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Fourth Revolution Headlines: Amid a Waning Workforce, Manufacturing Careers Grow

Tyson Foods is investing big bucks into its digital transformation. On August 8th it unveiled its brand new automation technology center in Springdale. Chairman John Tyson touted the facility...

Protecting America’s Crumbling Bridges with Galvanized Rebar

It’s no secret that America has a crumbling infrastructure problem, notably when it comes to our nation’s bridges which are reaching the end of their useful life. Many of...

From a Small Garage to Big Success: The Story of Arc Specialties

From its inception in 1983 to now, ARC Specialties has become a case study in the growth of an American entrepreneurial endeavor. Company President Dan Allford took the business...

What to Look For at MetroCon 2019 According to Keynote Speaker Paul Doherty

There is a workplace transformation happening across the United States today. Offices continue to change, and architects and designers play a key role in the future functionality of businesses...

The Fourth Revolution: The Solution to the Manufacturing Labor Shortage Might Be An Internal...

You can hardly listen to a political speech without hearing the buzzword - “manufacturing jobs.” As baby boomers retire from their lifelong careers in manufacturing, no one is stepping...

How Zoning and Planning Departments are Restricting Architects

Most people would agree that some degree of rules and regulations are necessary to maintain order in a society. However, sometimes we find ourselves bumping up against a rule...

Flintco Forward: How We Finally Made Lean Work for the Construction Industry

Lean, not to be confused with a lien, is a business practice designed to increase efficiency, eliminate wasteful applications, and utilize human effort to the best of its ability....

What Architecture Firms Are Looking For in Young Employees

Millions of careers will start in the United States this summer. With one of the tightest labor markets in history though, it can be tough just to get a...
builders

What Does the Federal Reserve Rate Cut Mean for Builders?

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the first time since 2008. The quarter-percentage point reduction comes at a time of global economic slowdown and uncertainty in...
trade war

U.S. and China Trade War, and Why Experts Disagree on its Impact

The ongoing trade war between the United States and China continues to make an impact on businesses even beyond the two nations’ borders. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury...
Suzanne DeRusha says

Element Sessions: Answering the Age-Old Question of What is Contemporary Design

How do you nail down the definition of contemporary? Ask an expert like Suzanne DeRusha, president of Suzanne Kimberly Design. In this episode of Element Sessions, an Element Designs...
Colin Reyenga says

Element Sessions: Software is Transforming Every Step of Design for the Better

Technology has changed the way products work and look, but what is often overlooked is the technology that puts these products in front of a buying audience. For the woodworking,...
Hector Moreno says

Building a Better Bond: The Data Centers of the Future Are Already Built, Literally

To build data centers efficiently, safely, and inexpensively, manufacturers are turning to prefabrication as an accessible, trusted, and standardized solution. Faster, cheaper, and safer are all great reasons alone...
Jody Walker says

Life in Polymers: Machining Plastics and Why Compression Molding Beats Out Extrusion

On the first episode of Life in Polymers, we're breaking down the basics of machining plastics, and specifically the differences between extrusion and compression molding. Both are ways that...

ROGERS BROTHERS AND TENNESSEE GALVANIZING ACQUISITIONS/INFOGRAPHIC INTRODUCTION

AZZ Inc. is a proud provider of metal coating services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution and industrial markets, protecting...
Barbara Philibert says

The Fourth Revolution: Is Industry 4.0 Changing Manufacturers’ Skill Sets for the Better?

In this episode of The Fourth Revolution by Bartell, Pettibone President and CEO Barbara Philibert went into detail on that, when it comes to Industry 4.0, the key to optimizing...
metals

Composites Offer a Superior Alternative to Metals: Find Out Why

Composites attain the best attributes of traditional materials by leveraging chemical processes. Typically, composites consist of two or more base components. The simplest composites are formed by combining some...

New York City Developers Lobby to Legalize Drones

Real-estate developers in Los Angeles and Chicago are embracing drone technology to help speed up the building process and reduce costs. But in New York City, a 71-year-old local...
Ken Litke says

Finding the Overtime Sweet Spot in Manufacturing

Is overtime a good thing or a bad thing for a workforce and their employer? In this episode of the AEC Podcast, host Shelby Skrhak sat down with two...
safer glass installation

Putting Robots to Work for Safer Glass Installation

Suction cups and manpower. At one time, that was how most all glass was installed because there were no other means to place these large, fragile building materials in...
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MarketScale Mornings: Is the Future of Manufacturing ‘Made In America’?

   The manufacturing supply chain has become a completely global ecosystem. With that comes a wealth of trading partners, suppliers and customers, many of which have a helping hand in...
machine builders

The Fourth Revolution: It’s Time for Machine Builders to Take IIoT Seriously

In almost any industry, IoT has become not only a consideration but a necessity, and many have already embraced and adopted it. Manufacturing has certainly seen the opportunities that...
FDH Tech talks

FDH Tech Talks: A Look Inside the Strengthening of America’s Aging Infrastructure

Many of the roads and bridges Americans use every day were built just after World War II. While technical marvels at the time of their construction, our nation's critical...

Element Sessions: The Rise of “Resi-mercial” Design

Office spaces have long been attached to the stigma of being cold, grey rooms filled with an endless sea of cubicles. The design of office spaces today, though, is...
Sean Black talk

Building a Better Bond: Prefabricated vs. Brick and Mortar. Is One Cheaper, More Reliable...

Construction industry trends are causing a comeback for an age-old process: prefabricated construction. Not always a favorite within the industry, conceptions on prefabricated construction have slowly become more positive....