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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Best of IBS™ 2020: Best Green Building Product

Best of IBS Award Winner

AeroBarrier by AeroBarrier

AeroBarrier is an advanced building envelope system that uses a computerized process to pressurize the building and install AeroBarrier 1x to seal leaks in the building enclosure from the inside. The particles deposit only at the leak sites and build to form a complete and tight seal – remaining firmly in place for years while staying completely pliable and flexible.

AeroBarrier is faster, simpler and more effective than manual envelope sealing and makes it...

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In Demand Education @ IBS 2020

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Education was in demand at IBS 2020 and the results are in! Out of 169 education sessions in 7 different tracks, here are the top attended sessions:

  1. The Demise of the Punchlist
  2. 2020 NSMC Super Sales Rally: How to Win More Sales & Live an Unleashed Life
  3. The 2020 Housing & Economic Outlook
  4. Dealing with Demanding People: Maintain Control & Protect Your Profit
  5. The Expectations Game: How to Create a Winning Customer...
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Best of IBS™ 2020: Best in Show

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Enginuity Micro-Combined Heat and Power System by Enginuity Power Systems

The Enginuity Micro-Combined Heat and Power System (Micro-CHP) earned the top award, Best in Show, in the Best of IBS Awards 2020.  It also was the winner of two product categories: Best Home Technology Product and Best Energy Efficient Product.

Enginuity Power Systems is bringing Private Home Power Generation into the mainstream with an innovative "plug and play" combined heat and power...

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Tech at IBS 2020: Appealing, Captivating & Entertaining

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From the show floor to education sessions, technology was a predominant theme at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas last month. There were hundreds of technology tips, tools and trends to see at the show, and attendees came to learn new ways to apply tech to their businesses, their careers and their everyday lives.

The Tech Bytes sessions not only featured top programs, but the room itself also buzzed with technology innovations. The long,...

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