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
Before you hire an animator for your real estate project, make sure they are equipped for the job by asking these questions.

A recent MIT study has shown that a majority of the information retained in our brains is absorbed visually. This can explain why so many real estate businesses and contractors choose to hire an animator in order to give their marketing campaign a stronger edge.


Being Designblendz's largest project to date, 2157 E Lehigh Avenue is currently home to an active auto body junkyard between Consolidated Rail owned land faces and expanding residential district.  The absence of sustainable urban fabric along this corridor has led to the deterioration of publicly accessible infrastructure that connects Port Richmond and East Kensington.

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Need help pre-selling new construction? Click here to find out sure-fire tips for making a sale prior to the completion of your project!

There's a stellar new construction project going up and you want to move it even before it is built.

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Looking for 3D animation software for your real estate project? Here are the qualities your software should have.

There is one thing that impresses people more than anything else. It doesn't matter if you work in marketing or real estate: stories are the only things that make a true impression on people. If you want to make your company stand out from the competition, it needs to tell good stories through its products.


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Are you aware of the most cutting edge innovations in the architecture industry? Here are the trends to watch out for in architecture.

With over 120,000 architects creating innovative buildings throughout the US, there are plenty of opportunities available to become involved in the creation of amazing spaces.

Augmented reality can up your real estate view numbers and increase your success with clients. These tips will help you use this powerful tool.

Do you read the instruction manual before you begin to use your new watch? Or do you do a quick YouTube search? If you are like most, visual instructions are often easier to understand.

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Augmented reality real estate is an innovation that is changing the real estate game. Here is how it works.

Technology has influenced every aspect of our lives and real estate is no exception.


Understand the strategy to Pre Selling your next Home Listing

With the availability of 3D renderings from all over the globe, it’s important to work with a firm that understands pre-construction marketing from start to finish, while understanding the goals of the development.

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When it comes to the Philadelphia Architectural Zoning Process, there are plenty of unknowns and complex processes required to get buildings approved. It is advised to hire a zoning  professional when your project does not meet a by right scenario. When presenting a project that is owned by an LLC, you are required to have a lawyer appear at the Zoning Board of Adjustments in Philadelphia. 

Between the architectural design process, zoning submission, talking to the local RCO's, standing in front of ZBA, it is best to put together a rockstar team. We are now half way through the year 2019, and we have compiled a list of the 20 most active zoning attorneys in the City of Philadelphia with their current results.

Architects can learn from animated storytellers to craft a compelling 3D animation story for a property. Here's how:

Stories can be one of the most powerful tools anyone can have, in any profession. Just because you're an architect doesn't mean you

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a good drone real estate video is worth millions. Here are tips for creating a captivating drone real estate video.

We've come a long way from the time when real estate agents showed their client's binders full of photos of homes that may or may not meet their budget or expectations. Today, most potential homebuyers want to see much more than that, and they don't want to waste time visiting homes that don't meet their criteria. Thanks to a merging of cameras, technology, and flight, drone real estate videos have changed everything when it comes to getting clients interested in houses on the market.

3D renderings allow you to create virtual properties that are thorough and easy to sell to prospective buyers. Here is how to do it, step by step.

If you are selling or representing a home or property in today's competitive real estate world, you need an edge. 


Every presentation needs a focal point. Here's everything you need to know about building an architectural presentation around a 3D rendering.


A building is more than four walls. Here's what your 3D animation creation needs to have to successfully sell your project.


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When it comes to 2D vs 3D animation, one is better suited for selling real estate than the other. Here's why animations are more powerful than illustrations.


Need some extra help selling your next project? Here's how you can use 3D real estate renderings to pre-sell construction projects.


Here's How Using A 3D Home Rendering Will Make Your Agency Stand Out
Imagine touring a house without leaving the office. You can stand out from other agencies by using 3D home rendering. Click here to learn how!



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Finding potential tenants for an office space can be difficult. Here's how you can make your property marketing more effective.


Here Are 9 of the Best 3D Rendering Software Programs Available Now
Whether you're looking to model a home or make an animation, there's 3D rendering software out there to help you. Click here to learn about nine of them!



How You Can Use Photorealistic Rendering to Sell Construction Faster

How You Can Use Photorealistic Rendering to Sell Construction Faster

3D rendering technology allows you to see the nuances of a construction design. Here's how you can use a photorealistic rendering to sell quickly.

Keyword(s): photorealistic rendering


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Here's What You Should And Shouldn't Do When Marketing To Millennials For Real Estate

Here's What To Do When Marketing To Millennials For Real Estate

They're killing a lot of industries, but they're also starting to buy homes. Here's what you should know when marketing to millennials for real estate!

Keyword(s): marketing to millennials



If you’re in the competitive real estate world, you’ll realize the importance of staying updated on the current tech trends.

