Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
From design to measurement, there are constantly new software products coming out for building professionals. Whether you're looking for a new way to visualize a floor plan or your clients want to track the progress of the project, there's probably an app or service out there that can help you. Finding the perfect application for your project may save you hours of frustration, not to mention driving and phone calls.
Geo marketing the next wave in social networking
Home builders can benefit from location-based social networking tools like Google Places and Gowalla. Two real estate marketing experts offer tips for builders.
This template-driven add-on for Revit BIM software helps automate design, production, and manufacturing of light gauge metal and wood studs for floor framing.
How BIM can work for small builders
Until recently, building information modeling has been the domain of big builders. But small- and mid-sized firms are now starting to realize the benefits of using BIM software tools.
Tips for using 3D digital models to sell homes
Early adopters of 3D design share advice on selling with virtual model homes.
Tampa, Fla. will buy a fully automated electronic building permitting system from Accela Automation, a company that provides Web- and cloud-based software applications to government agencies.
MiTek Sapphire Viewer
MiTek's Sapphire Viewer is designed for the builder, architect, or engineer to collaborate in real time on house plans with their component manufacturer (truss and panel maker).
In this third installment of a three-part series on building information modeling, Scott Sedam talks with design professionals who are leading the transition from CAD to BIM.
CalStar Oversized Facing Bricks
CalStar Products has introduced a line of oversized facing units that can be used for base courses and as accent bands.
The potential for BIM to usher in a new era of improved product, lower cost, and greater profit is unassailable.
Lean expert Scott Sedam goes back to his home-building roots to help pinpoint BIM’s potential as a powerful enabler for Lean building and the relentless removal of waste from product and process.
Beazer, Oakwood, and Winchester are among the home builders utilizing building information modeling technology to gain efficiencies in the tough housing market.