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.
Different types of concrete are produced based on the constituent material, mix design, the method of construction, area of application, form of hydration reaction. Details of these various types of concrete, their properties and applications are listed below. Cad Pro is an affordable and easy alternative to other more expensive design software programs. Cad Pro […]
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Whether you have several acres and a pool or just a city balcony, here are the most popular outdoor design trends. As we transition into summer, spending time outdoors becomes more important. After a grueling winter and spring, people are looking forward to being outside. So, there is more pressure than ever to create a […]
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Replacing old windows can enhance the look of your home and make it quieter and less drafty with vinyl window replacement. Many double-hung windows currently on the market are now easier to clean and maintain than older windows with combination screens and storm windows. Given the high cost of replacing windows, the more you know, […]
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Sales in the market are projected to grow 6.3% annually through 2024. While sales for outdoor kitchen equipment are expected to stall amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Freedonia Group projects sales will rise an average of 6.3% annually through 2024. On the basis of the strong annual growth, the Cleveland-based research organization projects the […]
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored nearly 200 Energy Star Home Builders and partners for their contributions to public health and the environment. One of the key Energy Star Home Builders that won an ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence was KB Home, recognized for constructing more EPA Energy […]
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If you are building a new home or remodeling an existing home, chances are you will need a building permit. Even some outdoor projects, such as building a fence or adding a deck in the yard, require a building permit and home building permit drawings. Building permit requirements vary from state to state. Some even […]
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored nearly 200 EPA Energy Star Homes and partners for their contributions to public health and the environment. One of the key partners that won an ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence was KB Home, recognized for constructing more EPA Energy Star Homes than […]
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Building and designing affordable zero energy homes – the ultimate in energy efficiency – involves 12 integrated net-zero home construction steps that utilize commonly available building materials and equipment along with easy-to-learn building strategies. By following these steps, you can build a new home that is affordable and cost less to own. Cad Pro is an […]
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So, you’re ready to put in a new bathtub, or you finally picked out that new tile for your kitchen. If you don’t want to do the work yourself, or you don’t have the time or skills to tackle a DIY home improvement project, hiring home remodeling contractors is the way to go. When you […]
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A general contractor is a manager and possibly also a tradesman that is employed by a client, usually upon the advice of the project’s architect. General contractor services are responsible for the overall coordination of a building project. A general contractor must first assess the project-specific documents (referred to as a bid, proposal, or blueprint […]
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If you’ve always dreamed of owning your own home and you’ve weighed the pros and cons of whether to build or purchase and you’ve decided to build these house building cost guidelines will help you through the building process. The average cost to build a house is $428,000. That estimate is based on a 2,800 square-foot, single-family […]
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Seamless guttering cost will range between $3 and $25 per foot, totaling between $599 and $1,469 or a national average of $1,016. The total depends on your choice of material and the pros in your area. Vinyl or aluminum will range between $3 and $9 per foot while copper or steel cost $8 to $25 per foot. There are two main types […]
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DAP’s newest adhesive line, Tank Bond, includes four new heavy-duty adhesives – Tank Bond Liquid Grip, Tank Bond Thread Stopper, Tank Bond Gel Threadlockers and Tank Bond Heavy Duty Advanced Epoxy – specialized for tool repairs, outdoor maintenance, and screw fastening and holds. Advanced New Heavy-Duty Adhesives When applied to any size or type of […]
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Trex Company is expanding beyond composite decking and outdoor living products with the launch of new Trex Cladding boards. This new cladding is a composite board cladding system derived from square-edge Trex Transcend deck boards. Trex’s composite boards are made from 95% reclaimed wood scrap and recycled plastic. These new Trex Cladding boards are available […]
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A recent home builder survey finds increasing adoption of Wi-Fi smart home technology in new homes. 35% of surveyed large-scale single-family builders provide the networking infrastructure to provide a “smart-home-ready home” for their customers. A new study of U.S. home and multifamily builders that sell or install Wi-Fi smart home technology reveals the most common […]
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Advanced smart home systems from Brilliant and Savant allow new home buyers to centralize and quickly control everything from lighting and utilities to security and entertainment. These types of new smart home designs help homeowners integrate their homes with their busy lifestyles. Cad Pro is an affordable and easy alternative to other more expensive advanced […]
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There is more to the exterior home design materials than just a pretty facade. In residential projects, system design of the building envelope (exterior) seldom receives the attention it deserves. High-performance home exteriors along with more time and resources need to be spent on what is the homes main defense: the building envelope. Given the […]
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Renovating a home is a good way to not only increase how much you enjoy the space, but also increase the value of the home. There are hundreds of potential renovations that can be done, some which are small and easy and some that are more difficult that can take months. These home renovation money […]
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Today’s builders can streamline their business with these smart builder business lessons that include new technologies and procedures borrowed from other industries. Implementing these successful builder business guidelines will help any builder achieve a thriving and profitable business. It’s easy to criticize some builders’ resistance to new technology but, given the complexities of this business […]
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New construction technology innovations such as virtual reality, augmented reality, modular construction, and robots could play a larger role in the construction industry in the coming years. The construction industry is often a late adopter of construction technology advancements and very hesitant to change. However, despite this historical reluctance, there are many technological innovations that […]
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These are some of the best kitchen design solutions that are gaining in popularity. These popular kitchen design trends such as brass accents, mixed lighting, and custom storage solutions are among the elements projected to take off with designers and homeowners. Design trends come and go each year, which makes designing a kitchen even more […]
