AVID Home Studios introduces the Intelligent Home Plan for residential construction.

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Building a house requires a good set of home plans. Intelligent Home Plans from AVID Home Studios are designed to make the entire project more efficient and less costly. AVID Intelligent Home Plans are flexible, dependable and designed to meet the needs of everyone involved - designer, builder, contractor, supplier and home buyer.

In the past, home plans were merely lines on paper used to build a home

Can a home plan be intelligent? AVID Home Studios thinks their Intelligent Home Plans are the smartest plans in the business.

A home plan is a set of construction documents that serve as the "assembly" manual for a new home. There are no standards or laws that require specific information on these drawings so there is a wide variety in the quality of the plans available on the market today. Some plans show only a floor layout and a simple front elevation. Other plans show more details and include accurate dimension lines, construction details and wall cutaways. But regardless of how detailed the plan may be, the plan is typically designed for one specific lot, one specific region and one set of building codes. The AVID Intelligent Home Plan™ has the ability to meet any lot, region or code. In fact, the AVID Intelligent Home Plan can make a new home less costly, more efficient and easier to build.

Intelligent Home Plans are comprised of a sophisticated set of drawings that detail every aspect of home construction. These drawings are created in a way that makes updates, changes and modifications quick and easy. "The biggest downfall of the online home plan industry is the difficulty of making changes and modifications," states Bill Elliott, COO of AVID Home Studios. "Most online purchases of home plans will require some type of modification to meet the needs of the home owner, builder or local building code authorities." It is this hidden cost that most people don't see. Builders may purchase a home plan for a few hundred dollars and then spend thousands more to update and change them. Even worse, if the plan is poorly done, the costs needed to modify the plans may be more than creating a brand new plan.

The AVID Intelligent Home Plan is designed to be flexible. They are drawn in a way that supports efficient and rapid changes. Similar elements used in the drawings are grouped together and saved in layers for quick access by any designer. Line weights and dimensions are uniform throughout the plan set and the information is detailed and accurate. These root fundamentals form the foundation of every Intelligent Home Plan - a collection of informative documents that sets the tone for the entire building process. Each Intelligent Home Plan links the designer, builder, contractor, supplier and home owner together into a single organized team.

More than just a nice drawing, Intelligent Home Plans also translate the home design into functional packets of data used throughout the building process. Exact dimensions are used for accurate quotes and product specifications. Structural data is dissected to ensure code compliance and building integrity. Design details are interfaced with automated saws and joiners to speed the assembly of walls and floors while realistic virtual models ensure the final product meets every need of the most demanding buyer. Intelligent Home Plans can interface with a variety of software and hardware currently servicing the building industry. Dependable and consistent data from these designs feeds these independent support services and links them together into coordinated and managed processes.

The reliable, accurate and flexible nature of The AVID Intelligent Home Plan creates a seamless translation of data across all phases of home construction creating a higher quality home at less cost. "In the past, home plans were merely lines on paper used to build a home," relates Craig Sherrett, Director of Sales & Marketing for AVID. "But today's challenging housing market places demands on the home building process that cannot be met by a few sheets of paper. Only Intelligent Home Plans can deliver the data needed to build the homes of tomorrow at an affordable price."

For more information about Intelligent Home Plan, including a free 20-page publication titled "10 Things You Should Know Before You Buy a Home Plan," visit avidhomestudios.com.

ABOUT AVID Home Studios:
AVID Home Studios provides builders with sophisticated home plans through an efficient and personalized design process. Local AVID representatives understand the challenges and needs of their local market and can help builders quickly design home plans to meet those needs. With unique collaborative design services and visualization tools offered only by AVID, changes and modifications to home plans are quick, accurate and cost effective.

Craig Sherrett, Director of Sales & Marketing
AVID Home Studios, LLC


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