Article - 4 Sep 2019
Recent research has shown that incorporating carbon nanotubes into cement results in composite materials with significant potential.
Article - 12 Apr 2023
Concrete is the most commonly used construction material for key infrastructure and buildings, but pure concrete cannot meet the stringent demands of the construction industry. To improve its strength...
Article - 10 Jan 2023
Staggering amounts of waste are produced by industrial and domestic activity. Utilizing waste to produce value-added products is a central focus of research, and waste streams are being increasingly...
Article - 15 Dec 2022
Here, we focus on the work that is being done to solve the biggest problem in the concrete industry with the help of graphene. We highlight the recent advances in this sector and give an overview of...
Article - 17 Nov 2021
A research paper published online in October 2021 in Scientific Reports has considered current research into ancient masonry and studied blue brick in a modern building in Kaifeng, China. The results...
Article - 22 Feb 2023
Scientists at the University of Manchester, UK, recently demonstrated how a novel concrete material using Martian soil and the blood of human astronauts as ingredients could pave the way for future...
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 - 7 Nov 2022
This article discusses the changes in the properties of construction materials over time and the latest research on aging resistance.
Article - 22 Oct 2021
Concrete production involves the use of small aggregates that must be ground via an energy-intensive process, making the concrete industry one of the worst carbon emitters. By creating concrete from...
Article - 2 Jan 2013
Bricks are one of the oldest types of building materials and are inexpensive to manufacture, very durable, and require minimal maintenance.