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DCW 2015 Thanks Supporting Organizations

Jan 7, 2015

 Second Design & Construction Week Welcomes Support of 20+ Organizations

Industry organizations provide education, advocacy and awareness

In February 2014, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) launched Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas as the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) co-located for the first time, along with the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE). Building upon that success, SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo, and the Las Vegas Market, have joined on to be part of the 2015 Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas spanning Jan. 18-23. In response, industry organizations are stepping up to express their official support.

“As one of the founding associations of Design & Construction Week, it is great to see the incredible support the event has received from the industry,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “With more than 20 supporting organizations joining on this year, the event will be the biggest industry event of the year, representing all facets of the residential building and design industry.”

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, who intersect with and depend on each other, will come together during the second annual mega-event to experience more than 3,750 exhibitors and more than 4.7 million net square feet of exhibits showcasing new, innovative products and designs, enhanced educational content and a multitude of events.

“With even more shows joining in on this mega-event — now a total of five — Design & Construction Week truly is the must-attend event for every sector of the industry,” said Maria Stapperfenne, President, NKBA. “The opportunities for gaining new knowledge, making new contacts, and growing professionally are limitless. I am so proud that NKBA is one of the founding associations.”

The committed supporting organizations showcase a range of providers of education, advocacy and awareness for the residential design and construction industry. These organizations and associations have joined together in such force, further solidifying the growing strength of residential design and construction.

“It’s wonderful to see that the model established last year for the inaugural Design & Construction Week has not only succeeded, but led to growth and expansion,” said Bill Darcy, CEO, NKBA. DCW 2015 promises to be one for the record books. The involvement of so many industry players at this single event speaks to the importance of this event that NKBA co-founded.”

The organizations of Design & Construction Week, and its producers, welcome the support from the following industry organizations:

Accessible Home Improvement of America (AHIA)

AmericanHort (AH)

American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

American Supply Association (ASA)

Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS)

Cabinet Makers Association (CMA)

CTIA–The Wireless Association (CTIA)

Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)

Interior Design Society (IDS)

International Code Council (ICC)

National Association of State Contractors’ Licensing Agencies (NASCLA)

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH)

National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA)

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)

North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA)

The Presidents Council (PC)

Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA)

All members of the supporting organizations noted above will receive special pricing for Design & Construction Week Expo Passes (Pre-Show: $100; On-site: $150).

Registered attendees will have access to all five tradeshows held during Design & Construction Week.

For more information, or to register for any of the Design & Construction Week shows, please visit:

NAHB International Builders’

Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

International Window Coverings

Las Vegas

The International Surface

For details on Design & Construction Week, visit

About the National Association of Home Builders and the International Builders’ Show

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in remodeling, home building, 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. For more information, visit The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. For more information about the 2015 International Builders’ Show, including attendee registration and exhibiting, go to

About KBIS
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, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week™. The mega-event will return Jan. 20-22, 2015, in Las Vegas with each show occupying a separate hall. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to 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.

For the latest news and announcements visit, follow KBIS on Facebook at and on Twitter at @KBIS2015.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association with more than 60,000 members that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for over 50 years. 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, consumers can also find NKBA Connect (the association’s official blog), 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

About Emerald Expositions

Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography;  decorated apparel;  building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, Cal. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit

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