Engineering Value – Draper

How Modern Control Systems Help Maximize Gym Equipment and Space

Modern gymnasiums are well-rounded facilities. In one day, they might host different sports teams and a farmer’s market. The technology controlling these environments is evolving and helps these gyms transition between events. On this episode of Engineering Value, A Draper® Podcast, host Tyler Kern talked with Neal Turner, the Director of Gymnasium Sales at…

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Architecture & Design
Engineering Value: Selecting the Right Fabric for Proper Shading

Creating a perfect solution is often a team effort. Such is the case when it comes to shading solutions and partnership between Draper® and Phifer, a third-generation, family-owned-and-operated textile weaver and manufacturer based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Jeff Miller, Director of Architectural Shading Solutions at Draper, and Bill Strickland, National Market Manager for Sun Control Products…

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Architecture & Design
The Benefits of Ambient Light Rejection in Projection Screens

In most practical use situations, projectors face the issue of ambient light. What is the science behind this effect, and what are the solutions for maintaining a bright image when the environment will not allow for the proper darkness? Steve Cook, Consultant Relations Manager at Draper, provided some insights on ambient light rejection (ALR). “Ambient…

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Architecture & Design
The Benefits of Motorized and Automated Roller Shades

The benefits of roller shades are clear – they make a space’s occupants more comfortable by controlling lighting levels, ensuring thermal comfort and minimizing glare. However, even more benefits can be had when those roller shades are motorized, automated or both. Draper Architectural Market Specialist Jessi Wright and Director of Business Development for Automation and…

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Architecture & Design
Engineering Value: The Foundation Mount System and Acumen Projection Screens Class Up AV Solutions

It’s difficult to achieve the right mixture of classy and grandiose. Draper®️ has done just that with its Acumen™️ projection screen, one of a pair of new products. Older surface mounted projection screens can stand out too much in a room or space. But Monica Altman, Draper’s Sales Consultant for National Accounts, said the new offering…

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Architecture & Design
Engineering Value: Diving into Draper’s Tailored Solar Control Solutions

On this episode of Engineering Value, a Draper podcast, host Tyler Kern was joined by Draper®️ Architectural Consultant – Solar Control Solutions Richard Wilson and Product Manager – Solar Control Solutions Clint Childress. The trio provided an in-depth look at the variety of custom, tailored solar control and shading solutions the company offers, which bring…

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Architecture & Design
Engineering Value: How Draper is Looking Back and Forging Ahead

On this episode of Engineering Value, a Draper podcast, host Tyler Kern was joined by Chris Broome, fifth-generation President of the company. The duo dove into Draper’s (https://www.draperinc.com/) unique and extensive history as a family-owned business for well over a century, the company’s current values and initiatives, and where the business is headed as a…

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Superior Air Quality and HVAC Systems are Crucial for Senior Care
May 29, 2024

The demographic shift towards an aging population, projected to reach 27 million Americans in nursing and assisted living facilities by 2050, raises significant concerns about indoor air quality in these environments. With respiratory health already being a critical issue among seniors, the stakes are high for ensuring that HVAC systems are up to par….

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The Future of Data Centers: Cooling, Power, and ESG with Saqib Ashraf
May 28, 2024

In a rapidly evolving data center industry, cooling technologies are finally taking center stage, driven by the rise of AI and other high-density computing needs. In the latest episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Saqib Ashraf, Director of Solutions Architecture at CPG, shares insights on the future of data centers as well as the challenges…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing Smart Cities Experts Talk
Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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Engineering Value: The Hidden Savings of Engineering Value
March 6, 2020

The bottom line. That is an unavoidable, monolithic reality of the construction industry. However, a formulaic “race to the bottom” can have dramatically negative effects on the true cost of a project. On this episode of the Engineering Value podcast, Steve Edwards, Director of National Accounts and Special Projects with Draper, sat down with Sean…

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Engineering Value: Value Should Not be A Code Word
January 29, 2020

Language is constantly evolving. For example, the word “value” has taken on a negative connotation in recent years; a value product may be cheaper, but usually it’s of inferior quality, and is meant to be the bargain option. On this episode of Engineering Value, a Draper, Inc. podcast, Grant Wylie, Director of Product Management for…

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