INFOGRAPHIC: The future of construction techniques

June 4, 2015 by  
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Construction is changing in a big way. From 3D printing to self-healing concrete, the future of building is full of all kinds of exciting advancements. This infographic from Gutter Masters reveals all the ways that technology is making things greener, cleaner and better than ever before. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The future of construction techniques Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d construction , 3D printing , 3d printing building , infographic , permeable concrete , reader submission , Self-healing concrete

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New concrete can repair its own cracks with bacteria

May 19, 2015 by  
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Scientists Develop Self-Healing Protective Coating for Concrete

February 20, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Cracks are a road’s worst enemy. Once a crack forms, water is able to enter the paved surface, and when it expands and contracts with changes in temperature it destroys the road. A group of scientists in South Korea have developed a new self-healing concrete coating that they claim can automatically seal cracks, preventing water from entering the material. The high-tech coating is both inexpensive and environmentally friendly, they say, because it could greatly reduce the need to regularly rebuild roads, bridges, and other concrete structures. Read the rest of Scientists Develop Self-Healing Protective Coating for Concrete Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chan-Moon Chung , concrete , Concrete cracks , concrete technology , construction materials , cracked pavement , green concrete , green pavement , korea , microcapsules , road , road crack , Self-healing concrete

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Melbourne’s Sealight Pavilion is Designed for Contemplating the Elements

February 20, 2013 by  
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