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Global Cement Consumption to Rise through 2019 & Beyond

Construction Drying

With global growth facilitating positive construction trends, cement consumption is on the rise. World Cement projected in 2016 that the market for construction aggregates would grow to 51.7 billion tons in 2019, an advancement rate of 5.2 percent annually. As residential construction and infrastructure investments dominate the market, more contractors will look to the benefits of concrete drying solutions to facilitate the meeting of project deadlines, as well as ensure the quality and performance of the aggregate materials used.

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5 Concrete Facts: Global Cement Production is on the Rise

Construction Drying

In fast-growing economies and emerging markets, cement is as vital as oil. The material is among the most versatile as it’s essential for infrastructure, roads and building construction. With annual revenues in the hundreds of billions of dollars, cement is also a big business. With cement production on the rise, the need for construction drying solutions will also increase to keep contractors in pace with the fast-paced market.

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Concrete Pavement Technology Keeps America Moving

Construction Drying

One of the simplest things to take for granted when traveling is the concrete beneath the tires. Throughout the last century, concrete has played a major role in the United States’ transportation systems, from creating new roads to repairing existing highways. The country’s highway system, including its nearly-45,000-mile interstate system, carries about 40 percent of total traffic. This figure includes 90 percent of tourist traffic and 70 percent of commercial traffic. Pairing concrete preparation with construction drying solutions is crucial to the nation’s transit infrastructure as it improves a road’s safety and minimizes disruptions to traffic.

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How Construction Drying Services Can Help Keep Wood’s Integrity

Construction Drying, Water and Storm Damage

When you’re on a deadline, you can’t always wait for wood to season. After you cut lumber to the precise measurements required, it could still expand or contract, depending on the moisture levels and temperatures in the environment. Specialists refer to this phenomenon as equilibrium moisture content, or EMC. By implementing construction drying solution throughout a project, you’ll prevent EMC-related changes and the headaches that follow.

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Is Dehumidification or Heat Better in Construction Drying?

Construction Drying

From concrete to wallboard to millwork, materials used to construct buildings absorb moisture. While a small amount of moisture is necessary for materials to cure properly and prevent cracking or distortion, excess amounts pose a variety of risks, including project delays, adhesive and coating failures, and mold growth. To prevent and combat moisture-related problems, contractors look to construction drying solutions, such as heaters and dehumidifiers. By knowing which process is better for your application, your moisture control efforts will be more effective.

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