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2021 construction trends
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Big Spender Non-building Projects Prop Up 2% Drop in Dodge Index 2021 Construction Numbers

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  Once again the push to green tech is playing a role in 2021 construction trends, as the stagnant building sector is still recovering from Covid 19 supply overhangs. But there’s still some good civil construction news for the remainder of 2021.  National construction numbers overall logged a 2% drop…
Graphite-Battery-Mining
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Coated Spherical Purified Graphite (CSPG) and US Battery Metal Mining

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  There’s a hot “new” battery metal in the mining industry’s Electric Vehicle support race. It’s an anode-grade, all-natural-flake graphite that can match or surpass the life cycles of its synthetic graphite competitors, all while increasing energy kWh capacity, at a much lower cost.  In this article, the industry watchers…
tunnel construction upgrades
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Tunneling Projects 2021: 50-Year Upgrades and New Tunnel Spending

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  With the latest 1.9 trillion dollar Covid 19 relief spending bill now heading to the White House for approval, tunnel project spending has become quite the political football. House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pet subway project in her California home district, ridiculed by opponents as “Pelosi’s tunnel of love”, lost…
construction materials logistics
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Evolving Construction Materials Supply Chains in 2021

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  “Simply put, there’s probably no other supply chain that is in more dire need of transformation than the construction industry supply chain.”- Adrian Gonzalez-talkinglogistics.com Is Today’s Construction Industry Supply Chain Ready to Sustain $79 Trillion in Infrastructure Spending?  According to Steve Cox, VP of Business Development at Command Alkon,…
crude oil supply
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Dealing With Keystone Shutdown Effect: Norilsk Nickel’s Dual Fuel Consumption Strategy

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  The possibility of 40% replacement of diesel fuel with LNG. Resource Erectors has been keeping a close eye on the Keystone shutdown effect since the Biden administration terminated the essential domestic fuel supply pipeline project. This executive order can potentially triple the cost of traditional fossil fuels. Afterwards, thousands…
Concrete and Precast Concrete Technology
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Concrete Technology 2021: Greener Every Year and 35% Stronger

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  The term “green concrete”, not so many decades ago, used to describe the condition of freshly poured ready mix concrete in construction projects or precast concrete products that required more curing time to achieve its full average 3,000 psi strength. The term “green” as applied to concrete was all…

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