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When Zillow Group pivoted from an advertising-based business model to the algorithm-based Zillow home flipping business in 2018, its executives knew this day for the home flipping markets would come. Zillow and other tech-driven companies were able to refine their technology enough to make tiny profits on cookie-cutter houses in deserts and small metropolitan areas. […]
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Wood flooring industry trends and projections. Despite increased publicity of these wood flooring products and laminate products on home improvement/flipping shows, sales for wood and laminate flooring both dropped in 2018. According to Catalina Research, the hardwood flooring market dipped 3.7% in 2018, to $3.52 billion. Laminate flooring, which faces greater competition from low-cost imports […]
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Discover the top home appliance trends that home-buyers are seeking the most for new homes and remodels. Popular home appliance designs are a perfect blend of innovation, precision, and purposeful designs that integrate with any smart home design plans. The most in-demand kitchen appliances combine both form and function with sleek modern looks and smart, […]
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Before getting started on any kitchen cabinet design plans, you may want to create or purchase kitchen cabinet plans to determine the optimum design and layout of your kitchen cabinets. You can find a large variety popular kitchen cabinet designs and plans on the internet or at your local home improvement store. Ideas from Top […]
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An increasing desire for tranquility and calmness has led to the rise in popularity of minimalist home design ideas. Homeowners increasingly yearn for feelings of tranquility, peace, and calmness in their homes to combat the general hectic and busy nature of other aspects in their lives. This desire has led to a rise in popularity […]
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Everything from hedge trimmers, power drills to sanders, Walmart home improvement tools now offers great prices and availability for all of the Hart home improvement tools. Retailer Walmart has launched a comprehensive tool line called HART, entering the home improvement space by targeting DIY enthusiast. The company touted the affordability and wide breadth of options in […]
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While there’s no shortage of high-tech smart kitchens and technology options, dealers and designers report that their clients have mixed reactions to incorporating smart kitchen technology. Homeowners have expressed reservations about their own comfort with today’s hi-tech kitchen options, as reported by a KBDN survey. Studies have shown that 81% of Americans have a smart […]
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As the seasons change each year, many homeowners will start researching popular home design trends. In the home design world, things are getting very exciting. Not only are the new year’s hottest hues making their grand debut, but home design trend experts are also gearing up to make their anticipated predictions for home interiors. Cad Pro is […]
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There’s a big difference between affordable housing and building new affordable housing. Affordable housing is the government-subsidized kind. The latter, or designing affordable housing, describes the ways that architects or engineers have reduced the cost of owning a house, renting a house, or constructing a house. It’s important to remember that affordable housing is not […]
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The ever-changing market of solar-powered home products has created some very interesting new solar powered products consumers should review. New panels, energy storage systems, and solar racking systems from LG, Panasonic, Sunflare, and more. With solar energy systems in high demand across the country and California’s solar mandate set to start in 2020, the time is […]
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Predictive analytics transform construction when contractors, architects and design partners embrace IoT, predictive analytics rapid change in the construction industry is gaining popularity while reducing cost. The construction industry continues to lag behind others when it comes to the adoption of digital construction practices. How can the Fourth Industrial Revolution become reality without a fully […]
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Great ways for optimizing net zero homes that will help the environment. These Habitat for Humanity net zero homes in Colorado are helping to find solutions for the local utility’s power management problem. CAD Pro has helped thousands of homeowners, professional designers, builders and contractors plan and design all types of net zero floor plans. […]
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Even small moneymaking home interior projects may require you to get a sign-off from an architect or engineer, particularly if your work involves altering load-bearing walls and structures. In this article we will provide home interior project cost details that will assist you with your new project. It’s important that homeowners consult a pro early […]
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Net-zero house plans and the opportunities of building a net-zero house in Phoenix, Arizona. The city will be happy to provide you with a full set of plans at no cost for building net-zero homes. The offer is part of the city’s plan to see all new buildings net positive by 2050, according to an […]
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Putting up a new deck can improve both the function and look of your home and its future resale value. New home decking cost can vary significantly, however, depending on square footage, the type of materials used and whether you choose to hire a contractor or do it yourself will have an impact on home […]
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As outdoor living spaces continue to evolve, homeowners are increasingly likely to seek help for professional outdoor kitchen projects. Nearly two-thirds of homeowners consulted design professionals on outdoor kitchen designs and projects and more than eight in ten homeowners used professional installers, according to the 2019 Outdoor Kitchen Consumer Profile released by the National Kitchen […]
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Our dream deck building tips will help you build the perfect deck that you can enjoy for a long time. A new deck is a great way to add value and outdoor living space to your home. Some deck projects are easier than others. But whether you plan to build your own deck or hire […]
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We’ve put together some of the most popular and impressive home curb appeal projects. The curb’s-eye view of your house gives you the best chance to make a good first impression and improve the value of your property. Tackling these six best curb appeal projects will make your home the talk of the neighborhood and […]
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Construction Employment Increases in 42 States Between June 2018 and June 2019. Thirty states added construction jobs from May to June, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Forty-two states added construction jobs between June 2018 and June 2019, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The 12-month increase is […]
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After a long, cold winter, installing and planning outdoor living space is a very popular spring home improvement project. There are several things that a homeowner needs to do now to prepare for their outdoor living space plans. CAD Pro has helped thousands of homeowners, architects, and builders streamline their workflow while planning outdoor living […]
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We’ve put together some very popular interior design tips that will provide the greatest impact with minimal effort and cost. Sometimes the smallest things make for great interior design ideas. It could be the addition of a mirror, a lamp, a painting or even a plant. CAD Pro helps you plan and complete any type […]
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