Qatar leads growth, crushing concrete in Haiti can build new roads, U.S. construction backlog increases29th Jul 2010 Concrete Industry News
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Qatar leads infrastructure growth in Middle East
Business Monitor International reports growth is expected to average 9.9% between 2010 and 2014 for Qatar. Current projects include $9 billion New Doha International Airport, the $7 billion New Doha Port project, the $13 billion Qatar-Bahrain Causeway and the $17 billion development of a national rail network.
Can Haiti benefit from a concrete recycling program?
Community teams in Haiti are sorting through rubble, making piles of trash, concrete and metal to be loaded onto trucks that transport debris to dump sites. This editorial calls for a larger-scale strategy that involves recycling of materials such as crushing concrete to use as road aggregate.
A historical timeline of concrete
This timeline begins in 12,000,000 BC and includes the Petronas Twin Towers built in 1996. One to add: 1973 – Kryton International invents a way to waterproof concrete from the inside out.
U.S. construction recovering, worldwide mega projects to surge
A report from Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) projects that global demand, especially in emerging regions such as India and the Middle East, is a primary driver of the increased number of mega projects. The Associated Builders and Contractors’ latest Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) increased by 27% from January of this year.