Demo Zones to Hit IBS 2024

Construction Performance Zone at IBS

Demos, demos and more demos are happening at the 2024 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Vegas, Feb 27 – 29. The Builders’ Show features two main demo zones with live demonstrations and presentations of trending topics critical to the residential construction industry.

Construction Performance Zone

Step into the Construction Performance Zone. Stay a while to see experts like reveal industry best practices for building more durable, efficient, higher-quality homes. We start from the basements, move up to the wall systems and head up to the roofs.

The Construction Performance Zone is bringing together an unprecedented collection of experts for demonstrations and discussions. Demo leaders are Travis Brungardt from Catalyst Construction, Jordan Smith from Jordan Smith Builds and Ross Trethewey from TE2 Engineering & This Old House. A host of leading builders and industry influencers are joining them during the week.

Some of what we’re covering:

The Construction Performance Zone features three distinct learning areas to show and explain the processes for better performance and construction efficiency. View the full schedule.

Demonstration Stage

Participate in a series of interactive demonstrations leading you through the practical steps for constructing various building components using the latest techniques, tips and tricks in high-performance construction.

Presentation Stage

Join industry experts in interactive discussions that dive deeper into the best practices addressed on the Demo Stage and the latest research and growing trends in residential building and construction efficiency.

Building Display Area

Mock-ups created in the demos go on display in the Building Display Area. Get a closer look at how to build various components. See how the products and techniques discussed translate to real-world applications.

Craft Techniques Zone

The Craft Techniques Zone is new to the Builders’ Show. It explores the details and finishes that complete a home. Step into this new zone to participate in various interactive demonstrations highlighting best practices, tips and how-to techniques and skills on the craft side of the residential building industry.

Expert craftspersons Walt Tomala from TNT General Contracting, Joe Cook from Catalyst Construction and Aaron Butts from Carpenter & MacNeille lead the demonstrations. Industry-leading builders and influencers are joining them during the week. It’s a must-see for builders, specialty remodelers, trade contractors and craft professionals interested in skilled techniques.

Some of what we’re covering:


  1. Bill Graber says:

    I attended IBS in 2023 and ended up spending most of my time in the Construction Performance Zone. Awesome topics and presenters, and using a lot of demonstration which made it very effective. Looking forward to doing it again in 2024!

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