The 4th annual Design & Construction Week changed locations from its usual Vegas backdrop to that of Orlando, Fla. DCW, the co-location of the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and NAHB International Builders’ Show, featured award ceremonies, interactive showcases, networking events, and learning opportunities.
A few highlights included the Best of KBIS awards, the Innovative Showroom Awards, and the multiple conferences on the state of the industry as well as upcoming trends.
The Best of KBIS 2017 awards were given by category with the Best in Show award going to GEOLUXE for its GEOLUXE Natural Stone; the same product won gold in the Best of Kitchen category. Best of Kitchen silver went to The Galley for The Galley Dresser; Best of Bath gold was awarded to TOTO for its NEOREST AC Dual Flush Toilet with Actilight; and Best of Bath silver was presented to the Copper Shower Company for The Copper Shower Kit.
Coverage of the show floor can be seen on Plumbing & Mechanical’s Facebook and Twitter pages using #LiveWithPM. A blog can also be seen here: www.pmmag.com/blogs/21-pm-on-the-road-blog.
A full feature covering the growth of the show, which will include attendance numbers and show photography, will appear in PM’s March issue.