Orlando was buzzing this past week as Design and Construction Week took place. This event includes the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show.
IBS was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from January 10 to 12. The show is hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and is a great opportunity for our building and construction team to visit our customers’ displays and to see the latest products, materials and technologies, many of which we have contributed to.
This year’s show was well attended and featured 1,500 exhibitors, 160+ education sessions and over 80,000 attendees. The entire event was filled with positive vibes. Many booths infused the fun of Orlando with their products, featuring music and interactive displays.
The Building and Construction industry is investing heavily in new technologies and applications, trying to innovate and bring new products to market. The sentiment from the show was “cautiously optimistic” about 2017 but very positive about continued growth in years to come.
Our building and construction team was able to visit with many of our customers and discuss the future of the industry. Our annual attendance at the International Builders’ Show ensures that we will be able to anticipate customer needs and develop products to meet those needs.
Mark Juve, Business Director, Building & Construction