More than 47,000 builders, remodelers, product manufacturers and other home building industry professionals were in Orlando, FL, last week to attend the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show.

According to the NAHB, “the industry slowly, cautiously climbs out of the worst downturn in memory,” with “vendors on the exhibit floor saying the mood among home builders is noticeably brighter than last year's.”

In addition to commemorating sustainable construction by holding the fourth annual Green Day, this year's International Builders' Show celebrated universal design, offered plan review workshops, partnered builders with lenders and included 224 educational sessions.

More than 1,100 exhibitors displayed their products and services at the event, with many planning to return to Orlando in February 2012.