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2021 Resin Shortage
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The 2021 Resin Shortage and Lingering Supply Chain Disruptions

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  Industry Watch 2021 at Resource Erectors From paving companies, to painters, to civil construction contractors, to electronics manufacturers, and even to the average American consumer, the ongoing resin shortage (and 251 other materials) in the US is causing repercussions across the board.  As we move into the final quarter…
3D Printed Concrete
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Innovation Watch: Carbon, Concrete, and the Sustainable “Print-fra-structure”

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  “As flexible mobile technology, 3D concrete printing means the technique can be used in physically restricted areas so there is no need to develop complicated and potentially expensive logistical plans. In addition, 3D printed concrete delivers a low carbon, quick-drying solution that saves time.”-  (more…)
Construction Mining 5G Technology
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5G Rollout 2021: Use Cases For Construction, Mining, Concrete, and Manufacturing

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  Our recent blog, Industry Innovation: Getting Up to Speed With 5G, just scratched the surface of the paradigm shift coming to industries across the Resource Erectors’ board. For years now we’ve been hearing about 5G and maximizing the potential for futuristic ideas including Industrial 4.0, edge computing, artificial intelligence,…
Construction Industry Trends
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The “Next Normal”: Construction Industry Trends That Are Here to Stay

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  While the pandemic wreaked havoc on supply chains and production output in mining, manufacturing, and construction it also provided an impetus for some long-delayed innovation. Even before Covid 19 reared its ugly head, the industrial world faced the ongoing challenges that continue to this day in the way of…
construction infrastructure
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Associated General Contractors Say Biden Policies Adding to US Infrastructure Crisis

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  The civil construction infrastructure sector is looking at a mass exodus of construction workers, with the Brookings Institute forecasting a yearly exit from the industry at 1.5 million workers per year, every year, over the next decade according to a June 16, 2020 article by Construction Equipment Guide correspondent…
Construction Materials Lumber Prices
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Pipelines, Politics, and the Construction Materials Price Spikes

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  Thanks to the current White House resident, the US construction industry is rolling through a perfect storm of construction material price spikes that some might think is an intentional assault on what would otherwise be a thriving economic sector.  Already depressed by the government overreach that culminated in the…
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…
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…

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