August 28th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new bio-brick installation that marries form with function shows that carbon-friendly construction components can also be award-winning works of art.
August 22nd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Scientists at Singapore’s Future Cities Laboratory say bamboo, a natural—and unnaturally strong—wood, could serve as a concrete reinforcement replacement in places where steel isn’t so plentiful.
August 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Energy Department is taking steps toward a more open stream of information from the lab, introducing a new web directory that increases access to any publications or data derived from research funded by the DOE.
July 29th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Under Luis Fraguada and as part of the Open Thesis Fabrication – Smart Urban Elements program at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, architect and designer Iker Luna developed a bio ceramic system to explore the bio receptivity of ceramics.
July 21st, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
It’s not the Sixth Sense, Spidey sense, or even common sense, but a new “sensing skin” technology could change the way we’re able to respond to critical (and dangerous) cracks in concrete.
July 3rd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Housed at the John Hancock Center, Tilt! tilts out some 30 degrees to provide patrons a downward view of Chicago from 1,000 feet up.
June 25th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 25, 2014.
June 12th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new project seeks to improve access by raising the roof—a special concrete roof, that is, complete with a bio-concrete system to transform collected rain to safe drinking water
June 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a steel fiber-reinforced self-compacting concrete (SFRSCC) that is stronger than conventional concrete and can stand up to the force of bomb blasts
June 4th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Shipments of portland and blended cement in the U.S. and Puerto Rico were up in March, according to a survey from the U.S. Geological Survey.