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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…
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…
Carbon Net Zero Aggregates
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Carbon Neutral: Keywords For the Aggregates Industry in 2021 and Beyond

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  Reducing carbon levels is a mandate that isn’t going away anytime soon. Global political pressure for sustainable green construction from the UN has resulted in a doubling in 2020 of the number of companies and local governments committed to “net zero emissions” by the end of this century. Many…
off-site construction
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Off-Site Construction Booming As Industry Braces For The Post-COVID Rush

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Despite COVID-19 shuttering construction sites, introducing supply chain frictions and creating economic turmoil for construction companies, the overall outlook of civil, residential and commercial construction is bright. Recent reports suggest that the United States construction market will record a CAGR of 5% from 2020 to 2024 — becoming a 1.428 trillion dollar…
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Demand for Gypsum Mining and Wallboard Manufacturing At An All-time High

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Demand for Gypsum Mining and Wallboard Manufacturing At An All-time High Gypsum and wallboard manufacturers understand the importance of embracing new ideologies and practices ensuring long-term success. In doing so, they need to strike a balance to meet shareholder expectations as well as preserve their existing market and business positions. (more…)

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