Customers Expect and Demand Technology

Truth be told, the construction industry has a reputation for being one of the slower industries for adopting and integrating new technology.  According to a survey conducted by KPMG, the construction industry isn’t taking full advantage of new technologies for … Continue reading

5 Tech Tools for Home Builders

Tools for kicking your construction business up a notch in the technology department Socrates once stated that “the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  As construction … Continue reading

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

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

Crockett High School Building Trades Program is Expanding

South Austin’s Crockett High School has a double dose of awesome with its new Construction Technology Program. Students who successfully complete the program can walk directly into a job on a work site. Program instructor Duane Lardon says that the … Continue reading

Officially Released: the Reorganized ACI 318-14 Concrete Construction Guide

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), has finally released the updated and reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The 2015 International Building Code will reference 318-14. While the American Concrete Institute’s mission has always been to create and … Continue reading

Bio-bricks: Cheaper, Greener, Building Material

LEED certification is a credential avidly sought by many businesses and homeowners, for both the bragging rights and the tax incentives LEED brings. Rising energy costs, awareness of the huge carbon footprint generated by traditional building methods, and the desire … Continue reading