News - 12 Jun 2007
Research and Markets has announced the addition of China Building Materials Export Report, 2006-2007 to their offering
In 2006, the first year of the 11th Five-year plan, the building materials...
Article - 3 Dec 2021
The concept of sustainable construction can be simply defined as the ability to construct an affordable, healthy and comfortable building structure. The materials, processes, and maintenance during...
News - 1 Dec 2023
The construction industry heavily consumes energy and plastic and emits high levels of emissions. Adopting eco-friendly materials holds the potential to reduce its carbon footprint.
News - 17 Jul 2023
Investigators have created mycocrete, a paste made with the root network of a fungus known as mycelium, as a building material. Injecting this into a knitted textile framework results in a composite...
News - 19 May 2022
During summertime people, make an attempt to beat the heat. However, running air conditioners is costly and wasteful.
A lightweight foam (left image) made from cellulose nanocrystals keeps it cool...
News - 8 Apr 2022
At Monash University, scientists have come up with a new design motif that has been derived from the stiff external covering of invertebrates that might help in making more damage tolerant materials...
News - 11 Feb 2021
At South Ural State University, a team of researchers has optimized building materials with advantages for the environment.
Samples of the ceramics obtained by adding sewage sludge. Image Credit:...
News - 21 Aug 2020
Currently, the construction industry is experiencing two major challenges: one is the demand for sustainable infrastructure and the other is the necessity to repair degrading roads, bridges, and...
News - 27 May 2020
Buildings located several miles from the epicenter of an earthquake can collapse when the ground shakes and rattles due to the energy of an earthquake.
A team of engineers at the University of...
News - 17 Jan 2020
Traditional tobacco barns owe much of their charm to the imperfection of wood. Built primarily in the 1800s, their exteriors have become weathered, creating a darkened appearance. Meanwhile, wood on...