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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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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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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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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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Technology and Aging in Place, Part 2: Keep it Simple

Filed in Business Management, Education, Remodelers by on June 28, 2018 0 Comments
Technology and Aging in Place, Part 2: Keep it Simple

Renovating an existing home or adding a room or suite of rooms to a home for an aging relative has benefits beyond monthly savings, says this CAPS remodeler. Providing upgrades so that an Alzheimer’s patient can stay in a familiar location — and around family members — not only reduces overall cost, but also slows the progression slightly, allowing for a better quality of life.

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Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on June 15, 2018 0 Comments
Technology and Aging in Place, Part 1: The Basics

Although Ohio Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Ric Johnson assists Alzheimer’s and early-onset dementia patients and their families, the technology he’s using has potential for broad applications in the rapidly growing aging-in-place market.

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Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

Filed in Design, Home Building, Multifamily by on May 16, 2018 0 Comments
Soundproofing for In-Home Media: The Basics

A dedicated home theater can make for a better viewing experience than a commercial theater, but only when the right forethought is given to sound isolation.

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Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

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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3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

Filed in Design, Housing Trends, Multifamily, Remodelers by on April 10, 2018 0 Comments
3 Trends to Watch in Smart Lighting

An excellent bellwether for advances coming to residential lighting solutions is the biennial Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany. The show — which boasts a staggering attendance of 220,000 global visitors — exhibits trends in lighting design, electrical systems and building automation. Here’s what we learned.

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