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.