On February 4-6, 2014, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders’ Show (IBS) will converge under the banner of Design & Construction Week. With over 1,500 exhibitors showcasing new, innovative products and designs, enhanced educational content and a multitude of events, Design & Construction Week is shaping up to be a mega-event. In response, organizations are stepping up to express their official support, further solidifying the growing strength of residential design and construction.
“The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is proud to be one of the founding associations for Design & Construction Week,” said John Morgan, President, NKBA. “Our partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to form Design & Construction Week was in an effort to achieve a number of objectives. One of the most important was to provide our combined audiences with a platform-event to make lasting connections that will make a difference at home. To see so many organizations come forward to show their support is incredibly encouraging.”
The residential design and construction industry is built by a vast network of professionals. Architects, designers, builders, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors, dealers and their respective organizations all provide a variety of vital services and products. These different groups intersect with and depend on each other.
“We think Design and Construction Week presents a great opportunity for all players in the housing industry to come together, learn from each other and address common concerns,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “It’s great that twenty leading associations have signed on already.”
The committed supporting organizations showcase a range of providers of education, advocacy and awareness for the residential design and construction industry. This is the first time these organizations and associations have joined together in such force to promote this key industry segment.
“This is good for everyone,” said Bill Darcy, CEO, NKBA. “At the end of the day, these organizations, NKBA included, exist to support the industries we serve. The more organizations that demonstrate mutual support for Design & Construction Week, the better it is for all.”
The founding organizations for Design & Construction Week, and its producers, welcome the support from the following industry organizations.
Design & Construction Week Supporting Organizations
- Accessible Home Improvement of America (AHIA)
- Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
- American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
- American Supply Association (ASA)
- Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP)
- Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
- Cabinet Makers Association (CMA)
- Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
- Construction Specifications Institute Las Vegas Chapter (CSILV)
- CTIA–The Wireless Association (CTIA)
- International Code Council (ICC)
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
- National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA)
- National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA)
- National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
- National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)
- North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA)
- The Presidents Council
- Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA)
- Wood Products Manufacturers Association (WPMA)
All members of the supporting organizations noted above will receive special pricing for Design & Construction Week Expo Passes (Early Registration, 10/1-12/20: $75; Regular: $100; On-site: $150).
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning in February 2014 under the banner of “Design and Construction Week.” The new mega-event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2014, in Las Vegas with each show occupying a separate hall. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with over 50,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for 50 years. NKBA.org provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, and an extensive glossary of remodeling terms. At NKBA.org, consumers can also find certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts, and download the free NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner. To learn more, visit the NKBA Press Room at www.NKBA.org.
About the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.
About Emerald Expositions
KBIS is managed by Emerald Expositions, a leading trade show producer. For more information, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.