Accurate Housing Systems

Accurate Housing Systems in East Troy, Wisconsin switched from eFrame™ to MiTek's SAPPHIRE™ Structure-and modernized its truss design and manufacturing capabilities in the process.

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1,300 single-family and multi-family projects in a given year

“With [MiTek software] MVP®, I can tell how long it took to build a particular job. I can tell if we are making money or not making money on a job,” says general manager Sean Kelly. Justin Nagel has found “the 3D capabilities really eliminate a lot of errors.” SAPPHIRE is a really great program,” sums up Sean Kelly. “We'd recommend it to anyone…anyone who doesn't compete with us, that is.”

The Story

Mitek Engineering

virtually eliminates quantity errors

Using MiTek® Engineering along with SAPPHIRE virtually eliminates quantity errors, helping Accurate Housing Systems live up to its name. 

There’s lots more capability in SAPPHIRE over eFrame.

Design and Estimating Manager

Justin Nagel

Background

Accurate Housing Systems operates from a 65,000 square foot facility in East Troy, providing components for some 1,300 single-family and multi-family projects in a given year. Seventy-five percent of the business is providing roof trusses.

Challenge

With a move to SAPPHIRE Structure, Accurate Housing Systems hoped to diminish errors and create efficiencies and accuracies, as well as eliminate the need for another CAD program with standardized formatting.

The Solution

SAPPHIRE Structure

The benefits of SAPPHIRE include automated hip framing features to improve designer efficiency and accuracy, 3D capability that eliminates many errors up front, and layout templates that provide a standard format-all of which help Accurate diminish errors and avoid the need for a second CAD program.

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