Conference

Jan 21, 2020 - Jan 23, 2020

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA

International Builders Show

By NAHB

Meet The Team

Get in touch with our experts at IBS.

Mollie Carmichael

Principal

Mollie Carmichael

Principal


Tim Sullivan

Senior Managing Principal

Tim Sullivan

Senior Managing Principal


Ali Wolf

Chief Economist

Ali Wolf

Chief Economist


Jeff Meyers

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Meyers

Chief Executive Officer


Amy Dudley

Executive Vice President, National Sales

Amy Dudley

Executive Vice President, National Sales


Michael Ellison

Regional Account Manager

Michael Ellison

Regional Account Manager


Emily Sinderhoff

Regional Account Manager

Emily Sinderhoff

Regional Account Manager


Shagane Barsegian Launey

Vice President, Product Design

Shagane Barsegian Launey

Vice President, Product Design


IBS At Glance

1500 Exhibits - 130+ Educational Sessions - Networking - Demos

Sharpen your industry skills at the largest annual light construction show in the world. No other event in the homebuilding industry draws more influential builders, provides more opportunity for quality connection, engagement, and dialogue, or brings together richer intersections of capital. 

Leading up to the event find our team's rich agenda's, local guides and topical previews on our blog.

Agenda

Jan 20, 2020 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM PT
38 Hawkeye Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89135

BUILDER Chowa Concept Home Learn Lab Session

This session will take participants inside Chowa’s design, development, construction, and customer focus process to learn how new perspectives can merge with technology advances for more balance, better performance, construction efficiency, health and well-being and overall live-ability.
Register
Speakers:
John McManus, VP and Editorial Director, Hanley Wood
Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Meyers Research
Jan 20, 2020 | 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM PT
38 Hawkeye Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89135

BUILDER Chowa Concept Home House Tours & Block Party

Enjoy great food, cocktails while being one of the first to experience this incredible home.
Jan 21, 2019 | 9:30AM - 10:00AM PT
Booth #C2138

Top 10 Ways to Be More Profitable in 2020

Consumer expert Mollie Carmichael presents the latest trends based on a survey of 33,000 new home shoppers on the most popular markets, how sentiments vary by consumer segment and what the top products are, along with how it impacts housing the in future.
Speakers:
Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Meyers Research
Jan 21, 2019 | 10:00AM – 10:30AM PT
Booth #C2138

Evolve the Conversation: Win the Builder the FirstTime Every Time

Learn about our data solutions that allow you to understand the new home construction and remodeling markets – from the market level down to the zip code – to understand where current activity and future potential are the greatest. Understand the detailed information that can be used to support sales, distribution, pricing and product development strategies.
Speakers:
Robb Coltrin, SVP Sales, Metrostudy
Jan 21, 2019 | 10:30AM-11:00AM PT
Booth #C2138

SHAWOOD Demonstration

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide through it's partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show.
Speakers:
Yusa Takeda, Manager, Business Palnning, Sekisui House
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Jan 21, 2019 | 11:00AM-11:30AM PT
Booth #C2138

3 Opportunities and 3 Risks in the Top 10 Growth Markets

Where are you focusing investment? What are your best opportunities? How do you identify market risks? What data supports your decisions? Metrostudy expert David Brown presents the top 10 homebuilding markets, comparing various metrics used to identify both opportunities and risks in these fast growth markets.
Speakers:
David Brown, SVP, Metrostudy
Jan 21, 2019 | 11:30AM-12:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

Data's Evolution - Strengthening Your Strategy

Technology is giving us access to never before imagined insights that not only help develop strategy, but that also inform design, land acquisition, community amenities and the sales and marketing approach. Data experts from Meyers Research share how the entrée of new data is evolving and how it can be a future part of your success.
Speakers:
Amy Dudley, EVP, National Sales, Meyers Research
Jan 21, 2019 | 12:30PM-1:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

The Value of Health and Well-Being: Educating the Buyer

In today’s super competitive housing market, how does your message rise above the rest? How are you reaching consumers at an emotional level in a way that inspires them and educates them about the impact housing can have on their health and well-being? Kim Ross shares insights from Woodside Homes’s and Sekisui House’s foray into this new and lasting home trend.
Speakers:
Kim Ross, VP Marketing, Woodside Homes
Jan 21, 2019 | 12:45PM-1:45PM PT
South 227

