Article - 15 Feb 2023
After water, concrete is the most extensively used material in the world. However, the concrete industry accounts for a significant portion of total global carbon emissions - estimated at 4-8%.
Article - 22 Dec 2022
Sustainability and circularity in the construction industry is a hot-button topic at the moment. Watershed Materials have developed eco-friendly, aesthetically pleasing masonry that uses less cement....
Article - 16 May 2022
Growing evidence for anthropogenic climate change has forced industries to work to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Several strategies have been explored in the construction industry of late,...
Article - 11 Apr 2022
Foam concrete is a unique concrete material with numerous applications not only in the construction industry. This article explains what the material is, describes its advantages and applications, and...
Article - 7 Apr 2022
The inclusion of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fiber in concrete improves its toughness significantly, according to previous research. The mechanical and thermal performance of polyvinyl alcohol fiber...
Article - 31 Mar 2022
Cities release 70% of CO2 emissions and utilize two-thirds of global energy production, while buildings consume more than one-third of global final energy consumption; thus, growing energy-usage...
Article - 28 Jan 2022
The construction industry is experiencing poor profit margins and falling orders, and there is a dire need to improve its productivity. Research in the journal Buildings takes a look at modular...
Article - 27 Jan 2022
Concrete has gone through numerous changes over the last few decades despite its appearance looking almost the same. These changes include the production of environmentally friendly products of...
Article - 12 Jan 2022
This article reviews a study on the carbon emissions produced by modular construction methods versus those using traditional reinforced concrete. The researchers, writing in the journal Buildings,...
Article - 10 Nov 2021
Geotextiles are permeable synthetic textiles. They are generally produced from polypropylene polymers or polyester, and are primarily used in dams to increase soil stability while improving erosion...