THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS' SHOW can overwhelm even the most seasoned trade show attendee. That's why each January we pull together a collection of the best products on the exhibition floor—ones you should be sure to see.

The 20 products we chose offer a little of everything, from smart fans to tamper-resistant truck boxes to indoor/outdoor columns and wood-like decking to translucent fireplaces.

Check out Panasonic's WhisperSmart motion-sensor ventilation fan, which automatically kicks up to 100 percent of its cfm capacity when a person enters the room. Sharp Electronics is unveiling a 30-inch range with a glass ceramic cooktop, a conventional oven, and a microwave drawer. And after 85 years of making wood windows, Hurd will enter the entry door category with a line of steel and fiberglass doors.

Unfortunately, we can't show you everything, so you'll have to do some walking to see all the other cool stuff. But at least now you're way ahead of the game.

For more product information, visit ebuild, Hanley Wood's interactive product catalog, at or