For its new 12V MAX line of hand tools, DeWalt, Towson, Md., experimented with several different designs. Lead project engineer Eva Dixon and Christine Potter, director of new business marketing, spoke with ENR about the tool development process. Photo: Courtesy Of Dewalt The DeWalt 12V MAX line brings a unified form factor to a range of tools, including an infrared thermometer. Photo: Courtesy Of Dewalt A Drill/Driver Impact Wrench, Screwdriver And Inspection Camera. ENR: What was the drive behind creating this new line of tools? Potter: With the advancements in lithium-ion battery technology, we had an opportunity to develop cordless
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.