NAHB: Technology use in 2019

Given all the buzz (not to mention a few billion dollars), it’s hard not to get excited over NAHB’s recent study of how builders are adopting construction technology (or “contech” if you’re Silicon Valley cool).

Forget BIM and robot panel plants. We’re talking about everything from 3D printed components to tilt sensors that tell you the slab is 1º off level, caps that vibrate if a plumber starts to doze off, and “smart boots” that let you track every step your framers take (or don’t take) on the jobsite.

Contech is ushering in a whole new world, and there’s plenty to be excited about. Except for one thing, says NAHB.


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