Simpson Strong-Tie, Winchester Homes, Apex Technology, and WHA Architects to Present on Distance Collaboration at IBS 2020

winchester Cabin Branch ProjectSimpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will join Winchester Homes, Apex Technology, and WHA Architects at the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) to present on innovative builder collaboration and BIM design technologies that were key in expediting the realization of new design concepts at Winchester Homes’ Cabin Branch community in Clarksburg, MD.

Distance Collaboration: How Technology & Teamwork Are the Future of the Construction Process will showcase how the collaboration and design technology practices developed for Cabin Branch can empower builders to not only work with their preferred architectural, engineering, design, and supply teams, regardless of geography, but also improve the way they build. The fast-paced, interactive session will be held Wednesday, January 22, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Tech Bytes B lounge located in the Las Vegas Convention Center South 231.

As part of the IBS 2020 Tech Bytes programming track showcasing practical, real-world applications of emerging technologies, the distance collaboration panel features Winchester Homes president Brad Blank, Apex Technology president Mike Kozlowski, WHA Architects senior principal and design team leader Bob Wilhelm, and Simpson Strong-Tie director of customer-facing software Tim Beckman.

“We’re excited to showcase how builders like Winchester Homes are selecting the architects, engineers, and suppliers they prefer while using a systematized design/construction process for faster collaboration and improved product rollout,” says Beckman. “Their success in bringing new product design concepts to Cabin Branch without a negative impact on the design timeline is a great case study in how creative thinking coupled with the use of technology can help a builder accelerate cycle times and be disruptive in a highly competitive submarket.”

IBS 2020 attendees at the Distance Collaboration: How Technology & Teamwork Are the Future of the Construction Process panel will also:

  • Hear how progressive builders use distance collaboration to introduce unique new home designs to a submarket and gain competitive advantage and premium pricing.
  • Understand how to implement and leverage project management and BIM design technology to collaboratively bring homes to market more quickly and with greater cost efficiencies.

In addition, attendees of the presentation are eligible for continuing education credits from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). For more information about the panel and IBS 2020 Tech Bytes programming, visit the IBS Tech Bytes conference microsite.