Conservation and technology products win PCBC Parade of Products honors
The building industry's shift to embrace green products is reflected in the winners of the 2016 PCBC Parade of products show.
PCBC 2016 is the largest annual homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region and the Parade of Products Awards are designed to honor outstanding achievements in new product development.
“While some categories seemed to focus on small demographics and very small target customer basis, others were more geared for industry-wide consumption,” said POP @ PCBC judge Melanie Andrews, director of purchasing for The New Home Company. “It does appear that most manufacturers have made that complete shift to green, speed-driven, techy type products while others have tried to hang onto the luxury stylings and sophisticated installs. In a nutshell there was a broad spectrum of new products that look very suitable for the millennial generation all the way to the baby boomers. It is very clear our industry is in a paradigm shift and I am truly excited.”
The entries for this year’s POP @ PCBC Awards consisted of creations boasting originality and ingenuity, with a focus on conservation and technology.
“Participation in POP @ PCBC this year was easily the highest we’ve seen in years, reflecting an exciting trend in new product development and innovation,” said Linda Baysari, senior vice president of PCBC. “We are proud to celebrate these 20 winners who reflect the most inventive new product solutions of the past year."
Decided by an eight-person panel of homebuilding leaders in purchasing, building, engineering and design, winners were selected based on innovation, practical application and how well each product accomplishes the solution for which it was designed. The winning companies and products, listed alphabetically, are:
Air King, QuFresh by Air King (QFAM)
Andersen Windows, VeriLock® Security Sensors
BamCore LLC, BamCore Prime Wall System
Greyter Water System, Greyter HOME
Haiku Home by Big Ass Solutions, Haiku H Series Ceiling Fan in Brushed Copper
Huber Engineered Woods, ZIP System™ Stretch Tape
Hunter Douglas, Hunter Douglas PowerView™ Motorization
LiftMaster, 8550W Battery Backup Garage Door Opener
MFM Building Products Corp., FutureFlash
Panasonic, The SelectCycler™ System
Phantom Screens, Retractable Screens
S&P USA Ventilation Systems, LLC, IAQ Sense
Savant, Savant App
Simpson Strong-Tie, The Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall
SnapPower, SnapPower Guidelight
Sub-Zero & Wolf by Riggs Distributing, Inc., M Series Professional Double Oven (DO30PM/S/PH)
SWD Urethane, Quik-Shield 108 Ultra-Low Density Spray Foam Insulation
Tile Redi USA, LLC, WonderFall Trench™... Simply Wonderfull!™
TOTO USA, Carlyle II 1G Connect+ S350e