Tag: building materials shortage

Which Buildings Need a Build-A-Bear to Build?

Building materials are an ever-increasing demand for cities across the country.But it’s not just those that need to replace old buildings; we also need new ones.The building industry needs a build-a-bear, too.Building materials like corrugated steel, concrete, steel and other building materials can all be used in new buildings and can provide the foundation for…



Why is it so difficult to find prime building materials for the construction of high-rise apartments?

Building materials shortages have caused apartment building owners to resort to desperate measures to obtain the material they need.The number of apartment buildings that are in short supply of building materials, such as concrete, steel, glass, and metal, is expected to increase by at least 70 percent by 2025, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve…



The cost of building materials is spiraling out of control

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says there is a growing shortage of building material products as manufacturers scramble to meet the growing demand for building materials.The GAO report released Tuesday shows that in 2013, the United States produced a total of 2.3 billion cubic yards of concrete and cement, and a total…



Why waterproof building materials aren’t cheap anymore, and how to make your own

A waterproof building insulation product is no longer cheap, but there are a number of companies that make them and are still making them. According to a report by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which was published in December, there are currently more than 7,000 companies making waterproof building insulators and insulation products. The report…