Custom Builders’ Guide to IBS 2024: Education & Events

Construction Performance Zone at IBS

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is the premier annual gathering for custom-building professionals worldwide. It serves as a hub for networking, discovering innovative products, accessing top-tier education and witnessing live demonstrations across every facet of the building process. For custom builders, IBS offers a tailored experience, providing a dedicated space known as Custom Building Central. 

Custom Building Central 

Custom Building Central is the place to focus on custom building trends and issues. Explore fun, new ideas, refine your skills, network and connect and gain business information from specialized seminars, workshops and impromptu conversations. Gain valuable knowledge, insightful perspectives and exchange ideas with other high-end custom builders, architects and building professionals who cater to this unique market.  

High-end custom builders, architects and other building professionals like you go to Custom Building Central to network, discover, learn and more. Custom Building Central is open to all IBS registrants.   

Custom Building Central Highlights  

Here are a few education programs you can expect in Custom Building Central.  

Getting Pay Right: Compensation & Bonus Plans That Create Ownership Thinking
Tuesday, February 27 | 3 – 3:30 PM
Learn sound strategies for compensating good people and implementing bonus structures that convert the customer experience into employee behaviors.  

How to Use Smart Energy to Enhance Your Custom Homes
Wednesday, Feb 28 | 8 – 8:30 AM 
Explore how smart energy solutions help you provide a more personalized experience, both presently and in the future. 

Overcoming the Top 5 Objections to Building a Custom Home
Thursday, February 29 | 11:15 – 11:45 AM
Gain tactical, no-fluff advanced strategies to reframe objections and discover answers to building a less expensive semi-custom home as an alternative to a fully custom build.  

View the complete Custom Building Central schedule 

 IBS Education for Custom Builders 

In addition to Custom Building Central, IBS offers a range of education sessions tailored to the needs of custom builders. Topics range from selling design-build services to modern home buyers to navigating the challenges of project completion. 

Expect IBS Education Sessions like: 

How to Sell Design-Build Services to Today’s Custom Home Buyers 

19 Seconds or Less: How to Attract, Capture & Convert High-Quality Digital Leads 

Balance Your Scorecard: Turning KPIs into Higher ROI 

View the complete schedule of Custom Builder IBS Education and events. IBS Education requires an Expo+Education registration.  

Construction Performance Zone 

Gain insight from industry experts for building more durable, energy efficient, higher-quality homes. The Construction Performance Zone has three distinct areas: Demo Stage, Presentation Stage and Building Display Area. View the full demo and presentation schedule. The Construction Performance Zone is open to all IBS registrants.  

Start-Up Zone 

Uncover innovative industry products and service solutions in the Start-Up Zone. While 77 companies applied, we chose the 18 most innovative companies expected to be the most transformative in the industry. View the Start-Up Zone Exhibitors. 

Register today to attend IBS 2024. Don’t miss out on the premier event for custom builders in 2024. Register to unlock opportunities to network, learn and grow in the industry. We’ll see you @IBS 2024! 

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