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Concrete researchers have recently focused on using nanomaterials to develop superior coating materials. In particular, graphene oxide, produced by the chemical exfoliation of graphite, has emerged as a promising candidate for concrete protection.
Modern building ceramics are often treated to achieve a range of special properties and to improve their overall quality.
Geopolymer foam concrete has become increasingly popular mainly due to its property as an excellent thermal insulator, allowing buildings in cold regions to retain heat and therefore become more energy efficient.
Nondestructive metrology techniques are beneficial when it comes to analyzing building materials, particularly concrete and pavement. Metrology can also be invaluable when it comes to assessing potholes and the overall status of roadways.
With termite season approaching this article looks at how you can help prevent your home becoming a meal for termites