The event was the biggest ever, as nearly
60,000 gathered in Dallas, Tex., for the annual
convention and show of the National
Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in
Builders roamed through 18 acres of exhibits
in three buildings and had the opportunity
to attend 175 educational programs
and hear 700 speakers at the four-day event.
As usual, high-ranking bureaucrats and
legislators made news.
Highlights of the convention included:
• A look at the "Smart House Project,"
a joint effort of 29 participating manufacturers
and 11 major advisory council
members, which might be the hottest topic
in construction in the near future.
• A call to arms against tax reform, which
the NAHB says is cutting housing starts,