Technology

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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Robots: An Answer to Labor Shortages, High Lumber Prices?

Filed in Technology by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments
Robots: An Answer to Labor Shortages, High Lumber Prices?

Home construction has long been on the vanguard of industrial innovation. With the current economic climate dictating a rapid shift in business fundamentals of labor and materials, expect to see big changes in the industry in the near future.

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Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

Filed in Home Building, Multifamily, Remodelers, Technology by on May 1, 2018 1 Comment
Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

Ask the average insurance adjuster to name a building’s biggest enemy. The answer won’t be fire, bugs or structural failure. It’s water. New products are coming on the market to help your buyers save money and add value to their homes.

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Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating

Online Mortgages More Attractive Than Online Dating

Society’s general acceptance of and reliance on technology is quickly permeating the housing industry. In fact, a recent survey found the portion of Americans who say they’d feel comfortable applying online for a mortgage is greater than those who’d consider online dating.

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Hidden Tech: Stashing Speakers and TVs

Filed in Design, Home Building, Technology by on March 21, 2018 2 Comments
Hidden Tech: Stashing Speakers and TVs

Speakers, subwoofers and TVs can disappear into a room with the proper planning and the right installer.

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Driverless Cars Might Intersect with Housing Industry

Filed in Economics, Technology by on February 12, 2018 4 Comments
Driverless Cars Might Intersect with Housing Industry

Self-driving cars are becoming a reality, and a new NAHB survey shows how they could potentially impact prospective home buyers.

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‘Best of IBS’ Award Winners Announced

Filed in Awards, International Builders' Show, Technology by on January 22, 2018 0 Comments
‘Best of IBS’ Award Winners Announced

NAHB named the winning products in its sixth annual Best of IBS Awards during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando. The awards were presented during a ceremony on the final day of the Show.

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Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Technology by on October 26, 2017 3 Comments
Say ‘No’ to IAPMO Duct Proposal, NAHB Says

An upcoming vote could change the Uniform Mechanical Code and add at least $5,000 to the cost of a new home in California and the five other states that would adopt it.

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