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Researchers Use X-ray Micro-Diffraction Beamline to Study Roman Architectural Concrete

Researchers Use X-ray Micro-Diffraction Beamline to Study Roman Architectural Concrete

An international team of researchers has made an important discovery that helps in understanding the endurance and longevity of ancient Roman concrete monuments. This breakthrough was achieved at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), a research facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). [More]
Ultrathin, Multilayered Coating Material Radiates and Reflects Heat for Cooler Buildings

Ultrathin, Multilayered Coating Material Radiates and Reflects Heat for Cooler Buildings

An new ultrathin, multilayered coating material paves the way to passively cooled buildings by providing a "one-two punch" approach, to remove heat from within the building whilst reflecting away sunlight. [More]
HEALCON European Project Aims to Develop Self-Healing Concrete

HEALCON European Project Aims to Develop Self-Healing Concrete

The €5,391,158.80 HEALCON European Project aims to develop self-healing concrete for improving the durability of structures. The partners in the project are studying PU-based polymer precursors, bacteria and superabsorbent polymers as materials for self-healing concrete. [More]
Magical Calcium-to-Silica Ratio for Greener, Stronger Cement

Magical Calcium-to-Silica Ratio for Greener, Stronger Cement

Researchers have developed a new method to manufacture cement that is more greener and stronger. Concrete is widely used as a construction material and is significant contributor of greenhouse-gas emissions leading to global warming. Cement is a major component of concrete. [More]
Researchers Create Computational Models to Improve Properties of Concrete

Researchers Create Computational Models to Improve Properties of Concrete

An international team of researchers from Rice University, Marseille University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed atom-scale computational models to enhance the properties of concrete for general applications. [More]

Polyurethane Materials – Efficiently Filling in the Gaps for Sustainable Buildings

Sustainable building design and construction requires insulation that fills unwanted gaps – helping improve energy efficiency. In residential homes, homeowners could save up to 20 percent on monthly energy bills by... [More]
Maintenance-Free Boat Constructed Using Outokumpu Stainless Steel

Maintenance-Free Boat Constructed Using Outokumpu Stainless Steel

Swedish Steel Yachts (SSY) has built a new stainless steel boat named “Elvira” using Outokumpu duplex stainless steel. This innovative boat is the first boat to be constructed completely out of stainless steel and can withstand harsh winter weather conditions. [More]
CNH Industrial Invests $24 Million for Expansion of Construction Equipment Production

CNH Industrial Invests $24 Million for Expansion of Construction Equipment Production

CNH Industrial N.V. announced it is investing $24 million to expand production in Burlington, Iowa with the addition of the company's crawler dozer production line. The capital goods company is increasing its existing presence in the city by adding the new production line to its manufacturing plant. [More]
Glass Flake and Plaster Mixture Can Absorb and Release Considerably More Moisture

Glass Flake and Plaster Mixture Can Absorb and Release Considerably More Moisture

Almost nothing worries tenants and homeowners more than mildewed or moldy walls. The black spots are not just ugly; they also pose a danger to people's health. More than anything else, stringent insulation standards governing living spaces can lead to more moisture, which is the main cause of mildew or mold. [More]
Novel Cost Effective Process to Transform Unwanted Forest Trees into Structural Building Material

Novel Cost Effective Process to Transform Unwanted Forest Trees into Structural Building Material

An estimated 56 million acres of national forests are critically under-managed according to the Forest Products Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. [More]
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