IBS Live Features Thought-Provoking, Cutting-Edge Concepts

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Held at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), IBS Live is the place to explore 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.

Eighteen IBS Live programs are offered during the three days of the show, and all will take place in the South Hall (SU873). Here are just a few of the innovative presentations you can expect:

Japanese Simplicity & Precision Deliver High Quality, Efficient Modular Housing
Tuesday, January 21 | 2:30 – 3:00 PM
In this fascinating presentation, learn about an advanced Japanese prefabrication process that combines the efficiencies of offsite construction with simple, yet innovative product and design. Representatives from Sekisui House and Woodside Homes will share insights on the precision mastered by the Japanese system and how builders in the U.S. are able to bring it to a volume scale to meet future home building demand. You will explore the difference in the Japanese approach, understand the role of precision and quality in the future of offsite home building and identify opportunities to engage in more efficient construction processes, more flexible designs and better ongoing performance, resulting in a higher-quality home.

Blockchain in Construction: Real-World Applications that Benefit Builders & Trades
Wednesday, January 22 | 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Builders can gain significant competitive advantage and become a “first choice” of trade partners through more timely and efficient payments to subcontractors and suppliers. How can this be achieved? Blockchain technology. Come hear how the next generation of the payment process will be driven by blockchain along with the tokenization of construction funds. This radical new technology will allow immediate payment (typically within 2 to 3 hours) upon completion of each construction task, making you a hero with your partners. You’ll explore real-world case studies that demonstrate the positive impact on your vendors, your business and your bottom line.

Mapping the Future of Home Building
Thursday, January 23 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM
In this thought-provoking presentation, Tom Goodwin will explore the power of disruption and the opportunities that await those who are willing to rethink and rebuild around new needs, new behaviors, new values and the new possibilities that technology opens up. The author of Digital Darwinism, head of innovation for Zenith Media and leading voice on technology and the future of business, Goodwin will offer insight into the larger landscape of digital disruption and inspire action and new thinking, looking at innovation in design, home tech and construction. Leave with the keys for unlocking the future of home building and your business.

Discover the momentous changes ahead and how you can propel your business forward by embracing them. View the IBS Live schedule.

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