What Happened at #TechBytes

Tech Bytes

With 27 sessions jammed into three days, there wasn’t a hot technology topic left undiscussed during 2019 IBS Tech Bytes programming.

The large room was split into two separate areas to allow for two distinct types of learning. Education sessions occurred on the education stage, while the tech bar was the place to go for advice and tips from the tech experts that were always available and to work with speakers during their “office hours.”

On the Education Stage:...

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What Happened @ IBS Live

IBS Live

IBS Live, sponsored by Capital One Spark Business, featured 27 programs and socials plus a hoppin’ café during the three days of the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas.

This year’s IBS Live presentations went beyond trends, as programs took a closer look at some of the changes predicted to disrupt the home building industry over the next five years. Here are just a few of the many fun highlights from IBS Live:

The IBS Live Café
The IBS...

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2019 Best of IBS Winners Announced

Best of IBS Awards

“It’s a game changer.”

This is what one judge noted when referring to the Easy Connect Joining System by Andersen Windows, Inc. which won Best in Show at the 2019 Best of IBS Awards. Winners were announced at IBS Live during a ceremony on the final day of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Best in Show Winner: Andersen Windows, Inc.
The Easy Connect Joining System by Andersen Windows, Inc. is designed to make it...

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IBS 2019: Transportation Around Las Vegas

Yellow taxi with lighted taxi sign

Getting around Las Vegas is easy when you take advantage of the transportation options available during IBS 2019. 

From the Airport

Airport Shuttles: LASXpress is the official transportation provider of IBS, offering fast and efficient service to and from your hotel. You can take advantage of Xpress Non-Stop Service or Economy Service. 

Taxi Service: There is a $2...

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Meet Our Speakers Series: Margaret Whelan | Whelan Advisory

Margaret Whelan

Margaret Whelan is the Founder and CEO of Whelan Advisory, LLC—a company that provides strategic and financial advice to public and private companies globally, with an emphasis on identifying and achieving the lowest cost of capital available.

Margaret is moderating one of this year’s IBS Live discussions, “Offsite Insight: Products & Processes That Will Revolutionize New Construction” on Wednesday, February 20 from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

We caught up with Margaret to get a...

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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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