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New Product Launch Checklist

Construction Marketing Blog

Improving the effectiveness of a new product launch is of critical importance to most companies and brands as new product development costs can be stratospheric, coupled with extremely high failure rates. Some estimates of new product failure as high as 90%! The scope of this new product launch checklist does NOT address the many product development processes.

Specifiedby’s Beta advanced product search

Extranet Evolution

Specifiedby continues to develop its construction product selection tools, testing an advanced product search tool to help specifiers find exactly the product and associated information they need. I met Darren Lester, CEO of Specifiedby , on Monday for a quick lunchtime beer in London. BIM Construction products search Social Media specifications Specifiedby UK

Construction Productivity and the Promise of New Levels of Efficiency


Productivity in the construction industry is often reported as lagging behind other industries. construction productivity However, a closer look at the methodologies behind the numbers is suggesting something different.

Advertising Construction Products and Services Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

You can take the Advertising Construction Products and Services Survey here. Share the Advertising Construction Products and Services Survey. The Construction Marketing Association is conducting a national survey on the use of advertising in the construction industry. The survey addresses best practices, advertising tactics, and measurement strategies. CMA Chairman Neil M.

101 Top Products: Structural


Click here to return to the 101 Top Products homepage.  .  . 1. ACCOYA ACCOYA WOOD | Accoya

A sneak peak of innovative products showcased at AHR Expo 2017 — day 1

Constructor Magazine

Here’s a sneak peak of just a few of the products featured at AHR Expo 2017. read more.

April 2016 Construction Products Announcements

Construction Informer

This month's 2016 new construction products feature a staffing agency, way to quote jobs right from your website, a book on using Chief Architect, and more. The post April 2016 Construction Products Announcements appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Construction ProductsGoogle+.

More innovative products showcased at AHR Expo 2017 — day 3

Constructor Magazine

Editors continued to visited booths to find out what are the most innovative products on the market in 2017 (here’s a rundown of a few of our favorite products). Also, stay tuned for our entire coverage of the show via the AHR Expo 2017 Product Round-up article. read more.

101 Top Products: Windows+Doors


Click here to return to the 101 Top Products homepage.  .  . 1. MAIMAN INTEGRIS MOISTURE-RESISTANT DOOR | ASSA ABLOY

Promising May 2016 Construction Products Announcements

Construction Informer

The May 2016 construction products announcements include unusual items like invisibility glass, and new items like a pre-packaged solar power system. The post Promising May 2016 Construction Products Announcements appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Construction ProductsGoogle+.

Top 10 green building products for 2015


released its annual Top-10 Green Building Products list. Architects Green Renovation Sustainable Design and Construction Building Owner Green Specifications Sustainable Development Contractors Designers Engineers Facility Managers Designers / Specifiers / Landscape Architects Green Green Building Products Interior Architecture Sustainability read more.

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The BP Group increases productivity with XOEye Technologies’ smart glasses

Constructor Magazine

Communication platform increases transparency; provides actionable data for technicians. New York City-based The BP Group has recently deployed XOEye Technologies’ smart glasses to 60 field technicians and 12 project managers. read more. Technology

Cyclotron streamlines isotope production


Zevacor Molecular, a healthcare firm that manufactures PET and SPECT radiopharmaceutical products, installed the first and largest commercial 70-million electron volt (MeV) cyclotron dedicated to producing medical isotopes for the global market. Based in Noblesville, IN, Zevacor’s primary focus is to manufacture Strontium 82 and Germanium 68, although it is capable of producing a wide variety of other radioisotopes (atoms with excess energy) for both research and clinical applications

Top 7 Factors Affecting Labor Productivity Losses On A Construction Project

Best Practices Construction Law

In a recent Construction Briefings article by Kathleen Harmon , the author breaks down loss of productivity claims based upon a claim of acceleration to overcome excusable delays, or a claim for cumulative impact of an owner’s changes project.  In general, labor productivity refers to the measurement or unit of work that is accomplished for a designated period of time. Overtime.

Top 10 green building products for 2014


BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of GreenSpec and Environmental Building News (EBN) today announced this year’s winners of its annual Top-10 awards. The winners were featured over a live BuildingGreen webcast and will be presented at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 21. Body Image: read more.

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BD+C's 2017 101 Top Products Report


The following 101 products represent a snapshot of the products included in any of the past 18 BD+C issues our readers and editors found to be the most interesting, innovative, or useful. The products have been distributed across 8 categories: Building Envelope, Building Systems, Flooring, Glass and Glazing, Interior Products, Plumbing and Restroom, Structural, and Windows and Doors. To view each product included in a category, as well as a short blurb about each product, click on any of the titles or images below

Improved Productivity Requires New Management Mindset

ENR Construction

Engineers and contractors pride themselves on being problem solvers, often balancing disparate, competing constraints

Useful Construction Products Line Up For Your Review

Construction Informer

Here are announcements on 2-15-2016 about useful construction products that are just hitting the market. The post Useful Construction Products Line Up For Your Review appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Construction ProductsGoogle+. Find out what you're missing.

Big Productivity Comes in Small Packages

Construction Business Owner

With all the legislative and economic uncertainties influencing the industry right now, it is no surprise that construction business owners are looking for methods to keep their companies productive and lucrative. Versatility and job diversification have become the main goals of many contractors looking to keep their businesses profitable.

