MiTek’s Enabling Technology and Equipment Helped the KB Home ProjeKt Dramatically Reduce Building Cycle Times, While Delivering Precision & Quality

Results of Advanced Off-Site Framing to be Demonstrated During IBS

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#brkalt;/agt;–IBS Show Floor – MiTek® Industries is a sponsor and
participant in the 2019 BUILDER Concept Home at Inspirada, in Henderson,
NV, called KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives.

During the IBS show, MiTek’s participation will be demonstrated at the
KB Home ProjeKt for visitors to the home site. The home tour times are
Feb. 19, 20, and 21, from 10AM to 1PM. The address is 3131 Biancavilla
Ave., Henderson NV. Transportation to and from the home is free through
a Lyft promo code: KBHP2019. (See a virtual tour of KB Home ProjeKt now
at this LINK.)

KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives is a forward-looking
concept home that breaks new ground in homebuilding through innovative
partnerships, while also demonstrating the viability of a highly
accelerated construction pace when moving from “dirt to dry-in.” The
off-site construction framing process of this KB Home ProjeKt
incorporated 3D-modeled and advanced panelized framing.

About MiTek and the KB Home ProjeKt

MiTek’s SAPPHIRE® suite of 3D structural component design and
manufacturing software helped shorten the traditional home framing cycle
times, enabling a frictionless collaborative across all design and trade
disciplines. These included ENTEKRA’s
engineered integration, and component manufacturing by Better
Built Truss
and Desert
, which used MiTek automated truss manufacturing equipment.
MiTek’s SAPPHIRE®Build Portal provided a central
digital repository to track and maintain version control of documents
and plans. MiTek’s Hardy
and USP®
Structural Connectors
are featured as well in the home, and MiTek’s
Wrightsoft Corporation’s Production
Home Design Service Group
created the optimized HVAC system design
to optimize the home’s comfort, efficiency, and indoor air quality.
MiTek’s SAPPHIRE structural BIM model of the home was also central to
Wrightsoft’s design for the highly efficient system and its layout.

About the KB Home ProjeKt

The KB Home ProjeKt: Where Tomorrow Lives home will be revealed
in the Inspirada master-planned community in Henderson, Nevada in
January 2019. Visit
to stay up-to-date with the KB Home ProjeKt developments.

For this concept home, ENTEKRA coordinated the off-site integration
process, and facilitated the panelized design, truss engineering, and
construction logistics of the floor, roof, and wall panel components.
Truss and panel design and manufacturing were enabled by MiTek’s
SAPPHIRE design and process-management software solutions, which also
drive MiTek’s automated equipment to create the final structural

About MiTek Industries

MiTek Industries is a diversified global supplier of software,
engineered products, services, and equipment to the residential,
commercial, and industrial, construction sectors. MiTek Industries’
passion for our associates’ well-being and for our customers’ success is
the company’s hallmark. A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: brk-a,
NYSE: brk-b)
since 2001, the Company has operations in more than 40 countries on six
continents. Learn more:

About Wrightsoft

Founded in 1985, Wrightsoft
provides Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)-approved
software that combines residential and commercial energy load
calculation with design functionality in a single, proprietary program
known as Right-Suite Universal®. This technology allows the HVAC
contractor to properly calculate energy loads, accurately design and
size HVAC systems, efficiently produce parts takeoff lists and
proposals, and generate all necessary professional documentation and
reports. Learn more:


John D. Wagner