IBS 2018: Latest & Greatest in the Building Industry

January 9-11
Orlando, Florida

NAHB International Builders’ Show is the industry’s premier event. In three days, you will have the opportunity to see the latest and greatest the building industry has to offer with over 140 sessions, 8 tracks with expert speakers and 1,400+ companies exhibiting.

Here are our top picks for what to check out while at the show.

Outdoor Exhibits

This area is located in the back parking lot of West Concourse and is open to everyone.  Attendees will have the opportunity to tour fully constructed homes in this unique exhibit area. From product demonstrations to learning about the next generation of ideas, there will be something for everyone to see. Learn valuable tips and tricks on how to make your homes truly stand-out with features and finishes that withstand the test of time. Daily giveaways will be conducted with prizes worth $1,000 to be won. This area will also host block parties, a great way to wind down at the end of the day and network with fellow peers. Aside from the outdoor exhibits, there will be thousands of exhibitors on the main show floor including Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. Make sure to stop by booth #W5661 to discover how our latest line-up of products helps you build smarter.

Tech Bytes

You have the opportunity to attend hands-on sessions that dive deep into specific industry topics. Expert speakers will be running “Office Hours” to help answer individual questions to help you learn about the practical side of various tech tools and get the information you need to incorporate them into your business.

Presentations include the following topics:

  • AdWords, PPC, SEO & Google Analytics
  • Apps for sales & productivity
  • Digital design technology & digital sales centers
  • Houzz, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more
  • Marketing automation, CRM & email marketing
  • Online reputation management
  • SketchUp
  • Tech tools for project management
  • Virtual reality, 3D tours & interactive floor plans
  • Quiz tools for marketing

Don’t forget! Nationally recognized consultant and expert, Charlie Scott, will also be presenting during this event. At 3:00pm, Scott will be demonstrating ways to use technology to increase sales referrals at the Constellation HomeBuilder Systems booth.

Home Tours

See the latest in design trends, product innovations, smart home technology and green building techniques through a variety of home tours. Builders will demonstrate how to incorporate specific features and practices in your next home. There will be a variety of home tours available from a showcase of the latest sustainable design trends in the Green Home Tour to a community tour for buyers 55+ and older. Tickets start at $85 and shuttle buses are handed out for specific departure times on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in attending a product tour but don’t necessarily have time to dedicate a large portion of your day, visit Constellation at booth #W5661 to see our software in action. Book your product tour now so you can skip the lines and arrange a time that works well for your schedule. We will have demonstrations featuring our latest VendorGo Mobile Application which helps improve vendor and builder communications. We will also be showcasing our new floor plan feature for Design Studio Manager and how it’s modernizing the entire design appointment process.