ABB Highlights Safer, Smarter Solutions During #ConstructionWeek

ABB is highlighting the company's smart, safe, sustainable solutions for construction and building automation.

As a world leader in industrial solutions that span the building and construction industry, ABB understands the need for technology that provide safe, smart, and sustainable solutions to meet the evolving needs of today’s builders, electrical contractors, and equipment manufacturers. This week we are showcasing the products and initiatives that deliver for customers where and when they need them.

#ContractorBetter

ABB delivers contractors the fully integrated ReliaGear™ portfolio of advanced ABB technology components with legacy GE Industrial Solutions (GEIS) equipment to offer their customers a better way to power. In addition to ReliaGear™, ABB products and digital tools provide contractors with practical solutions for productivity and profitability.

#PowerBetter

Through the #PowerBetter roadshow, ABB’s 550sq ft tradeshow-on-wheels, ABB is bringing the latest electrical products, services, and solutions directly to hundreds of customers in 33 cities. At each stop, ABB sales and field application engineering teams provide customers a hands-on interactive experience of the industry’s most comprehensive one-line construction offering.

Industry-leading Products

Award-winning Tmax® XT advanced circuit breaker technology simplifies deployment of electrical protection, measurement, and control circuit breaker technology. In addition, newly launched Nexus®Pro puts building owners and facility managers in total control by enabling ability to test emergency lighting in any building from anywhere, at any time. The app allows users to maintain testing without the need to visually verify performance, saving time and money.

Robotics in Construction

As the construction industry faces a labor and skills shortage at a time of increased demand, the use of robots in construction applications is expected to increase from 55% today, to 81% by 2030. To meet that demand and support customers across the industry, ABB is innovating with robotics in areas of advanced manufacturing, off-site pre-fabrication, and automated drilling to develop tools for builders to increase productivity and efficiency.

From Houses to High Rises

ABB’s Smart Buildings portfolio starts with electrification basics like circuit breakers, transformers, panelboards, and the new PowerMark PRO™ load centers and CurrentGuard® Plus 3 surge protection device. But it also extends to advanced monitoring and control of building ecosystems. With digital platforms, buildings learn how occupants use space and proactively adjust systems to maximize comfort and productivity.

NECA 2021

Smart, connected solutions continue to penetrate the market according to a December 2020 ABB/EC&M survey, especially among larger contractors working on major projects. At the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA21) annual meeting ABB features the latest in smart power distribution designed to address the challenges that electrical contractors face.

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Bob Fesmire

Bob Fesmire is a Content Manager at ABB, based in Cary, North Carolina. He has written more than 150 articles and white papers on a variety of topics including energy efficiency, industrial automation and big data. In addition to his work at ABB, Bob is also the co-author of Energy Explained, a non-technical introduction to all aspects of the energy industry.
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