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By Melody Eve Ramos, AMAST Content

The construction industry had long endured a reputation as a slow adopter of technology but in the past decade, there has been a flurry of innovation to improve contractors’ operating efficiencies and generate more profit. …


Written by Melody Eve Ramos, AMAST Content

Industry leaders are speaking out on the need for modernization in construction. “There is an urgent need for the construction industries to integrate technologies into their models. Only an effective and immediate digital transition will strengthen a weakened sector and support a green…


Written by Melody Eve Ramos, AMAST Content

On August 10, 2021, the Senate passed a historical $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure package that is expected to have a far-reaching impact on the construction industry. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act includes $550 billion in new spending, a majority of which will…


Written by Melody Eve Ramos, AMAST Content

Companies across all industries have suffered supply shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The construction industry, however, is especially vulnerable to supply shortages due to the heavy reliance on raw materials for their projects. …


Written by Melody Eve Ramos, AMAST Content

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In recent years, 3D concrete printing has gotten lots of attention for being a potential solution to the hefty carbon footprint associated with traditional cement production. It is also looked to as a solution to work automation and combating the shortage of skilled…


Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content

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If you haven’t heard of ferrock yet, you’re not alone. This carbon-negative, iron-rich compound was introduced in the early 2000s and has not yet gained widespread popularity. …


Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content

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It is no surprise that a third of all municipal waste in the United States consists of paper, given that the average American uses more than 680 pounds of paper products annually. Since the start of human civilization, the global tree population…


Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content

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While most glass is static, smart glass allows glass to become multifunctional. Smart glass, also called light control glass (LCG), privacy glass, switchable glass, dynamic glass, or smart-tint glass, can appear opaque, translucent, or transparent. …


Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content

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For years, asphalt shingles have been a popular roofing choice. They are a cost-effective, fire-resistant, and easy-to-install roofing option. Unfortunately, asphalt shingles are not very sustainable, and asphalt shingle roofs generally last only twelve to twenty years. As a result, over 11…


Written by Morgan Kaenzig de Denus, AMAST Content

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High-quality insulation can reduce heating and cooling costs by 20% and reduce CO2 emissions by 780 million tons. Properly installed insulation can help prevent air from entering and leaving a building, which helps buildings stay cool in the summer and warm in…

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