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could likely be completed using massive 3-D printers and newly designed
materials. Although we can make
these entertaining predictions, there
is really no telling what the industry
will look like in 100 years. Maybe
we are expecting far too much of our
successors, but we wish them the best
of luck in their world.
-FL Crane & Sons

batteries, lasers and new technologies.
Instead of scaffolding and lifts, hovercraft will be used to access the work by
both tradesmen and machine.
-Performance Contracting Inc.
Robotics will be largely integrated in the

manufacturing and construction settings.
Armies of "smart drones," both large and
small, will have artificial intelligence

Over the next 100 years, many changes

will occur within the construction
industry. It is our estimate that 3-D
fabricators (like 3-D printers) will
become the norm and form buildings
exactly to building owners' wishes
based off technical specifications. In
addition, it will be commonplace for
us to be renting and operating these
technical behemoths for the building

Gypsum products will not be the typical

building component. Lightweight,
clean-surface products will take its place
as the "standard bearer." No finishing will
be required, eliminating dust hazards and
shaving days off for building systems.
Virtual reality will allow clients to
tour their new facilities in design and
make changes before cost estimates are
provided. Budgets will be developed
using a quantified electronic document
that requires no takeoffs, just the pricing
of systems.
Much of the building components
will be manufactured in controlled environments where robotics can be used.
In the field, other robots and mechanical
systems will take the place of craftsmen
that are in deep demand now. Many
construction employees will be managing
the computer and automation process.
Jobsite hazards will be eliminated.
Electricity will be replaced by improved

Exterior wall systems can be expected to
interface with the day's weather conditions along
with harnessing the energy from the sun.

and abilities to swim, fly, build and
think as a collective to build structures
and complete a series of complex tasks.
Building science will advance to
use more adaptable materials that can
be customized for specific uses. There
may even be "one material" that serves
as the basis for hundreds of different
applications with slight variations and
offers one solution to several building
challenges.
-USG

owners and selling just the building
owner.
-Negwer Materials Inc.
If the current discussions hold true, the

distribution of product may ultimately
be accomplished with driverless equipment that is controlled by a central,
drone-like control operation. Delivery
labor might commute from job site to
job site to complete product deliveries.
Technology will be instrumental in every

aspect of the business, and there will be
a continuous link from distributor to
contractor to builder/developer.
-GMS
There will always be

a need for the
traditional hands-on labor force with
the knowledge and experience of how
walls and ceilings were constructed in
the past. In the future, we see more
robotics and drones performing the
day-to-day work. The products that we
use will be made with higher recycled
contents or of rapidly renewable products. Schedules will become shorter
as portions of buildings will be built
with 3-D modeling technology. In
some cases, what used to take up to a
year to construct will be constructed
in less than two months. We can
see it now! Robotic ants retrofitting
a building with a new façade made
from a bio-acrylic stucco like material.
-Mulcahy Nicholas
One hundred years from now all build-

ings will be built with EIFS, making
the acronym a synonym for construction as a whole. By then, the planet
will have eventually realized it is the
only sensible solution to sustaining
life in an energy-starved world. The
product will be delivered on-demand
by drones to production facilities
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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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