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Let's start with the bid documents and

estimating. First, these documents will
continue to be distributed electronically, but improved cloud technology
will allow faster feedback and delivery
options. Budgets and project schedules will continue to be completed
in a more collaborative environment
with design and contractors working
hand-in-hand.
Next, there will be a continued push
to use pre-manufactured products and
systems. These also will improve the
construction schedules and quality
control as well as improve labor shortages that continue in the industry.
Product development will center
on increasing efficiency, limiting
manpower, improving safety as well
as the environment as a whole.
With the specialized and technical
nature of the industry and the evolving relationship between design and
contract partners, more projects will
be completed using a different contractual relationship, such as design
build, guaranteed maximum price or
integrated project delivery contracts.
-Performance Contracting Inc.
During the next 10 years, robotics will

become increasing important in the
building materials and construction
industry. Robotics will help address

the skilled labor shortage, create
a safer workplace and increase the
speed of construction, allowing us
to build new infrastructure and renovate older buildings. The workforce
will be "upskilled," and humans will
complete sophisticated tasks such as
programming the automated equipment, leaving repetitive, mundane or
risky tasks to automation.
Manufacturers will respond to the

performance, reliability and efficiency.
Many of these systems might include
smart technology and be connected
to the Internet of Things.
Separately, communication channels
will advance to give the construction
industry more access to critical knowledge and information, shared across
geographies and trades. Collaborative
forums and platforms will have greater
reach into the mainstream and will

Product development will center on increasing
efficiency, limiting manpower, improving
safety as well as the environment as a whole.

increase in robotic construction by
adapting their products. For example,
factories may manufacture not only
individual products but also entire
prefabricated systems or components.
This in turn may change our existing
assumptions about optimal sizes,
weights and dimensions of building
material products. By prefabricating
and robotically installing components,
we can create buildings with greater

break down the knowledge and data
"silos" that exist today.
-USG
In order to keep up during the next 10

years in response to today's and tomorrow's challenges of an even greater
shortage of workers and more codes
with an emphasis on the demand for
sustainable buildings and "off-grid"
commercial and residential projects,

the construction industry will have to
evolve and adapt. Some of the changes
will include penalization/pod projects
continuing to rise in popularity, as well
as "smart" boom trucks with the ability
to pick and place product without any
human interaction.
-Negwer Materials Inc.
Our industry will continue

to develop
more innovative products that will
create ever-increasing opportunities
for the building, contracting and distributor communities. The distribution
industry will continue to evolve with
more comprehensive product solutions
that will lead to more productivity
and more environmentally friendly
products. There will continue to be
significant challenges in procuring
long-term labor solutions, both at the
construction and distribution level, that
will mandate high levels of investment
in technology, logistics optimization
and building solutions that eliminate
waste and unproductive utilization of
labor. In short, the industry overall
will be more complex and demanding
on virtually every front. However,
there is great opportunity ahead for
those companies who are prepared to
make the requisite commitments and
investments.
-GMS
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Celebrating 100 years

AWCI's 100th Anniversary Video
i. Table of Contents
ii. Forward
iii. Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. 1918-1919 : The Master Minds
Chapter 2. The 1920s: Choosing Sides
Chapter 3. The 1930s: Unity Prevails
Chapter4. The 1940s: Dormancy and Revival
Chapter 5. The 1950s: Plaster vs. Drywall
Chapter 6. The 1960s: Other Lines of Endeavor
Chapter 7. The 1970s: Consolidation
Chapter 8. The 1980s: The Growth Years
Chapter 9. The 1990s: Money
Chapter 10. The 2000s: Exceptional Times
Chapter 11. The 2010s: We the Industry
Chapter 12. The Future
Chapter 13. The Sponsors
Appendix 1. AWCI’s Presidents
Appendix 2. AWCI Awards (the E.F. Venzie Award and the Pinnacle Award)
Appendix 3. Lifetime Members
Appendix 4. Longtime AWCI Members
Appendix 5. AWCI Board of Directors
Appendix 6. The Organization Behind the Leadership
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