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International Builders' Show

The Transformative Power of Innovation

The 80th anniversary of the International Builders' Show welcomed over 1,800 exhibitors this year and more than 76,000 professionals. Jumbo pivot doors, daylighting and accessible technology were a few of the key trends.

IBS showcases opportunities for windows and doors

The National Association of Home Builders’ 2023 International Builders’ Show, part of Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas, attracted its highest attendance in 10 years. I was among the 200,000 participants and hundreds of first-time attendees.

IBS Dazzles with Products, Trends, Conversation

The industry was on full display during a record-breaking Design and Construction Week.

Design & Construction Week’s 10th Anniversary Attracts Record-Breaking Attendance

Design & Construction Week, held in Las Vegas from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, had record-breaking attendance for its 10-year anniversary. 

International Code Council Receives Award for Commitment to Building a Sustainable Workforce

The International Code Council received the Building Talent Foundation’s 2022 Industry Champion award at the International Building Show in Las Vegas. The Code Council supports the Building Talent Foundation’s mission to build a sustainable workforce through its programs that welcome and guide a…

NAHB Announces Best of IBS Winners

The National Association of Home Builders has named the 10 Best of International Builders’ Show winners for 2023.

Top Features and Design Trends for 2023 Highlight Post-Pandemic Shifts and Affordability Struggles

Home buyer preferences have continued to shift home building trends in the wake of COVID-19. Amenities no longer necessarily translate directly to number of rooms or types of features within the home either, it can also be simply having a space within the home that provides respite.

Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2023

Members of the National Association of Home Builders elected four senior officers—Alicia Huey, Carl Harris, Buddy Hughes and Bill Owens—to top leadership positions.

NAHB Unveils the Official Exhibit Home of IBS 2023

The National Association of Home Builders unveiled the official 2023 exhibit home of the International Builders' Show, built and designed by Luxus Design Build/Studio Architecture, which delivers an example of how the program focuses on innovation and energy efficiency.

Multifamily Housing Market Will Weaken in 2023 while Remodeling Market Remains Solid

The remodeling sector remains on solid ground and will do better than the single-family and multifamily markets in 2023.

Home Demand Will Return Later This Year, but Supply Side Will Worsen

The housing recession that began in 2022 will bleed into 2023 as elevated inflation and mortgage rates, coupled with high building material construction costs, continue to take a toll on the housing industry and are expected to push the overall economy into a mild recession this year.

JELD-WEN Showcasing New Products at International Builders' Show

JELD-WEN is showing off new products and new innovation from the company at this year's International Builders Show in Las Vegas. The company is using an interactive augmented reality experience at the show so attendees can interact with its design-forward doors and windows.

Schlage Introduces the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever

Schlage's new Encode Smart WiFi Lever is the most recent addition to the Schlage Encode family on products. The Schlage Encode WiFi Lever is a smart lock designed to work on standard single bore-hole doors, offering the security and convenience of the Schlage smart lock experience to more areas of…

Weather Shield Expands VUE Collection with Hinged Patio Door

The hinged patio door is the newest addition to Weather Shield's VUE Collection, joining the collection’s existing Multi-Slide Patio Doors to create beautiful glass gateways that allow expansive outdoor views.

Western Window Systems Unveils New Product at 2023 NAHB Show

Western Window Systems is unveiling its new Series 300 Minimalist Multi-Slide Door at this year's International Builders Show in Las Vegas. The door features the same smooth operation and hardware options as Western Window Systems’ Classic Line doors, while offering innovative narrow interlock…

LaCantina Launches New Folding Door

The LaCantina V2 Folding Door is a new folding door system redesigned to align with the latest design trends and to meet the needs of architects, homeowners, and designers. The new system provides unlimited opportunities for indoor and outdoor spaces while creating a fresh, elevated, and modern…

Weather Shield to Debut Products at IBS

At the 2023 National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Weather Shield is set to debut its new VUE collection as well as a sliding patio door. 

Builders’ Show Returns to Orlando

Although some notable window and door manufacturers didn’t have a presence at the International Builders' Show this year, the show floor held no shortage of new products and ideas for residential fenestration professionals.

Endura Wins Best Window and Door Product at 2022 IBS

Awards were given to exhibitors with a product or line that shows the best combination of design, functionality and innovation, as well as its usefulness to consumers and/or home builders.

HBI Challenges Builders to Change Business Practices to Fill Worker Shortage

To ease severe worker shortages that are delaying construction timelines and raising housing costs, home builders must make fundamental changes to the way they do business, Ed Brady, CEO of the Home Builders Institute, said during a press conference at the International Builders’ Show. 

The National Hardware Show Will Join Design & Construction Week 2023

The National Hardware Show will join the NAHB International Builders' Show and the NKBA's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show at Design & Construction Week next year, which will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. 

More Than 70,000 Attend Design and Construction Week

"The attendance at this year's show exceeded our expectations and reflects the enthusiasm of the home building industry to collaborate and discover the latest products and technology solutions for their customers," says Geoff Cassidy, NAHB senior vice president of exhibitions and meetings.

Housing Affordability Will Remain a Significant Challenge in 2022

Low existing home inventory and strong buyer demand will keep housing moving forward in 2022 even as builders continue to grapple with ongoing building material production bottlenecks and labor shortages that will limit the pace of construction and keep upward pressure on home prices.

