Posts Categorized: Construction

New elevator design could disrupt city infrastructure

A new elevator concept uses magnets and a rollercoaster-style rail design to enable greater degrees of freedom for transporting people, and more, around skyscrapers and across cities.

Graphene makes concrete stronger and greener

By incorporating graphene into concrete, scientists have created a stronger and more sustainable water-resistant material.

Dissolvable packaging reduces construction waste

A cement bag that dissolves in the mixer is now commercially available, helping to reduce waste throughout the construction process.

New material reduces carbon footprint of concrete

A team of scientists have developed a new biodegradable construction material that uses desert sand as an alternative to the extensively mined concrete binder.

3D printed house can be built in a day

A new 3D printing method is helping provide quality housing for the developing world.

China builds giant air purification tower

Situated in the northern city Xian, a 328-foot-tall tower has noticeably improved air quality within an area of 10 square kilometres.