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Construction Materials Volatility and Double Digit Price Increases in 2021

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  “July was the sixth straight month of double-digit price increases for construction inputs,” said Ken Simonson, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist, in calling for President Joe Biden to immediately end tariffs and quotas on steel, aluminum, lumber and other essential construction items.”- DCN-JOC News Service-August…
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,…
Mining Industry Forecast Fiscal 2021-2022
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Fitch Solutions Report Pegs Fiscal Year 2021-2022 as an “Exceptional Year of Earnings” for Miners

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  With the disruptions of the Covid 19 shutdowns in the mining industry through the 2019-2020 period behind us, global miners can count on continued “sky-high” profits in the fiscal year 2021-2022. That’s according to a new report from the investment risk research and global market analysis firm, Fitch Solutions.…
Clean Coal CO2 Capture
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The Decline of Clean Coal R&D Funding and the Pitfalls of Politically Driven Energy Policies

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  In a previous article Resource Erectors highlighted Elon Musk’s $100 million and $20 million XPRIZEs as motivation for the development of innovative CO2 capturing technology. The winning projects involved a coal-fired power plant and an LNG facility, where CO2 was captured at the stacks and injected to make concrete…

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