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In the 1980s, architects, draftsmen, and designers faced a whole new world of convenience and productivity. Thanks to the invention of AutoCAD, drawing and design processes became simplified and streamlined.

Without a sheet of paper in sight, how could design possibly get any more convenient? Enter, Revit.

In this blog, we compare Revit vs AutoCAD and which is better suited to your client and their design needs.


95% of home buyers will turn to the internet first when looking to find a home. Which is why knowing how to design and stage 3D model creations is a major benefit for any realtor.



If you're looking into Building Information Modeling, or BIM, you're making a really good call. In fact, architecture firms and building developers who use BIM believe that using it helps with giving a project shorter completion times and lowering overall costs.

So now that you've decided, smartly, to use BIM, you might be feeling overwhelmed wondering how to make your BIM execution plan as good as it can be. Well, we're here to answer all the important questions you might have to make your BIM a winner!

Here are a few helpful tips to make your BIM experience as smooth as it can be.


The global architectural services market reached around 288.65 billion in 2016.

Interested in real time rendering but not sure what it's all about? Not to worry! We're going to learn why this technology is an excellent tool for designers and architects.

Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out!

home design and decor

If you’ve been weighing the idea of taking on a home improvement project, you may be interested to know just how valuable home upgrades can be. You and your family will get to enjoy your living space more, and you’ll also be in a more attractive position when selling your home.

01 - Local Home Builders Guide

Many people dream of building a new custom home. They find the ultimate location and the perfect plan. They research new home construction and the home building process. Then they search for the top home builders in their local area who’ll turn their dream into a reality.

virtual staging

When people are looking for a home, they like to get a sense of what it would look like furnished. Staged homes actually sell 73% faster than their unstaged counterparts.

3d printing innovations

Although it's taken awhile to get its footing, 3D printing has become a game changer for many companies.

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The Role of 3D Printing in Construction

Is there anything you can't print using a 3D printer? We could be looking at a future where 3D printed homes are the norm rather than the exception. Here's everything you need to know about the potential and role of 3D printing in construction

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When was the last time you looked at the layout of the town where you live? Did you notice that the residential neighborhoods are in a quiet section with lots of trees? Are all the factories located on big lots, with easy access to freeways?



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When it comes to leasing new spaces for your business, there can be a lot of jargon that's difficult to understand. One phrase that often causes confusion is LOD or lease outline drawing.

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home design trends for 2018

You found your dream home at a dream price and swooped in before anyone else could buy it. You've lived there for years, making it your own.




Do you sell homes in a crowded real estate market? Are you looking for ways to make your homes and commercial spaces more appealing to buyers? The housing market in Los Angeles and New York is worth more than $5 trillion, and home prices are rising steadily across the country.



What Are Preconstruction Services?

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Does Architectural Model Making Still Matter?

When you can use 3D visualization technology to build architectural models, does it make sense for companies to pay for architectural hand build models? Let's explore the traditional way of architectural model making and why it still matters in this age of 3D technologies.

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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.

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How Virtual House Tours Will Help You Sell Faster

It's the 21st century and everything is going digital, including home tours. If you're a real estate agent, you might want to consider using virtual house tours to sell your property. Here's why.


   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.

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Using a 3D Visualizer to Sell Your Home

A tight market doesn't need to be a problem when purchasing a home. We take a look at some of the best ways use a 3D visualizer to sell your property.


       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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5 Unique Ideas for Home Upgrades

When embarking on a top-down home renovation, you have to make a lot of stressful design decisions. If you're stumped on something, check out these 5 unique ideas for home upgrades. They might spark some inspiration.


   Looking forward to making some home upgrades to your house? You've definitely come to the right place.


7 Bulletproof Commercial Real Estate Marketing Strategies

Increase revenue and solidify future sales with these unbeatable commercial real estate marketing strategies. Rise above the competition by implementing the latest strategies and incorporating modern technology.


    The way realtors market is evolving at a breakneck pace. Online marketing has changed the game.

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What to Look for When Hiring an Architect

Whether you're building a home or an office building, you want to get the best architect for the job possible. Here are some things to look for when hiring an architect.


    Whether you're ready to build that contemporary dream house or fresh office upgrade, hiring an architect is one of the most important design decisions you'll ever need to make. And with the average home renovation project costing $15,000, it's important to feel great about your investment.


Real Estate Marketing: Using Virtual Design to Sell Homes

From virtual design and staging to 3D renderings and floor plans, modern technology is helping real estate agents sell homes. Discover how you can use the latest technology to make waves in your area.


     It takes a minimum of 8-10 showings of a home for it to sell. This can be a time-consuming activity. And even before the first showing, there is the work of staging, painting, and doing a deep cleaning of the house.


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Construction Management Software Trends, Insights & Updates

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