Sources: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.; CP staff
During a talk at last month’s Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan, former Titan America CEO and past PCA Chairman Aris Papadopoulos traced the developed world’s failure to create a disaster-resilient built environment to government and market forces.
Sources: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; CP staff
Nanocrystals extracted from cellulose microfibrils—structures that give plants and trees strength and resilience—can increase concrete tensile strength up to 30 percent by creating tiny water inlets in a matrix and promoting more efficient cement hydration.
Source: L.E.K. Consulting, Chicago
In its fifth annual Contractor Behavior Study, global management consultant L.E.K. confirms residential and commercial construction market momentum, vendor/supplier loyalty based on criteria other than price, and increasing adoption of mobile technology sales and management tools.