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GIA Winners Show the Future of Home Building Technology is Now

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A motorized and lighted pergola, keyless smart doors for homes, and software that can design and price a home before construction begins. Those are some of the futuristic technologies that were honored in the Global Innovation Awards (GIA) program.

The GIA program recognizes the companies and builders leading the way in producing cutting-edge products, services, homes and communities that impact the industry on an international scale, including those that focus on green building and related products.

The companies that took home the GIA Silver Award at the 2023 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas covered a variety of advancing technologies, and are recognized as forward-thinking champions of the industry:

Villa Pergola by BON Pergola 
The is a free-standing aluminum pergola engineered to withstand winds up to 80 MPH, but designed to make for easy assembly and installation. The system includes motorized louvers to adjust for sun and weather conditions and LED lighting along the edges for nighttime entertaining. The system can be used by builders for installation during construction or by home owners for use on existing houses.

M-PWR Smart Doors by Samsonite 
These feature keyless entry through a code punched on a keypad or through an app installed on smart phones. The doors also integrate Ring video doorbell technology and LED welcome lighting as enhanced safety features. The app can notify home owners if the door is opened or unlocked, ushering in the era of the connected and secure smart door.

utecture 
is a powerful software solution for home builders to use in the pre-construction phase to help home owners design their dream homes in a 3D, interactive environment. To help their businesses, utecture allows home builders to accurately price every detail of a project before it begins. The software also engages potential clients for new build and remodeling projects, making it a great marketing tool for builders and remodelers.

MyGlobalHome 
is an AI-powered platform that enables a network of homes providing vast amounts of data on energy usage. Details of energy usage are fed into the system, which anonymously tracks for trends and identifies areas for improvement. This data is used by builders, investors, home owners and more to design, build, and invest in more energy-efficient buildings.

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