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5 Ways to Approach IBSx as a Remodeler

Stumped on how to approach IBSx? We've gathered 20 educational events and grouped them by interest.

February 01, 2021
IBSx International Builders' Show 2021

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...

Healthy Home Tech & Remodeling

Wed, Feb 10 | 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST, Virtual

A demo that walks remodelers through assessing current conditions and updating a home.

Indoor Air Quality for New Construction or Remodeling

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.”

How to Sell the Health & Comfort Qualities of Your Homes

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. 

Five Facets of Wellness Design: Build Better Homes that Move Beyond Aging-In-Place

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…

Reduce Energy Loss in Foundations: How to Insulate Around Concrete

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. 

Flashing Windows & Doors Properly: Are You Certain You’re Getting It Right?

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.

Getting Cavity Insulation Right: Correct Installation of Batt, Blown-In & Spray Foam

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.

Air Sealing & Venting for Improved Energy Performance

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…

Creating a Culture of Accountability

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.

How to Attract High-Quality Remodeling Leads

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. 

Retaining & Building Company Culture in a Virtual & Remote Environment

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. 

Tips & Tricks to Prevent Callbacks & Keep More Profit

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…

Design Details & Trends from the NAHB Show Homes

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. 

The 2021 Housing & Economic Outlook

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. 

Emerging Project Trends in Remodeling

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. 

The New American Remodel 2021

Available 24/7

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…

Smart Home Technology to Add New Standards & Avoid Disasters

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.

Home Automation in Kitchens and Bathrooms

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.”

Smart Homes & Energy Efficiency: Products & Installation

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.

Integrating Connected Home Tech in a Remodel Part 1 & 2

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.

 

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