Cracking the Changing Code: Understanding Today's New Homebuyer

This fast-paced panel discussion will share important findings from an extensive 24,000+ home shopper research project—a combination of focus groups, in-depth interviews and model home shop-along visits—and deliver the insights you need to increase new home sales. Panelists will provide an in-depth look at where the market is headed, which buyer segments are most active, what features and design styles they want, the obstacles you should avoid, and more.
Speakers:
Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Meyers Research
Jan 21, 2019 | 1:00PM-1:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

SHAWOOD Demonstration

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide through it's partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show..
Speakers:
Yusa Takeda, Manager, Business Palnning, Sekisui House
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Jan 21, 2019 | 1:30PM-2:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

Exclusive Interview on the Innovative Approach to Sustainability with Joel Shine, CEO at Woodside Homes

The path to sustainable home building includes many factors in the design and construction, and then the operation and performance of the home. Woodside Homes is taking on the challenge with new products and processes that address every aspect of sustainable housing. Here, Joel Shine, CEO at Woodside Homes, shares how this focus came to life in the 2020 BUILDER Concept Home and beyond.
Speakers:
John McManus, VP and Editorial Director, Residential Group, Hanley Wood
Joel Shine, CEO, Woodside Homes
Jan 21, 2019 | 2:00PM-2:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

Economic Outlook

This session provides new insights on the challenges and implications of a variety of issues that are impacting today’s housing starts. Ali Wolf of Meyers Research offers her unmasked take on business conditions and consumer trends that will be critical to your strategy and operations in the coming months and years.
Speakers:
Ali Wolf, Director, Economic Research, Meyers Research
Jan 21, 2019 | 2:30PM-3:00PM PT
SU873

Japanese Simplicity & Precision Deliver High Quality, Efficient Modular Housing

Learn more about the advanced Japanese prefabrication process from representatives from Sekisui House and Woodside Homes and the partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show.
Speakers:
John McManus, VP and Editorial Director, Residential Group, Hanley Wood
Jan 21, 2019 | 2:30PM-3:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

SHAWOOD Demonstration

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide and the partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show..
Speakers:
Yusa Takeda, Manager, Business Palnning, Sekisui House
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Jan 21, 2019 | 2:30PM-3:30PM PT
South 221

How Urban Solutions Are Framing Future Suburbs

How can developers bring high-density, urban-style design to suburban locations at an attainable sales price? Our panel of experts will discuss the design trends that are turning renters into buyers, what they do and don’t want, how they want to live and what you can do to attract them.
Speakers:
Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Meyers Research
Jan 21, 2019 | 3:00PM-3:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

A Disruptive Outlook on Health in Housing

One of the country’s leading suppliers talks about its approach to health and wellbeing and why this trend presents significant opportunity for builders. This session offers insight on consumer demand for healthier living and how will it will make housing different in the future.
Speakers:
Betsy Froelich, Marketing and Brand Management, Kohler
Jan 21, 2019 | 3:30PM-4:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

Five Year Forecast

This state of the union on the current residential construction market takes a sharp look at the future of mortgage rates, technologies that will impact housing, market cycles, opportunities and the impact of the Trump Tax Cut.
Speakers:
Mark Boud, Chief Economist, Metrostudy
Jan 22, 2020 | 7:30AM-9:30AM PT
Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

2020 BUILDER & Meyers Research Housing Outlook Breakfast

Our annual breakfast will provide you with amazing networking opportunities and a chance to hear from leaders in the Building Industry. You’ll leave armed with strategies to help your organization manage risk, pursue opportunities in the face of rising costs and address the 2020 policy and economic climate as a whole.

Proceeds from the Housing Outlook Breakfast will go to HomeAid America.
More Details
Speakers:
Mark Boud, Chief Economist
Tim Sullivan, Managing Principal, Meyers Research
Jan 22, 2020 | 9:30AM-10:30AM PT
Booth #C2138

Building Science Demo - How To Prevent Call Backs

Poor design and faulty construction can cause callbacks that not only create a terrible experience for the home buyer but also slow down the process meaning lost dollars for you. Clayton DeKorne, chief editor at the Journal of Light Construction, discusses the most common call backs and how eliminate them.
Speakers:
Clayton DeKorne, Chief Editor, JLC Group
Jan 22, 2020 | 10:15AM-11:15AM PT
North 252

Who, What, Where & Why: Making the Most of Latest Industry Trends, Demographics & Analysis

Hear leading industry economics address what is being built, why and what you can expect from the industry over the next two years, and how you can combine marketing, land strategies, product mix and financing for success.
Jan 22, 2020 | 10:30AM-11:00AM PT
Booth #C2128

