New Trends in Construction and Building
Building information modeling

Building Information Modelling takes into account the most crucial thing in a construction project: Collaboration. To put it simply, BIM refers to a collaborative method of working which is based on the generation and exchange of data and information between the various project parties.

Project management software

Like various other industries, construction has realized the potential of implementing a project management software. Real-time project management software has been continuously advancing in order to draw more insights from data.

VR and AR

Compared to augmented reality, virtual reality is a much more common tool in construction. It is often used in BIM. Its biggest benefit is the ability to provide virtual walk throughs in order to sell property and pitch architectural ideas to clients. The possibility to virtually show clients what their investment will look like beforehand, makes VR a very attractive technology.


Robotics and Automation have revolutionized various industries. Its arrival in construction has been slow but it’s here now and rapidly spreading. There has been much technological advancement made in robotics. One such example is MIT’s Digital Construction Platform which uses 3D printing to create form structures.


There has been much talk about Drones and the numerous advantages they provide to a construction project. It is extensively used in mapping the construction site (thereby gathering data of the entire site), reporting the changes and updates of the project to clients, and monitoring and inspecting job sites.

Modular construction

Modular buildings or prefabricated buildings is the development of a building structure off-site, and then transporting it to the desired site without compromising on quality. There is no change in building materials and supplies, and the job is done in less time.

Green construction

One of the most significant change observed in the construction industry is the growing interest in green construction. There has been a global change in the way people consume. Consumers have started to change their lifestyles.

In short, 2018 holds

A lot of excitement for the construction industry. From BIM to VR to Green Construction… we will see a lot of progress in all of these sectors. Lets keep a look out and see where the industry is next year.

Risk management plan in construction

Intense competition for available work
Expectation to produce a high return on all invested funds
Intense pressure to save as much money as possible as well as time
Consistently low margins and lower profits
A high number of litigation cases as well as disputes
Safety issues

A new startup is making a new smart home HVAC system. The system uses sensor-laden vents in homes that can track and adjust temperature, monitor air quality, and use predictive analytics to anticipate a homeowner’s temperature preferences. The self-installed, app-controlled air vents are loaded with 11 sensors including infrared sensors to track temperature, air quality […]

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These top 5 smart home installation tips can offer homeowners peace of mind, convenience and efficiency, making it possible to automate systems and equipment ranging from home security to thermostats. With a smartphone acting as a control center, homeowners can remotely monitor video cameras, lock or unlock doors, turn on lights or automatically shut off […]

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Decorating a small space can be difficult so we’ve put together these small space home design tips. There is limited floor or wall space to instill much personality or character and there is limited room for any large, bulky elements. While many re-modelers will never take on a job remodeling small spaces like tiny apartments […]

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Ever wish there were a way to get great results from your remodeling pro? Turns out, there is! Here’s how to be the kind of client remodeling pros will go out of their way to please. Whether you’re remodeling for your own pleasure or with an eye to a future home sale, your home remodeling […]

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With each new year comes a fresh set of the top 5 popular home interior design trends. And those topping the list this year are sure to inspire homeowners making updates big and small. Here’s a recap of the shows at Design and Construction Week along with what’s up and coming in home improvement. Here’s […]

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To do any type of home lighting right, you will want to start with the basics and then layer on accessory lighting, so the room really pops. Most home designers will use these best home lighting ideas listed below. In addition to layering your lighting, keep scale and size in mind as you select fixtures. […]

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Become an educated buyer when shopping for flooring with these top-rated flooring design ideas. Don’t rely on big box stores and their associates to provide you with all the information you need. Many times, the products they sell are of lesser quality. To become educated on quality flooring, it’s recommended you go to a reputable […]

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CAD Pro has put together these helpful tips for how to create effective emergency evacuation diagrams. An effective emergency evacuation diagram will ensure facility occupants can quickly and easily get the information they need to evacuate the facility, if required, in the event of an emergency. As an integral part of a property’s Emergency Management […]

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The purpose of any crime scene investigation is to help establish what happened (crime scene reconstruction) and to identify the suspect(s) and here are some very effective crime scene response guidelines that will assist any investigator in a successful crime scene investigation. This is done by carefully documenting the conditions at a crime scene and […]

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Here are some very helpful tips for how to create effective crime scene diagrams. Properly prepared crime scene layout diagrams are very useful for investigators, attorneys and the courts. An accurate crime scene drawing will help investigators recall details of the crime scene for any court case. CAD Pro’s drafting and design software provides the […]

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This article provides guidelines for building evacuation diagrams and the process of creating a simple building evacuation diagram. In addition to exit signs that guide people to safety, some buildings — like hotels, hospitals, nursing homes and high-rise buildings — are required to post an evacuation diagram. These diagrams are critical to the safe evacuation […]

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Installing new countertops is a great way to update your kitchen and increase the value of your home. But this project isn’t without its risks. Experts say some common remodeling countertop installation mistakes stand to tank your investment and cost you thousands of dollars to repair. Cad Pro’s custom home remodeling projects and design software […]

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Average bathroom remodel costs fall between $9,600 to $11,000 in costs. At the low-end bathroom remodels typically cost around $2,500 while the high-end remodels cost around $23,000. Cad Pro’s custom home remodeling projects and design software are affordable and easy alternatives to other home design software. Cad Pro is great for creating custom remodeling home […]

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Stretch your dollars with home remodeling projects with big payoffs while yielding high ROI. A well-planned and executed home improvements make your house more livable while you live there, and they boost your home’s resale value. Whether you’re remodeling for your own pleasure or with an eye to a future home sale, your home remodeling […]

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The New Home Company (NYSE: NWHM) late Monday unveiled Sky Ranch, a limited collection of 28 New Home Company floor plans featuring modern farmhouse architecture and coastal and city light views at Ladera Ranch in south Orange County, California. Pre-sales for Sky Ranch, the last new-home neighborhood in Covenant Hills, are now underway. Single Story New […]

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Home owners and visitors can use Amazon Alexa voice unlocking smart locks. These new smart locks are a new series of Schlage Sense and Schlage Connect smart locks that utilize a voice command pin code. Touchscreen Amazon Alexa Voice Unlocking Smart Locks Schlage has expanded its Amazon Alexa voice unlocking smart locks capabilities for its […]

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The multi-generational home design amenities described in the following article will make your home more comfortable for all family members. These design ideas are brought to you by Jeld-Wen. You don’t need to be an architect to implement any type of multi-generational home design amenities. Cad Pro helps you create house plans, add multi-generational elements, […]

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Whirlpool Corporation has announced multiple upcoming improvements to its voice command platform as part of its ongoing collaboration with Google Home and their enhanced Google smart home appliances. These improvements include global availability of the service, expansion to additional Whirlpool Corporation brands, and more succinct functional voice commands for connected appliances. You don’t need to […]

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We have put together the best mini storage building design tips when choosing and designing your mini storage buildings, there are several standard / common layouts, however, you can customize them to fit your needs. Working with a mini storage building design software such as CAD Pro will save time and money. CAD Pro’s drafting […]

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No matter how you utilize your backyard space, a little time outdoors will do you good. Try these 10 best backyard landscape ideas and improvements to turn your backyard into your own personal oasis. Your backyard can serve many purposes such as a gardening hub, a space for entertaining family and friends, or even just […]

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CAD Pro has put together these top 5 bathroom design ideas for anyone who may be buying, selling or remodeling a home. The choice may depend on whether you’re thinking about selling your house in the short term or you plan to stay put or you may want to remodel your bathroom to reflect your […]

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14 December 2018

Construction Management Software Trends, Insights & Updates

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14 December 2018

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Friday, December 14, 2018