WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 8, 2019) — Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, design, and commercial construction industries, announced today the launch of Building Forward, in partnership with JELD-WEN. Building Forward is an editorial initiative that tackles the important and overarching issue of economic productivity in the construction industry with a special focus. In particular, Building Forward will bring renewed attention to one of today’s greatest challenges—lack of skilled labor—and address major disruptive changes in technology and construction methods with detailed analysis and a distinct voice.

“Building Forward addresses the massive economic, social, and technological changes affecting the construction industry today from a centralized industry point of view,” said Emily Zodtner, Director of Brand Marketing at JELD-WEN. “This initiative will provide a futurist’s insight into a dramatically evolving market, and help today’s construction industry professionals navigate important trends and issues. At JELD-WEN, we are passionate about supporting builders, contractors, architects, and others in the industry with content like this as they lead their businesses through a time of rapid change.”

“Boosting the construction industry’s efficiency and productivity has become one of the most important issues of our time,” said Jeffrey Lee, content director for Hanley Wood’s Building Forward initiative. “In the face of the skilled labor shortage and affordability burdens, it’s important for the entire industry to gain a broader perspective about this challenge in order to adapt their businesses to thrive in the modern era.”

Hanley Wood’s Building Forward initiative spotlights the fundamental changes occurring in the $1.23 trillion residential and non-residential construction industry. With topics such as labor, smart home and building technology, prefabrication and automation, and demographic and climate change, Building Forward addresses disruptions that have and will continue to transform the industry in years to come.

Building Forward will showcase content for a wide range of decision-makers who want to be involved in a dialogue around industry innovation and change, including architects, builders, contractors and subcontractors, engineers, remodelers, and suppliers. Learn more at www.buildingforward.com.

JELD-WEN, founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, operating manufacturing facilities in 20 countries located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy-efficient products and has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998. Our products are marketed globally under the JELD-WEN® brand, along with several market-leading regional brands such as Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe and Corinthian®, Stegbar®, and Trend® in Australia. For more information visit www.jeld-wen.com.

Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database – powered by Metrostudy – the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.