Innovative New Products Found at IBS 2020

IBS Show Floor

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.

IBS Pavilions – From innovative products to demonstrations, you were able to see some of the most in-demand products up close and in action.

  • The IBS Outdoor Exhibits was where you could step away from the show floor and tour the Professional Builder Show Village and see products in use.
  • nextBUID brought together both home and business technology. You could sit down and learn about construction software to help your business become more efficient or see products in action.
  • The CEDIA® Technology Pavilion specifically showcased tech solutions for the home to help you connect your customers to better kitchens, baths and home automation.
  • The Jobsite Safety Zone showcased products, such as harnesses, ladders and tech tools, that makes the job site and workplace safer and ultimately more productive.
  • The DCW Outdoor Living Pavilion was a collection of the finest outdoor/backyard products, such as hardscaping, decking, outdoor kitchens and more.

The New American Home® (TNAH) and The New American Remodel® (TNAR) incorporate the best practices, innovative design concepts, state-of-the-art products and the latest construction techniques. Every year, the homes reveal the most noteworthy advancements in home building — allowing industry professionals to gather these ideas and find ways of replicating them within their own projects.

TNAH was built as a 6,428 square foot home with 1,250 square feet of additional outdoor living space. It incorporates a wide variety of contemporary-modern design, characterized by minimal decoration and radius walls. Professional Builder described this year’s edition of TNAH in this fashion: “Provide[s] form and function for indoor-outdoor, multigenerational living with luxe finishes and impeccable styling.”

TNAR was originally a 2,170 square foot ranch-style home built in 1977 that was transformed into a two-story home with 4,802 square feet of living space. The home is a blend of modern and contemporary, and features many natural elements. Read more about the home in the ProRemodeler feature article.

IBS Live hosted a few programs that called attention to some of the latest products to hit the market, including:

  • IBS 2020 Product Roundup: The Most Innovative Finds from the Show Floor. During this program, six judges shared a bit about each of their top picks and why they are game changers. They explored the categories of home tech, energy efficiency, kitchen and bath, indoor, outdoor and building products.
  • Best of IBS Awards 2020: With over 350 entries in nine categories, our 28 industry and media judges considered the products’ innovation, functionality, design and builder/consumer friendliness to make this list.

The High Performance Building Zone (HPBZ) offered unique ways to see products in action. The Demonstration Stage featured 30-minute live, interactive demonstrations using some of the latest products available, and the Building Performance Lab featured various cut-outs and see-through sections to give you an inside look at how high performance systems are constructed.

A variety of education sessions and IBS Central presentations also provided information about the latest products and services to help building industry professionals be more efficient and profitable.

Plan to experience all of the innovative technology at IBS 2021 in Orlando, February 9–11, 2021. Registration opens September 1, 2020.

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