Sacramento CA— Home building professionals from across the country convened in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, June 27 – 28 to learn, network and discover new products at PCBC 2018, the largest annual homebuilding trade show in the Western United States. This business-to-business event provides customized content to support the growth and success of the housing industry. In 2018, new trends, new sessions and speakers, new events and more than 350 exhibitors provided the industry with tools they need to advance the art, science and business of housing.
Specialized sessions and panels brought fresh trends and topics to the community of homebuilding professionals looking to hone their skills and gain a competitive advantage. Ron Nestor, AIA, senior principal of WHA Inc. shared his thoughts on Rebuilding After the Fires, a topic that is top of mind after recent natural events. New speakers added to the 2018 PCBC roster included Suzanne Arkle, President & CEO, ZANN, Sterling Jawitz, Head of Real Estate Strategic Partnerships, Common, Brent Mather, AIA, LEED® AP, Design Director, Principal, Gensler.
With everything from building materials/structural products, to cabinets, appliances, flooring, faucets, solar, home technology and more, PCBC’s exhibits floor was where trends were showcased and new product offerings were discovered. The exhibit floor was also home to the Parade of Products awards. These products represented outstanding achievements in innovation and new product development. Click here to see all the winning products.
“PCBC is committed to providing the industry with the insights and inspiration they need to create better, more livable, more desirable homes and communities.” commented Linda Baysari, senior vice president of PCBC. “As homes become more technologically advanced and sustainability, multifamily and affordable housing trends continue to grow, PCBC challenges attendees to think creatively and capitalize on their passion to achieve their business goals. We are pleased to provide education and product introductions that keep the industry inspired to construct the innovative homes of tomorrow.”
The 2018 keynote speakers represented varied backgrounds and life experiences, they elegantly brought the art, science and business of the industry to life with inspirational and thought-provoking presentations. Award-winning photographer Platon, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, and Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors shared their unique, creative and unexpected perspectives in an effort to encourage creativity and innovation.
Re-Think Conference, Land & Capital Forum and the pre-conference sessions provided PCBC attendees with thought-provoking insights and hands-on learning opportunities in the areas of residential design, marketing and organizational leadership, land acquisition, development, research, investment and entitlement. This full spectrum of sessions gave attendees the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and colleagues to collaborate on challenges and gain perspective on emerging trends. Additionally, open-to-all education opportunities were available throughout the event, including sessions in the Hub for Social Media. Conveniently located on the trade show floor, this lounge featured cutting-edge social media sessions where both experienced digital marketers and social media novices were introduced to innovative concepts to drive reach and engagement on various platforms.
The interactive LEGO to commemorate California Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) 75th Anniversary, was entertaining and well received. Over the course of the show, attendees contributed to the building of a LEGO community using building stations filled with LEGO supplies. This experience allowed attendees to showcase their creativity and collaborative nature.
The 55th annual Gold Nugget Awards recognized industry businesses for improving our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. This formal event proved to be the perfect backdrop for celebrating industry successes and to network with industry peers. The California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame Gala, hosted at PCBC, recognized a selection of individuals whose professional achievements have enhanced construction and development in California.
HOME OF THE YEAR
- White Horse Plan 9502 – Cheval – Scottsdale, Arizona
- Builder: Camelot Homes
- Architect: Bob White, Forest Studio
MULTI-FAMILY COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR
- The Pacific – San Francisco, CA
- Developer: Trumark Urban
- Architect: Handel Architects LLP
RESIDENTIAL DETACHED COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
- Coral Canyon – Newport Beach, CA
- Builder: The New Home Company
- Architect: EBTA Architects and Forest Studio
MASTERPLAN COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR
- Ward Village – Honolulu, Hawaii
- Developer: Howard Hughes Corp.
MASTERPLAN COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR
- Esencia – Rancho Mission Viejo, CA
- Developer: Rancho Mission Viejo
- Planner: SWA Group
JUDGES SPECIAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
- Flora Farms – Las Animas, Baja B.C.S
- Builder: The Verano Group
- Developer: Flora Investments, Inc.
- Architect: Dorman Associates, Inc.
For a full list of Grand Awards Honorees – please visit PCBC.com
PCBC will return to Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 30-31, 2019. Visit PCBC.com for more information and registration details