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Originally designed for software developers, the scrum methodology brings flexibility and focus to remodeling
An affordable, targeted marketing campaign in minutes
A kitchen built for efficiency, entertainment, and education
An industry-first circuit breaker bringing smart tech to energy management
"(Jobber) has more capabilities than we knew how to use at the outset, but the combo of Jobber’s customer service and intuitive software meant it didn’t take long to catch on."
Eliminating 3D models and hand measurements for roofing and siding replacement
Customer service is what sets this CRM apart
Quick, customizable 3D home renderings for exterior replacement pros
How remodelers can better protect themselves against cyber threats
A smartsheet is akin to a Google Sheet on steroids.
Free online software to simplify and speed up the design process
A marketing & SEO education tool built exclusively for contractors
"The customization aspect is actually my favorite part of the app."
Digital communication options are boundless. Here’s how to use them while keeping a human touch.
Let your clients customize their new space before it's even built
A single-source digital solution to the in-home sales process
The Hadrian X is loaded through its tail end, by a human. The machine uses half-meter precision blocks, the equivalent of 15 regular house bricks, and so the human needs a forklift to get the job done. That’s basically the only job a human has working with the Hadrian X, apart from helping to place lintels. It’s conceivable both could eventually be automated.
After it’s loaded, the Hadrian X takes over. The blocks move along its conveyor belt being cut, ground, and ultimately fed up the machine’s boom, which is fitted with a robotic arm and a multi-axis stabilization system—the latter being particularly important for working in changing environments. The blocks are then placed (relatively rapidly) using CAD designs and lasers—one on the boom and one on the site—going course by course, laying adhesive and using gravity to set the blocks in, until both the interior and exterior walls are fully erected, complete with router channels for electric and plumbing.
The trades come in day three, while the robot starts another job somewhere else.
Robots in construction are no longer a thing of the future, but robots in remodeling are. Here’s what that future could look like.
Even today, many smaller companies don’t take advantage of software solutions. A study from Fit Small Business revealed that no single type of software category had a full 50 percent usage rate. The highest ranked—accounting-based programs—was at 49.8 percent. The most common reason given for not purchasing the software was cost, yet the efficiency gained by using the right tools will pay back the initial investment many times over.
Consider these questions before purchasing digital solutions for your company