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PLNAR Digitizes the Home Dimensioning Process with Augmented Reality

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 13, 2017 11:45:32 AM

Created using Apple’s ARKit, the PLNAR app will be available with the launch of iOS 11.

PLNAR, the first app to generate floor plans using augmented reality, will be released in the App Store once iOS 11 is made available. The PLNAR app—built using Apple’s ARKit, an augmented reality development tool—was created by SmartPicture Technologies, an Austin-based software-as-a-service company that creates solutions to digitally automate the traditional in-home measurement process. 

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Benefits of Building Information Modeling with Forge Capability for Revit Users

Posted by Ashley Smith, Guest Columnist

Aug 9, 2017 6:03:22 PM

The right integration can allow for fast, efficient sharing of information from any location.

It can be argued that when organizations, such as architectural practices or engineering firms, blend their in-house knowledge of Revit applications with those of software developers with data modeling expertise by integrating Forge, as required through the use of a specialist BIM company with Forge capability - innovations and efficiencies can occur.

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Hotel Sustainability Secrets

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jul 28, 2017 11:00:57 AM

A super-green hotel in New York showcases eco-conscious ideas fit for any large property.

In their own way, hotels are a form of multi-family residence, providing temporary living quarters for a day or weeks. And with travel groups like TripAdvisor and the Global Business Travel Association reporting hotel guests’ continuously rising preference for green products, building eco-friendly hotels makes more sense now than ever.

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Case Study: Urban Waste Management

Posted by Juliet Grable

Jul 24, 2017 12:32:45 PM

A multi-use project in Portland, Oregon, showcases onsite wastewater and stormwater treatment.

Walking down the pedestrian corridor among the new modern buildings at Hassalo on Eighth, you’d never know the site was an asphalt parking lot just a few years ago.

Hassalo on Eighth is an ambitious multi-use project located in Portland, Ore.’s Lloyd Center District. Designed by GBD Architects, it consists of three new buildings and an existing office tower centered around a newly created pedestrian corridor and plaza. Together, the new buildings add 657 residential units and thousands of square feet of ground-level retail to a neighborhood previously dominated by office buildings and parking lots.

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Eco-Smart Rentals with All the Bells and Whistles

Posted by Alan Naditz

Jul 11, 2017 2:34:17 PM

At Florida’s award-winning Quaye communities, there’s always room for more green.

WHEN RICK LOCOCO AND HIS PARTNERS at FM Contract Services decided to build a truly green luxury rental apartment complex, they took a simple approach: If at first you succeed, do it again. And again. And again.

By early summer, FM Contract Services will have completed its third luxury apartment and townhome site in Palm Beach County, Florida. Like its two predecessors, Seabourn Cove and The Quaye at Palm Beach Gardens, The Quaye at Wellington offers its residents a wide range of sustainable products. All three locations are built to National Green Building Standard ICC 700 Gold Level. And occupants seem to love them, with developments leased to capacity within a few months.

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