News Analysis

News Analysis 2017-12-29T01:17:28+00:00

Step Inside Green Building

Technology continues to advance, offering new means and methods for constructing smart, energy-efficient buildings. One of the best ways to gain a greater understanding of how technology can help homes and commercial facilities operate is looking at other examples that are already completed or in progress.

2/20/2018|

VR Trains Electricians

Technology is becoming more common among the trades, as a way to help train and educate workers on the job. The rollout of new technologies in the trades also enables greater productivity and efficiencies, amid a skilled labor shortage.

2/8/2018|

Supporting Sustainable Cities

Buildings are currently responsible for roughly one-third of global energy consumption, and about 30% of global energy-related CO2 emissions and 20% of total CO2 emissions. To help, two organizations are now partnering in an effort to measurably reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiencies in buildings.

2/6/2018|

Smart Homes: More than Hype?

There has been a lot of talk lately about smart-home technology, especially with the recent IBS (Intl. Buidlers Show). In fact, this discussion has been happening for more than a decade—back when the term was AHT (automated home technology). But has all that hype had an impact on homes?

1/23/2018|

Funding Fuels Construction

As of late, there has been an infusion of funds into many of the young tech startups coming out of Silicon Valley and across the country. But will this money help to jumpstart innovation in the construction industry?

1/18/2018|

Seen and Heard at IBS 2018

Held last week, the IBS (Intl. Builders Show) was a bevy of announcements that set the stage for where the residential construction market is headed in 2018 and beyond. Here are some of the top announcements and trends discussed at the show.

1/16/2018|