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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Visualization of architectural designs is essential for builders, developers, architects and designers to assess the accuracy and quality of a design before they begin building. Architectural renderings allow problems to be recognized early and improvements to be made efficiently. 3D architectural renderings take this visualization to the next level by creating an immersive image or animation that provides a realistic experience of a design before it is built. These 3D renderings can be a valuable communication tool between colleagues as well as a great selling point for potential buyers. 3D architectural rendering affords a leg up on the competition by allowing designs to shine through vivid and immersive images.
This is a guest post from Vince Harris, Co-Founder and CEO of REIRail - the most advanced real estate lead generation platform for busy investors.
There was a five day stretch last month where venture capital funding rounds for real estate technology companies (aka “PropTech”) totaled over $1.7 billion. That is an astounding number, particularly when you consider that in 2013, PropTech startups raised less than $500 million in total VC funding for the entire year.
Did you know that over half of all home buyers in 2017 found the home that they purchased on the Internet? If you are selling your home, it's important to use the Internet to showcase your home. Digital technology allows you to use tools like panoramic photos, aerial photos, and virtual tours to show off your home.
Are you a real estate developer, realtor or real estate broker struggling to make sales in a very tight market? Before you continue spending resources on a rather unfruitful sale, have a look at this.
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While academics are currently arguing the point of whether ads even matter anymore, any small business owner will tell you they absolutely do. Your advertising campaign is sometimes the only way that people can find out about your business. For builders and contractors, construction advertising is a must.
Wondering if you should be using 3D rendering floor plans to get clients' attention?
Last year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned Zillow that it may take legal action against the online company for some of its advertising practices. And while the CFPB just decided not to pursue the case, the news still brought attention to the real estate industry, specifically the advertising and marketing side.
Every realtor wants their website to stand out from the crowd. Naturally, you'll want to create a good impression on potential clients and demonstrate your excellent customer service, engage with potential customers, and be super informative.
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With most small businesses spending around $75,000 a year on digital marketing, it's important to know where that money is going. Without a strong marketing plan, you could be spending money on advertisers that don't deliver or on concepts that don't pan out.
Buying a pre-foreclosure home has many benefits like being able to negotiate and getting discounted prices. With all the options to buy out there, how do you find the best listings?
Imagine you stroll through a great vaulted ceiling into a cozy wooden parlor. Imagine striding up a set of stairs and taking a corner into a well-adorned bedroom with just the right lighting. Imagine seeing these things rendered in shocking detail without needing to go through trial and error first.
The real estate market is heating up, and this Summer may be one of the hottest sales opportunity you've had yet. Do you have the best digital marketing strategy to get found?
A construction set of drawings is essentially the road map that builders follow when erecting a new home, office or other property. Learn more about how a construction set works from Scott Woodruff, director of architecture, in the video below.
Have you been in the real estate market lately? If so, you've probably spent a lot of time looking around at descriptions of various beautiful houses.
Selling a home or business isn't easy. In fact, it can be downright challenging. The realtor will probably want you to stage it if they don't do it themselves.
Successful social media campaigns are a great way to expand your audience through engaging content and word-of-mouth referrals from happy clients.
Landscaping is one of the best ways to increase the value and beauty of your home. It's such a popular option that the industry makes a whopping $77 billion a year.
If you think going green is just a passing trend, think again. New green building technologies are constantly emerging making the competition between architecture firms to design buildings for the future very intense.
Working in construction, we see dozens of different projects every week. There are some projects, however, that feel truly special.
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