A Chinese construction company brings a revolution to the global building and construction industry, introducing a pioneering building philosophy, based on recycled building materials and a giant 3D printer. Read more on this new building technique that promises drastic reductions in cost, building time and required labour!
Engineers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have come up with a way to prevent concrete spalling caused by excessive temperature built up during a tunnel fire. The new technology consists of fibers added in the concrete but the changes in concrete behavior remain still to be investigated.
Wood presents a lot of benefits as a building material because it is strong, lightweight and environmental friendly. However, only changes in building codes will make wood competitive with steel and concrete.