Delivery Person with package. Products at left include an iPhone with video interface and automated entry, Linear Garage door opener, Schlage digital lock, Elan motion sensor camera

The Delivery Play!

I’m a bit of a data hound. I like looking at big tables of numbers, applying formulas to them and identifying patterns and big picture changes. Maybe that’s the lure of the construction industry, economics and baseball for me. There are so many statistics to slice and dice and play with. Did you know...

2020 Re-Vision: Big 4 TecHome Applications Emerge

At the beginning of April, we put guest and sponsorship outreach efforts on hold and focused on researching changes in sales and marketing practices in our client base and on what home tech applications might be on the rise in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are about done collecting results from this...

Welcome to the TecHome Builder Blog

Dear Technology & Housing Industry Colleagues, This month marks the launch of the TecHome Builder blog and webcast series as we expand the information and advice we’ll be providing online. I will be the principal contributor to the blog for starters and principal host and chief provocateur of the webcast series. It’s been a while...

Suspended Animation

Dear Technology & Housing Industry Colleagues: Suspended animation is unsustainable. Or as Dr. Ian Malcolm said in Jurassic Park: “Life finds a way!” Whether it be on the jobsite or at your work-from-home set-up, at some point you identify the opportunities and threats, the problems and solutions and decide how to move forward safely,...

AE Ventures launches 2020 Re-Vision

B2B event and engagement platform provider to map rapid changes occurring in the markets it serves and the business practices of its customers April 1, 2020—AE Ventures announced today the launch of 2020 Re-Vision. This new research and customer relations initiative will map the rapid changes taking place in the markets AE serves and...

Cop Out!

I read a recent Professional Builder editorial that encouraged builders to make a minimalist play in the home – strictly quality WiFi with a couple of WAPs. What a cop out. It’s a slightly updated edition of the structured-wiring-only play so many builders were making in the go-go construction market of the mid-2000s. Reality...