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U.S Army’s Mobile Concrete 3D-printer Can Build Anything!

U.S Army’s Mobile Concrete 3D-printer Can Build Anything!

Brief  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures (ACES) program is a game changer for construction in remote areas. The project will supply rugged 3D concrete printers that can go anywhere and print (almost) anything.  ...

Low-cost Facades with Translucent Concrete

Low-cost Facades with Translucent Concrete

Brief  Two researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, have designed and patented a new product that promises to revolutionize construction and other sectors. This is HTRANS, a pioneering translucent concrete.   Insight Translucent...

Building a Concrete Footbridge without the Need to Placing Concrete!

Building a Concrete Footbridge without the Need to Placing Concrete!

Brief  Researchers from EPFL have created a prototype footbridge that used reinforced concrete blocks without pouring concrete for the building project. The concrete blocks were cut from the walls of a building being renovated. The project marks the first time...

Ground-penetrating Radar Simplifies Dam Inspections

Ground-penetrating Radar Simplifies Dam Inspections

Brief  Ground-penetrating radar could be used as a non-destructive testing method to determine whether concrete dams need repairs or replacement, writes Peter Masters of Geophysical Survey Systems. In this article, Masters details the basics of the technology and...

House Insulation By Mushrooms!

House Insulation By Mushrooms!

Brief  Biohm grows mushrooms in sawdust and agriculture waste, and then uses mycelium, the thread-like roots that connect the fungus, to make clean, effective insulation panel.   Insight Every time a building is built or demolished, dumpsters full of construction...

Where is The North America’s Hybrid Mass Timber Tower?

Where is The North America’s Hybrid Mass Timber Tower?

Brief  Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is known for creating many of the world's tallest and most impressive skyscrapers. Its latest project sees it swap steel and concrete supertalls for a modestly proportioned hybrid timber tower.   Insight Kohn Pedersen Fox...

New Ultra-resistant and Self-repairing Concrete Materials

New Ultra-resistant and Self-repairing Concrete Materials

Brief  Researchers in Italy and Spain have developed self-repairing concrete that is also ultra-resistant to damage. Pedro Serna, a researcher at the Institute of Concrete Science and Technology at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, says the concrete incorporates...

Monolithic House, Ayenevarzan, Built from Concrete in Iran

Monolithic House, Ayenevarzan, Built from Concrete in Iran

Brief  Maan Architecture Studio designed a concrete home in Iran to resemble a fortress. The Ayenevarzan House relies on voids to allow in natural light and create visual connections between floors.   Insight MAAN architecture studio presents its ayenevarzan...

Building Emergency Homes By Mud-spraying Drones

Building Emergency Homes By Mud-spraying Drones

Brief  Stephanie Chaltiel used drones to coat a shelter in clay, demonstrating a fast construction method that could be used in refugee camps and disaster zones.   Insight As part of designjunction during the 2018 London Design Festival the French architect and...

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