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Bamboo

Modular bamboo: A versatile building material

Bamboo has potential for use as a sustainable, modular construction material due to its flexibility, durability and abundance Bamboo is considered a versatile, natural construction material that can be used to produce modular buildings. It is abundant and...

Cross Laminated Timber – market overview

Cross Laminated Timber – market overview

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a modern and sustainable building material that is gaining interest worldwide. According to ReportLinker, the global market for CLT was estimated at $992.4m in 2020, and is projected to reach $2.5bn by 2027,...

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Creating urban colour using pigmented concrete

Use of pigmented concrete is growing - we look at its pros and cons Concrete is known for its strength and durability. However, it can be considered an aesthetically unfriendly and dull material. Pigmented concrete is a relatively...

Construction data

Construction 4.0: Revolutionising the industry

Construction 4.0 is transforming construction and becoming a key differentiator in a competitive sector Construction has developed many innovative technologies over recent years, leading to the concept of “Construction 4.0” (derived from the foundation of Industry 4.0). First...

Exoskeletons for construction sites

Exoskeletons: A future workhorse for construction

The importance of exoskeletons in construction Construction suffers from a high rate of injury onsite - exoskeletons could help reduce workplace accidents and cut the number of days employees are off sick Workplace safety is a serious challenge...

Aerogel use in buildings and construction

Aerogel uses in construction

Aerogel insulation for sustainable and heritage buildings Aerogel use could expand in buildings and construction, with it being used as a robust, high-performance thermal insulation material  Aerogel materials were first used in buildings in the early 2000s. Their...

Nanotechnology in building construction materials

Nanotechnology and improving construction performance

The application of nanotechnology in construction Nanotechnology is a promising hi-tech invention for the construction sector that will improve durability and enhance the industry’s performance Nanotechnology is defined as the application of materials that are typically 100 nanometers...

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