Construction and Building: Federal Research and Development in Support of the U.S. Construction Industry.
Construction and Building: Federal Research and
Development in Support of the U.S. Construction
Wright, R. N.; Rosenfeld, A. H.; Fowell, A. J.
; 32 p. 1995.
building technology; federal agencies; construction;
national construction goals; private sector; industries
This report outlines the Federal strategy for research,
development, and deployment in support of the industries
of construction, developed with industry by the
Construction and Building Subcommittee of the National
Science and Technology Council's Committee on Civilian
Industrial Technology. The vision is a competitive U.S.
industry producing high quality, efficient, sustainable
and hazard resistant constructed facilities. Goals for
better constructed facilities and improved health and
safety of construction workers are described. These
have been endorsed by the industry as National
Construction Goals. The strategy for reaching the goals
involves working closely with all sectors of the
industry. Advances in seven areas of technology that
have been identified as contributing to meeting the
goals for the industry are cited. Examples of important
proposed development projects that can act as showcases
for technology developments are described. A brief
summary of the role of member Federal agencies in
support of the industry is included.