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20 September 2022
Shalini John

In the business of making dreams come true by building dream homes, it is essential for large homebuilders to communicate design intent clearly . . .

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3 August 2022
Wayne Kite

Six million people across England receive shelter and support from housing associations, clearly making them popular. Housing associations work together . . .

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12 July 2022
Manoj Singh

More and more people are doing it. Real estate investment trust (REIT) housing in the US market is seeing a boost in popularity. This will inevitably mean that they will need the experience and expertise . . .

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10 June 2022
Kuldeep Bwail

Everybody needs a little help sometimes, they say. That’s been true for large homebuilders with a significantly heavy load of drafting requirements . . .

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1 June 2022
Kuldeep Bwail

Granted that customisation in homebuilding is increasingly the norm, enabling customisation involves a gamut of drawings, modifications and rendered images to see the effect . . .

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16 May 2022
Rony Fernandes

It’s a world of many challenges, but homebuilders face a number of specific challenges today. They include a shortage of experienced Revit designers, a scarcity of skilled labour . . .

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20 April 2022
Shalini John

‘Good help is hard to find,’ they say. Not always. As families grow or there is an increasing need for home office space or people just get bored, the prospect of home renovation . . .

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13 April 2022
Shalini John

The housing sector in Australia has witnessed the effects of strong population growth and steadily increasing immigrant numbers, resulting in more . . .

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1 April 2022
Rony Fernandes

If residential construction design could be likened to a full course meal, the design development stage would be the entrée or the first part of the main course . . .

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7 March 2022
Manoj Singh

A permanent open house is how some refer to virtual house tours or 3D walk-throughs of a home. What’s not to like about accessing the interiors and exteriors of a house for potential . . .

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21 February 2022
Shalini John

They are called dream homes for a reason. Whether they are cosy suburban homes with the perfect lawn and spotless white picket fences, featuring a happy family . . .

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11 February 2022
Shalini John

Homebuilders can offer people the world, especially in an environment where the chances of people working from home are increasing exponentially. New residential design will have to consider that the home will . . .

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1 February 2022
Shalini John

Family benefits come in many forms, but Revit families provide particular benefits for the development of residential construction drawings. Most construction . . .

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31 January 2022
Shalini John

Competition is fierce in the homebuilding industry. Standing out in the throng can come down to clever marketing. For a dynamic homebuilding industry, 3D house walk-throughs and animations developed from these walk-throughs . . .

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14 January 2022
Shalini John

Modern concepts breed modern lingo. Hence, the growing phenomenon of prefabrication, or DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly), in the construction industry is gradually leading to the introduction of new terms . . .

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25 November 2021
Rony Fernandes

‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ is as important for homebuilders as it is for home buyers. Increasingly, homebuilders are using technology to work faster, more efficiently and not just keep up with homebuilding advances but make themselves...

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22 November 2021
Shalini John

Nothing beats getting things right early on in an expansive project. In the world of large homebuilding projects, a minor miscalculation can lead to disastrous effects, which makes it essential to plan and design as accurately as possible. As the dependency solely on 2D drawings for...

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22 October 2021
Shalini John

Selling a home in the homebuilding industry involves creating a narrative where potential inhabitants are promised a new and attractive lifestyle. Residential rendering services can help create this narrative to . .

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28 June 2021
Kuldeep Bwail

Building Information Modelling (BIM), a 3D model-based process that provides architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals data and tools to efficiently design . . .

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20 June 2021
Manoj Singh

Homes, like many dreams, leave a visual impression in the minds of a home buyer, and as such, designers need to accurately represent that visualisation. In the current scenario, this need has given rise to the creation...

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22 February 2021
Manoj Singh

Residential architectural rendering of attractive 3D interiors has the power to influence decisions, and one of the key features of interior scenes is the wall – its colour, its texture . . .

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22 February 2021
Shalini John

One of the key pre-construction design deliverables powering the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry, construction documentation sets, or CD sets, are kaleidoscopes of design . . .

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22 February 2021
Shalini John

When large homebuilders use local architects for their projects, they are having the cake and eating it too, with cherries on top. Architects from or near the project site provide several perks . . .

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30 November 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

It’s kind of a Tom-and-Jerry predicament. For the cartoon to be funny, you need both Tom and Jerry, both participants. Similarly, for architectural design services to be truly effective, there is a need for both 3D modelling . . .

