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Researchers Tune Hardness in Pure Calcite Using Amino Acids

Researchers Tune Hardness in Pure Calcite Using Amino Acids

Pure calcite is a weak, fragile mineral that is generally present in chalk. As such, construction engineers do not prefer to use this mineral as a building material. However, if calcite is reinforced by a factor of two or more, similar to the way a mollusk has done to protect itself from predators through an evolutionary process, it could be a suitable building material. [More]
Defects in Raw Crystals Enhance Concrete Manufacturing Process

Defects in Raw Crystals Enhance Concrete Manufacturing Process

Concrete, the commonly used construction material all over the world, is a key contributor to climate change. As a result, scientists from Rice University have suggested that it is important to know every detail about it's manufacturing process. [More]
Study Results Help Develop Better Formulations to Make More Durable Concrete

Study Results Help Develop Better Formulations to Make More Durable Concrete

The most widely used construction material is concrete, and its production is a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions. However, some basic questions on this common construction material relating to its microscopic structure and behavior have remained unanswered. [More]
Celotex Introduces Celotex SL5000 Thermal Insulation Board for Concrete Soffit Liner Applications

Celotex Introduces Celotex SL5000 Thermal Insulation Board for Concrete Soffit Liner Applications

Insulation specialist Celotex has once again demonstrated its innovative credentials with the launch of Celotex SL5000. Specifically targeted at concrete soffit liner applications, Celotex SL5000 is an exciting new addition to the company’s ‘5000’ series premium performing product range. [More]
CHOMARAT’s Eco-Friendly Roofing Reinforcements Offer Benefits of Glass and Polyester

CHOMARAT’s Eco-Friendly Roofing Reinforcements Offer Benefits of Glass and Polyester

CHOMARAT announces the launch of its new generation of reinforcements for roofing felt: RotaflamTM Neo, developed in collaboration with Norafin. [More]
First Major Project for New Fire Protection Coating from Sherwin-Williams

First Major Project for New Fire Protection Coating from Sherwin-Williams

An industry-leading fire protection coating from Sherwin-Williams has been utilised on its first major project, to protect part of a £45million development at one of Scotland’s leading shopping destinations. [More]
Trelleborg Announces Acquisition of Marine Fender Systems Company, Maritime International

Trelleborg Announces Acquisition of Marine Fender Systems Company, Maritime International

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, signed an agreement to acquire Maritime International, Inc., a U.S. based privately owned marine fender systems company. The company designs and manufactures marine fender systems and other quay accessories. The acquisition strengthens the presence of Trelleborg in berthing, docking and mooring in North America and reinforces Trelleborg’s leading position globally. [More]

Lucideon Publishes White Paper on Digital Image Correlation Technology for the Construction Industry

Lucideon, the international materials technology company, has published a new white paper, ‘Digital Image Correlation for Construction’. The paper discusses the current and potential applications of Digita... [More]
ENR Honors Florida Poly’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building with Global Project of the Year Award

ENR Honors Florida Poly’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building with Global Project of the Year Award

Florida Polytechnic University’s iconic Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building has won this year's Global Project of the Year award from Engineering News-Record (ENR), a leading construction industry trade publication. [More]
Innovative Zippered Tube Configuration to Create Stiff, Foldable Origami Structures

Innovative Zippered Tube Configuration to Create Stiff, Foldable Origami Structures

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo has created a unique “zippered tube” design to provide paper structures with enough stiffness to be able to hold weight, and at the same time, to be folded flat, thereby enabling easy storage and shipping. [More]