Featuring more than 1,500 exhibitors, the 75th annual International Builders’ Show, held February 19-21, 2019 in Las Vegas, proved to be the biggest in a decade, proving to us that the home building industry continues to flourish.
The show was part of Design & Construction Week®, which saw more than 100,000 attendees. The IBS exhibit floor covered more than 600,000 square feet, where attendees browsed the latest home technology products, watched live interactive building demonstrations, participated in over 125 education programs presented by thought leaders in the industry, enjoyed happy hours, music (the closing concert welcomed the Goo Goo Dolls!), comedy (opening ceremony featured Dana Carvey as well as Blue Man Group) and networking with the best in the industry while collecting IBS swag along the way.
With roots tracing back to the 1940s, the International Builders’ Show now celebrates 75 years of home building, products and innovation with over a million square feet of space offering numerous events and new features including the Wood Flooring Pavilion and the Jobsite Safety Zone, which provided safety demonstrations, microlearning sessions and networking opportunities.
Classic IBS favorites made a return, including:
- High Performance Building Zone: Live interactive demonstrations to improve efficiency in all areas of the house.
- The Centrals: Comfortable lounges dedicated to specific market niches including remodeling, custom building, multifamily, 55+ housing, international, design, and sales.
- Pavilions and Special Interest Areas: The newest trends in home and business technologies
- Outdoor Exhibits: Entire homes are constructed especially for the show. The light dusting of snow couldn’t keep us inside!
Other events included industry awards, all-stars celebration, green home tour, awards gala and more.