The 2009 International Builders' Show is in full swing this week in its first return to Las Vegas since 2004. The staffs of ProSales sister magazines, BUILDER, EcoHome, BUILDING PRODUCTS, and others, are at the show reporting back on the latest housing industry news, trends, and products.
Read on for a handpicked selection:
IBS Product Picks, Day 1: Energy-efficient refrigeration, commercial-grade water filtration, fiber-cement panel siding, an extra-large-opening sliding door, and more. Read the story.
IBS Session—Changing Population Trends: Single women, baby boomers, and the growing Hispanic population are among those groups shifting design and product demands. Read the story.
IBS Economic Forecast—Housing Will Continue to Struggle in '09: NAHB economists estimate that builders will sell just 420,000 new homes this year. Read the story.
IBS Session—Dense Neighborhoods, Smaller Homes Need Not Sacrifice Design: Pardee Homes' Portico community showcases eco-friendly living that doesn't skimp on architectural appeal. Read the story.
IBS Session—Mixed-Use Development Holds Out Opportunities and Challenges: A builder and architect discuss pros and cons at IBS. Read the story.
IBS Video—2009 BUILDER LivingHome: Its construction in the LivingHome factory and transport to IBS. View the video.