The residential construction industry has a unique set of needs that technology can help solve. Today, two big emerging technology trends are unfolding in the construction industry.
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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?
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.
Building a high-tech home comes with its challenges. Builders and architects need to take into account unique requirements for cabling and systems.
Effectively visualizing a home by looking at a 2D floor plan is challenging for most potential homebuyers. VR (virtual reality) is an engaging way to interact with a new home design.
In Central California, a new grid-connected community called De Young EnVision is being built that will include 36 Zero Energy, connected homes designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year.
Nearly half of the custom homes built in the United States contain improper HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) designs and equipment, according to multiple studies by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
As automation continues to advance and become more affordable, innovations are needed to meet growing demands and allow buyers to stay connected to their homes.
As the demand for new residential construction continues, more builders are turning to panelization, the prefabrication of structural building components in a factory instead of the jobsite.