BuildSMART supports Contractors in at least 5 ways.
1. BuildSMART works WITH Builders. We do not compete. We do not install BuildSMART products or perform other work of the Contractor.
2. Our products are designed to be easy to understand and to install by local tradesmen without previous experience with high performance building or with BuildSMART systems. Framers erect exterior structural sheer walls with panels instead of sticks. We will be there with hands-on training get the building up quickly and efficiently.
Construction labor shortages have become critical
throughout the United States and Canada
3. Builders erect exterior walls with doors and windows preinstalled. This save considerable time on site, and it reduces needs for skilled labor. We are being told that they see approximately 100% productivity improvements (linear feet of installed wall per man-day). This allows framing crews to do more jobs with the available labor force.
4. With BuildSMART panels Contractors consistently surpass the Passive House infiltration tests on the first try. Projects are consistently achieving 0.45 ACH50 on first shell blower door tests. This significantly reduces or eliminates the builder’s time-consuming headaches of leak chasing.
5. Tradesmen install MEP systems in the normal fashion without premium pricing since BuildSMART wall panels have normal looking 2x structural dimensional lumber frame.
High-performing, energy-efficient construction may sound great in theory, but often it calls for additional skills and premium rates that tack on time and cut into profits. BuildSMART is transforming the construction industry one project at a time. The times are changing.