World of Concrete

World of Concrete

Channel Lumber attended the World of Concrete 2020 convention in Las Vegas February 3-7.

Concrete is one of the most used building materials globally. Ton for ton its usage is more than twice that of steel, wood, plastics, and aluminum combined. So concrete is big business.

The concrete industry is evolving quickly as new compounds are being created and tested. Among the reasons for this is that concrete production off puts a ton of CO2 for every ton of ton of cement created. Globally, this is a massive contributor to greenhouse gasses and climate change.

Among the innovations in concrete have been the development of graphene concrete. Although still in the testing phase, graphene base concrete is stronger, more flexible than traditional concrete, and can trap CO2. New forms of concrete are also being tested that are electrically conductive, and can in fact act as a battery to deliver energy to office devices, for example.

Channel Lumber continues to be committed to be on the cutting edge of Green Building, sustainability, and the latest of building trends and materials.

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