By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Building Research Board, Committee on the International Construction Industry
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Page 2 component in national accounts. The United States, with an annual domestic construction volume of $330 billion to $390 billion, is about 25 percent of the world total (see Chapter 1). Foreign companies working in the United States in 1986 accounted for 1 to 2 percent of that amount. Industry observers are concerned that this as yet small penetration of foreign firms may signal the decline of another industry we cannot afford to lose. Much of the world's construction involves small facilities built by small firms, but a significant portion is undertaken by large firms in international competition.
S. Department of the Interior, Denver, Colorado Advisers to the Committee FRANK BOSWORTH, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg MARION C. DIETRICH, Corporation for Innovation Development, Indianapolis, Indiana JOHN W. FONDAHL, Stanford University, California EDGAR J. , San Francisco, California THOMAS P. , Construction/Project Finance, BAII Banking Corporation, New York, New York H. C. GEORGE S. C. JOHN T. C. C. RAY MARSHALL, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin ALFRED T.
One of the first petroleum laboratories in the country, its studies resulted in the successful commercialization of the Cross process. In the 10 years following, Kellogg built more than 130 Cross units in the United States and abroad. Twenty Cross units were built overseas: five in Argentina; three in England; two each in Japan, Poland, and the Dutch West Indies (Aruba); and one each in Brazil, France, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, and Portugal. The Cross process development was followed by further development of thermal processing technology.