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  • Connecting All Contractors

    A retrospective on 25 years of builder technology: How did we get here, and where are we going next?

  • Material Witness

    Through his research, his writing, and his design, architect Blaine Brownell is changing the profession's awareness of building products and materials.


  • Connectivity for Smart Buildings

    Architects have always been on the cutting edge of design—and today's issues of energy efficiency, global warming and equipment control represent today's “design edge.” As emphasis on energy efficiency has expanded, architects and designers have responded with enhanced energy efficient designs. The...

  • Technology Licensing

    Technology licensing turns years of research and development into products that can be quickly made commercially available across the industry, matching their utility to existing supplier brands, manufacturing facilities, distribution networks and expertise. This article will review some of the...

  • two heads are better than one

    In an effort to advance recent technological developments and respond to the growing demand to include sustainable building resources in their projects, designers are joining forces with manufacturers.

  • Drawing Upon the Future

    Few would deny that technology is a beautiful thing. Among architecture and design professionals, who are increasingly reliant on computers to explore and depict the intricacy of their work, that fact is well established.

  • Builder CAD For Less Than $1,000

    Two old-school and two new-school approaches to 2-D and 3-D design.

  • Transparent Technology

    The Kresge Foundation supports green building in a big way. The 82-year-old organization dispenses grants from its $3 billion in assets toward the capital campaigns of other nonprofits to advance the well-being of humanity.

  • Using a Tablet Computer

    You write on it like a legal pad, but it has the computing and communication power of a desktop PC