It’s no secret that these June 2016 construction products announcements might have just the solution you need. Secure workers’ data, give vets some jobs, learn about concrete products giving back, get a new way to dim the lights, check out a turnkey solar power solution, see the toughest door in the world, and get an app for measuring architectural drawings.
If taking the stairs catches on, buildings with elevators could automatically get greener. The people working in them also stand a good chance of getting healthier. However, designers and builders working for owners who want to reap these advantages, will need to learn a few new tricks when it comes to how stairs get placed and promoted. They also get a chance to unleash creativity in how they are finished.
The electrician shortage is real, and here to stay. Electrical contractors who put in the extra effort to distinguish themselves from the crowd, make their businesses more attractive places to work. Here are some tips to make it happen.
By Andrew Pempek
Many industries were transformed by the Great Recession. Some collapsed, and others emerged crippled or running on fumes. Then, there were those that saw their ranks depleted while being left with the profession itself still totally intact. Electrical contractors are one such group that’s unable to operate at capacity due to the electrician shortage. According to Manpower, a global employment consultancy firm, more than one-third of managers globally were unable to fill positions with qualified workers. Within that group, skilled workers (like electricians) topped the list.
It’s time for the May 2016 construction products announcements, and there’s something here for everyone. Rugged phones with new mobile tech, construction management opportunities, resources for construction students, wireless sound system solution that could become a new product line for many contractors, heavy equipment telematics, invisibility glass, much simpler solar energy installations, drone products, ruggedization for your Surface tablet, and a new alliance that makes it easier to go from digital to print, are all lined up here for your review.