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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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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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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Best of IBS™ 2020: Kitchen & Bath Product

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MASST by Atlas Granite, Inc.

MASST by Atlas Granite, Inc. (or “Making Any Solid Surface Touchscreen”) is a technology that converts any solid surface into an interactive touchscreen—giving consumers access to the Internet. It works with a combination of projection, lasers and sensors. Just like a tablet, users can search, scroll and select by pushing the buttons projected onto their countertop while cooking without the worry of smudges, spills or stains on their...

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Innovative New Products Found at IBS 2020

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Every year, the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) draws tens of thousands of building industry professionals to one location with this in mind: Seeing and learning about all of the new products that can be found in residential construction.

At IBS 2020, more than 1,400 top manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe showcased their products and services. Here are some of the categories that made this year’s show amazing.

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