It may be called the International Builders’ Show, but IBSx has plenty to offer remodelers looking to improve their construction techniques, sales skills, and get up to date on the latest trends and products.
The new online, virtual format has many advantages (less money, time, and sore feet), but navigating all the different events and schedules on the website can induce headaches. The main schedule is straightforward, but the list of specific educational events is quite extensive. We rounded up some of the events tagged for remodelers based on interest to help attendees get the most out of their IBSx experience. Here are five ways to navigate IBSx educational events as a remodeler.
1. If you want to improve the health of a client’s home...
Wed, Feb 10 | 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST, Virtual
A demo that walks remodelers through assessing current conditions and updating a home.
Thu, Feb 11 | 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST, Virtual
Air quality was trending before the pandemic, but work from home has put even more emphasis on it. This demo shows you how to “reduce toxins, maximize fresh air and tighten the envelope of our high-performance build.”
Thu, Feb 11 | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST, Virtual
Everyone wants a healthy home, but not every company can successfully sell that premise. This talk goes through relevant messaging, education, and selling techniques.
Available 24/7 beginning February 9
This on-demand material walks through the five facets of wellness design and how to successfully sell aging-in-place design (Hint: You don’t focus on the ‘aging’ part).
2. If you want to build better…
Tue, Feb 9 | 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM EST, Virtual
Energy efficiency starts from the ground up. In this demo, learn how to insulate around concrete, identify weak spots, and achieve a continuous thermal barrier.
Tue, Feb 9 | 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM EST, Virtual
You know how to flash windows and doors, right? Maybe not, as technology is changing. This demo walks remodelers through the right way to flash.
Thu, Feb 11 | 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM EST, Virtual
With this demo, remodelers will learn how to lower the HERS score and a homeowner’s energy bill with fiberglass, mineral wool, cellulose, and spray foam insulation options.
Thu, Feb 11 | 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM EST, Virtual
This demo begs the question, are we building homes too tight? Learn how to balance insulation with the necessary air flow for a healthy home.
3. If you want to elevate your team’s sales game…
Wed, Feb 10 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST, Virtual
Team success relies on individual goals. In this roundtable discussion, learn how to set expectations, measure performance, and create a culture of accountability.
Wed, Feb 10 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST
A 20-year remodeling industry marketing expert shares his tips and tricks for websites, social media channels, print/direct mail, and other media channels for high-quality leads.
Wed, Feb 10 | 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST, Virtual
Though virtual meetings have their perks, it’s harder to foster team spirit and relate to clients. With this roundtable discussion, learn how to communicate virtually—and effectively.
Thu, Feb 11 | 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM EST, Virtual
Warranties help clients feel secure, but what happens when they collect on that? This demo teaches you how to reduce the number of callbacks and determine the parameters of the warranty.
If you want to get a handle on the latest remodeling trends…
Tue, Feb 9 | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST, Virtual
NAHB Show Homes exemplify the best in efficiency, design, and innovative products, but their budgets are out of many remodelers’ budgets. Compare notes with other experts to squeeze the best takeaways from the show homes.
Wed, Feb 10 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST, Virtual
2020 was a rollercoaster ride, but NAHB, financial experts, and economists give their forecasts for the coming year. Things can change, but this talk is the best estimate of where we’re heading so far.
Thu, Feb 11 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST, Virtual
Join our own Director of Content, Erika Taylor, and find out what other remodelers are seeing in the industry, from in-home offices to healthy living spaces.
Prepare to be wowed. Take a virtual tour of the TNAR 2021 and take notes on trends and products you’d like to incorporate into your own remodels.
If you want to know the latest remodeling products on the market…
Wed, Feb 10 | 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST, Virtual
Prevention is always better than repair. Learn about the latest smart home technologies that can help save homes from water damage, electrical fires, and more.
Wed, Feb 10 | 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM EST, Virtual
Simply adding smart technology to a kitchen or bath won’t elevate the design. Learn what “specific details to pay attention to when designing a smart home kitchen [or bathroom], how to prepare the space, and what products are most in-demand.”
Wed, Feb 10 | 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EST, Virtual
Smart home products aren’t just impressive because they allow homeowners to control devices remotely. They track data and give valuable insights into energy usage and more. Learn how to leverage that to save you and homeowners money.
Wed, Feb 10 | 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM EST, Virtual
How can a remodeler build a smart home system? This demo will teach remodelers which products work well together, how to solve compatibility issues, and more.
Remember, this is just a taste of what IBSx has to offer remodelers. Take this list as inspiration and check out the other events, talks, and roundtable discussions.