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The Building Industry Gathers for IBS in Las Vegas this Week
One of the most anticipated events of the year for the building industry is about to kick off in Las Vegas. The NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) starts tomorrow (February 4th, 2014) and if you are a building industry professional this is one event you won’t want to miss. IBS is the largest annual light construction show in the world and now is even bigger as it co-locates with the Kitchen & Bath industry show. This trade event takes takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center February 4 – 6th, 2014 and offers a huge variety of exhibitors and education opportunities.
We hope you got a chance to pre-register at advance rate discounted prices, but even if you have to pay on-site admission rates it is still a very worthwhile visit. Duradek invites you to come by to visit us at booth #S1919 to discuss your deck building challenges and waterproofing needs, or if you have a desire for a business opportunity to expand on your services and product offerings, Duradek is looking for you!
Expected to attract over 75,000 builders, remodelers, developers, architects and other industry professionals from over 100 countries, The International Builders Show will house over 1,500 exhibitors to demonstrate the latest product innovations and building solutions for virtually all of your construction needs.
In addition to co-locating with the Kitchen & Bath show, this year’s IBS offers a few more changes as well, specifically within their Education Programs. The 2014 education enhancements focus both on content and delivery with new session formats, technology upgrades, a variety of interactive architectural and design plan reviews and more hands-on demonstrations both on and off the show floor.
The Building Knowledge Sessions have been revamped for 2014 with approximately 100 sessions available being reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes to allow for a more focused, in-depth discussion.
For example, Building Knowledge Session – Utilizing More Trade Contractors is a great stop for remodelers and small volume builders who have to balance the cost and value of maintaining a dedicated staff versus utilizing trade contractors. In some cases it may make much more sense to develop loyalty with trade contractors, particularly in specialty trades like deck waterproofing. If you are a small volume builder or remodeler, developing a relationship with your local Duradek contractor who has been specially trained and have access to Duradek’s impressive technical support and proven techniques can be a huge asset to your business when your projects require decking expertise!
Additional education programs include Spotlight Sessions where experts discuss emerging trends and expanded Master Sessions to cover even more important topics in building.
Some IBS Highlights
While the exhibit hall and the education sessions will pack your mind with insight and ideas, IBS is not just about education. There are a variety of networking and social events to help you balance out the show with a little fun.
- IBS Opening Ceremonies (Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.) – 4-star general and former leader of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stan McChrystal headlines the opening ceremonies and few others can speak with such authority on leadership and teamwork. Additional inspiration comes from the performances of Cirque Fantastic with awe-inspiring and breathtaking feats with their distinctive, elegant acrobatics well suited for a Las Vegas stage. Limited seating – first come-first served.
- The Official IBS House Party (Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) – a laid back way to kick off the show the right way with great music and food at the Hard Rock Café on the strip. Tickets Required.
- IBS Spike Concert (Thursday, Feb. 6th, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.) – 4 time Grammy winner Pat Benatar performs with Neil Giraldo at the South Hall S4. Tickets Required.
- Young Professionals After Hours Party (Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.) – For the under 40 crowd, a networking social event with live band, open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets Required.
Remember, Duradek is at booth S1919 where we will be showcasing the latest designs in our proven system of waterproof vinyl deck membranes and our innovative railing solutions by Durarail.
Come speak to sales manager Kevin MacMillan if you would like to inquire about our Distributor or Dealer Opportunities.