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How to Maximize a Media Room

Filed in Design, Technology by on October 31, 2018 0 Comments
How to Maximize a Media Room

Dedicated home cinemas have significant consumer appeal. They can also be quite expensive, but there are infinite options to optimize a media room using the latest technology and building techniques.

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The Hybrid Home Network: Avoiding the ‘Spinning Beachball of Death’

Filed in Business Management, Technology by on October 2, 2018 0 Comments
The Hybrid Home Network: Avoiding the ‘Spinning Beachball of Death’

As “smart” devices are increasingly brought into American residences, a growing number of home owners are discovering that some of those gadgets are becoming less reliable. The problem is often not with the devices themselves, but rather, the network those devices rely on.

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Circadian Lighting Goes Residential

Filed in Business Management, Technology by on September 10, 2018 0 Comments
Circadian Lighting Goes Residential

There’s a new aspect of lighting that’s gaining traction in both the commercial and residential construction markets: the notion of “human-centric” lighting that enhances the wellness of a building’s occupants.

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Reducing Lumber Waste While Delivering on Time and on Budget

Filed in Technology by on August 29, 2018 0 Comments
Reducing Lumber Waste While Delivering on Time and on Budget

Orlando-based Raney Construction survived the 2008 financial crisis by manufacturing its own building components and creating a “vertically-integrated total solution” which this year alone will help build 3,500 homes.

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Tech Solutions to Unique Problems

Filed in Home Building, Technology by on August 21, 2018 0 Comments
Tech Solutions to Unique Problems

A home with integrated technology offers a lot of gee-whiz effects like music in multiple rooms or dedicated home cinemas that can actually offer an improvement over the commercial theater experience. But there’s other aspects to these systems beyond the “oh wow” factor they can provide.

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Innovation Shines in Building Systems Week Aug. 20-24

Filed in Technology by on August 20, 2018 0 Comments
Innovation Shines in Building Systems Week Aug. 20-24

Celebrate the innovative and tech-savvy members of NAHB Building Systems Councils as they observe Building Systems Week Aug. 20-24.

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Learn from Systems-Built Experts in Summit Education Sessions

Filed in Home Building, Technology by on August 2, 2018 0 Comments
Learn from Systems-Built Experts in Summit Education Sessions

The upcoming Building Systems Housing Summit is a great opportunity to discover emerging trends and network with builders, manufacturers and suppliers of modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber frame homes. The event also gives attendees direct access to top experts in the industry.

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Integrating Technology into Your Condo Development

Filed in Business Management, Multifamily, Technology by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
Integrating Technology into Your Condo Development

Suppose you are planning a new multifamily development and want to offer buyers competitive design choices beyond countertop choices or various materials for millwork. An Australian developer cornered the market by offering a new “smart” community.

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It’s Time for Home Builders to Get Serious about Cyber Security

Filed in Councils & Committees, Legal, Technology by on July 23, 2018 0 Comments
It’s Time for Home Builders to Get Serious about Cyber Security

The infamous 2013 Target cyber attack, which saw credit and debit card information from 40 million consumers exposed, began when hackers gained access to the Target payment system through an HVAC contractor. With nearly every aspect of the home building industry moving online and most information stored in digital formats, it’s time for every home builder to seriously assess their cyber security and potential exposure to liability.

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Smart Air in Your Technology Systems

Filed in Technology by on July 16, 2018 1 Comment
Smart Air in Your Technology Systems

Jon Fischer, HVAC automation sales manager for Aprilaire in Madison, Wisc., is pretty succinct about why his company, originally focused on humidity and air quality control, added smart thermostats to its line.

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