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%! PRODUCT PLANNING.

Construction Productivity and the Promise of New Levels of Efficiency

ProCore

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.

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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. BIM Construction products search Social Media specifications Specifiedby UK

Global Productivity: Decade-Long Decline Comes To A Halt

Business Facilities Blog

The predicted uptick in 2017 will be largely driven by faster demand from emerging markets; productivity growth is stronger in Europe than the U.S., Global Productivity: Decade-Long Decline Comes To A Halt. Featured Industry News International Surveys & Research Advanced Manufacturing Capital Investment Expansion GDP global productivity Manufacturing productivity Site Selection Technology The Conference Board Workforce Development

Measuring Labor Productivity in Construction

Collaborative Construction

Measuring productivity in any enterprise is critical to success. Dr. Teicholz at Stanford University brilliantly addresses the labor prong of the issue in his most recent article in AECbytes titled Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies (Another Look).

New Construction Products Announcements

Construction Informer

Everyday, new construction products hit the market. The post New Construction Products Announcements appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Construction ProductsGoogle+. Here's a rundown of some announcements from early January 2016.

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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+.

Product Roundup: 16 hot window + door systems

BD+C

These 16 products represent the most cutting-edge window and door systems on the market. . MultiGlide DOORS. Andersen Windows

Product roundup: 12 cutting-edge roofing solutions

BD+C

These 12 roofing products offer a variety of options for your next commercial roofing project. . Dynasty Shingles.

Top 10 green building products for 2015

BD+C

released its annual Top-10 Green Building Products list. Last week, during the Greenbuild show in New Orleans, BuildingGreen Inc. read more.

Weekly Product Gallery: Pipe and piping equipment

Constructor Magazine

This week, the product gallery is all about pipe and piping equipment, featuring a groove system for fire protection piping, clear heavy-duty PVC cement, a plastic pipe deburring tool, union fittings for carbon steel piping, a female connector for water softening and DHW applications, and a self-priming PVC pipe glue.

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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+.

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101 Top Products: Structural

BD+C

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

101 Top Products: Windows+Doors

BD+C

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

Top 10 green building products for 2014

BD+C

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.

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.

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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. Construction labor is always in the news.

Three ways to boost productivity with fleet tracking

Constructor Magazine

In the construction and contracting market, businesses work harder to keep operations running smoothly and that each hour is a productive one. Wyn Partington, Vice President of Marketing, NexTraq.

Weekly Product Gallery: Controls

Constructor Magazine

This week, the spotlight is on controls: a steam shower control with spa options, a single-zone snow-melt control, a smart device to control a home’s heating and cooling, a cloud-based control for mini-split systems, a smart-device-enabled learning thermostat, and a Wi-Fi thermostat with geofencing.

11 transmaterials highlight the coming generation of building products

BD+C

Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine Our Future (Princeton Architectural Press, May 2017, $40) is the latest installment of Blaine Brownell’s Transmaterial series.

Demand for Landscaping Products Growing 5%

Green Industry Professionals

billion industry for landscaping products in the U.S.MarketResearch.com outlines several key trends that are shaping the $6.3

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Cyclotron streamlines isotope production

BD+C

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

BD+C's 2017 101 Top Products Report

BD+C

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.

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.

Improved Productivity Requires New Management Mindset

ENR Construction

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

Claim your piece of the productivity puzzle

Constructor Magazine

Our industry's wagons are circling the productivity puzzle and its lucrative paybacks as we explore how our new IoT presences will provide more than energy and operating savings for our clients. Ken Sinclair, Editor/Owner/Founder, AutomatedBuildings.com.

Procore Receives Constructech’s 2015 Top Products Award

ProCore

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.

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+.

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Weekly Product Gallery: Pumps

Constructor Magazine

This weeks gallery includes a new line of condensate booster pumps, a line of cast iron pumps, a parallel pump offered in a range of sizes, a self-sensing pump, a pump designed exclusively for mini-splits 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.

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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.

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.

5 Solutions to Keep Workers Safe & Productive

Construction Business Owner

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. Whether the mine is for copper, lead, aluminum, fuels, etc.,

Wood Products Manufacturer To Create 145 Jobs In South Carolina

Business Facilities Blog

Roseburg Forest Products is building a new engineered wood products plant in Chester County, SC. . Read: Wood Products Manufacturer To Create 145 Jobs In South Carolina. Daily News Featured Manufacturing South Carolina Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Business Incentives Chester Employment Expansion job development tax credits Roseburg Forest Products Site Selection South Carolina Department of Commerce

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.

Weekly Product Gallery: Water heaters

Constructor Magazine

This week’s gallery highlights water heaters: a residential condensing model; a line of boilers and volume water heaters; a hybrid electric water heater; a water heater with smart controls; a commercial electric water heater; and a line of gas-fired condensing models

Weekly Product Gallery: Ball valves

Constructor Magazine

This week, the spotlight is on ball valves: a combined ball valve and relief valve; PEX ball valves with dual EPDM O-ring stem seals; a 4” stainless-steel ball check valve; PEX-to-PEX brass ball valves; lead-free hose ball valves; and a lead-free ball valve for copper potable water systems.