SHAWOOD Demonstration

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide and the partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show..
Speakers:
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Kazuki Ichikawa, Manager, Construction and Quality Control, Sekisui House
Jan 22, 2020 | 11:00AM-11:30AM PT
Booth #C2138

A Disruptive Outlook On Health In Housing

One of the country’s leading suppliers talks about its approach to health and wellbeing and why this trend presents significant opportunity for builders. This session offers insight on consumer demand for healthier living and how will it will make housing different in the future.
Speakers:
Betsy Froelich, Marketing and Brand Management, Kohler
Jan 22, 2020 | 11:30AM-12:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

Top 10 Ways To Be More Profitable In 2020

Major shifts in consumer desires and experiences will make new buyers a moving target that will require a strong brand focus and organizational agility to earn their business. Consumer expert Mollie Carmichael presents the latest trends based on a survey of 33,000 new home shoppers on the most popular markets, how sentiments vary by consumer segment and what the top products are, along with how it impacts housing the in future.
Speakers:
Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Meyers Research
Jan 22, 2020 | 12:00PM-12:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

3 Opportunities and 3 Risks in the Top 10 Growth Markets

Where are you focusing investment? What are your best opportunities? How do you identify market risks? What data supports your decisions? Metrostudy expert David Brown presents the top 10 homebuilding markets, comparing various metrics used to identify both opportunities and risks in these fast growth markets.
Speakers:
David Brown, SVP, Metrostudy
Jan 22, 2020 | 12:30PM-1:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

Smart Home Technology for Healthy Living

Technology is affording home buyers access to better living, including improved health and wellness at home. One of the innovators leading the way in this space is Delos, by combining research acumen with technology to integrate smart products in the home that help residents live healthier more comfortable lives. Learn more about the demand for this new housing feature and how.
Speakers:
Anthony Antolino, Chief Commercial Officer, Delos
Jan 22, 2020 | 1:00PM-1:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

Top Innovations in Housing

Editors from ARCHITECT, BUILDER, Journal of Light Construction, and Multifamily Executive selected the top 50 innovations in housing for 2019. Hear about the most impactful innovations and how they will impact housing today and beyond.
Speakers:
John McManus, VP, Editorial Director, Residential Group, Hanley Wood
Jan 22, 2020 | 1:15PM-2:00PM PT
South 219

Understanding & Reaching Today’s Home Buyers

Join Angela Kaipust, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Mollie Carmichael, Meyers Research, to learn more about today’s home buyer preferences and behavior. This session will address how consumer trends relate to homeownership behavior and mortgage applications, as well as how technology can improve the transaction and customer experience.
Speakers:
Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Meyers Research
Jan 22, 2020 | 1:30PM-2:0)PM PT
Booth #C2138

Analysis Of Labor Market

One of the biggest challenges in today’s housing industry is access to skilled labor. The number of unfilled jobs in construction has reached a two-decade high, with more than 404,000 open positions according to NAHB data. What impact does that have on your business and how can you prepare?
Speakers:
Mark Boud, Chief Economist, Metrostudy
Jan 22, 2020 | 2:00PM-2:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

SHAWOOD Demonstrations

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide and the partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show..
Speakers:
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Kazuki Ichikawa, Manager, Construction and Quality Control, Sekisui House
Jan 22, 2020 | 2:30PM-3:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

How Will Construction Solve Its Skilled Labor Crisis

Technology will no doubt be part of the solution for the current labor crisis, but we have a much deeper, older problem to solve first. Clayton DeKorne, editor of Journal of Light Construction, highlights the history of the issue along with several proposed solutions.
Speakers:
Clayton DeKorne, Chief Editor, JLC Group
Jan 22, 2020 | 3:00PM-3:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

SHAWOOD Demonstration

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide and the partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show..
Speakers:
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Kazuki Ichikawa, Manager, Construction and Quality Control, Sekisui House
Jan 22, 2020 | 3:30PM-4:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

Product Session - Most Popular Products

Crippling affordability, changing demographics and rapidly shifting technology trends all set the stage for more product and home innovation in the short-term future. We must examine the impact of these trends and adjust our focus on new design, or risk losing to the competition. This session covers the who, what and why for the most important design trends approaching in the next few years.
Speakers:
Mollie Carmichael, Principal, Meyers Resarch
Jan 23, 2020 | 9:30AM-10:00AM PT
Booth #C2138

