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While at the International Builder Show in Orlando, we spoke with three companies that are offering the latest in augmented and virtual reality and who also can speak to the benefits it offers. Watch this video to hear from Chantale Pitts, director at Cadsoft; Paul Cardis, CEO of Avid Ratings; and Scott Harris, vice president of sales and marketing at Chief Architect Software. Read more
The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathlon showcased innovations in engineering, architecture, and energy-efficient systems from 14 teams of students. Although many of the systems were custom-built for the projects, several teams incorporated materials and techniques that any builder can implement now.
Incorporating recycled materials into a project is nothing new for the Solar Decathlon. However, Nest Home by Missouri University of Science and Technology reused locally collected refuse—shipping containers, shipping pallets, fishing nets, denim, and even fruit picker baskets—wherever possible, drawing inspiration from the way a bird scavenges to build its nest. Read more