CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2018
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Quicken Loans is the largest online mortgage lender in the US, and is the nation’s largest FHA lender and premier Veteran Affairs lender.

New home construction is a complex process involving many parties including the home buyer, the builder, subcontractors and inspectors. Dependencies among the steps in the building workflow can cause bottlenecks. Lack of communication can further delay the process.

Our Trust in New Home Construction web app (Fundamenta) facilitates the home building process. Fundamenta is a platform for organization and collaboration among parties involved in a build.

Fundamenta displays a construction workflow comprised of tasks for all parties. It visualizes the workflow with progress bars that show who completes tasks and when, along with all construction deliverables.

In addition, Fundamenta provides a conversation page, which enables messaging between parties.

Blockchain technology manages the workflow, opening new tasks for completion when contingent steps are finished, and stores all data pertaining to a home build.

Our Fundamena app keeps all parties informed on the current state of a home build, thereby bringing transparency to the entire process.

Fundamenta is written in C# with React and the .NET framework. Hyperledger Fabric blockchain is used with the Composer framework. The database is implemented using Microsoft SQL Server.