MILWAUKEE — Both residential and commercial contractors got filled in on the latest technology that’s influencing the markets served by plumbing contractors at the CONNECT 2017 conference and show held here recently by Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association. Milwaukee School of Engineering professor Jeong Woo covered Building Information Modeling and other digital collaboration methods. On the residential side, Dave Pedigo, vice president, emerging techn
DO CONTRACTORS like full-size commercial vans, Euro-style vans or box trucks? Yes. Do they like Chevy, Ford, Ram, Mitsubishi-Fuso? Yes. Each of the plumbing contractors we talked to had their own preference for the trucks they run and why those trucks are the best choice for them. One contractor likes diesels, another one doesn’t. One contractor wants a big truck to carry fixtures and water heaters, another one doesn’t. One contractor worries about gas mileage but another
This may take some getting used to. Or maybe not. Perhaps we’ll slide so easily into our houses and buildings just doing things on their own that we’ll wonder how we ever managed before. It’ll be like the advent of the fax machine and the cell phone and smart phone and wireless networks. Technology just makes life easier. I recently attended the Enterprise IoT World/Smart Cities Summit in Chicago where I had the opportunity to talk with Johnson Controls Vice Presiden
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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