IBS Sessions Focus on Design and Land Development
Trends in design and land development will be reviewed in a long list of education sessions at the 2010 International Builders’ Show.
The NAHB Design Committee is sponsoring 24 sessions at the show, including three workshops that are being co-sponsored with the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
In addition, the NAHB Land Development Committee will be sponsoring seven sessions this year, including a workshop co-sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). A different format for both the AIA and ASLA Workshops will be utilized in 2010, with the workshops taking place on the exhibit hall floor. The additional exposure this will provide is expected to generate increased interest in these already popular events.
Also, for the first time, the Design Committee is sponsoring a three-session track of Core Content Programming, including “The ABC's of Good Design-Smart Spatial Planning, Materials and Finishes”; “Basic Design Theming, and Details — Bringing It All Together”; and “Fundamentals of Site Selection and Design.” The intent of this track is to present a comprehensive focus on all elements of house design: interior design, exterior design/curb appeal and site location and site design.
In addition, the Land Development Committee will, for the first time, sponsor an educational session focused solely on green communities that have been certified through the National Green Building Standard.
Other land development sessions will focus on such topical issues as workforce housing, transit-oriented design and infill development trends.
For more information, e-mail Thais Austin at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8343.