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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?
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.
Drew Wiggett, head of product information at NBS, explores the benefits of structured product information when it comes to product selection and specification.
Richard Waterhouse, CEO, NBS introduces the NBS National BIM Report for Manufacturers 2017.
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There's a packed events programme in store for 2018. 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.
The pedestrian crossing reimagined as an interactive road surface and a network of sensors. We explore the Smart Crossing and explore its potential to save lives by constantly learning about our actions.
Unlike with the current linear "take, make, dispose" economy model, in circular thinking materials, components and products are kept at their highest use and value at all time. The focus is on restoration, regeneration and reuse rather than disposal.
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.
How can we cut the environmental impact of one of construction's most prevalent building materials?