Demand for Landscaping Products Growing 5%

Green Industry Professionals

billion industry for landscaping products in the outlines several key trends that are shaping the $6.3

Procore Receives Constructech’s 2015 Top Products Award


Procore is proud to announce that we have been included on Constructech’s 2015 Top Products list ! This list is chosen based upon the core functionality of each platform as well as the features that will allow contractors to grow their business. constructech procore cloud based construction software

PMI delegation underscores value of water-efficient plumbing products in Sacramento

Constructor Magazine

PMI members working diligently to supply products conforming to new state codes. A PMI delegation of member executives underscored the value of water-efficient plumbing products during meetings with state leaders last week in Sacramento. read more. Codes Green

Meet the New Crop of Construction Products Announcements

Construction Informer

This set of construction products announcements on 1-30-2016 introduces products in the lighting, heating, decor, tools and online categories. The post Meet the New Crop of Construction Products Announcements appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Construction ProductsGoogle+.

June 2016 Construction Products Announcements

Construction Informer

It's no secret that these June 2016 construction products announcements might have just the solution you need. The post June 2016 Construction Products Announcements appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Construction ProductsGoogle+. Secure data, jobs for vets, and more.

5 Elements of Productivity Improvement

Construction Business Owner

If the recession taught the construction industry anything, it was the importance of being razor sharp in terms of productivity. Best-in-class contractors understand that arbitrarily slicing margins and costs without a true productivity improvement plan is short-sighted and ill-advised. All this plan achieves is adding low-margin backlog with increased risk

5 Solutions to Keep Workers Safe & Productive

Construction Business Owner

Whether the mine is for copper, lead, aluminum, fuels, etc., it requires equipment and workers to be constantly operational and consistently effective to maintain productivity. Similar to construction sites, mine sites also require safety be a top priority; jobsite accidents or incidents have the capability to shut down the entire jobsite and production process Mines, as opposed to construction sites, are considered ongoing operations.

New Product Development and Launch Webcast for Construction

Construction Marketing Blog

A webcast entitled New Product Development and Launch Best Practices for Construction is now open for registration on the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) website. With stratospheric new product development costs, and new product failure rates in excess of 90%, product development and launch systems and processes must be carefully evaluated and more effectively implemented. Join panelists Jeff Kotz, Product Marketing Manager for Weather Guard Div. Emerson Electric, and Debbie Miller Pierce, agency principal to review new product best practice examples.

Bluebeam Tip: Multiple Monitors for Estimating Take-off Productivity

Carol Hagen

Research shows that workers performing text editing are 44 percent more productive with dual screens. Bluebeam Revu allows you to split views and work across multiple monitors which helps professional estimators take-off more efficiently. So did you know there’s actually a Profile for multiple monitors? With large format drawings this might just be the best of both worlds.

Products of the Year: Readers' Choice

Constructor Magazine

It's time again for the most popular products of the year, as chosen by our readers. read more. IoT Media Galleries Hydronics

Classen Launches New Pro Product Line

Green Industry Professionals

The new line includes five products: a stand-on aerator, walk-behind aerator, overseeder, sod cutter and turf rake

Rinnai celebrates production of 2 millionth tankless unit

Constructor Magazine

Company thanks employees, discusses 2017 campaign to commemorate the milestone and bring hot water to those who need it most. Rinnai America Corporation attained the milestone of selling its 2 millionth tankless unit last month. read more. Hydronics Management

Top-10 Products from BuildingGreen [2013]

Jetson Green

For the eleventh year, BuildingGreen has announced their list of Top-10 Green Building Products. BuildingGreen picks the products from additions to the GreenSpec Directory , coverage in Environmental Building News , and blogs on BuildingGreen. Website // Energy-conserving product, quiet. Related Articles on Top Ten Green Building Products [2010].

Oatey Co. acquires Set-Rite Products

Constructor Magazine

Oatey Co., a leader in the plumbing industry since 1916, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Set-Rite Products Company. read more. Management

Volvo Trucks to Cut 734 Production Jobs

Construction Equipment

The layoffs will take place over a three-week period in February and will impact production workers. “We regret having to take this action, but we operate in a cyclical market, and we have to adapt to market demand,” Volvo Spokesman John Mies said. Volvo Trucks said it plans to lay off 734 employees at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia. The

Trimble Highlights Product Expansions, Partnership During Dimensions Conference

Construction Equipment

Trimble made a number of announcements highlighting product expansions and announced a new partnership during its Trimble Dimensions 2016 user conference held in Las Vegas last week. Trimble’s GCS900 grade control system can now be used with Engcon tiltrotator excavator attachments. When the tiltrotators are used with the system, the bucket position and orientation are always visible regardless of bucket rotation. The operator can see the height and the rotation

Weekly Product Gallery: Metabo, Watts, Grohe, General, Goulds and Velocity

Constructor Magazine

This week the product gallery features a limited edition angle grinder, a dial set boiler fill valve, a shower system with push-button technology, a drain cleaner that uses compressed air and more. read more. Media Galleries Hydronics Plumbing Tools

Five Navisworks Tips to Improve Your Productivity

What Revit Wants

Here is a few quick tips that I had sitting in draft post: To delete lots of views quickly, select and then press Delete key. Do not try to right-click. To combine multiple Clash Groups in the Clash Detective, select the groups, Ungroup (sub-clashes will be selected by default), then Re-group. To delete multiple empty clash groups, drag a clash into one of them. it is simply the fastest way to test and build Search Sets. navisworks