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news, information and products before
we even realized we needed it. Flying
cars? Let's hope so, that Jetson's dream
has to come true one day. Walls will
be ceilings and ceilings will be walls;
there really will be no limit to what our
spaces look like and how they move
in a world where we conquer the sky.
Natural materials will be left where
they were meant to be, in nature, as
we rely on using synthetic lab created
materials to fabricate our homes. The
rate at which the global economy is
expanding will also push our homes
to become mobile as our jobs expand
beyond our cities, countries and even
continents. 2118 will be a wild frontier
where the sky is no longer the limit.
-Trim-Tex
We are running out

of space in our
planet. Thankfully, great visionaries
such as Elon Musk began working on
solutions, one of which is colonizing
uninhabited planets like Mars. When
we reach Mars, construction will be
completely different. All methods
and materials we learned to use will
have to be modified to adapt to new
environments. Wall and ceiling materials will evolve to survive tremendous
extraterrestrial conditions that we
cannot fathom.
On Earth, residential building will

transition to sky with the development
of "floating cities" to subsidize for the
lack of space on the ground. The foundation of these cities will have to be
made out of a material stronger than
concrete to withstand the weight of the
city itself. These cities will also have to
construct spaceports to allow for the
arrival and departure of its citizens.
Considering the exponential population growth, certain land will be
designated for agricultural and farming
purposes only. Giant water desalination
plants will populate the oceanfronts
to provide fresh water for Earth and
"floating cities."
The speed of technology and innovation allows us to aspire to great
advances, both for the improvement
and survival of our industry. In 100
years, construction will be entirely
different from our contemporary time.
-Nathan Kimmel
Projecting forward into another millen-

nium is both exciting and daunting.
Many of the pioneering concepts
we've imagined will become real - and
"Evolve Your Walls™" will be our
mantra for driving innovation so end
users, occupants, building owners and
others recognize the specialized nature
of walls and how new functions and
features can enhance occupants' lives.

Beyond the evolution of walls,
a number of potentially disruptive
technologies and practices will affect
our industry:
* Offsite fabrication plants for modular construction.
* Artificial intelligence enabling
machines to estimate or read blueprints.
* Robots on job sites installing and
finishing drywall to help alleviate
labor shortages.
* Labor shifting from skilled doers
to knowledge workers.
* Driverless vehicles changing how
products are delivered, how people
commute and where they live.
* Increased use of BIM construction
software technology, 3-D printing
and virtual and augmented reality-allowing for more collaboration,
predictability and jobsite safety.
* More conservation, preservation
and regeneration of resources as they
become scarcer and energy sources
more diverse.
Not everything will change. Our industry was built on lasting relationships
that robots and artificial intelligence
can never duplicate. People will still
do business with people-and the
strongest competitive advantages will
be built on lasting relationships and
long-term partnerships.
-National Gypsum

Graphene has begun to

transform the
industry with its promise of strength
and lightweight properties. Driverless
trucks arrive at the job with onboard
3-D printers and installation robots.
Project managers follow closely behind in air transport vehicles to oversee
that everything runs smoothly-a
mere formality in 2118.
BIM is now a fully functioning
reality, and unforeseen circumstances
are rare because we now understand
everything the architect and customer
imagined and intended for the job.
Specifications are complete and provide detailed material lists.
Many positions have been eliminated. Exciting new positions have
been created.
For anyone willing to adapt and
grow, the industry is bright and opportunity-filled.
-Rock Steady
* Drywall and metal studs are no
longer common products.
* Robot workforce.
* Vertical integration of general
contractor, specialty contractor and
supply chain.
* Construction will take place on
Earth's moon, Mars and our outer
solar system.
* Typical living units will be mid203



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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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