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    NAHB 2001 Atlanta Showcase

    by ArchitectureWeek

    In February, 2001, nearly 73,000 construction professionals from 95 countries descended upon Atlanta, Georgia for what its organizers say is the world's largest construction industry trade show.

    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2001 International Builders Show also incorporated the International Commercial Construction Exposition (ICCON) and tecHOMExpo. On display for the event were thousands of building tools and products including electronic devices to automate twenty-first century houses.

    One popular highlight of the event was the 18th annual New American Home Tour. Visitors viewed a new house, shown here, which featured some of the latest in appliances and some of the oldest in design principles.

    As well as perusing new products during the four-day event, builders from every segment of the industry had the opportunity to further their education in such areas as marketing, design, and computer technology.

    Product Exhibit

    Some of the many innovative products that were featured included:

  • the Solar Star solar-powered attic fan from Solatube International, that reduces heat build-up and the resulting condensation in attics by ventilating an area of up to 1,200 square feet (110 square meters),

     

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  • ArchWeek Photo

    The American Home Tour, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders, came to this house in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Photo: James F. Wilson

    ArchWeek Photo

    The main floor "gathering room."
    Photo: James F. Wilson

     

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