Tech Bytes: A Hands-On, How-To Technology Experience

Tech Bytes sessions at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) are the place to learn about the latest tech products, applications and platforms through a hands-on experience. During these sessions, you’ll learn about social media platforms, virtual reality, tech gadgets, video applications and so much more. These sessions are all about hands-on, how-to learning, and we’ve packed nearly 30 Tech Bytes presentations into the three-day show....

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Tour Three of Orlando’s Historical Homes

While you are attending the NAHB
International Builders’ Show® (IBS) this coming January, you should plan to
visit a few sites outside the convention center. One favorite pastime for many
building industry professionals is experiencing historical tours—to take in the
architecture and breathtaking gardens that often accompany these preserved

found three unique homes in the greater Orlando area that are listed on the National Register of...

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Getting Around Town at IBS 2017

If you are traveling to Orlando for the 2017 NAHB
International Builders’ Show® (IBS), you may be wondering about the best ways
to get to and from the Orange County Convention Center—where IBS is being
held—along with other places associated with the show. Here is an overview of
how to get around town while attending IBS: 

Getting to and
from the Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Once you land in the Sunshine State and get...

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Celebrating 75 Years of Building Communities

2017 will mark NAHB’s 75th anniversary, and we are
excited to celebrate! For three-quarters of a century, NAHB has been dedicated
to serving its members and helping ensure that every American has the
opportunity to achieve the dream of owning a home. 

We’ve got big plans to kick off the year-long celebration
at the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), and throughout the year,
we’ll be commemorating this exciting milestone by...

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High Performance Building Zone: Where Efficiency Meets Practicality & Profitability

The NAHB International Builders’ Show’s® (IBS) High
Performance Building Zone (HPBZ) is where you’ll discover best practices for
improving efficiency in all areas of the home—from basements and roofs to
everything in between. The HPBZ features top building science experts who lead
a series of live, interactive construction demonstrations and a building
performance lab. 

New Addition to
HPBZ for 2017: The Building Performance...

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Builder Clinics & Tech Bytes: More Hands-on, How-To at IBS 2017

New for the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is a
pair of classrooms just off the show floor that will feature all hands-on,
interactive learning to host two new types of sessions: Builder Clinics and
Tech Bytes. These programs will be offered in short 20- to 30-minute segments
and will be repeated a few times throughout the week to allow for flexibility
in your schedule. 

Builder Clinics: How-Tos to Take Your Homes from...

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Discover Home Technology Solutions at the CEDIA Smart Home Pavilion

The value of the global smart home market will reach $43
million by 2020, according to research from Stratista, which is nearly triple
the value from 2014.1 

It’s also no secret that consumer desire for smart home
technology has exploded. According to a recently published IoT Innovation
article, “Research by GfK shows that consumers worldwide are more excited about
smart home tech than 11 other new technologies, including the cloud,...

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What’s New at IBS?

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is your best
opportunity to get all the tools you need to improve your business in just three
days. You get access to the latest products, gain industry knowledge and have
the chance to network with like-minded professionals. Once again, IBS has made
a lot of exciting changes for 2017. Check out all of the new and exciting
things happening at this year’s show. 

Location: Orlando—After five...

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7 Things to Do in Orlando in 3 Hours or Less

Orlando is known as “The Theme Park Capital of the World,” but there is so much more to do in O-town besides going to one of the theme parks. When you visit Orlando for the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in January, you’ll want to take advantage of the location and do some fun things; however, you may not want to spend an entire day away from the show floor. Here are 7 things you can do in Orlando in 3 hours...

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The World’s Finest Performances Can Be Seen at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts is a state-of-the-art performance and arts education center in the
heart of downtown Orlando. Named by Travel
+ Leisure
magazine as one of the “World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions
2015” and by Southern Living one of
the “50 Best Places in the South Now,” the two-block destination’s vision is
“Arts for Every Life.”

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a...

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