News Analysis

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

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?


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?


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.


IT Challenges Construction

As investments rise for new technology on the jobsite, investment in the resources that are needed to manage them must also rise. The SIM (Society for Information Management),, is reporting IT budgets have increased by 23%, raising total investments to $107 million in 2017.


Investments Prepare AEC Integration

Integration enables construction companies to improve business processes by linking model data to other business process in the office and at the jobsite—and now new investments could further this trend in the future.