Posts Categorized: Construction

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.

New school bases curriculum on happiness and community

A weekday boarding school opening outside Chennai, India, in 2020, prioritizes wellbeing over test scores and provides village-like living and learning spaces.

Smart shoe sends and receives hands-free morse code messages

France-based startup patents technology for smart shoes that reduce the need for other wearables and helps industrial workers keep in touch via toe-tapped codes.

Eco-friendly building uses interlocking wooden bricks

With three sizes available, the patented system of building with interlocking wood bricks makes construction projects quick and easy to self-assemble in days.

Researchers invent a super-strong aluminium

Scientists from several different universities have developed a new method for creating super-strong and lightweight aluminium.