Technology

GIA Winning Product Ahead of its Time for Post-COVID Home Marketing

Filed in Awards, Technology by on July 8, 2020 0 Comments
GIA Winning Product Ahead of its Time for Post-COVID Home Marketing

At IBS 2020, Hillside Software was recognized as a winner of the 2019 Global Innovation Award for their NFC Mobile Marketing Tag technology. Just a few months later, this technology would prove more valuable than ever.

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How Log Home Companies are Expanding Their Reach Virtually

Filed in Committees and Councils, Technology by on June 29, 2020 0 Comments
How Log Home Companies are Expanding Their Reach Virtually

This July, National Log Homes Open House month might look a little different. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, log-home companies have had to re-approach their open house process with new health and safety protocols in mind, and broaden their education and outreach through online tours, social media seminars and more.

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What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

Water has been around since the beginning of time, but technology regarding water continues to evolve. Here’s a snapshot of some of the latest trends in residential water technology.

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How Increasing 5G Infrastructure May Impact Local Land Use

Filed in Land Development, Technology by on March 20, 2020 0 Comments
How Increasing 5G Infrastructure May Impact Local Land Use

With a nationwide spread of 5G, and its potential impacts on land in urban, rural and residential areas, it is as important as ever to stay informed with the latest land use issues and solutions. Learn more about what the increase in 5G infrastructure may entail.

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Reducing Theft on the Jobsite from Day 1

Filed in Technology by on March 12, 2020 0 Comments
Reducing Theft on the Jobsite from Day 1

Once considered an amenity upgrade, integrated security systems have increasingly become an industry standard for new homes. Not only are they a key feature for the home owners once they move in, but also for the home builders to help secure the jobsite during construction.

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Safety Training May Soon be Conducted by Virtual Reality

Filed in IBS, Safety, Technology by on March 4, 2020 2 Comments
Safety Training May Soon be Conducted by Virtual Reality

At IBS 2020, visitors to the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone were treated to the potential future of safety training: Virtual reality. And with recent studies on the topic, it might be coming sooner than you think.

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Advanced Lighting Technology That Goes Next Level

Filed in Design, Technology by on October 30, 2019 0 Comments
Advanced Lighting Technology That Goes Next Level

Residential lighting is rapidly evolving, not only in its architectural applications, but also for its biological benefits of potentially enhancing one’s sleep, mood and productivity.

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Can BIM Make High-Performance Building Easier?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building, Technology by on August 27, 2019 2 Comments
Can BIM Make High-Performance Building Easier?

While Building Information Modeling (BIM) is standard operating procedure on large commercial projects, relatively few residential builders have gotten on board. The few home builders who are using it call it a game changer.

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8K TV: Are American Homes Ready?

Filed in Technology by on July 3, 2019 1 Comment
8K TV: Are American Homes Ready?

As households increasingly use more data, technology experts suggest preparing new homes to eventually adapt to what will be one of the biggest data hogs: the 8K TV.

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Sound Advice: The Costs of Sound Isolation for Home Theaters

Filed in Technology by on June 11, 2019 1 Comment
Sound Advice: The Costs of Sound Isolation for Home Theaters

One of the biggest challenges to creating a top-notch home theater — especially in urban areas — is sound isolation. But typically the best solutions come at a price.

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