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Construction and Building: Federal Research and Development in Support of the U.S. Construction Industry.


pdf icon Construction and Building: Federal Research and Development in Support of the U.S. Construction Industry. (24157 K)
Wright, R. N.; Rosenfeld, A. H.; Fowell, A. J.

; 32 p. 1995.

Keywords:

building technology; federal agencies; construction; national construction goals; private sector; industries

Abstract:

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.