Kicking yourself for missing this year's International Builder Show in Las Vegas? Don't worry, we have you covered. Here's some of what we saw:

Day One

On Tuesday, we saw a host of new products including Huber Engineered Woods' Stretch Tape, a new addition to the company's Zip System to help alleviate the tedium of snipping flashing tape to fit corners and wall protrusions.

Day Two

Wednesday brought a new augmented reality deck design app from Azek, a 2015 housing starts forecast by three top economists, as well as the ProSales Dealer Breakfast. During his breakfast seminar, consultant Tony Callahan told an audience of LBM dealers and PROSALES readers what big builders really want from them. So, what do they want? Callahan says quality but relatively basic services like flexibility, brand availability, and low costs.

Day Three

The show concluded on Thursday with fireproof products from Boise Cascade, specialty screws from Simpson Strong-Tie, and a state-of-the-art power system from Briggs and Stratton.

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