and that’s it. From there, your prospects will be able to tell you and your product apart from the builder across town.

That’s so not the case in today’s market.

Because of social media, ad blockers, review sites, increased competition and more, creating a brand that is relevant and...

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The IBS 2019 Guide to Las Vegas: Restaurant Options

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Las Vegas is a great town for foodies: the culinary options are practically limitless! From buffets to breakfast and celebrity chefs to late-night snacks, you are bound find a restaurant (or two) in Vegas to match what you are craving.

Las Vegas is famously known for their all-you-can-eat buffets. Known as “chuckwagons” in the 1940s, hotels created buffets to entice those who came to Las Vegas for easy divorces and legalized gambling. The price was low, and...

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