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Exploring the challenges and opportunities in building.

Introducing BuildUSA,Prototype Initiative and Optimized Building

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What’s it all about:

Steve’ Build Blog (SBB) is all about the challenges building faces and the solutions being developed. Overtime SBB will be introducing BuildUSA (BUSA), the Prototype Initiative (PI) and Optimized Building (OB), combined they offer solutions to forward looking, integrated and collaborative, Building Teams.  

Monthly Theme

Throughout 2023, SBB will organize content via a “Monthly Theme”. Building, encompasses an extraordinary amount of topics, and “Monthly Theme is intended to make the content more useful. If you have any suggestion, please reach out and let us know.

April 2023 Monthly Theme:

The Building industry impact on our communities, punches well above its weight. Not only does it drive the economy for building services and building materials, including manufacturing, transportation and distribution networks, but it  has immediate impact on the Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FFE) industry that will fill the building and make it operational for the future tenents.

The Building Experience

The Building Experience

This post explores the unique experience that Building provides to all participants My first memory of building is of an apartment complex that was built next to my house when I was 4 years old. I...

DYK- Inflation & The Construction Industry

DYK- Inflation & The Construction Industry

Did you know that as rates of inflation has increased in our economy it has affected our industry and the effects are showing. Essential materials and skilled labor significantly more expensive, but...

DYK- Solar Energy Technologies

DYK- Solar Energy Technologies

Did you know that there are two main types of solar energy technologies: photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP)? In Photovoltaics Basics when the sun shines onto a solar...

Back To The Future

Back To The Future

Back to the Future  A brief look backward into Building’s history and an even briefer glimpse into Building’s future A successful building process requires expertise from diverse fields of...

Prototype Initiative 

Prototype Initiative 

This post outlines the three pillars of BuildUSA’s business plan, the “Prototype Initiative.” It also discusses the six primary services/products that BuildUSA will offer.  ...

DYK – How will the BCE evolve over the next 5 years?

DYK – How will the BCE evolve over the next 5 years?

Did you know over the next five years, BuildUSA's CDE + BCE is poised to undergo significant evolution, driven by the construction industry's shift towards modular and optimized building approaches?...

BuildUSA – Optimized Building (OB) 

BuildUSA – Optimized Building (OB) 

This post goes into more detail about why and how BUSA and OB were developed and describes in more detail the nine elements or characteristics that comprise Optimized Building. It also addresses why...

DYK – What Does Execution Include

DYK – What Does Execution Include

Did you know that the mission of BUSA (Building USA) is to become a leader in Optimized buildings by incorporating innovative techniques to transform traditional building practices into efficient...

DYK – What Does Process Include

DYK – What Does Process Include

Did you know that the Process category focuses on implementing a cloud-based collaborative data environment called the Build Collaborative Environment (BCE)? This environment is organized around...

DYK – What Does Research Include

DYK – What Does Research Include

Did you know that BuildUSA involves collaborating with key industry players in the building material supply chain to conduct applied research and develop sustainable building products and systems...

DYK – Cloud-Based Collaborative Environments 

DYK – Cloud-Based Collaborative Environments 

Did you know that cloud-based collaborative environments, such as Common Data Environments (CDEs), play a crucial role in the digital transformation of the building industry. CDEs provide a...

DYK – Creating a Brand in Building

DYK – Creating a Brand in Building

Did you know that creating a strong branding in the building industry is challenging due to:  Slow productivity improvements  Lack of innovation and delayed adoption  Informal...

DYK – BUSA’s Mission to the Evolving Marketplace?

DYK – BUSA’s Mission to the Evolving Marketplace?

Did you know that BuildUSA's mission is important and on target with the evolving marketplace due to several factors:  Addressing inefficiencies: The traditional on-site building process is known...

BuildUSA – The Mission

BuildUSA – The Mission

BuildUSA's mission is to provide high-quality, high-performance buildings that are delivered to market faster and...

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