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Energy remained high throughout the convention center for Day 2 of the 2013 International Builders’ Show. Following the big announcement on day one that IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show will be held simultaneously in the future came the news that the shows will remain in Las Vegas for the next four years. […]

The 2013 International Builder’s Show is officially underway and the energy remained high throughout the opening day. The Walt Disney Company’s CEO, Michael Eisner, kicked things off at the show with a motivating keynote. Eisner used his own experiences with Disney and The Tornante Company to help attendees understand more about how to build a […]

We’ve been keeping close watch of our Twitter feed since PCBC 2011 kicked off Wednesday morning to see which ideas, trends and innovations have created the most buzz. Here’s a roundup of some of the observations from the show floor:           Author and business guru Guy Kawasaki was Wednesday’s keynote speaker. […]

PCBC 2011 kicks off tomorrow and runs through Friday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. With so many unique challenges facing the building industry, PCBC is a conference that focuses on elevating dialogue and exploring new perspectives to help guide the future of community building. Green building, universal design, remodeling — it’s all on […]

Window Safety Week

April 4th, 2011

Happy Window Safety Week! Did you know that this exists? It’s “celebrated” yearly during the first full week of April and is sponsored by the Window Safety Task Force. There are two main parts to window safety: falls and escapes. Improperly secured windows and children can be a dangerous combination. Additionally, windows can also be […]

Every year, the NAHB International Builders’ Show acts as a summit for builders, architects and designers alike to not only check out new products and trends, but to gauge the state of the industry. We caught up with design pro Paul Anater, editor and publisher of Kitchen and Residential Design, to get his take on this year’s […]

This week at the NAHB International Builders’ Show, Integrity Windows and Doors continues to build on its industry-leading product lines by unveiling our new round tops as part of our All Ultrex Series. The All Ultrex Series Round Top is made of a proprietary glass reinforced composite material that provides complementary performance to Ultrex, Integrity’s pultruded fiberglass that’s […]

The energy-efficiency tax credit our federal government is offering homeowners will continue to be a driving force for much of the building and remodeling industry, and that’s evident from the focus on efficiency at the 2010 International Builders Show. The tax credit gives homeowners back 30 percent — up to $1,500 — when they install […]

After spending the week with architects, builders and suppliers at the International Builders Show, Lou Manfredini files this report on the industry’s outlook for 2010. Kevin Morrow, senior program manager for NAHB, foresees growth in “green building” — perhaps no surprise, driven by consumers’ desire for green products. Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows, is […]

Continuing his reporting from the International Builders Show, Lou Manfredini uncovers some of the more innovative products on the show floor. He meets with a representative from Bosch Appliances to learn about their new dishwasher, which operates with a focus on efficient use of energy and water. Lou also gets an introduction to a home […]

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