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Smart Technology

SMART Technology stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology. It essentially monitors and analyzes hard drives, checks the health of those hard drives and lets you know if there is a problem. In construction, this means building design, construction and operation makes full use of digital technologies and industrialized manufacturing techniques to improve productivity, minimize cost and improve sustainability.Smart home technology refers to the use of devices that connect via a network or the internet. Devices like sensors and appliances connected to the internet can be remotely monitored, controlled or accessed. Some of these devices can respond to the needs of users. Examples include heating and cooling systems that self-regulate, an Alexa device which is set up to control lights and home security systems, and other devices that function using voice control or automation.

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    Residential building can be a lucrative business if you know what you are doing. There are the different types of builds to consider with custom, semi-custom and production building as options. Do..

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    Smart Building Skills to Learn and Employ

    Technology is integrated into everything we do today. In the construction industry, signs of having people employed who have technical acumen are emerging. From smart cities and smart buildings down..

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    Luxury Rentals: What Renters are Looking For

    Luxury rentals are an excellent way for investors to target a wealthier tenant group and charge more than they could in a standard rental. Of course, this type of building project will also cost more..

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    What is Smart Construction?

    Smart construction is not the same thing as SMART Technology, although it would be easy to confuse the two. SMART is an acronym that stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology...

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    Smart Construction Series: Cabling

    Smart construction is gaining traction in the construction industry with the innovations and advancements of SMART Technology. Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology isn’t all that new,..

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    Smart Construction Series: Heating & Cooling

    Out of all of the many areas of home construction in which smart technology can be implemented, heating and cooling is arguably one of the easiest, and has the most benefits from a smart..

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    Smart Construction Series: Roofing

    When it comes to smart roofing, there is much more available in today’s market beyond solar panel roof technology. While solar roofs have obvious environmental benefits, there are other options out..

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    Smart Construction Series: Windows

    Smart technology in windows has come a long way from just double glazing, noise reduction, soundproofing, and energy efficiency. Today, many aspects of smart window technology that have already been..

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    Using 3D Printing in Construction

    3D printing is nothing new, and while this technology has been implemented in numerous industries including aerospace, tool making, and medicine, does it have a promising future in the construction..

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    Adopting Smart Technology in Green Building

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    Technology & Efficiency: Green Tech & Smart Contracts

    The world of technology is rapidly evolving and the construction industry is starting to catch up. With these technological advances, it can be difficult to know which technologies are right for your..

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