Smart Home Technology for Healthy Living

Technology is affording home buyers access to better living, including improved health and wellness at home. One of the innovators leading the way in this space is Delos, by combining research acumen with technology to integrate smart products in the home that help residents live healthier more comfortable lives. Learn more about the demand for this new housing feature and how
Speakers:
Anthony Antolino, Chief Commercial Officer, Delos
Jan 23, 2020 | 10:00AM-10:30AM PT
Booth #C2138

State of Multifamily

Kimberly Byrum of Meyers Research brings to light the most significant trends and developments that will impact the next three to six years in multifamily investment, development, and business strategy. You’ll see where data points to opportunities and to challenges.
Speakers:
Kimberly Byrum, Managing Principal, Multifamily, Meyers Research
Jan 23, 2020 | 10:30AM-11:00AM PT
Booth #2138

SHAWOOD Demonstration

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide and the partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show.
Speakers:
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Kazuki Ichikawa, Manager, Construction and Quality Control, Sekisui House
Jan 23, 2020 | 11:00AM-11:30AM PT
Booth #2138

Ask The Editors

John McManus, editorial director of BUILDER and Multifamily Executive; Clayton DeKorne, editor for Remodeling and Journal of Light Construction; and David Myron, editor for ProSales take the stage to answer today’s most pressing questions on residential development.
Jan 23, 2020 | 11:30AM-12:00PM PT
Booth #2138

Resiliency, Fire Proof, Earthquake, Durability, Strength - Can Housing Have It All?

The 2020 BUILDER Chowa Concept Home represents a new level of design and technology that responds to tomorrow’s needs for resiliency. During this session, Joel Abney of Woodside Homes shares how it all came together in this project and can be adopted on a volume scale in the future.
Speakers:
Joel Abney, National VP of Operations, Woodside Homes
Jan 23, 2020 | 12:00PM-12:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

The Value of Health and Well-Being: Educating the Buyer

In today’s super competitive housing market, how does your message rise above the rest? How are you reaching consumers at an emotional level in a way that inspires them and educates them about the impact housing can have on their health and well-being? Kim Ross shares insights from Woodside Homes’s and Sekisui House’s foray into this new and lasting home trend.
Speakers:
Kim Ross, VP of Marketing, Woodside Homes
Jan 23, 2020 | 12:30PM-1:00PM PT
Booth #C2138

SHAWOOD Demonstration

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide and the partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show..
Speakers:
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Kazuki Ichikawa, Manager, Construction and Quality Control, Sekisui House
Jan 23, 2020 | 1:00PM-1:30PM PT
Booth #C2138

Material and Product Selection for Health and Well-Being

Tomorrow’s homes are taking into account new considerations on health and wellbeing, specifically around air quality and its impact on ongoing health. Tomorrow’s consumers will have a choice in homes that make this a priority and those that do not.
Speakers:
Joel Abney, national vice president of operations, Woodside Homes
Jan 23, 2020 | 1:30PM-2:00PM PT
Booth #2138

Exclusive interview with Joel Shine, CEO at Woodside and their innovative approach to sustainability

The path to sustainable home building includes many factors in the design and construction, and then the operation and performance of the home. Woodside Homes is taking on the challenge with new products and processes that address every aspect of sustainable housing. Here, Joel Shine, CEO at Woodside Homes, shares how this focus came to life in the 2020 BUILDER Concept Home and beyond.
Speakers:
John McManus, VP and Editorial Director, Residential Group, Hanley Wood
Joel Shine, CEO, Woodside Homes
Jan 23, 2020 | 2:00PM-2:30PM PT
Booth #2138

Evolve the Conversation: Win the Builder the First Time Every Time

Metrostudy has developed solutions that allow you to understand the new home construction and remodeling markets – from the market level down to the zip code – to understand where current activity and future potential are the greatest. Understand the detailed information that can be used to support sales, distribution, pricing and product development strategies.
Speakers:
Robb Coltrin, SVP, Metrostudy
Jan 23, 2020 | 2:30PM-3:00PM PT
Booth #2138

SHAWOOD Demonstration

Sekisui House’s SHAWOOD is a highly engineered housing construction system to protect home owners from dangerous weather events, such as fires and earthquakes. SHAWOOD also delivers technologies that create and support comfortable, harmonious and healthy lifestyles. Discover the SHAWOOD system that is part of more than 70,000 homes worldwide and the partnership with Hanley Wood to bring a model pre-fab home to the International Builders' Show.
Speakers:
Makoto Ochiai, Manager, Product Development, Sekisui House
Kazuki Ichikawa, Manager, Construction and Quality Control, Sekisui House
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