IBS Education Sessions Explore Alternative Building Solutions

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As supply-chain issues continue to challenge the housing market, builders can explore different building techniques that may streamline the home-building process and utilize less material. The 2022 NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) provides opportunities to explore these options through various education sessions focused on offsite construction. Your Stick-Built Alternatives: Less Waste, Less Overhead, Less Labor Tuesday, Feb. 8  |  11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET This session will explore a range of systems-built options including concrete, steel and pre-fabricated components as well as the pros/cons and best practices with each. Supply Chain & Materials: How to Reduce Cost & Increase Availability Tuesday, Feb. 8  |  11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET Explore new pricing and product strategies you can employ in partnership with your suppliers and subcontractors. How to Diversify & Grow Your Business with Building Systems Tuesday, Feb. 8  |  3:45-4:45 p.m. ET Developers experienced with building systems will share how they've diversified their businesses through successful integration of volumetric modular and panelized construction for single-family and multifamily communities. Embracing R&D & Innovation: Build a Better Business, Build a Better Industry Wednesday, Feb. 9  |  9:15-10:15 a.m. ET Experts will share how they used R&D tactics and collaboration with value chain partners to successfully propel their businesses and the industry forward, including 3D printing technology, modular components, designs to address demographic and societal trends, and off-site construction techniques. Risks & Opportunities Within the Global Offsite Construction Industry Wednesday, Feb. 9  |  11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET This advanced session will introduce you to a unique solution for this crisis: multifamily housing built offsite using volumetric modular construction techniques. Triple Threat: Re-imagining Home Building from the Ground Up Thursday, Feb. 10  |  9:15-10:15 a.m. ET Gain insight into the use of pre-built modular and principles from the Toyota Production System (TPS) to increase quality, shorten schedules and deliver beautiful, affordable homes even in the most expensive markets. Onsite vs. Offsite: Costs, Benefits & Making the Right Choice for Your Business Thursday, Feb. 10  |  1:45-2:45 p.m. ET This advanced session will explore the promise and benefits of offsite construction — from the industry challenges that will spur its adoption to why it has not developed as expected to date. Demos will also be taking place throughout the show to spotlight different offsite construction techniques first hand, including advanced framing, panelization and cross-laminated timber. And don't forget to visit the Building Systems Councils Lounge to take advantage of numerous learning and network opportunities centered on systems-built construction. Visit BuildersShow.com to learn more about these and other top-notch education sessions taking place in-person during the 2022 IBS in Orlando on Feb. 8-10.

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