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January - February 2003

IBSLOGO Let's go to Vegas
Attend IBS and Become Educated by Viewing New Products and Attending a Variety of Seminars
by Samantha Carpenter

Record crowds are expected to welcome the International Builders’ Show (IBS) back to Las Vegas for the first time in nine years as the outlook for housing remains solidly upbeat and builders prepare for a repeat year of strong demand for new homes.

In addition to its new venue, IBS will shift from its traditional weekend time frame to a Tuesday-Friday schedule. The show moves to the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 21-24, 2003, and is expected to draw more than 70,000 attendees.

Organized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), IBS is home to the industry’s largest new product showcase, with wares from 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers spanning more than 200 building product categories. The exhibit floor will occupy more than 1.2 million square feet of space. 

Exhibit hours will be Tuesday, January 21, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (South Hall only) and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (all other halls); Wednesday, January 22, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, January 23, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, January 24, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Las Vegas is always a popular destination for the Builders’ Show,” said Gary Garczynski, NAHB president and a builder/developer from Wood-bridge, Va. “But with the industry performing as well as it has, this year’s show should be an even more exciting place to kick-off the new year and get the information and education all of us will need to keep our businesses in top shape.” 

While at IBS there are two other shows of which you can take advantage. Technology moves to center stage this year as tecHOMExpo™ focuses on a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and innovative products for construction, management and consumer applications. A new attraction this year, “Discovery Day” makes its debut at tecHOMExpo on Wednesday, January 22. It will offer convention-goers a full day of eye-catching exhibits, fascinating demonstrations and informative programs, as well as other surprises. 

The International Commercial Construction Exposition is another popular feature of IBS, where builders and contractors involved in commercial construction projects can learn about the new products and services in the light commercial field. 
For more information on IBS and to register, visit the show website at http//:www.BuildersShow.com, or you call 800/368-5242, ext. 8111. 

Don’t Miss the Informative IBS Seminars

IBS also is known for its vast selection of educational seminars that are geared to all segments of the residential and light commercial construction industry. Here are some seminars that might be of interest to your company:
How to Begin and Expand Your Business Internationally
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 21, 2003, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Housing and Economic Outlook
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 21, 2003, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

How to Develop and Implement an Effective Safety Program
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 21, 2003, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Adopting the International Residential Code
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 22, 2003, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

Green Building Success Stories and Mainstream Green Building Tips
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 22, 2003, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Best Practices for Controlling Moisture Intrusion and Enhancing Building Durability
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 22, 2003, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Insurance 101
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 22, 2003, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Effect of Poor Indoor Air Quality on the Health of the Occupant: A Physician’s Perspective
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 23, 2003, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cure for the Common Callback
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 23, 2003, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Green Building Guidelines: 
Meeting the demand for Low-Energy, Resource-Efficient Homes

Las Vegas Convention Center
January 23, 2003, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Safety 101
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 23, 2003, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

How to Avoid Window Pains
Las Vegas Convention Center
January 23, 2003, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Samantha Carpenter is an editor of DWM.

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