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Surprising building materials.

The long-awaited and anticipated revolution in construction is gaining momentum. Now we have drones, BIM, virtual reality, augmented reality, automatic project management and more. But this does not end here! Researchers and various institutes are taking technology to the next level in developing innovative new building materials.

Although we already discussed the properties and types of insulating materials with some excellent guidance documents. Now it’s time to see the materials for architecture that could revolutionize the construction sector.


1- Improve thermal insulation with cement that conducts electr

Throughout history, both cement and concrete have been constantly studied. Always trying to provide new properties that affect its sustainability, thermal insulation, impermeability, etc.icity.

From MIT, the investigations of the CNRS department (Center for Concrete Sustainability) are giving surprising results. This time, with the incorporation of black “nanocarbon” particles, they have managed to obtain a cement that conducts electricity.


2- Transparent wood and super wood

Now we have a new way of understanding and using the noblest material on Earth, wood. Thanks to technology, it has gone to a higher level of innovation; translucent wood that can be used to develop windows and solar panels. It is created by first removing the coating from the wood veneer and then working on a nano-scale. The resulting effect creates a completely transparent new building material that has various applications in the construction and construction industry. Imagination to the power!.

Being a very cheap resource, it can benefit projects by reducing cost. The innovation took place at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. If you want to learn more properties of wood in construction, consult our article.


3- Bricks that absorb pollution

The new building materials also want to respect the environment and be sustainable. L Assistant Professor Carmen Trudell of Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, the Breathe Brick… Bricks that suck in air pollutants and release filtered air! This innovative building material is designed to be part of a standard building ventilation system. It has a two-layer façade system, with special bricks on the outside and standard insulation on the inside.


4- Nanotechnology for windows

Researchers at Princeton University predict that the smart windows of the future could save up to 40 percent in energy costs. The researchers developed a new type of smart window that controls the amount of light and heat entering the building and is also self-powered by transparent solar cells in the window itself.

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