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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 3 Feb 2022
This article considers the prospect of building hydroponic farming systems at home, including the energy requirements and costs.
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 - 12 Oct 2021
AZoBuild talks to Professors Noguchi and Maruyama about their research and development of Calcium Carbonate Concrete (CCC), a new material that has the potential to cause a sustainable revolution in...
Article - 27 Jul 2018
As communities consider solutions to building towns and cities sustainably, interdependencies among natural & man-made systems become more important.
Article - 23 May 2023
Polyurethane (PU) foams are commonly used in construction for a number of purposes, but with the drive to net zero, the sustainability of these materials is under increasing scrutiny. Improving their...
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...