Remodeling Demand Remained Strong in 2021 Despite Supply Chain Problems

The NAHB/Royal Building Products Remodeling Market Index showed continued year-over-year improvement in remodelers' sentiment, with index levels at well above break-even point of 50. 

ODL Showcases Large Format Blink Blinds + Glass at IBS

ODL Inc. will introduce Large Format Blink Blinds + Glass available up to 8- by 8-feet at the 2022 International Builders’ Show.

Simpson Door Expands Door Collections

Simpson Door Co. expanded two of its door lines, the Redi-Prime interior door collection and Nantucket Collection.

NAHB Launches IBSx Education & Exhibitor Showcase

Following the cancellation of the IBSx Virtual Experience, NAHB has launched the IBSx Education & Exhibitor Showcase at

Pella Product Wins Best in Show at the International Builders' Show

The Easy-Slide Operator, Pella Corp.’s new hardware solution, was named winner of the Best of Show at the 2021 International Builders’ Show.

IBSx Wraps, Most Educational Programming Remains Accessible

The inaugural IBSx event welcomed home building professionals, Feb. 9-12, online for education and networking. Although the exhibitor platform was closed after day one due to technology issues, educational programming continued as planned.

Residential Remodeling Fully Recovered from the Beginning of COVID-19

Spending on residential improvements will continue to grow at a healthy pace over the next two years, according to experts speaking at an online press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers during the 2021 International Builders' Show virtual experience.

Energy Star-rated Windows Among Most-desired Green Building Features in Homes

Energy efficiency is a primary driver in home buyer preferences, according to research from the National Association of Home Builders. 

NanaWall Focuses on Post-COVID Design at IBSx

NanaWall Systems says its programming at the International Builders Show, held virtually on Feb. 9-12, 2021, will concentrate on products that meet the increased demand for renovation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic Outlook: Single-family will continue ongoing growth, but at a slower pace

Housing growth will continue for the next several years, but at lower growth rates than we saw last year, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz during a press conference at the International Builders’ Show virtual experience on Feb. 9.

Alside Showcases Full-frame Replacement System at IBSx

Alside is exhibiting at the 2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBSx) Virtual Experience Feb. 9-12.

2021 Builders' Show Exhibition Homes Unveiled

The National Association of Home Builders Leading Suppliers Council, in collaboration with Pro Builder and Pro Remodeler magazines, unveiled the latest official show homes of the International Builders' Show virtual experience (IBSx): The New American Home 2021 and The New American Remodel 2021.

Pella Wins Best Window and Door Product at IBSx

The National Association of Home Builders named the winning products in its inaugural Best of IBSxT Awards for the 2021 NAHB International Builders' Show virtual experience. 

Therma-Tru Introduces New Products, Trends at 2021 Virtual Experience for IBSx

Therma-Tru's 2021 Therma-Tru Virtual Experience is designed to allow building professionals to explore a collection of new products.

Trust, Market Optimism and Growing Framing Diversity

I’ve played window historian on this blog in the past, tracking specifically the way that vinyl has ascended over the decades from a mistrusted bargain material to the undisputed market leader. Why the shift? There have been material improvements, of course. Standards and certifications helped, too…

Three big themes from the Builders’ Show

I was one of the approximately 90,000 attendees to descend on the Las Vegas convention center last week for the International Builders’ Show at Design and Construction Week. Here are my three big takeaways from IBS 2020. 

Strong Attendance at 2020 Builders' Show Reflects Industry Optimism

Nearly 65,000 home building professionals from around the world attended the National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 21-23.

Home Builders Institute, The Home Depot Foundation Commit $500,000 for Student Training

The Home Builders Institute announced The Home Depot Foundation will commit up to $500,000 to fund student training in home construction careers in high schools across the country. Additionally, the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders,…

Single-family Starts Will Gain Ground in 2020

Single-family starts should continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2020, fueled by solid job growth and low mortgage rates that will keep demand firm, according to economists speaking at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.

Live from IBS 2020

More than 1,400 manufacturers and suppliers are occupying 600,000 net square feet of exhibit space this week at the NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. Editor-in-chief Emily Thompson is live on scene, exploring the show floor and uncovering the latest products in the fenestration…

Marvin Previews Two New Products at IBS

Marvin is previewing two new products at the 2020 International Builders’ Show: Marvin Skycove and the Marvin Awaken Skylight. 

Andersen Showcases its Designs at IBS 2020

Andersen Windows is showcasing its product portfolio at the National Association of Homebuilders' 2019 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 21-23.

Kolbe expands VistaLuxe Collection to Include All-aluminum Windows and Doors

Kolbe introduces the VistaLuxe Collection AL Line, which includes a full selection of thermally broken all-aluminum windows and doors, according to the company.

2020 IBS Product Preview

Exhibiting at IBS? Please tell us about the products you'll be showcasing. Products will be published on and in W+D Weekly. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, Jan. 9.

Ringing in the New

Happy New Year, Window + Door readers. We’re ringing in the new decade with an all-new, a project we’ve been working on throughout 2019.

Reflections from IBS

Was anyone else’s winter thrown a little off by the later dates of the International Builders’ Show? I felt like I returned to bizzaro world where we completely skipped February. It’s a sign of a longstanding tradition when even a small deviation from the pattern creates this sort of impact—the…