The 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show officially kicks off today, as thousands of builders, architects, designers and vendors (including Integrity Windows and Doors) have converged on Orlando for the four-day event.
Our RSS feed is filling up with great stories and posts from IBS 2012, so we’ve compiled a list of must-reads to help you get the most from your experience.
10 Must-Dos at IBS 2012 (Builder Online) – Senior editor Claire Easley says tap buyers’ brains, get savvy at social marketing, build for universal appeal and start thinking about net zero. Also, be prepared for hippies and hipsters? Easley’s taps are broad, but helpful. This is a great primer for anyone making their first trip to IBS (or Orland, for that matter).
Wear Comfortable Shoes and Other Insights from an IBS Veteran (IMRE Build IQ) – Running a booth at IBS is no small matter, so Shawn Draper offers some extremely valuable insights for exhibitors interested in maximizing their return on investment. (Who isn’t?)
IBS Pre-Show Thoughts and Observations (HousingZone) – Jonathan Sweet is already on the scene and he’s thankful IBS 2013 will be condensed to three days. Also, Sweet expects more widespread regulation from OSHA to be announced during IBS.
Social Networking @ IBS (IBS Home Page) – All IBS social media in one convenient location. And this year’s IBS is more social than ever before. Whether you’re in Orlando or stuck at home, follow all of the action on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more by checking out this page for details.