Retail Observer

September 2019

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM SEPTEMBER 2019 10 T he PCBC attendees had access to in-depth presentations and education sessions led by thought leaders from multiple industry facets and business sectors, to energize the homebuilding profession with inspiration and innovative thinking. Education, the flagship of PCBC, provided the attendees with tangible learnings that they could immediately apply to their businesses and careers. Keynote speakers Allison Levine and Sekou Andrews delivered impactful speeches that inspired, re-energized and empowered the entire cross-section of the housing community. The show floor gave the industry an experience of more than 300 top manufacturers and suppliers who showcased their innovative new products, design ideas, green building solutions and technology enhancements. The exhibitors brought to life the significant trends now shaping the industry, including connected home technologies that make homes more valuable and personal; virtual technology that allows houses to be viewed across the world, or even before they are built using new AR, VR, and live streaming technologies; responsible home building that highlights energy saving initiatives, greater family flexibility and ADA compliance; autonomous home automation that uses sensors and AI technology to analyze the home environment; and mobile technology that allows all homebuilding team members to communicate electronically using software and SaaS solutions. PCBC 2019

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