WASHINGTON - The nextBUILDâ„¢ pavilion is the newly renamed technology component of the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 2007 International Builders' Show (IBS). The show is expected to attract more than 100,000 housing professionals, including home and apartment builders, product manufacturers, and those involved in every aspect of residential and light commercial construction, to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 7-10, 2007.

Formerly called tecHOMExpo, nextBUILD will feature more than 200 exhibitors offering both back-end office technologies to help builders improve their business management processes as well as the top technologies that consumers are asking for in their homes.

"Cutting-edge builders realize that technology is critical not only to their business management, but to their customers, as consumers are demanding state-of-the art technology in their homes," said Harvey Edwards, NAHB Convention Committee chair and president of Tuscaloosa Building & Land Co. in Tuscaloosa, Ala. "That's why the technology pavilion is one of the most visited sections of the IBS, and why the new and expanded nextBUILD is sure to be an even bigger draw at the 2007 show."

For more information, go to www.buildershow.com.

Publication date: 09/18/2006