9 IBS Education Tracks & Topics for 2024

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The 2024 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is shaping up to be more than just an event—it's an educational powerhouse. Participants can delve into nine unique IBS Education tracks spanning the breadth and depth of the building industry. Each track is a treasure trove of information, promising insights, innovations and inspiration.

Let’s unwrap some of what each of these tracks offer:

#1 Architecture &...

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IBS Scholarship Application Closing Soon!

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Are you a passionate industry professional and NAHB Member between the ages of 21 and 35 looking to make a mark in the construction industry? The IBS Scholarship offers a fantastic opportunity to grow your career by attending the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS).

However, time is running out. The scholarship application deadline is July 7.

Here’s what you need to know about the IBS Scholarship Program and why you should...

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Promoting a Secure Environment in the Residential Construction Industry

Make safety a top priority at every jobsite.

June is National Safety Month - a time dedicated to prioritizing safety within the residential construction industry, fostering a secure working environment for construction professionals and homeowners alike and creating a safety culture for your business.

In honor of the month, we’re sharing safety tips and practices to emphasize the benefits of maintaining a safety-conscious mindset in the residential construction industry.

The Importance of Safety in the...

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NAHB Recognizes Plantd Materials as Most Innovative Start-Up

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Meet carbon-negative structural wall and roof sheathing for new homes. Meet Plantd Materials, named the Most Innovative Start-Up in the 2023 IBS Start-Up Zone. ARX City and BotBuilt were the two runner ups.

Plantd Materials, ARX City and BotBuilt were three of the 20 companies that shared their revolutionary products in the Start-Up Zone at the Builders’ Show. See all the innovative start-ups that came together at IBS 2023.

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Tour the IBS Official Show Home

While The New American Home® (TNAH) was not exempt from industry supply chain issues forcing the build to be out of a normal sequence, the delays did not derail the overall timeline, nor did it diminish the impressive qualities of the finished home.

Discover some of the highlights of the home and how to tour TNAH during its official debut at IBS 2023, Jan 31 - Feb 2.

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Start Your Learning Before IBS Begins with Master Workshops

With a lot happening at the 2023 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) — education sessions, the show floor, special events, LIVE demos and the activity goes on and on — it can be a challenge to experience it all.

Master Workshops to the rescue. As part of pre-show education, Master Workshops are Monday, Jan 30. Since they take place the day before the show officially starts, you can see and experience the show.

Pre-show Master Workshops provide best...

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Top 10 Best-Selling NAHB Titles at 2020 IBS

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The IBS Store, powered by NAHB BuilderBooks, was a key destination for attendees to pick up publications to help build their business during the NAHB 2020 International Builders’ Show® (IBS). Here were the most popular titles from the show. All titles are available as e-books, so you can purchase your copy and get right to learning, wherever you are.

2018 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes
This is the pocket-sized companion to the International Residential Code discusses the...

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Tech Bytes: A Practical, How-To Experience

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When Tech Bytes sessions debuted at NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) 2017, they quickly became a must-attend component of IBS Education. At IBS 2020, this series will expand to include two stages running at the same time—allowing for the addition of many more sessions during the three-day show. In total, nearly 40 programs will be available for you to choose from.

The vision of Tech Bytes programing is simple: Less theory, more how-to demonstrations. With interactive sessions...

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