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Dedicated to advancing the art, science and business of housing, PCBC is the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region.

Launched in 1959 as a small educational conference at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco, PCBC is now an annual two-day conference, product display and business exchange and is open to anyone professionally involved in the building industry, including builders, developers, architects, remodelers, designers, contractors, dealers/distributors and suppliers/manufacturers.

In the past, PCBC was an acronym for “Pacific Coast Builders Conference”.  Over time the name became an inaccurate reflection of the audience, as the show now draws attendees from all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 25 other countries.  Today the show is known simply as PCBC.

PCBC alternates each year between San Francisco and San Diego and has been endorsed as the official show of Leading Builders of America (LBA), whose membership includes 21 of the largest publicly and privately held homebuilders in the nation

CBIA: PCBC's Sponsoring Organization

PCBC is sponsored by the California Building Industry Association (CBIA). A statewide trade association based in Sacramento, CBIA represents thousands of companies, including homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and other industry professionals. As the organization's learning laboratory, PCBC encourages new and informed perspective, an open minded attitude and unwavering curiosity amongst the people creating better communities.

PCBC is Endorsed by Leading Builders of America (LBA)

PCBC is the official annual event of the LBA, whose membership includes 21 of the largest publicly and privately held homebuilders in the nation. This ongoing partnership brings teams of national and regional buyers to attend the show, meet with PCBC exhibitors, and participate in exclusive buyer programs. LBA also collaborates with PCBC annually to develop high-level programming for LBA senior executives, including the prestigious, invitation-only Leader-to-Leader Forum. In 2013, LBA member companies sold over 132,000 new homes and generated more than $44 billion in revenue for the national economy. Learn more here....

Who Attends

Verified registrants representing the Western United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 25 other countries include homebuilders, developers, architects, investors, general contractors, trade contractors, interior designers, real estate brokers, consultants, product manufacturers, and other industry advisors. Learn more about the PCBC homebuilding audience…

Who Exhibits

Each year, product categories cover an extensive range of residential building materials from new home technologies to sustainable products, and in 2014 the exhibit floor featured over 300 exhibitors and thousands of product solutions. Product categories include: Appliances, Home Technology Building Materials, HVAC Business Services, Insulation & Infiltration Barriers, Cabinets, Manufactured Housing Countertop Materials, Molding & Millwork, Computer Software, Outdoor Living, Decking, Fencing & Landscaping, Pest Control, Doors, Plumbing, Electrical & Lighting, Roofing, Elevators, Siding Energy/Environmental, Stairs, Exterior Wall Finish, Structural Products, Faucets, Tools & Equipment, Fireplaces, Walls, Ceilings & Finishes, Flooring, Water Systems, Hardware, Windows & Skylights. See the current list of 2015 exhibitors……


As the industry continues to rebound from the economic downturn, PCBC also continues to grow in conference attendance, exhibit floor attendance and in the demand for exhibit space.

  • In 2014, PCBC had one of the most successful shows in recent years with a 30% increase in attendance over 2013.
  • The 2014 show year also saw an expanded exhibit floor footprint with the addition of 25% more square footage over 2013, which, in turn, was up 15% over the previous year. Many of the major brand-name national manufacturers also returned to the exhibit floor in 2014 after a hiatus of several years.
  • In 2015, PCBC will expand the exhibit floor footprint even more to meet increased demand from a growing number of companies who plan to upsize their booth space.

Future Dates

PCBC alternates each year between the San Diego Convention Center and San Francisco’s Moscone Center. See show dates..

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