Building materials industry
Building-Materials Industry the multibranch industry that produces building materials for housing as well as for industrial, rural, and other types of construction. It is a major part of the material and technical basis for construction. The industry provides for an uninterrupted growth in the volume of construction work and in technological progress in construction through the introduction of efficient materials and structural components and better-quality structural elements that are largely prefabricated at the factory.
The building-materials industry is faced with the task of substantially improving production quality. This can be accomplished in several ways: by increasing the output of almost totally prefabricated products with the improved engineering and service properties required to meet the specifications of modern architecture and construction, by reaching high efficiency indexes for production and capital investments, by reducing expenditures for labor and materials, and by ensuring the growth of industrial production in existing enterprises resulting solely from increased labor productivity.