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How Are Drones Affecting the Construction Industry?

Drones are emerging as a leading trend in construction technology in 2018. The presence of drones in construction means significant changes within the industry. Drones have already begun changing the way the construction industry operates, and those changes will have … Continue reading

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Newport in Action

Newport Ventures hosted a Plan Review for Residential Buildings and a Plan Review for Commercial Buildings in Syracuse, NY on March 14th, 2018. Matt Evans and David Brignati were the trainers for these sessions. The Residential and Commercial Plan Review … Continue reading

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3D PRINTING IN HOME BUILDING

3D Printed Whole House in 24 Hours What is 3D Printing? 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive … Continue reading

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SMART HOME TECH TRENDS IN 2018

Homeowners are beginning to embrace smart home technology and artificial intelligence in their homes, with connected lighting systems, virtual assistants, and programmable thermostats that learn your preferences. A myriad of new products were on display at trade shows that kicked … Continue reading

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ENERGY CODES ARE LIFE SAFETY CODES

Energy codes do much more than just help builders construct tighter houses Building codes ensure and protect the safety of the houses and buildings where we live and work. The International Energy Conservation Code, or IECC, is one of a … Continue reading

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FORWARD THINKING: VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Virtual Reality (VR) was born as a tool for gaming. It enables people to immerse into a new dimension while playing their favourite games. The extraordinary characteristics of VR give users the chance to get thrown into a new, digitally … Continue reading

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ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME DESIGN IN 2018 & BEYOND

From PANTONE’s 2018 Color of the Year (we’re looking at you Ultra Violet) to brass accents in the kitchen and bathroom, you’ve got plenty to choose from when it comes to this year’s home design trends. But there’s another design … Continue reading

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