Getting Started with New Building Concepts at IBS

Business Management
Have you considered experimenting with a new building style? Wanted to add new skills to your repertoire? The Centrals and other communities at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) offer a great opportunity to learn more about various segments of the building industry firsthand from subject-matter experts. Here are just a few of the sessions you can explore:
  • Ways to Expand Your Remodeling Business into the Aging-in-Place Market — Tuesday, Jan. 21, 8:45-9:15 a.m. Remodeling Central (North 259) Join a panel of aging-in-place design and remodeling experts for an open forum discussion on what they are experiencing regarding the current aging-in-place trends, what clients are asking for, product selections, technologies and more. Learn how each expert promotes and networks themselves in this specialized market and to prospective clients.
  • The "Booming" 55+ Market: How to Add Boomers to Your Business Plan — Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10:30-11 a.m. 55+ Housing Central (North 261) Boomers are buying, but they are not quite like the rest. Learn how their wants and ways of buying are different, and how you can adjust community design, products offered and the processes to successfully attract this buyer and add them to your business plan.
  • Ask the Experts — Adopt Building Systems for Your Business BSC Hospitality Lounge (North 242) The Builders Systems Councils Lounge offers three opportunities to learn more about key off-site building systems you may want to incorporate into your projects:
  • Tips on Entering the LIHTC/Affordable Housing Sector — Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1:45-2:15 p.m. Multifamily Central (North 255) The affordable housing sector, along with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, is a relatively stable and under-supplied housing sector that can offer steady returns for investors. Numerous pitfalls can affect newcomers, however, including compliance with federal and state rules involved in developing and managing such properties. Learn more about both the opportunities and obstacles for entering the world of affordable housing and using LIHTC.
  • How to Do Business on a Global Scale — Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. International Central (North Hall, Level 2 Lobby, Outside N251) Are you interested in expanding your business internationally? Join NAHB for this panel presentation that will be moderated by Representatives from the Department of Commerce.
  • NGBS Green Certification Adds Value to Your Next Offsite Build — Thursday, Jan. 23, 9:45-10:15 a.m. BSC Hospitality Lounge (North 242) The National Green Building Standard ICC / ASHRAE – 700 (NGBS) is the leading national green building certification for homes and apartments because it offers a flexible, rigorous, and affordable rating system. Come learn about the NGBS’s requirements and understand how the certification process works. Meet an Accredited Verifier who can answer your technical building science questions. Get all the information you need to get your projects NGBS Green certified and set your company apart from the competition.
In addition to numerous niche-specific presentations and learning opportunities, IBS Centrals and communities offer a chance to connect and discuss topics with industry professionals during various networking events. Check out the complete list of programs.

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