Boost Your Design Workflow with Real-Time Rendering

Spot and diagnose problems early in the design phase by seamlessly integrating real-time rendering into your workflow. Significantly improve and speed up the design process while allowing clients to truly experience their project years before completion.

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Electric Fireplaces Provide New Heating Strategies for Zero Energy Buildings

Do fireplaces have a role in zero energy projects of our future? The answer is yes, and the optimal solution lies in electric fireplaces. Architects are increasingly focused on Net Zero (NZ), Net Positive (NP), and Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) as a way to reduce the carbon footprint of projects and meet regulatory mandates. Innovative electric fireplace technologies make them a clean heating alternative, providing the look and feel of a real fire without harmful pollutants.

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Your Guide to Truly Digital Rent Collection

From increased resident satisfaction and improving cash flow to getting in front of the growing staff shortage, 100% paperless is the way to go. The concept isn't new but it has progressed. This eBook outlines the 5 easy steps to completely paperless rent and provides a roadmap to getting there.

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Future Proofing Made Simple: Which digital home technologies offer builders the best return on investment in 2021?

Home tech is a wild card. Countless gadgets hit the market every year but don't last. Beyond the basics, the best technologies are those that solve real problems. Two of today’s big challenges are how to accommodate home-based work and how to keep the home's occupants healthy.

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What is IMU: And how can it improve my productivity in 2022?

It's no secret the construction industry in the United States is growing. How do construction companies and contractors keep up with the growth, while battling labor shortages and rising costs? Answer: adopting the right technology.

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Repurposing Space Through Off-Site Package Management

On-site package lockers and smart rooms were designed to take package management off the plates of property teams, however e-commerce has become too large for this to be possible. This paper addresses taking the job off site and profitable uses for the spaces previously used for this function.

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Seamless Wall-to-Ceiling Transitions in Open Plenum Design

As open plenum design has become increasingly popular in public, office and even residential buildings, so has the need for seamless wall-to-ceiling transitions that complement its use - as well as address the challenges. Read about three projects which highlight the benefits, but also present challenges and solutions of seamless transitions.

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5 Tested Fireplace & Floorplan Hacks

The growing interest in hearth culture has given rise to a wider array of room applications, even multiple hearths throughout a home. However, there was a time when gas fireplace requirements limited floorplan creativity. The good news is, many of those constraints—notably venting—have largely been mitigated by advances in hearth science.

These layout expansion strategies allow designers to think even more broadly about gas fireplace placement. As this paper shows, some may be unexpected. This report explores five notable floorplan hacks. Each has been vetted across thousands of residential and commercial applications and independent testing labs.

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Six Ways Presentation Software Can Deliver an Impressive ROI

In sales and marketing, efficiency is indicated when revenue exceeds the money spent dollar for dollar. The higher the number, the better the ROI for your efforts. Efficiency also comes from consistency in materials that present the company’s story and showcase its products and services. Using the right presentation software can help companies develop a better connection with prospects, leads and existing clients.

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State of the Industry Report 2021: Four Headaches in Multifamily Housing

The effects of the last year rippled through the multifamily industry in a number of ways. Read about 4 challenges currently impacting the multifamily housing market.

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