Residential Building: November/December 2014

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INNOVATION PRODUCT REVOLUTION BUILDING PRODUCTS ARE ADVANCING AT A RAPID PACE. Edited by Nigel F. Maynard Danalock Once up on a time, innovations in the construc- tion industry didn’t happen all that often. Builders were satisfied with doing things the way they always have. As we reported this month (in our Trend of the Month column), acceptance of innovation and new technologies has greatly accelerated. Architects, builders and consumers are in- creasingly demanding cutting-edge products, and manufacturers are re- sponding. This month, we’ve compiled a collection of some of the most innovative products we came across this year — including toi- lets that flush with the wave of a hand, a voice-activated range and electronic locks that can be controlled with a mobile device. It’s the dawning of a new age. November/December 2014 See page 30 for details. + Residential Building Products and Technology 29