Posts Tagged ‘ technology ’

Weighing Plant Floor Purchases

Aug 8th, 2022

The fall trade show season will kick off in the next few months and continue through November. Any fenestration professional reading this likely has a few of these dates circled on their calendar. And for good reason—it’s a prime opportunity to see some of today’s most advanced window and door technology, and to consider the […]

New Girl Scout Patch Program Introduces Young Girls to Careers in Construction

Apr 14th, 2022

There’s a new patch program for Girl Scouts across the country designed to empower girls to think about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and construction by meeting real professional women in building. Dubbed “The House That She Built,” the program was created by Mollie Elkman, the author of the children’s book of the […]

Construction, Design and Tech Trends Drive Door and Window Market

Aug 23rd, 2019

Recent research from the Freedonia Group says the $28 billion US door and window market’s projected 4%-growth through 2023 is fueled by a variety of factors including design trends. The full list includes: Increases in building construction activity; Design trends favoring more, larger and costlier windows and entry doors; Rising interest in smart glass and […]

Construction Robotics on the Rise

Jul 25th, 2019

As labor shortages continue, two recent studies indicate that the global construction robotics industry is set to fill in. With promises for increased efficiency, safety and productivity, robotic technologies also reduce expenses, data suggests. According to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global market for construction-related robotics is projected to reach a value […]

Buchanan Appointed to Newly Created Position as FeneTech Restructures Team

Jul 17th, 2019

Ohio-based company FeneTech Inc. has appointed Matt Buchanan as the director of software development, a newly created position, as the company restructures its U.S. office team. These changes involve the creation of several technical leads, which are subject matter experts for specific products, and encompass FeneTech’s commercial, business, production and quality development areas. The software […]

DOE Offers $33.5 million For Energy-Efficient Research and Development

May 9th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced it will offer up to $33.5 million in funding for the research and development of projects aimed at reducing energy bills through advanced building construction techniques. According to DOE, residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the nation’s total energy demand, costing more than $380 […]

Tips for Technology Implementation

Nov 2nd, 2018

Technology is changing the industry rapidly. Only two decades ago email was brand new, and it has quickly become vital to running a company. In the recent Engineering News-Record webinar, “The Mid-Sized Construction Firm’s Guide to Technology Upgrade Success,” speakers offered valuable tips and advice on how to successfully implement new technology into industry companies. […]

Innovation and Its Enemies

Oct 10th, 2016

“Most suffering comes from the failure to adapt and a resistance to change.”—Debasish Mridha Innovation requires change, but change is one of the more difficult effects to implement in any company. The fear of job or pay loss, the fear of reduced influence and plain old fear of the unknown has stopped many innovations. This […]

AMD Members “Lay it all Out” in Industry Roundtable

Oct 21st, 2014

Members of the Association of Millwork Distributors participated in a roundtable session yesterday where they were able to ask questions and share concerns. DWM/Shelter editor Tara Taffera was lucky enough to sit in at one such discussion and learn what is keeping members up at night and what they are happy about post recession. First […]

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