Building Software

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.



Products
April 05, 2012

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

How BIM can work for small builders

Features
March 23, 2012

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

Tips for using 3D digital models to sell homes

Features
March 05, 2012

Early adopters of 3D design share advice on selling with virtual model homes.

Features
January 20, 2012

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 Sapphire Viewer

Products
January 13, 2012

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).

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Features
December 28, 2011

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 Oversized Facing Bricks

Products
November 18, 2011

CalStar Products has introduced a line of oversized facing units that can be used for base courses and as accent bands.

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The potential for BIM to usher in a new era of improved product, lower cost, and greater profit is unassailable.

Features
October 23, 2011

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.

Features
April 18, 2011

Beazer, Oakwood, and Winchester are among the home builders utilizing building information modeling technology to gain efficiencies in the tough housing market.

News
December 26, 2010

Home building giant David Weekley Homes has launched a website that allows its buyers to stay updated on the progress of their new home. Upon signing the sales contract, clients receive log-in details to their personal buyer home page at MyDWHome.com, where construction updates and progress photos are posted regularly.

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