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In a recent post to his GatesNotes blog, former Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates wrote about the future of global consumption and a theory called, “relative dematerialization.” This theory suggests that, as innovation lets us make a given product more efficiently, with fewer materials or energy, prices go down and consumption goes up. Someone figures out how to make cell phones with less metal, which makes them cheaper, which makes them more widespread. Less metal per phone, but more phones, so more metal overall.
Consider that, in our industry, steel and concrete are much cheaper to produceRead More
Sharon J. Rehana / Concrete Construction / December 5, 2013
Get ready to celebrate 40 years of World of Concrete. WOC 2014 promises to deliver innovative products, new seminars, live demonstrations, more than 50,000 concrete construction professionals, and 1300 exhibiting companies.
Now is the time to plan your visit to this exciting event Jan. 21-24 in Las Vegas; seminars begin Jan. 20. For more information on registration, exhibitors, and accommodations, visitwww.worldofconcrete.com. Here are some highlights that will interest concrete contractors.
Tuesday–Thursday, Jan. 21–23, during show hours, Booth C3639
If you wantRead More
Concrete Construction / October 8, 2013
Turner Construction Company announced that the Third Quarter 2013 Turner Building Cost Index — which measures costs in the non-residential building construction market in the United States — has increased to a value of 868. This reflects a 1.05 percent increase from the Second Quarter 2013 and 4.33 percent annual increase from the Third Quarter 2012. Turner VP Karl F. Almstead said, “Material prices are increasing, but generally off their highs of the year and labor costs remain constrained. The increase in construction activity has enabled pricing to cautiously increase amongRead More