Drone Use for Home Builders

Aerial photos are a great way to showcase your latest project, but if you are going to use drones, be aware of the potential liability. Drone use is becoming increasingly more popular, and according to the FAA, the number of … Continue reading

7 Free (and useful) Apps for Home Builders

With new apps being launched every day, we reviewed free apps for contractors that can be used to make life on the job a little easier. Just search “construction apps” in the Apple or Google Play stores, and you will … Continue reading

What to Know About EMV Chip Card Technology

October 1, 2015 is the deadline for U.S. businesses to be “chip-enabled”.  Here’s what you should know about EMV technology. Timing couldn’t be more perfect for offering a business brief.  As you may already be aware, EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) … Continue reading

Tech Talk: Construction Materials from the Future

The future is now when it comes to the latest technologies in construction. As modern technology moves seemingly at the speed of light, there is always a new app, running system or gadget waiting to be discovered with the promise … Continue reading

Remodeling Project? Eat My Dust … Please!

Second only to project cost overruns, the largest complaint homeowners have about remodeling projects is the amount of dust generated during the work.   Photo courtesy of Melissa at Bless This Mess Please Many homeowners breathe a sigh of relief … Continue reading

Need a Remodel? There’s an Apple Watch App for That.

HomeAdvisor’s new Apple Watch app will save homeowners who need repairs and improvements a lot of headaches. HomeAdvisor, a virtual residential repair and renovation services marketplace, has announced the development of an app for Apple Watch that easily connects home … Continue reading

KB Home Building Anti-Drought Houses

KB Home residences fight the drought with a Nexus eWater system. Photo Courtesy of Nexus eWater.  While opinions on the causes are diverse and divisive, there is little doubt that climate irregularity has left drought-ridden communities all over the U.S. high and … Continue reading

Solar is the New Normal

The excitement over Tesla Energy’s Powerwall and Powerblock is only the latest indication that solar is rapidly becoming the new normal for construction. Growing numbers of construction companies nationwide are including batteries and other equipment alongside the conventional utility panel … Continue reading

Top Mobile Apps for Construction Professionals

As mobile technology and construction management solutions improve, more and more construction professionals rely on their tablets and smartphones for work. Construction industry-specific apps for increasing productivity and easing collaboration have exploded in the past few years. Here’s a rundown of … Continue reading

Bechtel Approved to Launch Drone Program for Construction Management

The FAA has granted Bechtel permission to use unmanned aircraft system technology on construction projects in the United States. Bechtel’s application says that this “virtual project delivery” approach will significantly enhance the construction process. Bechtel’s Manager of Construction Mike Lewis … Continue reading