No one can say with certainty what the future will bring, but we know that change will come. Improvements in existing products combined with new technologies and techniques will lead to advances in efficiency and better end products.
We invited several industry leaders to speculate upon what might be in store for the concrete construction industry in its next 50 years. Several have focused on advancements in materials, while others foresee improved equipment and techniques. And for many, the future hinges on what concrete offers for sustainable construction. We hope you enjoy their thoughts.
The Prevailing Material, by Robert A. Garbini
Is That Concrete?, by William F. Baker
Working Smarter and More Efficiently, by Ken Hover
Engineering Superior Performance, by Mike Shydlowski
A Different Industry, by Bev Garnant
Key Predictions, by Peter H. Emmons
Good Stewards Advancing in Partnership, by James A. Repman
Making Technology Transfer Stick, by Howard Kanare
Concrete's Rediscovery Fuels Growth, by Ed Sauter
Concrete Sophistication, by James M. Shilstone, Sr.
The Next 50 Years of the Interstate, by Gerald F. Voigt
Formwork and Shoring In 2056, by Michael Miller