developing hurricane-proof homes. engineers at the university of alabama at birmingham (uab) have developed fiber-based composite materials for low-cost residential coastal housing.
using composite materials, architects can create innovative building designs. bill kreysler, head of the architectural composite company kreysler and associates, has seen an encouraging trend in architects’ attitudes about composite materials in the past decade. “ten years ago, we were going to
betting on kevlar: tomorrow's wonder material? smartplanet's resident design and architecture guru c.c. sullivan takes a pulse on kevlar for tomorrow's building construction uses, and sees some
in theory, the double layers of aluminum in grenfell tower should have protected both the building's interior and exterior, but british police now believe the fire started in a fourth-floor
carbon concrete combines a range of benefits. the researchers have one vision in particular: they want to replace the reinforced concrete that has been used for more than 100 years and develop carbon concrete into the high performance building material of the future.
australia, like all advanced countries, is taking a big interest in composite materials, which many people see as 'the materials of the future'. the main concern is to get the costs down, so that composites can be used in products and applications which at present don’t justify the cost.
taranto, italy --farmers in a region of italy once known for cheeses have turned to cultivating a type of cannabis-- not to smoke or sell -- but to decontaminate polluted soil. the hemp they’re
one building material has dominated the market for over 100 years: reinforced concrete. but a new composite material is making headway, which has greater strength, more durability and is lighter. the material is carbon concrete. researchers believe that it will revolutionize architecture.
what is green construction? in both new construction projects and renovation work, design professionals are continuing to discover the advantages of green building solutions: plastic composite building products, including durability, light weight, corrosion resistance, high strength, and low maintenance requirements. these plastic materials obtain much of their versatility because they can be