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Alfred State Plans to Build ‘Doc’ Bruce Building Materials Lab | New

ALFRED – For more than two decades, William “Doc” Bruce, professor at Alfred State College, was a beloved mentor and earned the respect of faculty, industry leaders and students for his excellence in education. . Two of Bruce’s alumni who graduated from Alfred State in 1977 are now industry leaders: Jimmy Smith, president of Advance […]

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Biden vows to tackle “supply pressures, starting with building materials and transportation bottlenecks”

President Joe Biden on Thursday vowed to tackle supply issues that contribute to inflation as he spoke about his administration’s economic policies in a speech in Cleveland. “Now, as our economy recovers, there are going to be bumps in the road,” Biden said, referring to the rebound in the COVID-19 crisis. “There are going to […]

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Scientists turn food waste into building materials

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Sciences at the University of Tokyo are reusing food waste to make materials with bending strength comparable to concrete that still taste good. Institute of Industrial Sciences, University of Tokyo TOKYO, JAPAN – Most people don’t think much about the leftover food they throw out; However, researchers at the […]

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New method to recycle food waste into sturdy building materials

May 26, 2021 Most people don’t think about the food scraps they throw away. But scientists from Institute of Industrial Sciences, University of Tokyo have developed a new technique to reduce food waste by recycling vegetable and fruit waste into strong building materials. Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Sciences at the University of Tokyo […]

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TCEQ and Vulcan Construction Materials file appeal to overturn ruling against air quality permit for Comal County quarry

The proposed quarry would have an 80-year construction plan and excavate 60% of the 1,500 acres. (Courtesy of Adobe Stock) The ongoing legal battle over a 1,500-acre quarry project owned by Vulcan Construction Materials, LLC has been taken to the 3rd Court of Appeal. Vulcan and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality appealed on April […]

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COVID-19 Focused Report | Featuring Autodesk Inc., Buildertrend Solutions Inc., among others | Technavio

With the continued spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations around the world are gradually flattening their recession curves by taking advantage of technology. Many businesses will go through phases of response, recovery and renewal. Building business resilience and agility will help organizations move forward from the COVID-19 crisis to the next normal. This post-pandemic […]

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New college program developed to train leaders for careers in construction management demand

Durham College’s new Construction Management – Honors Bachelor program has been developed to prepare students to respond to the call of construction employers who need workers with the knowledge and skills to take on managerial positions. and management in the residential and ICI sectors. “Part of our program approval process includes surveys of our local […]

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More than lumber: building materials are causing price spikes

At BORGA Steel Buildings and Components in Fowler, a shortage and doubling in the price of steel has limited the number and types of projects the company is able to bid on. Photo by Frank Lopez. published on May 19, 2021 – 1:36 PMWritten by Frank Lopez With so many companies in different industries having […]

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Army brings building materials, daily necessities to THAAD base

A tanker truck moves on Tuesday on a road leading to the US High Altitude Area Defense Base (THAAD) in Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, southeastern South Korea, after the Police dispersed protesters opposing the delivery of essentials for troops to the missile defense system base. (Yonhap) Construction materials and essential items were brought to the […]

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Shortage of building materials: 5 key items in shortage

As the UK continues to open up after a year of closures and other restrictions, the construction industry has been at the forefront of the economic recovery with activity levels at an all time high of seven years. Soaring demand has strained the availability of a number of key materials, with some experiencing double-digit inflation. […]