Reading in the Economist last month, I ran across the surprising fact that over the previous 100 years the United States consumed a whopping 4.4 gigatons of cement. Meanwhile, during the three years between 2011-2013, China consumed 6.4 gigatons of cement, 45% more than we did during the last 100 years. According to economist Elliot Eisenberg, the reasons lie in China’s vastly larger population, and concrete-based building methods, whereas we use a lot of wood.
For nearly 30 years, Fernando Pagés has stayed deeply engaged in real estate sales and design/build in New York, California, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. An architectural author with three design books published, two by The Taunton Press, and a frequent contributor to national shelter magazines, Fernando’s expertise in residential sales has made him a favorite speaker at architectural and real estate conferences. If you are looking for a serious, well-informed realtor with expertise in new construction, you will find in Fernando a wealth of experience and far-reaching knowledge. View all posts by fpruiz