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All About the Cement Shortage

Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, shortages have been a common occurrence. Today, many parts of the U.S. are facing a shortage of cement and concrete. Concrete is the most common construction material due to its versatility, strength, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Each year, the world uses

The Biggest Opportunities for Sustainable Construc...

Read the original article by clicking here. As eco-consumer rates increase globally, industries search for pollution reduction methods. The United Nations Paris Agreement supports the shift towards sustainable development. It established a goal of reducing society’s greenhouse gas emissions and preserving the planet. Post-industrial countries are also creating independent regulations, improving conservation efforts. Many target

Top 5 Mid-Year 2022 Construction Industry Trends

Read the original article by clicking here. Despite a strong construction market, contractors today are almost universally experiencing five sources of pain. We describe some of those sources and give our suggestions for how to alleviate that pain. 1. Use contract terms to address Inflation and supply chain Inflation and supply chain challenges are inflicting

10 Trends That Will Shape the Future of Constructi...

Read the original article by clicking here. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Vision Team and Futures Council recently detailed ten future construction trends. 1 Increased regulation of carbon-based fuels spurs adoption of alternative power solutions. Further pushes for alternative energy sources are likely to add complexity to the assembly of construction fleets through new

Building Materials Prices Move Higher, Up 19% Year...

Read the original article by clicking here. According to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of goods used in residential construction ex-energy (not seasonally adjusted) climbed 0.5% in April, following upwardly revised increases of 1.9% and 2.4% in March and February, respectively. This adds

Drones in the Construction Industry

Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content Drones are already revolutionizing the construction industry—and they’re only going to become more popular. The construction industry is inefficient. According to a McKinsey study, large construction projects generally take 20% longer than expected. On top of that, they can be up to 80% over budget. The key

Researchers harness algae to ‘grow’ constructi...

By BRUCE FINLEY Read the original article here. DENVER (AP) — The massive worldwide pouring of concrete as developers densify cities could be transformed, eliminating heat-trapping pollution into the atmosphere, by switching to a new kind of cement created in Colorado — cement that is “grown” by harnessing tiny sea organisms. Urban concrete jungles also

5 Ways the Construction Industry is Changing in 20...

While almost every industry has been affected by COVID-19, the challenges experienced by contractors have been especially daunting. By Howard Frederick Read the original article here. COVID-19 has forced contractors throughout the world to make significant changes to the ways they work and implement them virtually overnight. And while almost every industry has been affected,

How a Long-Sought Bill Could Make Construction Wor...

Carlos Moncayo, 22, died seven years ago at a Manhattan construction site. A bill on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk aims to make conditions safer for workers like him. By Karen Zraick Read the original article here. Carlos Moncayo was just 22 when he was crushed to death by thousands of pounds of dirt at a construction

Construction’s labor, economic numbers begin to ...

by Joe Bousquin Read the original article here Dive Brief: Contractors reported fewer unfilled job openings in May as overall nonresidential construction spending dipped and signs of the slowing economy began to play out on jobsites. Associated Builders and Contractors reported that the number of open construction jobs declined to 434,000 in May. While just 6,000 fewer

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