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Home builder show kicks off in Orlando

Tradeshow spans 1.5 million square feet

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The annual International Builders' Show, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders, kicked off Thursday in Orlando, Fla. The show continues through Sunday, Jan. 16. More than 100,000 building industry professionals and 1,600 suppliers are expected at this year's show. Highlights of the event include the Super Sales Rally and Sales Management Summit, which takes place today, and the 2005 Meet the Experts Symposium slated for today and Saturday. The tecHOMExpo, in its fifth year, also will be a large attraction for attendees. The tecHOMExpo offers builders ideas, new products, and hands-on demos for the technology they need to build new homes. Several seminars are offered as part of the tecHOMExpo, including a builder technology forum to increase efficiency with estimating and scheduling software; "Wired for Sound," which educates on various home wiring issues and techniques; a session on 3D rendering; how to profit from your Web site investment; what builders need to k...