Aluminium composite boards and the emerging aluminium shortage
Composite boards are one of the new technologies that have gained popularity in recent years, offering better quality, cheaper prices, and more flexibility than traditional wooden boards.
But while boards made of aluminium and wood are now popular in the furniture and automotive industries, they have also become a scarce commodity in the construction industry.
The latest figures from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) show that the number of buildings with composite materials in use dropped by 20 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
In a new study, NAHB researchers found that the majority of buildings were using aluminium composite boards.
Composite boards and its alternatives, which are often used in building materials for insulation, were used in only 13 percent of residential and commercial buildings in the United States.
But in many places, they are used in more than 70 percent of buildings, according to NAHG.
The researchers said the declining demand for these materials is an encouraging sign for building owners who have been hesitant to invest in new, high-efficiency, low-cost composite construction.
NAHBG is a nonprofit that studies the economic impacts of new building technologies, and the study, titled “Compact, Flexible and Efficient Composite Materials in Residential and Commercial Buildings: What the Industry Needs to Know,” was conducted by the NAAB and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
It examined data from the first five quarters of 2017 to estimate the amount of time spent on construction projects that are using composite materials.
The NAAG and NIST said the study shows that the demand for the materials is rising.
The study found that between January and March of this year, more than one-third of new buildings in America had composite boards in their construction plans, which is the highest percentage of construction projects in history.
NAABG also said the amount spent on the materials in new construction is growing faster than the overall construction industry in the US, which has a total of more than 8 million buildings and more than 5 million workers.
“In many cases, construction firms are using these materials because they’re cheap, easy to use, and can be used for a long time, without needing to upgrade their buildings,” NAAGB president Tom Laughlin said.
“But this is a real problem.
When people don’t know about this technology, they don’t realize that they’re being duped into using them.”
NAAGA research also found that about 70 percent to 80 percent of construction workers in the country don’t have the training or training required to use these materials safely and efficiently.
“It’s important that builders and their contractors know that the building materials that are being used are safe, easy, and effective for the long-term, and that they can be recycled and reused in new projects,” Laughlin added.
The report recommends that building owners take a closer look at the use of composite materials to ensure they are providing safe and effective construction materials.
Building owners can also improve the quality of their construction projects by installing safety and energy-saving materials in their buildings.
NABG has called on building owners to be more mindful of safety, fire, and other safety standards when choosing the materials for their construction, and to be proactive about building quality improvements.
The American Building Materials Association has also expressed concerns about the use and recycling of these materials.
In response to the findings, NAABIG released a survey that found that 57 percent of respondents were concerned that building materials would be more difficult to recycle, and 31 percent were concerned about building construction workers being exposed to hazardous materials.
“We are hopeful that building industry stakeholders will begin to take the steps to protect the safety and health of their workers and the communities they live in,” said Laughlin.
“The building industry must continue to invest more in these materials in order to meet the needs of the future.”