Article - 1 Nov 2021
As humanity moves towards a carbon-free future, the industry will have to rapidly adopt new, greener practices. This article will look at how the construction industry can contribute to achieving...
Article - 21 Oct 2021
Demolition is the preferred way to clear land for new developments, but the production of new building materials is very energy-intensive and emits a staggering amount of carbon dioxide.
Article - 8 Jan 2019
This article explores the use of nanomaterials as construction materials in the building industry.
Article - 21 Jun 2017
For many construction industry leaders, including researchers, the fact that up to 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions (more than global air traffic each year) comes from cement production means...
Article - 13 Nov 2023
Concrete recycling, an integral part of sustainable construction, involves reprocessing concrete rubble from demolished structures into usable materials.
Article - 6 Nov 2023
Concrete and cement manufacture is a highly environmentally damaging process, being responsible for nearly a tenth of total global carbon emissions. It is resource intensive, using vast amounts of...
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 - 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 - 28 Apr 2022
The use of recycled materials and seawater sea-sand concrete (SSC) in building has increased in recent decades due to a scarcity of raw materials. Because seawater and sea sand are plentiful marine...