Feb 27 - 29, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 27 - 29, 2024

IBS Craft Techniques Zone

NEW FOR 2023!

construction demo at building zone

West Hall #1432

The Craft Techniques Zone (CTZ) features a variety of interactive demonstrations highlighting best practices, tips and how-tos in craft-building techniques and skills. Whereas our Construction Performance Zone focuses on the larger structural and performance-related aspects of building, this new zone explores the details, updates and finishes that complete the home.

Expert craftspersons Aaron Thomas Butt, Jon Hilgenberg and Walt Tomala are the leads for the demonstrations. Industry-leading builders and influencers like Dr. Decks, Joe Cooks, Brandon Jones and more join the hosts throughout the week. The CTZ is a must-see for builders, specialty remodelers, trade contractors and craftspersons interested in skilled techniques.

Key Learning Topics

We’ll showcase craft building skills and finishes for both the interior and exterior of the home with potential topics to include:


  • Carpentry/Fine Woodworking
  • Stair Building
  • Home Tech
  • Kitchens & Baths
  • Basements
  • Wall Finishes
  • Flooring


  • Roofs
  • Decking
  • Outdoor Living
  • Landscapes
  • Exterior Finishes & Siding
  • Additions
Aaron thomas Butt

Carpenter & MacNeille
Essex, MA

Jon Hilgenberg

JCH Cabinets and Installations
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Walt Tomala

TNT General Contracting
Westfield, MA

What's happening at IBS 2023 in the Craft Techniques Zone?

IBS Craft Techniques Zone

LVCC - West 1432

January 31
Pints & Paints
4:00 - 4:45 pm
February 1
February 2

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