Mass Timber design

The Surprising Benefits of BIM

BIM is a wonderful tool for construction and design companies of all sizes. The common misconception is that BIM is for designers to generate 3D models. While this is a very popular function, BIM can help to manage all the information on your projects from conception to completion.

Why Construction Is Ripe For Disruption

The US economy has been enjoying a historic run. Since June 2009, the upturn is set to be the longest in US history if it can last until June. The one area that is lagging is new home sales. The season? A lack of entry-level homes that are priced within reach of the 19.4 million who have entered the workforce since 2009.

The Timber Revolution

Although the age of concrete is far from over, there seems to be little doubt that timber is the building material of the future—and that it may help to save the planet.

Modular housing

These New Homes Grow as your Family Does

You’ve heard of modular, factory-built homes but Module’s Nook expandable homes change with your lifestyle. Founded in 2016 by Brian Gaudio, Hallie Dumont and Drew Brisley, Module homes are intended to be flexible, so they can grow with your family, jobs, hobby and changing space needs. You start with a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home of 800… Read more »

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Despite Growing Pains, Construction Tech Continues to Draw Financial Backing

The construction labor shortage has made it obvious that the building industry, characteristically reticent to accept change, is ripe for a revolution. The consensus seems to be that modular, offsite construction is the way forward resulting in modular startups getting the most funding in the tech building arena. Construction tech companies have already enjoyed a… Read more »

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Mass Timber Products are Changing the Way we Build

The recognized need for sustainability is seeing the return of wood as our building material of choice. Mass-timber products (wood-engineered construction materials) are able to sequester carbon and are a sustainable, renewable, durable, cost-effective and beautiful option gaining traction in North American markets.

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Why Wood is the New Concrete for Savvy Architects

Thanks to mass timber building components making wood more adaptable, wood buildings can go up faster, be as strong as steel and much lighter too. Now with high rise buildings on the table, wood is enjoying unprecedented appeal.