4 Essential Tech Trends for Home Builders in 2020 

As creators of home construction software products, we always stay on top of the latest tech trends in our industry. Today there are many emerging technologies available for builders and suppliers that promote efficiency and save time and money.

Here’s What’s Trending:

1. 3D Printing

In the last ten years, 3D printing has become so advanced; it’s now printing valuable materials like concrete. The benefits of 3D printing include reduced supply costs, speed (we’re talking days vs. months), reduced waste, and greener construction by using less lumber. Though it’s still a new resource for builders, it’s certainly a trend to watch.

2. Drones

Many builders are using drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in-home construction projects. They help with land surveying and monitoring workers, progress, safety, and inspections – and they’re a terrific marketing tool. According to Unearth, the best drones for the construction industry are the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, Kespry 2S, DJI Inspire 2, DJI Mavic Pro, and DJI Phantom 3 Standard.

3. Augmented Reality

AR is quickly replacing paper sketches and design plans. Home construction designers and builders use AR to preview homes and make changes before construction, make more accurate measurements, simulate modifications, and collaborate – ultimately saving time and money.

4. Home Construction Software 

While it’s not necessarily new, home construction software is essential. Tools like BuildPro and SupplyPro help builders and suppliers by offering one solution that manages documents, streamlines communications, simplifies scheduling, and so much more. Implementing home construction software keeps projects on time and under budget. Our digital solutions optimize processes and maximize profit while bridging the gap between suppliers and builders.

As a company founded in 1999, we’re always evolving and improving our products with our customers in mind. What industry trends are you most excited about? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

If you aren’t already a customer, let’s start building something together. Hyphen Solutions provides more than 60,000 home builders, installers, and manufacturers with industry-leading builder and supply chain scheduling, procurement, and collaboration software solutions. Schedule a demo of our products today or give us a call at 972-728-8100.