Category: Homebuilding

Best Practices for AEC Project Estimating and Risk Management

In the highly competitive AEC marketplace, knowing and anticipating a project’s expenses correctly provides a definite advantage when competing for a contract. But, even in the best of circumstances, cost estimating is complicated and there are myriad risks and uncertainties to consider. Delivering high-quality cost estimates depends heavily on the quality of data, for example,…
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SBS Group and MiTek Systems to Showcase Sapphire Build Home Builder Solution at 2015 IBS Show

Edison, New Jersey – December 30, 2014 – SBS Group, a Microsoft Gold Partner and technology consulting firm, and MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway company, will be teaming up at this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) to demonstrate their Sapphire Build and Microsoft Dynamics software solutions for the homebuilding industry. The Sapphire Build/Dynamics SL solution…
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SBS Group and MiTek to Present Microsoft AX at 2014 IBS Show

Edison, New Jersey – January 21, 2014 – SBS Group and MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway company, will be teaming up at this year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) to demonstrate Sapphire Build and Microsoft Dynamics software solutions. They will be highlighting the integrations between Sapphire Build and Microsoft Dynamics SL as well as presenting Microsoft Dynamics…
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Buyer Confidence Bounces Back – Selling Market Slow

While a Redfin Q4 housing-confidence survey determined that only 28% of participants say now is a ‘Good Time’ to buy a home in their neighborhood, this is still an increase from Q3, where a mere 24% of participants answered with the same result. This is still a large drop off from the 2012 Q4 survey,…
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The Software Selection Process – Part 2

Making Your Decision  Now that we’ve established the 7 Benefits of Construction Software, it’s time to make a decision. Here are the 8 steps to take to determine which software solution best meets the needs and capabilities of your organization. Internal Assessment: Talk to the people that will be implementing, using, and maintaining your system.…
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Big Jump for Homebuilders Falls Just Shy of July Projections

After a very weak June, where housing starts were down nearly 10%, starts rose sharply in July, but missed their forecast. Although new home construction rose 5.9% in July “…to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 units”, economists had expected that number “…to rise to a 900,000-unit rate” for July. In addition, homebuilding permits…
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Homebuilders: Is Your Accounting Software Up to Par?

Successfully managing job operations in the homebuilding industry requires a host of dependable, experienced personnel performing their tasks with diligence. Everyone involved in the homebuilding process, from your project managers, to your sales and marketing team rely on up to date information. And although with continued advancements in technology it’s easier than ever for your…
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