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23 November 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Since homebuilding is essentially a service provided to potential owners, homebuilders are expected to get the seven ‘P’s of service marketing right. These include product, price, place, promotion, physical environment, . . .

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5 November 2020
Rony Fernandes

Get it done on time and within budget!’ seems to be the mantra for general contractors in the AEC industry. Also known as main contractors in the UK, general contractors make it their number one priority to complete projects . . .

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7 October 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Working from home is fast becoming a global trend that is no longer a choice or a luxury. It has already become a necessity for many the world . . .

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30 September 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Home designers and clients are finding it easy to use Revit Architecture services for their home design requirements. As Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming a major innovation for homebuilding drafting . . .

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29 September 2020
Manoj Singh

Outsourcing is no longer a bad word. Scorn and distrust previously associated with outsourcing has given way to appreciation for technical accuracy, professionalism and overall cost benefits. Increased levels of trust have . . .

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29 September 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Making a dream concept of a home into a real, actual building requires key players in the construction process making a series of right decisions. Effective decision-making has always needed a cool head borne from . . .

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22 September 2020
Shalini John

Wysiwyg! ‘What you see is what you get’ has been a catchphrase for decades, and initially, it used to refer to a computer screen display which appears on screen the way it will be seen when printed . . .

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25 August 2020
Manoj Singh

Intelligent design transforms a house into a desirable home, and designers need high-quality tools to help visually represent their design. Home designers, until recently, were of almost unanimously convinced that Revit . . .

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28 July 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

In so many ways, 2020 is poised to become a watershed year for global change. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected and will affect a range of industries, generations of people and the environment, but not always negatively...

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21 July 2020
Manoj Singh

When large homebuilders use local architects for their projects, they are having the cake and eating it too, with cherries on top. Architects from or near the project site provide several perks. They can access the site easily and may be able to...

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6 July 2020
Shalini John

Working from home is fast becoming a global trend that is no longer a choice or a luxury. It has already become a necessity for many the world over and may likely remain so indefinitely. The new normal will see homebuilders...

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29 June 2020
Shalini John

When the global spotlight in construction is highlighting sustainability, can BIM (Building Information Modelling) be far behind? Using the functionality of Revit families, residential BIM modelling and other BIM modelling services...

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25 June 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Libraries have transformed from a quiet haven filled with seemingly endless shelves of books to a virtual environment necessary for modern construction . . .

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22 June 2020
Shalini John

Architectural 3D rendering can help identify potential challenges early in the design process and showcase design ideas effectively with both partners and clients. A rendered image can provide . . .

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6 May 2020
Shalini John

According to industry sources, the Covid-19 lockdown in many countries, especially in the West, are seeing more visitors online, on homebuilding sites, than ever before. How could . . .

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28 March 2019
Manoj Singh

Specific climates experienced year-round, space limitations and the cost of materials influence home design options in the US and UK. Fundamental differences of UK and US home design occur within homes and include . . .

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4 March 2019
Kuldeep Bwail

Speaking English isn’t the only thing the United Kingdom and the United States of America have in common. Both countries also feature aesthetically appealing houses constructed according to regulated and modernised . . .

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22 December 2018
Kuldeep Bwail

Besides a common language, the United Kingdom and the United States have another common trait. They include urbanised population centres that require efficient, precise home design . . .

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21 August 2018
Rony Fernandes

Whether it’s the home of your dreams or shelter from the elements, the housing industry in the United Kingdom has weathered its share of storms. Amid the inclement climate of Brexit, poor construction, scarcity . . .

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12 July 2018
Manoj Singh

Across the world today, more than half the population resides in urban enclaves. The world’s population is estimated to reach 6 billion by 2045. Planning for growth, infrastructure . . .

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7 June 2018
Kuldeep Bwail

Think of Australia and you think of the outdoors, the ‘bush’, the ‘outback’, open land and open skies. Love of the outdoors and entertaining is entrenched in the Australian identity and reflected in the basic . . .

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23 February 2018
Kuldeep Bwail

Two stalwarts seem to tower over the rest of the available software platforms in the homebuilding industry, ArchiCAD by Graphisoft and Revit by Autodesk . . .

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19 December 2017
Kuldeep Bwail

One of the most fundamental aspects of construction is design. So, what is the design process in the construction industry ultimately geared toward? The short answer is: creating a building . . .

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28 September 2017
Shalini John

Designing a home is a deeply personal and conceptually technical exercise – personal for the homeowner and technical for the home designer and homebuilders. As in any design process . . .

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