Building Technology

Growing number of large homebuilders adopting use of aerial drones

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June 02, 2016

Some 41% of builders with 100 unit starts or more said they would use drones within the next three years.

A recent study by KB Knowledge indicates that tight tech budgets are affecting the construction industry
February 09, 2016

Recent report says reduced tech funding has led to a host of issues, including lack of industry innovation 

2015 DOE Solar Decathlon winner, Sure House
January 15, 2016

Renewable energy systems meet smart design in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 contest

A growing number of home builders and land developers are using drones
December 15, 2015

For some builders, drones prove to be a handy tool in marketing campaigns and site assessments


Buyers of all ages want home automation

North American Passive House Network E-book Explains Passivhaus, Net-Zero Techniques

Courtland Place Passive House in Washington. Photo: Rob Harrison/Creative Commons

September 30, 2015

Free guide includes spotlight on individual projects

The Future of Housing Design: Can Your Team Deliver?

The 2015 Race to Zero Grand Winner was designed by a multidisciplinary team of students from the University of Minnesota.

September 17, 2015

Ensuring that high-performance construction continues to thrive involves a commitment to your business — and to mentoring a new generation of builders

Image courtesy Building America Solution Center

August 14, 2015

Energy-efficient homes require careful attention to indoor air quality.

The (Not So) New Role of Cannabis in Construction
July 07, 2015

Hempcrete provides natural insulation, is airtight yet breathable, impervious to mold, and virtually fireproof

Homebuyers of the (Near) Future Will Visit Model Homes Digitally

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June 19, 2015

The move to digital can potentially help both builders and buyers save money


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