Hanley Wood's HIVE 50 Honorees Spotlight Top Innovations in Housing

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Cutting edge products and processes to be honored at third annual HIVE Conference in Austin on November 28-29

“HIVE continues to stimulate new ideas and shape the future of housing,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries, is pleased to announce the honorees of the HIVE 50 Awards. Housing’s brightest minds will be celebrated at the third annual HIVE 50 Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 28 at the 2018 HIVE Conference at the JW Marriott Austin.

“HIVE continues to stimulate new ideas and shape the future of housing,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO of Hanley Wood. “This year’s HIVE 50 Honorees feature an amazing group of people, products, and processes that are transforming the conversation with forward-thinking ideas and innovative approaches.”

Each year, the HIVE 50 are selected by the editorial team at Hanley Wood, including editors from MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE, ARCHITECT, BUILDER, Journal of Light Construction and ProSales. Drawn from the top people, products and processes that are leading the charge to inspire creativity, higher performance and innovation in housing, the honorees will be featured in the November issue of BUILDER Magazine and at https://www.hiveforhousing.com/hive-50/2018.

“Innovation is not just about big ideas – it’s about commitment, investment and action that can and will transform housing in the United States,” said John McManus, Vice President, Editorial Director for the Residential Group at Hanley Wood. “The HIVE 50 Honorees represent the absolute pinnacle of creativity and technology applied brilliantly to the challenges facing the housing community. These innovators are solving problems we never before imagined we could address, pointing the way for growth and transformation for the future.”

The 2018 HIVE Honorees by category are below:

Building Technology: Products, systems and solutions that transform structure to perform optimally

  •     Sonnen and Mandalay Homes – Energy Storage System
  •     U.S. Gypsum – SecuRock ExoAir 430 Weather Barrier
  •     KB Home – The KB Home ProJeKt – Where Tomorrow Lives
  •     EcoCor – Prefab Passive House
  •     Aerobarrier – Automated Air-Sealing System
  •     Vital Vio – Bacteria-killing LED light Technology
  •     Next Energy Technologies – Solar Energy Window Coating
  •     University of Maryland – Lightweight Insulating Wood Material
  •     Covestro – PUReWall
  •     Phase Change Energy Solutions – ENRG Blanket
  •     Randek – ZeroLabor Robotic System
  •     COVE.TOOL – Building cost / performance program
  •     5D Robotics – Automated Construction Equipment
  •     Doxel – Construction Management Tool
  •     Triax Technologies – Worker Safety Devices
  •     Blue Print Robotics – Tech-driven Panel Fabrication
  •     Built Robotics – Autonomous Construction Equipment

Capital: Resources, costs and value flowing through housing investment

  •     RBH Group – Affordable Housing Social Investor
  •     Dweller – Affordable Turnkey Solution for ADUs
  •     Fifth Wall – Venture Capitalism focused on Real Estate
  •     Propy – Digital Real Estate Exchange Software
  •     OpenDoor – Home Trade-in Program
  •     ArborCrowd – Crowdfunding Platform for Multifamily projects
  •     Brick & Mortar Ventures – Investment Firm
  •     Cadre – Technology-enabled Real Estate Investment Platform
  •     Swytch – Blockchain-based Sustainability Tracker

Design: Architecture, planning and engineering better homes and communities

  •     Enterprise Community Partners – Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute
  •     David Baker Architects – FIVE88 Affordable Apartments
  •     Pyatok Architects – Vibrant Communities through Urban Design
  •     GDS Architects – LifeArk Resilient Housing
  •     Houselets – Low Cost, modular housing and workspace units
  •     Tom Burbec – Living Building Challenge certified farmhouse

Intel: Insight tools to identify, acquire, serve and retain customers, determine project viability and assign value

  •     Delos – DARWIN Residential Wellness Intelligence Network
  •     Eyrus – Management Software for the Construction Industry
  •     Kensho – Economic Mapping Program
  •     NYU – City Health Dashboard
  •     Corelogic – Provider of Storm Surge Risk Analytics
  •     LStar Ventures – Union Point Sustainable Community
  •     Uplight Data Partners – Drone Service Provider for the Construction Industry

Strategy: Business models, processes and practices to create and manage change

  •     Module – Expandable, Affordable Homes
  •     StarCity – Affordable Dorm-Style Housing
  •     Blokable – Modular Housing Development
  •     Clayton Homes – Designer Cottages / Tiny Homes
  •     Ashton Woods – Starlight Communities for Entry-Level Buyers
  •     Pulte – Altus at the Quarter smart community
  •     AirBNB – Friendly Buildings Multifamily Program
  •     Kitson and Partners – Babcock Ranch Sustainable Community
  •     Five Point Communities – Newhall Ranch
  •     Landed – Homeownership Program for Teachers
  •     Housing Innovation Lab – Boston Housing Affordability Plan

One innovation will be selected as the People’s Choice winner – voting starts now here. Winners will be celebrated and the People’s Choice Award announced at the HIVE 50 Honoree Dinner on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30PM at the JW Marriott in Austin. Tickets for the event are available at http://www.hwhive.com.

For more info on the HIVE 50, visit https://www.hiveforhousing.com/hive-50/2018.

HIVE is supported by title and underwriting sponsor, Ply Gem Building Products, and founding sponsors DuPont, Electrolux and Samsung. The 2018 HIVE Conference will be held in Austin on November 28 and 29. To register or for more information, visit http://www.hwhive.com.

Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database – powered by Metrostudy - the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.

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