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23 February 2017 | by

Typical concrete comprises cement, water, gravel and sand. While this mixture makes the substance hard and strong, it does not promote flexibility. Thus concrete is brittle and prone to cracks if too much weight is applied. What if it could be more bendable?

01 March 2015 | by

We review progress on Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Building Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) and eye future potential.

09 September 2016 | by

A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.

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15 September 2017 | by

Top titles on construction products and materials. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best construction products and materials books. It's essential reading on construction products and materials for those designing and working on construction projects.

31 August 2017 | by

Silica is found in rocks, sands, stones, and clay. Exposure is commonplace in construction, especially with those working with products like brick and cement. While there are established health and safety rules concerning exposure, silica dust is still one of the most prevalent causes of respiratory disease, which tells us that there is more that needs to be done.

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How can we cut the environmental impact of one of construction's most prevalent building materials?

19 August 2017 | by

The WWF have published their second Timber Scorecard charting company's publicly-available timber buying policies and performance during 2015-16, and progress since the initial study back in 2015.

18 August 2017 | by

As households continue to gulp down power across a range of electrically-powered devices and with no sign of demand slowing is it time to consider home power cell solutions to meet future demand?

09 August 2017 | by
Last amended on 21 September 2017

Digital Construction Week 2017 shines a light on innovation in the built environment - exploring exemplar projects like HS2 and the Tideway hub, cutting edge tech like the Tesla Model X and top trends like augmented and virtual realities. Get a free seminar/exhibition pass and an exclusive discount on conference passes.

Graphene is no longer alone in the world of two-dimensional materials. We look at a new generation of materials that have the potential to revolutionise construction.

24 July 2017 | by

There's a packed events programme in store for the remainder of 2017. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in the months ahead.

20 July 2017 | by

A new smart thermostat from Johnson Controls, GLAS, has some serious style credentials and offers voice control via Microsoft's Cortana.

12 July 2017 | by

We explore papercrete - an industrial-strength papier maché - for construction. Our guide focuses on its origins, key components and mixing, key characteristics and potential applications.

08 June 2017 | by

We want the Knowledge section of theNBS.com to be one of the first places you turn to when seeking advice and information to inform your projects. To help make our site even better we're keen to hear your views on what we offer.

25 May 2017 | by

Wood: done good. A beautifully-illustrated, breathtaking, thought-provoking love letter to one of the most enduring construction materials. Join William Hall for a tour of the world's best timber architecture.

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