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Sustainable Construction & Building Materials

Sustainable Construction & Building Materials

Brief Building-material sustainability boils down to the environmental burden of production, placement and maintenance, Sarah Buckley writes. Buckley explores sustainable materials and other sustainability factors, along with the top three materials and their costs...

Smart Citiy: How AI can help cities to better manage transport

Smart Citiy: How AI can help cities to better manage transport

Brief Smart Cities can prepare for future advances in transportation automation and connectivity by investing in and integrating market-ready artificial intelligence solutions, write transportation experts Pierluigi Coppola and Federico Cheli. Cities must also...

Low-carbon Concrete Stays Strong with Polymer Lattice Reinforcements

Low-carbon Concrete Stays Strong with Polymer Lattice Reinforcements

For over a century, steel rebar has been the go-to material to reinforce concrete but a new approach promises to make the common building material stronger and more environmentally friendly. Scientists have leveraged 3D printing to produce a polymer lattice structure...

UAVs can Play a Vital Role in the Future of Smart Cities

UAVs can Play a Vital Role in the Future of Smart Cities

Though the concept of a "smart city" has been around for decades, its latest iteration is one that prioritizes technology, such as advanced robotics, to improve the lives of citizens. This includes developing efficient infrastructure with cutting-edge technology...

Canada Continues To Make Progress On A Greener Cement Industry

Canada Continues To Make Progress On A Greener Cement Industry

Forty cement and concrete companies from around the globe have unveiled a joint industry effort to deliver carbon neutral concrete by 2050. The initiative, called the 2050 Climate Ambition, is being co-ordinated by the Global Cement and Concrete Association. It aims...