From American building materials to antiques and jewelry, here’s everything you need to know about the country’s building materials.1.
The U.S. has one of the world’s largest supply chains for all kinds of building materials1.1 American Building Materials, Inc.1) The United States has the world largest supply chain for all sorts of building material, according to the International Federation of Engineering and Construction Associations.
In 2017, it imported 2.8 billion metric tons of construction materials from China, a market the U.K. lagged behind.
And that figure includes more than 1.8 million metric tons from Europe and Asia, where supply chains are often fragmented.2) The U,S.
is a major importer of antiques, including antiques in art and fine art, which is also the largest market for American building material.3) In 2017 alone, the U,U.K., and Germany accounted for a combined 19.7 percent of the global market for antiques worth $3.4 trillion.4) The bulk of the American building construction industry is in Chicago, home to the world-renowned Chicago Center for Public Art, where the U’s $1.9 trillion in annual gross domestic product is the fourth-largest in the world.5) According to a 2016 survey by the nonprofit organization The American Institute of Architects, a majority of U.s. builders and contractors are non-union.6) The National Building Council, a trade group that represents the nation’s building contractors, represents a third of the countrys building industry.7) The countrys largest employers, which include large public, private, and for-profit companies, include General Electric, Walmart, Microsoft, and the Coca-Cola Company.8) The American Association of State, County, and Municipal Employees is the nations largest private employer, with 3.5 million workers, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.9) In 2018, the nation was home to one of five states that have passed legislation allowing for the creation of worker-run cooperatives.10) The largest U. S. non-profit organization for the preservation of heritage buildings is the National Trust for Historic Preservation.11) There are more than 4,000 historic buildings in the United States that are protected under the National Historic Preservation Act, according a 2016 report by the American Society of Civil Engineers.12) The most important buildings in America’s cities are the U District and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., according to a 2017 survey by a nonprofit organization called the Boston Historical Society.13) In 2015, the National Park Service created a “National Historic Preservation Center for the Preservation of Historic and Artistic Buildings in the U