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Construction Materials Sustainability and Innovation
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Sustainability and Innovation in the Construction Materials Industry: Following the Leaders

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  An AI analysis by Kal Gal (Gemini Flash LLM), Kaizen/Six Sigma expert at Resource Erectors To ensure I’m covering all the bases, I’ll break the analysis down into a few key areas:   1. Sustainability Goals and Progress in Construction Materials  Look at each company’s specific sustainability targets and…
mushrooms, hemp and green building materials
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Mushrooms, Hemp, and the Green Building Material Innovators of 2024

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  In 2024 we’re quickly evolving into a world where the new buildings rising up around us are not just mere structures. The latest innovations are reinventing common building materials, turning them into green champions of sustainability. Sometimes, they even sprout mushrooms! Yes, you read that right. From hemp rebar…
Construction materials Recycling
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Construction Materials Recycling on the Rise Part 2: Sustainable Asphalt and Concrete Technology

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  Resource Erectors Industry Watch Q3 2022 In part 1 we looked at the rising demand for recycled gypsum in the booming construction industry of 2022, and how building contractors are even more under the gun when it comes to the high cost of material production and eventual transportation to…
Saint Gobain
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Thriving in the Global Green Economy: Companies to Watch in 2022

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Resource Erectors Industry Watch Q4-December 2021 The industry watchers here at Resource Erectors were happy to see the 11 November press release from construction materials and energy industry giant Saint-Gobain, announcing a substantial 400 million USD investment earmarked for expanding the US gypsum industry and more in the domestic construction…
overland belt conveyors mining
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Bulk Material Handling: Staying Ahead of the Curve With Overland Conveyors

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  “Advances in overland conveying technology have improved efficiency, reduced capital and operating costs, and made the conveying process more environmentally friendly and sustainable. One important metric that supports this is the cost for transporting material, which is $2 – $3 less per ton using overland conveying compared to trucking,…
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…)
Coal-Power-Plant
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Coal, Concrete, the Zero-Carbon Cure, and Musk’s $100 Million XPRIZE

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  An April 2021 Associated Press report posted at Power Engineering announced the latest first prize winners of Elon Musk’s $20 million XPRIZE. $15 million (with the other $5 million going to promising runners up) was split between two of the most unlikely candidates (from the green-minded environmentalist point of…
Blue Gas Green Energy
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The Green Energy Grab 2021: Blue Gas, Industrial Wind Mills, and a Lot of Hot Air

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  There’s no getting away from the powerful influence on industries of the politically driven rush to replace fossil fuel, coal, and other traditional “carbon-emitting” energy sources with an “all-electric” power grid.  After decades under the legislative green thumb of what many are now recognizing as nothing less than “radical…

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