Engineering Value

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 Read more

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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, Read more
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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 Read more
Building Management
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 Read more
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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 Read more
Building Management
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 – Read more
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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 Read more

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Adapt Energy: Rolling Blackouts, Microgrids, and Elevated Energy Automation
April 13, 2021
In February of 2021, Texas went through an energy crisis, with many residents experiencing rolling blackouts. PanTech Design CEO Troy Morgan joined host Tyler Kern to talk about this phenomenon, what rolling Read more
The Right Case Packing Solution – From Off-the-Shelf to Custom, the Right Answer Is Configurable
April 13, 2021
When it comes to case packing, is there such a thing as an off-the-shelf solution? That was the focus of the conversation on this installment of Packed with Pearson. Stuart Cooper, Chief Revenue Officer for Read more
How Fusion Energy and the Sun Provide the Inspiration that ITER Needs
How Fusion Energy and the Sun Provide the Inspiration that ITER Needs
April 13, 2021
The world depends on energy. It has since the dawn of time, and how we capture energy is always changing and evolving. The dependence on fossil fuels has consequences, so many countries are looking for ways to Read more
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Engineering Value: Selecting the Right Fabric for Proper Shading
February 26, 2021
  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 Read more
The Benefits of Ambient Light Rejection in Projection Screens
November 19, 2020
  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 Read more
The Benefits of Motorized and Automated Roller Shades
October 13, 2020
  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 Read more
Engineering Value: The Foundation Mount System and Acumen Projection Screens Class Up AV Solutions
July 28, 2020
  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 addresses this Read more
Engineering Value: Diving into Draper’s Tailored Solar Control Solutions
May 8, 2020
  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, Read more
Engineering Value: How Draper is Looking Back and Forging Ahead
April 20, 2020
  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 Read more
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 Heath Read more
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 AV Structures & Read more