Article - 22 Nov 2021
Straw buildings are often associated with times gone by and technologies that we have since surpassed. However, recent years have seen a resurgence in building with this natural material. This revival...
Article - 20 Feb 2007
Timber is one of the most preferred building materials for residential building construction in Australia.
Article - 25 Aug 2016
There is an increased awareness of the effect building materials have on the indoor environment. Therefore, the demand for green buildings is growing exponentially.
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...
Article - 12 May 2023
Sustainability is key to the future of the construction industry. A main element of sustainability is improving time and cost savings, which requires an evolution in thinking within the sector in...
Article - 22 Mar 2023
Today, we may be familiar with flax as a cooking ingredient in the form of flaxseed and oil, but it has much more to offer. Scientists are now exploring how flax can be used as a building material,...
Article - 10 Feb 2023
Material science plays a fundamental role in building design. From solid foundations like validating mechanical properties to lofty ambitions like developing a sustainable future for the construction...
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 - 25 Mar 2022
In recent research in the journal Architecture, scientists tested the performance of hydrated lime reinforced with low-cost hemp fibers as a more sustainable material substitution.
Article - 10 Mar 2020
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...