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Nearly 175 education sessions on a variety of industry- and business-related topics will be offered at the upcoming 2012 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando on Feb. 8-11.
Attendees will be able to acquire new skills, training and the continuing education needed to obtain the CAPS and other designations — and to work effectively with clients, bankers, architects, suppliers and others in the industry.
“Most builders, remodelers and other industry professionals know that one of the chief benefits of attending IBS is the wide array of educational sessions — led by acknowledged experts in the field,” said Mark Pursell, senior vice president of NAHB’s Exhibitions, Marketing and Sales Group.
In 13 separate topic tracks, the education sessions will cover almost every conceivable topic of interest to builders.
Some of the sessions being offered include:
- “Economic & Market Forecast for the 50+ Housing Industry”
- “Design Application Workshop: Creating and Designing Product Using a Team Approach”
- “Great Kitchens! Expert Ideas to Improve Your Kitchen Designs”
- “Gen Yers and Boomers — The Future of the Apartment Industry”
- “2012 Super Sales Rally: Back in the Black”
- “Universal Design/Build — Taking CAPS to the Next Level”
- “Building Green Homes, From Start to Finish”
Forty-seven of these education sessions and four pre-show education sessions are approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems. They span a range of topics including green, multifamily, construction codes and technology. NAHB will report all credits earned to AIA's CES Records.
Free Access to the IBS Online Session Library After the Show for a Full Year
In addition, full registration to the Builders’ Show entitles attendees to free access for a full year to the IBS online library of all the recorded sessions — a $399 value if purchased after the show.
“Until this year, many IBS attendees had to choose between sessions being offered simultaneously — attending one while missing out on another,” Pursell said. “The online library solves that issue by giving attendees much of the same value they would have gotten if they’d attended the session in person.”
The password-protected resource will be available a few weeks after the show has ended and will include audio and online slides of each speaker’s presentation. View a sampling of the 2011 online library and the materials available here.
For more information, to view the courses being offered and to register for IBS, visit www.buildersshow.com.